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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Books

Off the Bookshelf: Fractions, Words of Radiance, Shards of Honor

by Ken Newquist / June 11, 2014

My annual vacation to Lake Champlain is still a ways off, but I've begun attacking my summer reading list with a vengeance. I've completed one book -- Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold -- have have launched into two more: Fractions by Ken MacLeod and Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I've also found one of the books on my list is caught in the Amazon/Hachette crossfire.

Off the Bookshelf: Ready Player One, Creative Fire, Way of Kings Re-Read

by Ken Newquist / April 7, 2014

Late winter and early spring are my long dark teatime of the soul when it comes to books: I want to read, but I just don't have time (or when I do have the time, the motivation) to do so. Fortunately, I have audio books, a daily commute, and a dog that needs walking. All of these combine to insure that I keep reading in the winter months.

Off the Bookshelf: House of Suns, Ender's Game, Atrocity Files

by Ken Newquist / December 5, 2013

It's a slow time for reading at Nuketown. The frenzy of the summer reading list has given way to the crush of my fall work load (and, if I'm honest, too much time spent playing Civilization 5). Much of my reading these days is of the audio variety, on my way back and forth from work, and it continues to be dominated by science fiction ... though I have snuck in a Lovecraftian spy novel.

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