This was enjoyable. The world-building was good. You can feel the tension building for the next chapters in this story. Very space opera; being a space opera fan, I don't care.
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Computer nerd here. My reading focuses around post-evengelical Christianity, politics, and science fiction.
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Didn't Go Off The Rails
My biggest frustration with Stephenson books of late (#Seveneves, #FallOrDodgeInHell) is that IMO they went way off the rails in the third act. This was a fun read, my first venture into #clifi. This gave me a lot to think about, and I felt it ended well.
Fun Introduction To Stephenson
The dates are a total guess; (side note: an annoyance I have on BookWyrm right now is that in order to list a book as read, you have to give exact read dates, which I don't track, especially for a book I read roughly 25 years ago). I enjoyed this a great deal; back at that time the techno-libertarian themes of the book appealed to me, 'Hiro Protagonist' was a cute joke, and there was useful social commentary. It was a fun way to explore things that have now come to be.
Unclobber by Colby Martin
Churches in America are experiencing an unprecedented fracturing due to their belief and attitude toward the LGBT community. Armed with …
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to …
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe Haldeman
The Forever War (1974) is a military science fiction novel by American author Joe Haldeman, telling the contemplative story about …
The Last Colony (Old Man's War #3) by John Scalzi
The Last Colony is a science fiction novel by American writer John Scalzi, the third set in his Old Man's …
Review of 'Your hate mail will be graded' on 'Goodreads'
To be clear, I have not read all of the essays in this book, a collection of his blog posts from the first ten years of his blog, but unless the essays left were posted by some pathetic alien poseur who captured Scalzi's brain and keyboard, the quality and insight of these are nigh impossible to decrease enough to lower the rating of the book.
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
The Ghost Brigades is a science fiction novel by American writer John Scalzi, the second book set in his Old …