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The City And The Stars (S.F. Masterworks)
The City And The Stars (S.F. Masterworks)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 2 Dec 2012
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This work is one of the greatest speculative science fiction pieces ever written. It isn't a character driven escapist sensation burgeoning with dialogue, which goes a long way to explain it's brevity.

The only way to read this book is slowly. Try to immerse yourself in the situations, revel in Clarke's descriptive prowess and sheer imagination. Vizualise yourself on the lip of Shalmirane, feel the soft and encompassing hum of the Central Computer.

The story can also be read as a meditation on self and identity, whether you gravitate to the emergent cultural currents or are more grounded in your immediate experiential existence. It's hard to convey the genius of Clarke's foresight.

Also, it has the COOLEST spaceship of any sci-fi work I've ever come across.


Free Will
Free Will
by Sam Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diaphanous, 9 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Free Will (Paperback)
Sam Harris' straightforward prose makes me feel like I'm looking through a crystal clear lagoon at the sediment of reason. Even the most abstract and complex ideas are communicated expertly and unambiguously.


Close Encounters with Addiction
Close Encounters with Addiction

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incandescent, 11 Jan 2012
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Transcribed from a lecture and following the themes of 'hungry ghosts' this condensed work ignites compassion and transcendent curiosity in even the bleakest of hearts. Dr Maté strikes chords with everything it means to be human in todays cookie-cutter societies.
To be missed at your peril!


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