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Rereading The Drowned World by JG Ballard (Martin Amis)
RT : Martin Amis on JG Ballard Good review, though too bad Amis echoes the tired theme of SF as prognostic ...
sf  ballard  literature  books  from twitter
july 2012 by beastaugh
Letters of Note: I am very real
In October of 1973, Bruce Severy — a 26-year-old English teacher at Drake High School, North Dakota — decided to use Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, as a teaching aid in his classroom. The next month, on November 7th, the head of the school board, Charles McCarthy, demanded that all 32 copies be burned in the school's furnace as a result of its "obscene language." Other books soon met with the same fate.

On the 16th of November, Kurt Vonnegut sent McCarthy the following letter. He didn't receive a reply.
censorship  america  books  kurtvonnegut 
march 2012 by beastaugh
Margaret Atwood: the road to Ustopia
"The author of The Handmaid's Tale has been criticised for not wanting to call her books science fiction. But what is SF anyway, and how does it connect with her lifelong fascination with creating other worlds?"
books  sf  politics  history 
october 2011 by beastaugh
A celebration of the writing and art of Mervyn Peake | Books | The Guardian
With Michael Moorcock, China Miéville, Hilary Spurling and AL Kennedy.
writing  books  mervynpeake 
july 2011 by beastaugh
'VALIS and Later Novels,' by Philip K. Dick
Review of the third Library of America volume.
sf  pkd  fiction  books 
may 2011 by beastaugh
Artificial Intelligence Books
Great list of AI books (and many from related fields) curated by Russell and Norvig.
ai  reference  books  logic  philosophy  neuralnets 
april 2011 by beastaugh
Marie Mundaca: The Pale King and I
On knowing David Foster Wallace, and designing the covers for his books, including The Pale King.
dfw  design  books 
april 2011 by beastaugh
Aho/Ullman Foundations of Computer Science
Classic computer science text available for free as a series of PDFs.
books  compsci  ebooks  programming 
june 2010 by beastaugh
Ten Influential Books
Crooked Timber discussion thread with a lot of solid recommendations. One to revisit when my current stack diminishes slightly.
march 2010 by beastaugh
Penguin Books - a photoset on Flickr
"After buying the book - Penguin By Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005. I started searching local book stores and online for some of the old Penguin and Penican books. Here's what I have so far."
art  books  covers  design  history  ideas  literature  modernism  photography  reference 
october 2006 by beastaugh
Book Covers
A gallery of book covers, with public comments
books  art  covers  design 
january 2006 by beastaugh

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