- What I'm reading now:
- Ripping Time by Robert Asprin
- Magazine Subscriptions:
- Aviation Week and Space Technology
- Scientific American
- Game Developer
- God's Debris by Scott Adams 29/JAN/05
- Philosophical tidbits. As he challenges one to do in the foreword, I spotted a
coupla falacies. Paperback.
- Goto by 29/JAN/05
- Essentially a collection of histories of various computing technologies. Mildly
interesting. Half Price.
- Myth-ion Improbable by Robert Asprin
- The situations are getting more complicated. This seems to lead to a lot more
exposition than the first few. Less character development through dialogue.
- The Coming by Joe Haldeman 15/APR/03
- Interesting transition technique. Amazing how little I remember of the
story. It felt like it needed more back-story to understand the political
- ruthless.com by Jerome Preisler 29/MAR/03
- Not a Tom Clancy book, like the cover implies. The style is
reminiscent, but not as good. Half Price.
- A Phule and His Money by Robert Asprin with
Peter J. Heck 01/AUG/02
- Split into two locations, it seemed a bit light in both. Half Price.
- Burning City by Larry Niven and Jerry
- A good fantasy romp. Without most of the heavy-handed editorializing on child
- Why Do People Believe Weird
Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael
- There's some exploration into why people believe what they do, but it's more about
- Big Trouble by Dave Barry
- Dave Barry's writing style in an actual novel. He did a good job and it's lots of
- The Death of Innocence : Jonbenet's Parents Tell
Their Story by John and Patsy Ramsey
- Part memoir, part autobiography, part their own hype. A little repetitive, but
overall interesting. Half-price.
- Starswarm : A Jupiter Novel by Jerry
- Another juvenile fiction novel that works. Paperback.
- Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months
Aboard the Space Station Mir by Jerry Linenger
- Memoirs of an astronaut. Lots from an interesting perspective, but glossed over
some parts. Paperback.
- Emperor of Dawn by Steve White
- Good old-fashioned space opera. The fall of one empire and the rise of the next.
- NASA Mission Reports: Apollo 12
- Not nearly as interesting as I had hoped. Library.
- Choosing Names: Man-Kzin Wars VIII created by Larry Niven
- Old-fashioned adventure stories similar in style to Niven's old stuff. Paperback.
- Finity by John Barnes Spoilers
- Started out interesting. Then it got contrived. I really wanted to like this
book, but the verisimilitude broke down on me. Then the drama evaporated.
- Encounter With
Tiber by Buzz Aldrin & John Barnes Paperback
- I found the technical parts of the book interesting and the metaphors thought-provoking.
- Higher Education
by Charles Sheffield & Jerry Pournelle Paperback
- Nostalgia-inducing juvenile fiction. The style reminds me of some old Heinlein
- Rainbow 6 Paperback
- Average Clancy (which is pretty good.) Good tactical situations. Ending is a
little contrived. Paperback.
- Ken Smith's Guide to the Bible by Ken Smith
- What the Bible really says, in very condensed form. A strange collection of often
contraditory beliefs. Paperback.
- Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen
- Half autobiography, half standup routine. A bit choppy. Half-price.
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