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Book Challenge #93: A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

I finished another book on my list, and that means it is reading challenge time yet again! This book is #93, A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge… 608 more words

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Book Challenge #94: The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

It’s reading challenge time again! This book is #94, The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov, first published in 1953. I actually really enjoyed the introduction to this one, since it gave a whole history of Asimov’s robot novels and shone some light on the state of publishing at that time. 474 more words

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Sword Art Online's Aincrad Arc Doesn't Deserve a Clever Heading

Anime isn’t my main thing. I watch it from time to time when I hear of some noteworthy series like Jojo or Ghost in the Shell SAC, but for the most part I’m content to let anime do its own thing, so long as it’s far away from me. 4,312 more words


Book Challenge #96: Lucifer's Hammer by Lary Niven & Jerry Pournelle

It’s time to knock another book off of my challenge list. This time we’re discussing #96, Lucifer’s Hammer by Lary Niven & Jerry Pournelle. First published in 1977, this novel looks at what happens when a comet collides with Earth. 865 more words

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Book Challenge #97: The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

I’m doing a bit better on my book challenge this month. This time I’m reviewing The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, published in 1992. This is the first book on the list so far that had never heard of, and the first one that I’ve given a 5/5 rating. 742 more words

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Book Challenge #98: Perdido Street Station by China MiƩville

It’s been 2 months since my last entry for my book challenge. This means I’m officially in violation of my self-imposed rules, since I’m supposed to get to at least one book a month. 438 more words

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So Apple And Microsoft Finally Solved How To Bring Touch Screens To PCs

Looking at Microsoft’s new (and first) all-in-one desktop and Apple’s new MacBook, the dueling touch interfaces become immediately apparent. The people I’ve seen on twitter seem to be making fun of Apple’s new touch bar, but I’m just glad we’re finally starting to move beyond just turning the monitor into a touch screen. 453 more words