July 18, 2019

July 16, 2019

  • Review

    4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Theory of Bastards (Audrey Schulman, 2018)
    Boy I’m glad I picked this up despite the apparently intentionally off-putting cover art. It’s a story of a near-future where the technology isn’t the story. It’s about human relationships with much of the action being between Bonobos and other Bonobos, or Bonobos and humans.

    Loved it.

July 13, 2019

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    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell (Neal Stephenson, 2019)

    Yeah, this is a bit of a mess.

    Easiest way to explain this loonnng-ass book is that you start out in a fair approximation of a William Gibson novel, but slowly end up in Lord of the Rings. And not really in a good way.

    Still giving it three stars because I enjoy Stephenson’s writing style even when he loses the plot like this.

July 12, 2019

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    Shopify and the Power of Platforms

    “While I am (rightfully) teased about how often I discuss Aggregation Theory , there is a method to my madness, particularly over the last year: more and more…”

July 10, 2019

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July 1, 2019

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    Why plants don’t die from cancer

    “Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by the hugely popular TV show of the same…”

June 30, 2019

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June 21, 2019

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    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Children of Time (Adrian Tchaikovsky, 2015)
    This is the kind of Sci-Fi I love. Really out there in terms of concepts. Some brain-stretching ideas, but still enough character development that you care about the people (and such) involved rather than just the ideas.

June 19, 2019

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