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Darwin's Radio

This is an awesome book! Scientific thriller of the first order. Very engaging read. Honestly, if you haven't read Eon, Darwin's Radio, and Blood Music, you should set down everything and read them.

Rendezvous with Rama

I'm not sure I've read a book that conveyed the distilled essence of exploration such as this one. I loved it.

The City and the Stars

In my ongoing quest to find the origin of the "boy wonder" sub-genre of Science Fiction, this remarkable work by Clarke elevates the genre to a whole new level. As I was reading it I was consistently asking myself, "Can this book really be this good?" In short, it is amazing. One of my new favorites for sure.

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Thorougly perplexing. Anthropological and philosophical, this book explores their junction through the premise of an alien resurrection.

Agent to the Stars

In short, this book was entertaining. If you're looking for a sharp wit, straight-forward humor, and a good laugh, this is perfect.

The Martian Chronicles

I don't believe I was the right audience for this book. I generally don't read poetry, and this read more like an anthology of poems than a novel.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

First off, been a bit busy editing so I haven't been reading as much of other people's work. This was the audio book version and the narrator is fantastic. Enjoyed the book, specifically captivated by her descriptive power and interlaced plots. Fun read.

Programming Phoenix

For free weeks this time around, I'm tinkering with this web framework built on top of Elixir. I'm not sure yet, but it's interesting.

How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy

Better late than never, right? I have read many Orson Scott Card books over the course of my life and have developed a deep and abiding appreciation for his work. Which made it all the more surprising that I had no idea that this book existed! A very valuable read for someone interested in writing genre, and for understanding the life and business of writing as a whole.

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

There's a reason why she was the first billionaire author. These books are dynamite. I'm continually impressed by the imaginative environments, the interlaced plot stucture, and just how fun this book is. Loved it.

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work

I know what you must be thinking, "Zack is reading Pressfield books so he can pad his yearly book count." In fact, that's incorrect. I'm reading them because they are powerfully motivating despite their small size. This book is about the dedication required to really finish a project at a high level. Perfect timing!

The High Crusade

A delightful frolick through a hilarious what-if situation, what if 14th century Englishmen captured an alien spaceship and went on a galactic adventure? Immensely enjoyable, lighthearted, and very clever. My first read from Anderson and now I want to read much more.