March 2nd is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland. World Book Day Ltd are a registered charity set up to promote reading, financed by literacy organisations, publishers and National Book Tokens Ltd.
I originally tried to read this stunning book back in 2011 when I received it as a present, but struggled from the outset. I have always been fascinated by Quantum Mechanics but found its abstract nature and sheer weirdness overwhelming when compared to classical mechanics. I have recently given the book another go but this […]
The editors at Amazon have got together and compiled the 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime. I’m glad to see my personal favourites are on there: Solaris The Lord of the Rings Frankenstein The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I am Legend 1984 Ready Player One H. P. Lovecraft: Tales […]
Zero History by William Gibson is one of the authors more mainstream novels that began with Pattern Recognition over ten years ago, and deals with the impact of the modern technological age on personal and business relationships, the impact of the “everything now” culture and how it can change people’s behaviours and identities, sometimes for the worst.
“Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free”, is the new book by Cory Doctorow. Doctorow argues that in order to make a living in the digital age, artisans must be prepared to give away content they produce in order to gather an audience, who will then empower them as creators and pay them back by other means. In other words, give away […]