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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
Abigail Tucker
Progress: 81/187pages
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
Leviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey, Jefferson Mays
Progress: 30%
Life: An Unauthorised Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth
Richard Fortey
Progress: 333/371pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
Cherie Priest
Progress: 18%
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

Six Wakes - Mur Lafferty



Solar sails, even mile-wide ones, don't work for interstellar travel. Especially when course corrections are involved.


I'm hoping that the human factors in this book are better thought out. There's still the whole mystery of what exactly happened that made someone kill everyone and sabotage the ship. The crew are all clones of the original crew, and their uploaded minds were damaged so that all recent memories were erased.


Right now nothing really makes sense, but that could be a sign of a devious and complicated resolution to the mystery. Here's hoping...