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Review: Fuzzy Nation

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Date Read: March 20 to 27, 2015
Read Count: 1
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Book Review

Reader's Advisory: Book Reviews, "Lock In" & "Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome" by John Scalzi

Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history.
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The privilege of making games

Considering the demographics of race, gender and class in development brought me back to John Scalzi’s thoughts on Easy Mode, and privilege in gaming. 

A useful explanation of the concept “straight white male privilege” was written by John Scalzi a little while ago, who suggested that being straight, white and male is like starting on a computer game’s… 867 more words


John Scalzi - Redshirts (2012)

I have been meaning to read this novel for a while, and I finally managed to do so last week. Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo award, beating one of my all-time favorites, … 244 more words


New books et al. 3-20-2015

Now that Hugo nominations are over, I have acquired some new books and DVDs.

I finally gave in and bought A Song of Ice and Fire,  268 more words


The Android's dream by John Scalzi

I enjoyed this book, I think parts of it reminded me of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but not as extreme as the mentioned book. 41 more words

Science Fiction

Reading inbox-outbox: Week of 9 March

Somehow I managed to finish two books this week, even though I didn’t really have any time to read during my commutes. They were both near-future dystopians featuring worlds that both seem like very plausible and terrifying possible futures. 479 more words