Vernor Vinge has a new novel coming out on May 2nd called Rainbow’s end. I really liked his previous novels, A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky. Vinge is a mathematician who used to teach at San Diego State University, but he retired to write full time. What amazes me about [...]
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I gave up midway on A feast for Crows and started reading Sundiver by David Brin. Time to make a trip down to the Library to pick up some books for the winter break. Any recommendations?
Time magazine recently published a list of top 100 books from 1923 to the present. Naturally one man’s soup is another man’s poison. Here is a compilation of choice reviews from amazon that gave the books only 1 star. It is hilarious!!
CalvinandHobbes.com publishes a daily Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strip. However there is no RSS feed. Till they do come up with a feed, Martey Dodoo is nice enough to provide a Calvin and Hobbes RSS feed. It has postponed the immediate need to buy this set. Drool!! – Some day I am going to get [...]
I have recently been watching Fox’s hit TV series 24 on DVD. Each season of the show (24 episodes) chronicle 24 hours in the life of counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer. Jack is saving America (the good guys) from terrorists (the bad guys) and each hour long episode shows what actually happened, in that hour, in [...]
The Long Tail is about how our economy and culture is shifting from mass markets to million of niches. This fascinating Wired article written by Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired, in October 2004, is now becoming a book. The article (and the forthcoming book) is about the effect of the technologies that have made it [...]
Cory Doctorow has his short stories and novels online at http://www.craphound.com/. There is a new one coming out on July 1st. His works are released under the creative commons license so you can freely copy, distribute, display, and “perform the work”. I hate reading on electronic devices for protracted periods of time (and I am [...]
A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in the Song of Fire and Ice Series by George R.R. Martin is finally done. You can read about it – here. It is probably going to come out sometime in July. I highly recommend this series, especially if you were majorly disappointed by the last several books [...]
Here is a link to a review by DNA’s biographer MJ Simpson of the new Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Movie. He seems to find it “amazingly, mind bogglingly awful” and I am sure I will not like it one bit. An example he gives: “I eventually had to go down to the cellar to [...]