Posts Tagged "books"

"Countdown to Zero Day" by Kim Zetter

1 minute to read — 330 words

Countdown to Zero Day is an account of the Stuxnet worm, widely regarded as the world's first cyberweapon. It was a computer worm that most…
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"This is How They Tell Me the World Ends" by Nicole Perlroth

2 minutes to read — 435 words

Nicole Perlroth is The New York Times 's cybersecurity and digital espionage reporter, and This is How They Tell Me the World Ends is her…
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"The Looming Tower" by Lawrence Wright

1 minute to read — 314 words

Lawrence Wright's authoritative history of Al-Qaeda and the lead-up to the September 11 terrorist attacks is one of those books I should…
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"The City We Became" by N. K. Jemisin

3 minutes to read — 707 words

The City We Became was a huge disappointment. N.   K. Jemisin is a fantastic writer — I loved her Broken Earth Trilogy , and I'm looking…
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"Too Like the Lightning" by Ada Palmer

2 minutes to read — 527 words

This book was interesting . "Interesting" can be used to mean a lot of things, and frequently to dissemble. But in this case I mean it…
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"Middlegame" by Seanan McGuire

3 minutes to read — 664 words

I hadn't read anything by Seanan McGuire before discovering Middlegame , but she's an accomplished author who's published a number of very…
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"The Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E. Harrow

2 minutes to read — 458 words

Alix E. Harrow's debut novel is a magical journey through fantastical worlds. January is the ward of the wealthy collector Cornelius Locke…
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"Children of Earth and Sky" by Guy Gavriel Kay

2 minutes to read — 440 words

I should have known Guy Gavriel Kay wouldn't let me down. Kay's books are often classified as fantasy, but I think they're firmly historical…
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"Darknet" by Matthew Mather

1 minute to read — 273 words

Like Douglas E. Richards's Infinity Born , Darknet is a near-future science fiction thriller about the dangers of artificial…
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"Infinity Born" by Douglas E. Richards

2 minutes to read — 584 words

I didn't like this book. It has some interesting and promising ideas, but none of them are well-executed. Ultimately it's a book with boring…
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"All Our Wrong Todays" by Elan Mastai

1 minute to read — 178 words

I loved this book. It's a really fun, fast-paced novel about a guy in a seemingly utopian future with an uhappy family who accidentally…
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"The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers

1 minute to read — 158 words

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is a science fiction novel by Becky Chambers. It borrows some tropes of the genre that'll be familiar…
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"The North Water" by Ian McGuire

1 minute to read — 278 words

Ian McGuire's novel The North Water is a story about whaling. That alone invites comparisons to Moby Dick , and, indeed, both are gritty…
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