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• What are you reading?

Chimera, by John Barth. Last read in college, when I was studying computer science, and everything Barth said about letters and stories seemed to be a direct reflection of something Turing discovered about numbers and computing machines. "The key to the treasure is the treasure."

• What did you recently finish reading?

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel. I had been putting this off, because my non-SF-reading friends were saying it was really good but my SF-reading friends were finding it disappointing, which usually means I'll find it disappointing. Turns out it's really good!

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson, for Tawanda book group.

Date: 2017-07-27 08:22 am (UTC)
oursin: Brush the Wandering Hedgehog by the fire (Default)
From: [personal profile] oursin
#NotAllSFReaders - over here Station Eleven won the Clarke Award in 2015.

Date: 2017-07-27 09:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] supergee
I am a longtime Barth fan but never noticed that aspect of his work.

Godel Escher Barth

Date: 2017-07-27 07:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] supergee
"The key to the treasure is the treasure" is a koan I been working on for years. Don't know if this will help, but thank you.

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