Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2007
2; 3; 4; 5; 6;
- At its best, which was frequent, simply some of the best story-telling I've
ever encountered. Season 6 drags a bit — the dialogue is not quite so
good, and there is too much soap-opera among the detectives — but season
7 picks up a bit, especially towards the end, and the final episode is, I
think, a brilliant ending.
- C. J. Box, Winterkill
- Mind candy. Paranoid militia idiots vs. trigger-happy government idiots in deepest
Wyoming, as seen by Box's recurring character, the admirable if none-too-bright
game warden Joe Pickett. The ending is very unhappy.
- Greg Keyes, The
- Mind candy. Another beginning-of-a-vast-fantasy-saga novel. The world is interesting,
and, unlike Erikson below, I do need to find out what happens
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon
- Mind candy. Lap-breaker military fantasy. I picked this up in Brussels on September
10th, 2001, and, well, lost track of it for a while. Above-average writing,
but the first volume in a series which is still uncompleted. Not sure
I want to commit myself to following the saga — and I feel no real
compulsion to find out what happens next, which says something in itself.
- Bernard E. Harcourt, Against
Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial
review: Harcourt contra
- I will definitely include this material the next time I teach data
- Stanislaw Lem, The Invincible
- Man versus --- well, that would be a spoiler, actually --- in an alien
desert. I feel OK, however, in saying that the self-organization of cellular
slime molds is a key insight.
Books to Read While the
Algae Grow in Your Fur
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