Category Archives: Books

Latest Bruce Sterling Read

The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling My review rating: 4 of 5 starsI like this look at an apocalyptic future. The end of the nation state, China excepted, created two mass movements one concerned with commerce and one much more green in nature. While the universe portrayed was cool, the book itself felt more like a

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Spook Country

Spook Country by William Gibson My review rating: 3 of 5 starsLike every other Gibson novel I have read, the ideas in the novel are fascinating, but ultimately the plot flutters and sputters along.

Recent Read

When I was out sick I read a favorable review of the book, “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need”. I dropped it into an Amazon order. If you feel some angst about your career and you don’t have a good mentor or have only been in the workplace for

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Howtoons

If you have children like mine — hungry to build things and “experiment” you should check out Howtoons. It is chock full of small, fun projects to build. Some are quite simple like the safety goggles made from a 2 liter bottle. I wish I would hire the authors to create technical manuals for me

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Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke departed this world at the age of 90. I love his quote about “real globalization” at about 6:00 minutes into this interview. He speaks convincingly of our need to leave our tribal divisions behind. I couldn’t agree more.

Wait for it …

I love reading books for pleasure. A few years ago I realized that there are lots of people who rarely or never read a book for fun. There were a few interesting articles lately on this topic you might want to check out. “Twilight of the Books” – New Yorker article “To Read or Not

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Colder than here

A few years ago I ran into the web site “Big Dead Place” and it reignited my fascination with Antarctica. I have read a lot of the first hand accounts of early explorers. Reading how people cope with the challenges given current technology and resources makes for an interesting contrast. I ran into a mention

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Interesting Read

In the last few years I have read a handful of very good graphic novels. Some of my favorites include “Maus” by Art Spiegelman, “Blankets” by Craig Thompson and “Road to Perdition” by Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins. While reading these novels, I kept stumbling across the book “Making Comics” by Scott McCloud.

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