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Jul 01, 2017 - 6 min read
📖 The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

In 1859, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was published, forever changing our understanding of life. As revolutionary as it was, parts of it were wrong, and for a good reason. Darwin, 150 years ago, was ignorant of the existence of DNA, and of genes. Had he been alive today, …
Jun 13, 2017 - 3 min read
📖 Dune by Frank Herbert

This is, by far, one of the most epic Sci-Fi stories I’ve ever read. I found it a little tedious to get through at times, but Frank Herbert’s extraordinary world-building skills made it worth the effort. (The missing half-star is for the slight tediousness.)
May 25, 2017 - 2 min read
📖 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Republic of Gilead (formerly known as the USA) is a hardcore Christian Saudi Arabia with the batshit cranked all the way up. It might also be Mike Pence’s American Dream. May the lord open. Or not.
Jan 30, 2017 - 2 min read
📖 Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

‘According to the history books—though no one could really believe it—there had been a time when the old United Nations had 172 members. The United planets had only seven; and that was sometimes bad enough.'
This is a wonderful first-contact story. …

Dec 26, 2016 - 2 min read
📖 Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg

David Selig is a lonely man. He has the ability to see into other people’s minds; to hear their every thought. He keeps a low profile, and makes his living by writing term papers for students. As he gets older, he begins to lose his gift—or is it a curse? He’s not sure. Either way, it’s …