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Reading List

currently reading 7 books
some of the older books on this list are there because I've either misplaced it or plan to re-read it

See also: Books I've read and Books I want to read

Armada by Ernest ClineI'm enjoying this. Very similar to his previous book, so I'd only recommend it if you are into geek 80s-90s pop culture references. Fun story so far though and pretty meta/self-aware.Jul 2019
Star Maker by Olaf StapledonBorrowed this from Munro to read for a bookgroup. I found the first chapter overly flowery but by the second chapter I was hooked, and now I'm amazed how ahead of its time it was (for 1937). Still reading, waiting to find out about the Dyson/Stapledon sphere.Jul 2017
Blindsight by Peter WattsReading this for a book group under the month category 'alien horror'. I'm enjoying it so far, though the beginning is pretty confusing.May 2017
Sum : Tales from the Afterlives by David EaglemanMunro gave me this, I've read a handful of the shorts already, some pretty interesting ones so far.Mar 2017
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary RoachMentioned on Slashdot, sounds interesting. It'd been om my list since Sep 2009. It's now my non-fiction bedside book.Dec 2016
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker MaxBeen on my list since 2010. Was without my phone for a few days, picked this up to read in the sun at lunchtime. The first (breath analyzer) story reminded me of the old website/blog, the rest aren't reading so well so far.Jul 2016
Transmetropolitan by Warren EllisNot a novel, but a collection of 60 comics put together. I'm impressed with it so far, I like Spider.Mar 2016

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