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 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;
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