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The second book in Martha Well’s ‘Murderbot Diaries’ is wonderful

In Artificial Condition, Martha Well's soap opera loving rogue security AI remains cantankerous and awesome.

Murderbot is an AI security robot with a busted autonomy regulator. So long as they can keep the regulator a secret, they can remain fully aware and independent. Mostly they want to watch soap operas. Soap operas and to be ...

John Waters’ new book, “Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder”

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, John Waters' new book, sounds like a demented must-have:

It “serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so **** and trendy that no one but you would ...

Becky Chambers’ ‘A Closed and Common Orbit’ brought me to tears

Chamber's second novel, A Closed and Common Orbit, in her Wayfarer series is so wonderful I cried several times.

A Closed and Common Orbit picks up immediately after Chambers' first story, Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet concludes but is barely an extension of that tale, beyond further expanding on Chambers' wonderful ...

Classic Science Fiction: ‘Day of the Triffids’ is dated but haunting

Despite showing its age, John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids continues to be a consuming post-apocalyptic tale.

A hit since its 1951 publication, I first read John Wyndham's landmark story of a post-apocalyptic England sometime in the mid 1980s. This was the very first book I found at Santa Monica's A Change of Hobbit, ...

‘P Is for Pterodactyl’ alphabet book teaches kids some anomalies of the English language

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever is a fun new alphabet book written by rapper Lushlife that shows kids just how nutty the English language really is (rules schmules!):

Turning the traditional idea of an alphabet book on its head, P is for Pterodactyl is perfect for anyone who has ...

‘There is no ***’: Stephen Hawking’s final book has ‘Brief Answers to the Big Questions’

Stephen Hawking's final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, was released posthumously Tuesday by his children.

Now, when Hawking died earlier this year at the age of 76, he hadn't yet finished the book. So, the late physicist's family and academic colleagues dug into his vast personal archive to complete it.

As the title ...

Photographer travels the globe documenting remarkable libraries

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries is a lovely collection of some of the most awe-inspiring libraries ever built.

Via the publisher:

In this new photographic journey, Massimo Listri travels to some of the oldest and finest libraries to reveal their architectural, historical, and imaginative wonder. Through great wooden doors, up spiraling staircases, and along exquisite, shelf-lined ...

A Limousine Bus For Your Bash? It Is All The Craze

04.02.2012 · Posted in Travel Tips Articles

When relating yourself with a bus, the initial thoughts that come to brains are public transport, buses that will steer you across the town, region or nation for a tour, be it leisure or business or for a bridal. ...