Category Archives: Books

Discussions about books I’ve read or think you should read

New book about 100 years of IBM

As some of you know, I’ve been working for IBM for 28 years, though I was but a child when I started. Evidently it existed before I got here, and the full 100 year history is discussed in a new … Continue reading

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Finished: “The Windup Girl”

I just finished reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi and I have to say it was an excellent, excellent novel. It happens to be science fiction because it is set in a future Bangkok after most of the petroleum … Continue reading

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Update to scifi and fantasy reading list

I’ve updated my list of Hugo and Nebula award winners for novels to include 2010. For the Nebula, the winner was The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. This book also won the Hugo, though it was shared with The City … Continue reading

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Reading list update

I just finished reading A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., winner of the 1961 Hugo award for Best Novel for science fiction and fantasy. (You can see all the Hugo and Nebula award winners in my Science … Continue reading

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Getting started with e-books on the Apple iPad

Can the iPad work for me as a viable device for reading certain kinds of books? What are the characteristics of such books? I sat out the first wave of iPad shipments in order to get an early birthday present … Continue reading

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Scifi reading list update – Time travel, in various ways

This is my latest update on my working through the list of Hugo and Nebula Award winners for Best Novel for Science Fiction and Fantasy. It’s a way for me to be both goal directed and to read well regarded … Continue reading

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