This is the cycle of authors named Steve who publish with their middle initial.
- 22. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- These two Steves ramble around studying numbers and looking at wacky correlations of data about crime, sumo wrestling and other things that seem unconnected. The Steves do a decent job of hammering home that correlation != causation while doing a decent job of trying to find actual causes. A decent read, and much quicker to get through than I expected. I hated the end note style - notes were unreferenced in the text, so you had to go flip to the end of the book and see if they put in a note for the fact you wanted to check.
- 23. Ariel by Steven R. Boyett
- A boy and his unicorn in a fairy tale post-apocalyptic world. I'm looking forward to the sequel.