Though I want to talk about the book I read, how I came across it was interesting as well. Earlier this year Levar Burton Reads launched on Stitcher. Everyone who was a kid in the 80's should get a twinge of nostalgia at Levar Burton reading to them, but this show is aimed at adults. Levar Burton reads a short story usually by a well-known author and gives it an excellent audiobook treatment. That was where I heard the story, What it Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.
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I have some ideas for essays kicking around, but I managed to get much reading done on vacation recently, so I wanted to do a quick media dump. I also went back to Breath of the Wild recently, digging into the new side quests, thankful that I was not pulled back into compulsively playing the game.
I missed July, but this wasn't done. So hopefully I can get my average back and do two of these in August. We're doing yet another media dump. I need to find a new platform for this site as Typed.com is going away in the next year. I'm hoping to export the existing content and to lift it into place somewhere else.
It is tempting to call a book that requires an extensive afterward to make sense of it a failure. But I have to say that Bruce Sterling's Pirate Utopia kept my attention and kept me talking about it. Sterling created an alternate history between the wars, nesting this in the "diesel punk" genre.
Cory Doctorow has a life beyond science fiction as a copyright activist. He wrote two books on the nature of copyright that are in essay form, Content, and Context. Information Doesn't Want To Be Free would seem to be in a similar vein but is a guidebook for artists in the digital age.