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zkrisher

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Assistive Tech Teacher, He, Him.

I enjoy: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Science & Skepticism, Aviation & History, Low Vision Photography.

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I've finished: Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher

In this anxious time of destruction and war I couldn't handle any extra load. T. Kingfisher with this (mostly) low stakes cozy romance, was all I could handle. She helped me wined down and get some rest.

There is something compelling about women with sensitive noses and chivalrous knights. (See also, Clockwork Boys).

https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/1e992670-9078-4c47-8baa-bde37b4d3630

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1 of 2:

I'm to stressed to read fiction, but last Friday, just before the war began I finished: Venomous Lumpsucker

Three words: Extinction Credit Economics

How would capitalism react to fines placed on causing extinction?

I was impressed by Beauman's understanding that you don't need to be evil to participate in the ecology's destruction. The extinction industry arseholes aren't competent or smart, just indifferent and greedy.

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I've started reading: Venomous Lumpsucker

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2023

Thee words: Extinction Credit Economics.

I'd say and then hilarity ensues, but who am I kidding.

It's now on sale on LibroFM.

https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781473614185-venomous-lumpsucker

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I've finished: Neom by Lavie Tidhar

This is one of the better Tidhar novels I've read.

The name dropping is more subtle through most of the novel and his ability to imagine a future middle east that is not mired in the current conflict yet is rooted in the history and mythology of the area is wonderful.

https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/431ad0e0-942c-4148-aee5-88bbc6d5f16f

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I've finished: Starter Villain

If you love Scalzi's humor, you'll love Starter Villain.

with entitled billionaires and tech bros getting their due, As well as spy cats and labor dispute dolphins, there is allot to sink your teeth into.

https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/b945931f-1454-4bd6-8876-84a30ee5b415

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@bookstodon I'm looking for book recommendations for an 11yo who reads at a much more advanced level. He likes sci-fi. He has read the Hitchhiker's Guide series and loved them. I think he would enjoy some more 'hard' sci-fi as well. He needs something challenging but without subject matter that is too mature. Thanks for any help!

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@rabbit_fighter @bookstodon It’s fantasy but Terry Pratchett

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I've finished: Waking Gods

I'm not a big fan of full cast audiobooks. I don't like dramatizations. However this format suits this trilogy perfectly.

It is hard to write a whole novel that is made up entirely out of records and recordings, let alone a trilogy. Eventually the format is stretched to the breaking point of my credulity. However it is also a fast, personal and exciting way to tell a story. I couldn't put it down.

https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/49fd7d4e-52f1-4b34-a79e-a10d92f435fb

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