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Some good books

I was at the speaker’s dinner after speaking at the excellent Reaktor conference in Helsinki, chatting about our favorite authors, and rather than just sending an email to the people that were there, I thought I’d instead write a blog post.

Good authors are hard to find.

These are books I’ve enjoyed over the last couple of years, culled from my Audible and Kindle accounts, skipping over many many “meh” books.  Bing links brought to you courtesy of Gmail.

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  1. All right, I’ll play. Glancing through my Kindle backlog, here are some top picks:

    “Blindsight” by Peter Watts. The only sci-fi book that’s blown my mind more than “Stranger in a Strange Land.”

    “Lucky Wander Boy” by D. B. Weiss. Indescribable, deep, dark counterpart to “Ready Player One.”

    “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch. Caper fantasy, wheee!

    “The Cold Commands” by Richard Morgan. Continuing the theme of readable fantasy, a concept I’m still getting used to.

    Oh, and the book I actually carry around with me in hardcover: “Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective” by Edsger W. Dijkstra.

    Currently reading: “Fallout: Equestria.” Possibly a special interest thing. 🙂


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