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I love reading and have always favored science fiction; especially hard sci-fi, aliens, bio-anthro themes, horror, space opera, and philosophical and cosmological themes. I will take the time to read great books in almost any genre.

Currently reading

Edge of Infinity
Stephen Baxter, Gwyneth Jones, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Sandra McDonald, Jonathan Strahan, Paul J. McAuley, Elizabeth Bear, Alastair Reynolds, Hannu Rajaniemi, John Barnes, James S.A. Corey, An Owomoyela, Stephen D. Covey
Blue Remembered Earth
Alastair Reynolds
Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3
Clive Barker
The New Weird
Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer
Jack Glass: The Story of A Murderer (Golden Age)
Adam Roberts
Use of Weapons
Iain M. Banks
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
David Quammen
James A. Michener
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - Drew Gilpin Faust I thought the content was fascinating, but I could not pay attention to the audiobook for more than minutes at a time. The style of writing struck me as academic or sanitary or without personal connection from the author. At the end, I thought Faust needed to apply what the subject matter explored. For instance, Faust talked about how the Americans in the civil war tried to not treat all the civil war dead as just parts of a machine. In a recursive twist, Faust's style of writing treated the material as mechanical content, to be proven as in a PhD thesis. In a commercial book, I don't care if every point is perfectly proven. I want to connect with the humanity of the author and what he/she knows and cares about in the content. Dr. Faust, heal thyself.