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‘Action, Intel, Clumsy Foreshadowing’
I Am Pilgrim
I’d never heard of Terry Hayes and I’m still not sure who he is – all I really know is he was in the film industry and this is his...
“Short, Sharp And Secondhand”
Shadows in Flight
Orson Scott Card
This wasn’t what I’d expected. The books in the Ender universe are usually full of fleshed out characters, but this book really just has...
“Silly, Made Me Laugh”
This Book Is Full Of Spiders
This seems to be an obviously-silly book about Bad Things Happening To Drop Outs, but it’s not. I think it tries to pretend it is, but there&rsquo...
“New Old School Sci-Fi”
I loved this book. I love how it’s packed with ideas about who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going. It reminds me of a lot of ‘classic...
There’s a brief article on MoneyWeek about MOOCs (and the courses that are launching tomorrow). I wrote this as a comment for that article, but I figured I should put it here where I’ll remember it (and be able to find it) later.
‘Aliens Come, Bringing Games’
The subtitle on the book is ‘A space opera soap opera’. Even after reading the book I’m not too sure what that’s supposed...
‘Larger Than Life Strategist’
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
My first introduction to the story of John Boyd was these two (very long) forum posts:
FORTY SECOND BOYD AND THE BIG...
‘HowTo For Social Change’
While this looks to be a Young Adult novel dealing with growing up in the near future, that’s a thin veneer on top of what’s really a guide on how...
‘More Of The Same’
Dexter is Delicious
This book is kinda more of the same. If you enjoyed all the Dexter books up until now, you’ll like this one too. It’s getting a bit much for me though...
‘A Bit Dull, Really’
A Feast for Crows
George R. R. Martin
This one seemed a bit plodding, to be honest. There’s an awful lot of ‘sword’ and not very much ‘sorcery’, which makes it...