Great Science Writing

If you like science and want to read more about it, you should be reading Nautilus. And if you like Nautilus, you should subscribe to its quarterly for more unique writing. I’m spending my Saturday morning flipping through it and there’s a beautiful essay by Caspar Henderson on the current frontiers of our knowledge. Here… Continue reading Great Science Writing

In Praise of Tokyo

With Wendy and Cam out of town, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I churned through William Gibson‘s Idoru. A passage describing Tokyo was probably the single best summary of the city I’ve ever heard – and it brought back a flood of memories from my 2010 trip: Maybe what she was feeling now… Continue reading In Praise of Tokyo

Some Recent Quotes

I recently finished a couple of books and thought I’d share a few quotes. From The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao: And Indian Benny, a quiet, meticulous waiter who had the sad airs of a man long accustomed to the spectacular demolition of dreams. – My brave Max, who could slip between two bumpers… Continue reading Some Recent Quotes

Super Surreal Fiction

I just finished reading J.G. Ballard‘s Super Cannes.  It was an amazing book: I don’t know if I’ll ever again find a book that mixes corporate intrigue, mass murder, psychopathy and architecture in a great read.  For those who don’t know, Ballard narratives tend to involve similar worlds to ours, except that the architecture frequently… Continue reading Super Surreal Fiction