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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
"Really good. I think I have been off fantasy for a while since I tried to read The Wheel of Time, which was terrible. This book was a good palate cleanser. Has it all: apocalyptic times, pirate islands, romance, the rising up of the oppressed, a g..." Read more of this review »
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Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian
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The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
"Isaac Asimov rarely wrote about either aliens or sex. In response to critics who complained about these omissions, he wrote a book about alien sex. Rather, a book whose middle third is mostly about alien sex. (Mostly.) The other two thirds of the..." Read more of this review »
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Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
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Chaos by James Gleick
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“I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.”
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