This book is a great insight into the horrors of war both past and present. It melds the historical accounts with the modern knowledge and gives the reader better understanding of the past and present.
I enjoyed this book very much.
While Mr. Turing's personal life became an issue in the early 1950s, the impact of his contribution to modern technology and the advent of computers cannot be underestimated.
This book takes us from the very beginning where mathematics and computation led to the development of computers.
Alan Turing was one of the great intellects of his day.
Magic is only for Sorcerers. What happens when a sorcerer tries to create magic that can be used by anyone. What happens when he completes the spell, is that a woman appears. This woman was actually made of the spells. She is intelligent and beautiful. She also doesn’t understand her power an no one really understands her. As with many things that are not understood, she is blindly feared. However, if she is so bad, then why when she exhibits magic, is it good. Only when loved ones or herself is threatened, does she lash back with true power. Power temperted by peace and healing.
I'm not sure how to describe the heroin of the story. Is she escaping from a life of drudgery after being married at 14? Is she a likable courtesan? Is she insane? She seems to be a bit of all of these and a mafia moll too.
I liked the movie, so I thought I'd read the story.
This is a great tale of a king who is so self absorbed and evil, that it takes the intervention of the gods to bring about change. In the end he becomes human.
This book is interesting and fun. What if the glass were actually half full? Which half of the glass is full? Is it the bottom or the middle or the top? If it’s only half full is the other half filled with air, or perhaps the other half is a vacuum? If the other half of the glass contains a vacuum what happens?
The questions are absurd and the scientific answers are interesting.
This book is quirky and interesting.
A man on a whim wonders into a town where he discovers that his long lost brother was murdered. Without knowing that the victim was his brother, he is accused of the murder. Later after another attempted murder, while in holding, he learns that the victim was his brother. This sparks his own investigation. This leads to the realization that the whole town is involved in a conspiracy. Only the beginning island before his brother's murder.
This is a very interesting and educational book. What is fracking? Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a method of obtaining natural gas and oil from shale. Basically, a well is drilled, and hydraulic fluid is pumped into the well at great pressure to fracture the shale and release the gas and oil which is then pumped to the surface. There are many controversies and opinions about fracking. Most of the opinions are just that opinions and very little scientific research exists to support conclusions one way or the other at this time. However, I highly recommend that you read this book and learn about fracking and the wildcatters who developed the technology.
This book is a story about an infantryman who is fighting and insect looking species that has high technology. The book goes along with the man’s life from high school to his entry into the infantry to his deployment on a planet that humans are attacking. The aliens encountered are nothing like the pseudo-human aliens from most science fiction TV shows and novels. These are nothing like us. They don’t understand us. And, they don’t seem to want to understand us. Also, like many insect species such as ants and bees, they have workers, fighters, and queens. However, they have another cast in their structure: Brains. Brains are slug like and can barely move; however, they control the workers and fighters. Since little is known about “bugs”, the mission is to capture brains and queens alive to study. This is that story or should I say nightmare.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoy science fiction and wants to read something that isn’t the pseudo humanized aliens that we all grew up with. These aliens don’t look like us. They don’t act like us. They use difference senses than we do. They are pure alien.
A beautiful young girl living with her people in west Africa is kidnapped, put into chains, abused severely, and put aboard a slave ship bound for America.
This is the story of her capture, abuse, and eventual escape to blessed freedom, not by going North, but by going South to the protection of the Spanish whose king abolished slavery.
This book was a story about the military attempt to use psychics as a resource for both intelligence and coercion. It made a interesting read. Although, I didn't see the movie, I wanted to rad the book. It's melding of actual facts overlaid with psychic drama and mental manipulation was unique.
The mind is a strange and wonderful thing...
Maybe I'll watch the movie.
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