This New Space Colonization Novel Will Mess With Your Head In The Best Possible Way

Planetfall by Emma Newman isn’t what you’re expecting from a book about humans colonizing another planet. It’s much weirder, and in the end, a fair bit darker. This is a story about human failings—and the fact that we expect to understand alien beings, when we can’t even understand each other.

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Book Review – Blindsight – Peter Watts

BlindsightBlindsight by Peter Watts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Smart, technical, mind blowing. I've always been a fan of first contact stories(Contact, Mote in God's Eye). This one has a much different approach and quite a unique spin. It starts out a bit tough to read, but this is hard SciFi after all. I was afraid at first due to the jacket mentioning a vampire, but its is a realistic thought on the evolution of humans, not just a play for the Twilight generation. Even if you don't like the scifi aspects, its worth a read for the quotes and the appendix where Watts breaks down the back story to some of the science used in the book.

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Thanks to Dan for the recommendation.

Sword of Truth – Conclusion

Just finished reading confessor.   A great ending to a great series.   While looking online for some quotes from the book, I came across the site for the TV show that will be starting this fall.    There is a trailer and it looks fairly decent for a WB type show.

The quote I was looking for.  The unwritten rule.

Rule Unwritten, The rule from the beginning of time “To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. Our tiny sliver of time is our gift in life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us. Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else’s. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is. Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it.”

And now so I can always remember the beauty of life…the wizards rules….

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Being Frugal Leads to Reading?!?! Personal Book Challenge

Was reading a post about being your own butcher on the consumerist (way better than Freeganism)  and stumbled across this article about being thrifty in the post apocalyptic US.

Few minutes later in the lunchroom saw the “No Country For Old Men” DVD and realized it was the same author.   Cool,  did a search and see that Oprah liked it so much that Hollywood decided to make a movie of it for her.

My personal challenge.   To read this book before the movie comes out. (Nov 2008)

Anyone care to join my challenge?  I just need to finnish up the 3 halfreads I have open ATM.

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