Mar. 1st, 2017

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1. Just finished reading Red Shirts: with Three Coda by John Scalzi -- which was surprisingly good. It would not have been quite so good without the three coda, which lifted it from a mild satirical meta-narrative, to literary levels. For anyone out there who loves philosophy, Star Trek, and has a wry sense of humor -- this is a must read.

I went in more or less cold, and I think that was a good thing. So won't provide spoilers. Just that it had some interesting themes, specifically in regards to how we control our own fate, and how we can change the narrative and not let the narrative control us.

2. What I'm reading now?

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegurt -- which is also a sort of existential satire, but also a deadly critique of War and the human propensity towards pointless violence.

Apparently, I'm in the mood for meta-narrative, satirical, science fiction novels about violence.

3. What I'm reading next?

Most likely Douglas Addams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- I've heard it's good. Only seen the movie, which, was okay. I'm told the book is a lot better.


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