March 31, 2019

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, March 2019

Attention conservation notice: I have no taste, and no qualifications to opine on intellectual history or social philosophy.

Catherynne M. Valente, Space Opera
Mind candy: in case you want a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy pastiche that is (a) better-written than the original, and (b) based on Eurovision.
Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda, Monstress, vol. 2: The Blood
Mind candy orientalist fantasy (previously).
Helena Rosenblatt, The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century
An interesting history of what the term "liberalism" has meant, focusing on the birth of the expression in France in the aftermath of the revolution, but also moving on from there, primarily in 19th and 20th century Europe. §
Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity
Humane, sensible, and utterly unlikely to persuade anyone of anything. (But still worth reading.) This essay is an excerpt, and representative of style and content.

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur; The Progressive Forces; Scientifiction and Fantastica; Writing for Antiquity; Philosophy

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