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Distraction
Bruce Sterling
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Lee Smolin
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reviewed: A Universe from Nothing
Interesting, easy to read, but probably won't convince those who have already decided the answer is 'God'. Obviously, doesn't...
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing - Lawrence M. Krauss, Richard Dawkins
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May 2013
08
reviewed: The Exiled Blade
Pretty good, but I thought the conclusion was a little bit of a let down.
The Exiled Blade - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
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May 2013
07
reviewed: The Outcast Blade: Act Two of the Assassini
A little slow to start, but once it got going I remembered why I liked the first in the series so much.
The Outcast Blade - Jon Courtenay Grimwood
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May 2013
05
reviewed: The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn
A personal look at the scientists who helped to develop quantum theory & the world into which it emerged. One interesting asp...
The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn - Louisa Gilder
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April 2013
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reviewed: This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works
Essentially a compilation of short articles by eminent scientists & academics about their favourite deep & elegant theories. ...
This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works - John Brockman, Susan Blackmore, Rebecca Goldstein, James J. O'Donnell, Paul Steinhardt, Shing-Tung Yau, Frank Wilczek, Thomas Metzinger, Sean Carroll, Steven Pinker, Jonathan Gottschall, David G. Myers, Matt Ridley, Armand Marie Leroi, Gerd Gigerenzer, Martin J. Rees, Ri
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April 2013
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reviewed: The Grand Design
Well written, but a bit short on detail. Skip it if you've already read about the anthropic principle, M-theory etc, you prob...
The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
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April 2013
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reviewed: The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design
Great book, presents some pretty abstruse ideas about how the universe(s?) works in a way accessible to non-physicists.
The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design - Leonard Susskind
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April 2013
10
reviewed: Holy Fire
A fascinating wanderjahr, exploring the effects of artificial longevity on culture, society & humanity (both post- and otherw...
Holy Fire (Bantam Spectra Book) - Bruce Sterling
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April 2013
07
reviewed: Liminal States
Probably deserves a 3.5, it has an interesting plot & setting but is let down a little by patchy characterisation and probabl...
Liminal States - Zack Parsons
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March 2013
26
reviewed: Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
Very interesting, though I would have liked a bit more detail about some of the concepts.
Three Roads To Quantum Gravity - Lee Smolin
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March 2013
21
reviewed: Alif the Unseen
As an IT boffin, I was excited when I saw the word 'hypervisor' and then a little disappointed when the computing became incr...
Alif the Unseen -
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March 2013
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March 2013
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reviewed: Judgment of Tears:: Anno Dracula 1959
A bit uneven, a bit short, but well worth reading.
Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 - Kim Newman
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March 2013
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March 2013
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reviewed: Gridlinked
Forgettable
Gridlinked - Neal Asher
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February 2013
25
reviewed: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Interesting and satisfying if you don't mind questions of the unanswered variety. That said, if you're only going to read one...
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos -
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February 2013
21
reviewed: The Dirty Streets of Heaven
If there is any justice in the world we'll see a Bobby Dollar vs. Sandman Slim crossover novel sometime soon.
The Dirty Streets of Heaven - Tad Williams
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