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The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan

Curious about Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, I decided to read the first volume, The Eye of the World, which Jordan published in 1990. Twenty-one years after the publication of this first volume, The Wheel of Time is … Continue reading

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Audio Versions of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy

Isaac Asimov’s classic Foundation Trilogy (later expanded to included several more books—prequels and sequels—and joined to his robot series), has been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager. Nicholas Whyte recently posted that an eight-hour version of the … Continue reading

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More Than Human, by Theodore Sturgeon

I recently finished listening to the audiobook of More Than Human, written by Theodore Sturgeon and narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison. This audiobook is available from audible.com. As with many audiobooks, listening to the book greatly added to my … Continue reading

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Drood, by Dan Simmons

Published in 2009, Drood is a fictional memoir told by Wilkie Collins (the famous Victorian author) about his relationship with Charles Dickens (the even more famous Victorian author) and their search for a mysterious and spooky character named Drood. The … Continue reading

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Piracy of Technical Books

David Flanagan, the author of JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Sixth Edition, which was published this month (April, 2011), posted on his blog about his despair at seeing pirated PDF copies of his book available already from links identified by Google searches. … Continue reading

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How to Live a Long Time?

In the April 18, 2011, issue of The New York Times, Katherine Bouton contributes a long article covering a new book, The Longevity Project, written by Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., and Leslie R. Martin, Ph.D. So, what’s the secret? Ms. … Continue reading

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Tender Is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I recently completed listening to the audiobook of Tender Is the Night, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and read by Trevor White. This audiobook is available from audible.com. Tender Is the Night was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fourth and final novel and … Continue reading

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