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Blindsight by Peter Watts
Blindsight (Firefall, #1)
by Peter Watts (Goodreads Author)
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Obscure prose, great ideas.

In the near future, humanity is heavily and diversely modified, specially when it comes to our brains. The book tells the story of this humanity's first contact with an alien species.

I had a bit of difficulty with the book'
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Super Mario Bros. 3 by Alyse Knorr
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Did you know that the ball-and-chain enemy in SMB3 can get free of its chain after 50 lunges?

This book was a quick trip down the memory lane. The author mixes discussion of SMB3 design, marketing and history with her own personal memories of the gam
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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
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Great Worldbuilding, Terrible Prose.

The book takes place in a galactic conflict between an alien empire and a human-AI technocratic society. The protagonist, member of a post-human subrace, is fighting on the side of the aliens and the story focus on
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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
"Welcome to another edition of 'Notable Genre Author Fails to Impress Some Guy on the Internet', I'll be your host: some guy.

Like so many highly-lauded authors featured here, Banks has been haunting my shelf for quite some time now. Countless are..." Read more of this review »
Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales by Rich Burlew
"A great addition to the Order of the Stick series. If you don't know what that is, don't read this book. This is niche book, and I'm rating it as such. If you do read the Order of the Stick, then it is on par with the rest of Rich Burlew's work, t..." Read more of this review »
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Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tales by Rich Burlew
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A nice OOTS book if you are an OOTS fan. Otherwise, not remarkable.

The book is composed of a lot of independent story, in and out of canon, such as "what if the OOTS met their 4th edition D&D counterparts?".

The stories are nice if you already kn
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Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
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Starfish (Rifters, #1)
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Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
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Rule 34 by Charles Stross
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