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Books I'm currently reading

  • Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks - I was just lamenting that I'd read all of Banks' work and realised this one had escaped my attention (probably because it wasn't a Culture story). Happy to have found it and made a start now at least.
  • Startide Rising by David Brin - Audiobook in the background while I do some tasks. Some interesting ideas so far.
  • Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross - I could almost have guessed the authors of this book just by reading the first couple of chapters. It's exactly what I expected/was hoping for. Not sure I'd be able to recommend it to any one but the hardcore fans of both though (it's not their most accessible work). Enjoying it so far.
  • Burning Chrome by William Gibson - I was particularly interested in reading one of the short stories, Hinterlands, recommened on a reddit thread somewhere but I'd been planning on reading more of William Gibson so this seemed like a good place to start/continue. I'd read it before, but enjoying it. Looking for some inspiration around VR worlds/games.

On hold

  • Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon - Borrowed 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 (started reading July 2017)
  • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman - Munro gave me this, I've read a handful of the shorts already, some pretty interesting ones so far. (started reading March 2017)
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach - Mentioned on Slashdot, sounds interesting. It'd been om my to-read list since Sep 2009. It's now my non-fiction bedside book (started reading in Dec 2016)
  • Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis - Not a novel, but a collection of 60 comics put together. I'm impressed with it so far, I like Spider (started reading in March 2016)
reading.txt · Last modified: 2023/11/08 11:14 by neil