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The Peripheral takes effort from the reader, but the payoff is a highly enjoyable science fiction novel with action and mystery, set in a dystopian future.
John Scalzi‘s Redshirts is a clever satire with the lasting power of cotton candy. It’s to be consumed, quickly, then melts away from consciousness.
Lexicon by Max Barry is a plot-dependent novel based on the idea that there are hidden words which let some people manipulate other people.
If you think the post-apocalyptic novel is a tired medium, then you haven’t read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel is complex, doesn’t focus on the action-packed, survival porn like The Walking Dead, and threads a dreaminess between one character’s science fiction comic-book creation and the travels of The Symphony, a group of performers who trek the wilds of Michigan and Ontario, performing in small settlements like New Petoskey, Traverse City, and New Sarnia.
In the age of digital media, things have never been so easy to write and share. Your mom might write a thing. Your boss may have written things. Even your slow-witted sibling, upon making a life decision, may decide to write a thing. And once a thing has been written, a thing needs to be shared. And so, I wrote a thing, one says. But why does that seem out of place?
If you read my last review of The Magicians, you might be surprised that not only did I read the second book in the series, but I also loved it.
Interested in programming, creative writing and aesthetics? “Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty” by Vikram Chandra may be the book for you.