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Childhoods’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

This book explores two interesting but related ideas: that humanity hasn’t finished evolving, both physically (genes) and in terms of behaviour (memes). What would happen if there was no more hunger, no more war? This novel was interesting but mostly for the underlying ideas; the story or characters weren’t particularly vivid.

Of men and mice by John Steinbeck

Enjoyable and memorable book, which seemed more like a short story.

I read this on a train journey through the English countryside from London to Norwich. The result is that now I can’t help but imagine Lennie and George strolling across some sort of cross between the green, wet, English fields and the south Californian plains.

Snuff by Terry Pratchett

This was an enjoyable read, like most of the Discworld novels, but not one of Pratchett’s best. Pratchett’s take on prejudice in two ways: Pride and Prejudice, and prejudice about other species (goblins in this case).

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

Another Sci-Fi classic, and rightfully so. Does empathy really set humans apart from Androids?

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November 25, 2012 at 02:24

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