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Bookworm 2013: Hype Machine

I’d like to say I’m mad at Warren Ellis for Gun Machine, but it wouldn’t be true. I am disappointed, though. It was a book seriously hyped last year, and I grabbed a copy as soon as one was available. The beautiful trailer, the weird concept, the intriguing opening chapter – all of this promised something […]

Intellectual Parasitism

[flickr]photo:6721977933[/flickr] The rallying cry, as far as there was one on this feel-good protest day against SOPA and PIPA seems to be “end piracy, not liberty”. I am aware that for some, it is highly impractical to outright support piracy, especially since many still believe there is a non-constructed, deeper moral right in content creators […]

The Sated Infovore

[flickr]photo:5028621825[/flickr] I am at zero unread posts! Finally! After literally weeks of digging, between the manic throes of catching up with work, and the decreased rate of information digestion as compared to munching it in bite-sized chunks through a constant flow of headlines during the regular daily grind. But now the near-manic OCD is finally quiet […]

From the Shrinking Moon to the Cold Hard Truths

[flickr]photo:4910219321[/flickr] So, the Moon is shrinking! Granted, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images indicate it is by a mere 100 meters of diameter in something like 100-1000 million years. The damn thing is actually cooling off on the inside and getting scrunched up on the surface. Fascinating, isn’t it? However, what might turn out to be […]

This Year We Make Contact

[flickr]photo:4276216682[/flickr] When the dust settled after the New Year and Christmas frenzy, one of the things I noted is that there were a total of three greeting cards in my work email and two on my private account. Rewind to last year – all active inboxes are overflowing with kitchy sparkles and humorous photoshop collages. […]

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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
    Pilgermann
    The Ophiuchi Hotline
    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Green Eyes
    Crackpot Palace: Stories
    Acceptance
    Echopraxia
    Jagannath
    The Fractal Prince
    The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter


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