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And now for something completely different. My friend and mentor Paul Venet and I discuss the book Becoming Fluent and our experience learning and teaching languages.
Semiosis by Sue Burke Semiosis is less a novel than a book of short stories, each of which recounts another generation of the history of a human colony on an exoplanet. I had trouble with the beginning, but after I … Continue reading
…And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes by Scott Alexander This one is just a short story, but what fun it is! A bunch of twenty-somethings take magic pills that give them superpowers, based on a meme … Continue reading
Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold I re-read this one for I believe the third time. Miles Vorkosigan untangles terrible interstellar political machinations, this time without a fleet of mercenaries. Just with his cousin Ivan. You probably could jump into the … Continue reading
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown I’ve watched Brown’s netflix show and a few of her videos on Youtube, but this was the first book of hers I’ve read. … Continue reading
Soldier of the Mists by Gene Wolfe Adrian Tchaikovsky calls Wolfe “the master of the first person.” He’s right. Latro is a book supposedly translated by Wolfe from a diary kept by a 5th-century-BC Roman mercenary in Greece who received … Continue reading
Extreme Medicine by Kevin Fong, MD An astrophysicist-turned-doctor writes about frontiers in medicine and human endurance. The tone strikes just the right balance between compassion for the victims of formerly untreatable medical problems and fascination with the techniques that saved … Continue reading