- 6. Science of Superheroes by Lois H Gresh and Robert Weinberg,
- A book about superheroes and science written by two people who, so far as I can tell, hate superheroes. But they like science. And also Donald Duck. This reads like the obnoxious guy who keeps interrupting folks discussing stuff they like to tell them why it's stupid and they shouldn't like it. I grabbed this at the bookstore in a rush - what I really wanted was the Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios, who from his youtube vids seems to actually like superheroes.
- 7. Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
- I've heard a lot over the years about Vinge, and how brilliant and thought-provoking he is. No one mentioned that he's also a pretty good writer. I really enjoyed this - smart in a similar way to Charlie Stross, but not quite as manic.
I started with these two recipes: Plain Larded I used the first as my "savoury" base, and the second as my sweet base. I used mostly the…
It has occurred to me that some of the acro stuff I keep talking about doesn't make sense going just on description. So, here's what I am working on…
"Those seeking the truth in matters of wrong-doing have often wished for a method to reliably determine if a witness is lying. The various…