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Airframe by Michael Crichton
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This book combines two of my favorite themes: commercial aviation and journalistic integrity. The prose makes for quick reading, and I tore through this in record time. I pulled this off the shelf, because I was looking for a quick and entertaining r ...more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
by Naomi Alderman (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: men who don't quite understand rape culture
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I'm still not certain what I think about this book, as I have some very mixed opinions. The premise is thought-provoking, but it leaves readers wondering how much they actually agree with. Some aspects of the plot may seem plausible to some but not t ...more
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The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
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This was a quick and entertaining read, but I wanted to like it more. I love the characters, and the nostalgia of returning to Neptune was delightful, but I never felt that the wit was quite as sharp as the show/film. I'm not sure whether this owes i ...more
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TED Talks by Chris J. Anderson
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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A disconcerting look at a future west coast affected by problematic drought and nationalism. Eerie and hopefully not too prophetic.

Having not yet read the next book, the Earthseed component and the concept of Sharing both feel somewhat unresolved.
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Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher
by Carrie Fisher
recommended for: those looking to learn about ECT, Debbie Reynolds, and/or Eddie Fisher
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It's difficult for me to review this, because to me it feels like two completely different books in one.

I was in the middle of reading when Fisher died, and I couldn't bring myself to pick it up again for months. I'm sure this is the source of some o
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Reamde by Neal Stephenson
by Neal Stephenson (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Tom Clancy fans who also like sci-fi
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Much more Tom Clancy than William Gibson.

While the MMO aspect is certainly interwoven into the plot, it feels like more of a Sci-Fi garnish than a foundation for the story. At its heart, this novel is a contemporary espionage thriller fitted with tra
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
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A great high-level introduction to a number of topics. Tyson does a great job of covering the information in a way that's not difficult to follow but still delves deeper than just the basic surface.

As he explains in his introduction, the book touches
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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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Fantastic world-building (no pun intended)! The geological aspect put a fresh and unique spin on what may have otherwise felt like a stereotypical high-fantasy world.

The pacing was excellent, and the characters felt realistic (if not altogether likab
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Bill Bryson
“When you grow up in middle America you are inculcated from the earliest age with the belief - no, the understanding - that America is the richest and most powerful nation on earth because God likes us best. It has the most perfect form of government, the most exciting sporting events, the tastiest food and amplest portions, the largest cars, the cheapest gasoline, the most abundant natural resources, the most productive farms, the most devastating nuclear arsenal and the friendliest, most decent and most patriotic folks on Earth. Countries just don't come any better. So why anyone would want to live anywhere else is practically incomprehensible. In a foreigner it is puzzling; in a native it is seditious. I used to feel this way myself.”
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Terry Pratchett
“Neither claimed any responsibility for Milton Keynes, but both reported it as a success.”
Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Douglas Adams
“Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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