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the Before times

While COVID-19 is raging havoc and governments around the world put increasingly harsher restrictions on their subjects I think everyone should call in sick from work, self quarantine and grab a copy of Sarah Pinsker's excellent scifi dystopia A Song for a New Day.

In this captivating science fiction novel from an award-winning author, public gatherings are illegal making concerts impossible, except for those willing to break the law for the love of music, and for one chance at human connection.

Just read it.

Reading list 2019

This is a list of books I've read/listened to in 2019. Goal: 30. Achieved.

  • The End of Eternity - Isaac Asimov
  • Dirty Weekend - Helen Zahavi
  • A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind - Shoukei Matsumoto
  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K Dick
  • Citizen of the Galaxy - Robert A. Heinlein
  • A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick
  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Philip Jose Farmer
  • God Emperor of Dune - Frank Herbert
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
  • Silence on the Wire - Michal Zalewski
  • Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? - Mark Fisher
  • Words Made Flesh - Florian Cramer
  • The Shadow of the Torturer - Gene Wolfe
  • Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna
  • The City and the Stars - Arthur C Clark
  • The Sands of Mars - Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
  • Radicalized - Cory Doctorow
  • Anarchy Works - Peter Gelderloos
  • The Stainless Steel Rat - Harry Harrison
  • Sphere - Michael Crichton
  • The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
  • Markets Not Capitalism - Gary Chartier
  • Battlefield Earth - L. Ron Hubbard
  • Alefen - Jorge Luis Borges
  • Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card
  • Who Fears Death - Nnedi Okorafor