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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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Snuff (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
Snuff (Discworld Novels)

pazyluz, January 19, 2012

Terry Pratchett never fails to deliver a laugh-out-loud read that at the same time touches your heart and makes you think. I don't think you can ask any more of a writer than that.
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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle #01 by Neal Stephenson
Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle  #01

pazyluz, January 3, 2008

I have read everything this guy has published, and I think this is his masterwork (so far). Yes, the book is long, the plot is complicated, and there are lots of characters to keep track of, but it's well worth the effort. It's just a huge subject and requires the length and the depth of characterization it displays. I, personally, am fascinated by the history of science and the people who do it, and I think Stephenson does an excellent job of bringing these people to life and placing them in the larger context. I also love the sense of humor and the way he seems to care about his characters. This series is Important to anyone who cares about the way the world works, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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