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For We Are Many by Dennis Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just as solid as the first. The endings are a bit less satisfying than those of book 1, but that's to be expected (and excused) with a trilogy. I'm gonna have a hell of a time charting out Bobs for this one, though! View all my reviews
Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres My rating: 2 of 5 stars Perhaps this book suffered from the fact that, while Ellen has written two others, this is the first that I've read. Whether or not that's the culprit, this book was definitely not for me. I generally enjoy reading the thoughts of comedians; they tend to be funny "on screen" because they're observant and...
Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card My rating: 3 of 5 stars This one was a bit hit-or-miss. A couple of the stories were solid, while others were little more than technical brainstorms wrapped in quotation marks. It was a treat to get more of the Pastwatch universe, though! View all my reviews
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers My rating: 4 of 5 stars I prefer Sivers in interviews rather than in written word, but this little booklet is still saturated with insight. I could see some of these bite-sized anecdotes-turned-philosophies coming off as facile our hackneyed but, if you're at all familiar with the unwritten-Sivers, you know that it's legit. View all my reviews
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon My rating: 2 of 5 stars Not bad, but it seems to be more a collection of aphorisms and quotes that is strung together by the author's filler than a coherent philosophy or approach. Useful if you need a jolt or if you like harvesting quotes (which I do). But...
Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein My rating: 4 of 5 stars The world of 'Stranger in a Strange Land' and the themes of 'the Moon is a Harsh Mistress.' Not bad at all, Bob. View all my reviews
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor My rating: 4 of 5 stars I'm always happy to discover modern science fiction that I can really dig. Neat premise(s), and Taylor takes no time to get to the action. View all my reviews Update: There are a whole lot of Bobs to track in the Bobiverse. So, in a typical fit of...
Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson My rating: 4 of 5 stars A quick and entertaining read. Even more fun when you look at it through a lens of some Eastern philosophies. View all my reviews
The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster My rating: 4 of 5 stars Grim. It gets an extra star for prescience but is stylistically heavy-handed (i.e.- it's first generation sci-fi). No reason not to read it, since it's a quick 10k words or so, but it's not one to shift the soul. View all my reviews