Finished reading Scatter, Adapt, and Remember last night. Countdown is probably next, since I seem to be on sort of a nonfiction kick at the moment. But after that, it’s probably back to sci-fi.
I have Scatter, Adapt, and Remember on my to-read bookshelf. How was it?
I liked it. It was interestingly and accessibly written, and she referenced some other (science and sci-fi) stuff I’ve actually read (The World Without Us and McAuley’s The Quiet War among it). If you hadn’t heard of it already, I’d recommend it.
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Storytelling could be called the cultural backbone of human survival. There’s a reason that conquering armies often burn the books and libraries of their enemies. Extinguishing a people’s stories is a way of erasing their future. But when we remember those stories, they can steer us in a direction that leads away from death. In fact, stories about how humans might live in the future — sometimes known as science fiction — may be among the most important survival tools we have.
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
when someone who just started reading tells you their favorite character and you know they’re going to die soon
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I’ve noticed the interval between me finishing Cryptonomicon and wanting to re-read Cryptonomicon has been decreasing over the years.
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Wool was one of the books I took with me on vacation. Ended up finishing it in less than two days. I enjoyed it. I’m hoping Ridley Scott can do it justice if/when he makes the movie (and not poop out another Prometheus).
Apparently, Wool is just a volume that contains parts 1-5 of a series (the second volume is parts 6-8, and the third is forthcoming). I was glad to find out there was more.
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Still sorting through stuff in my old room. The good news is that I’ve been finding books that were misplaced/buried in the clutter.
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