Submitted by snack in AskRaddle

Fic: I really enjoyed reading Octavia Butler, so far I've read Bloodchild and Kindred. Does anyone have similar suggestestions? I'm a sucker for anything sci-fi.

Non-fic: I read Bessel van der Kolk's The Body keeps the Score, a book on trauma, which I found very insightful. It's rather dense and covers some heavy topics, but it's very well written.

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86944 wrote

Fic: Leviathan Wakes. I'm really into semi-hard scifi right now and I love the world building.

Non-fic: diet for a small planet. just goes to show that we knew about animal agricultures problems long ago. And did precisely nothing with that information.

On a side note, my local libraries annual book sale has been postponed because of covid. If only my countrymen could behave themselves, we could have this whole thing under control.

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snack OP wrote

They both sound promising, I'll add them to my reading-list, thanks!

Quick web search told me that Leviathan Wakes is written by a collaborative team of authors, which I find interesting. I always wondered how that worked? Somehow i assumed that would lessen the quality, but then i read Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky Brothers and absolutley loved it.

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86944 wrote (edited )

Huh, I wasn't aware that it was written by a team.

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ordinaryDrain wrote (edited )

fic: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
nf: Racism as Zoological Witchcraft by Aph Ko
*edit format

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snack OP wrote

well shit, i wanted to take a quick look at The Fifth Season yesterday and now i'm halfway through and sleepy, because i couldn't put it down.

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transvot wrote

fledgling by octavia butler was good and im reading enemies of society rn and thats some good shit too

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snack OP wrote

fledging seems to cover some really interesting themes, enemies sounds intriguing too

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milkweed wrote

Fiction: the book of disquiet Nonfiction: desert by anon

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snack OP wrote

uuh, i don't know many (or any actually...) portuguese writers, so i'm happy about that one

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Kinshavo wrote

My favorite poet, I think you will enjoy some bits

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willow wrote

i read The Dispossessed yesterday. better than i was expecting; Le Guin certainly has a better understanding of anarchism than most Reddit anarchists.

i haven't read a non-fiction book for a while but i started a couple recently i should sit down and finish.

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GlangSnorrisson wrote

a better understanding of anarchism than most reddit anarchists

Low bar lmao.

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willow wrote

true, but given how much that book is recommended on Reddit i wasn't really sure what to expect.

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Ennui wrote

Non-fic – Kevin Carson's Studies in Mutualist Political Economy. Really good book up until the section on praxis, actually. Carson get's a bit liberal towards the end. Also Non-fic – Hegel: The Essential Writings. I'm not sure I'll like it, but it'll be fun to point out Tankie's obsession with dialectics using original sources.

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lastfutures wrote

Samuel Delaney is similar to Butler I think.

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Bezotcovschina wrote

Fic: "Duck, Death and the Tulip" by Wolf Erlbruch (I cried a little)

Non-fic: "Prison Memories" by Alexey "Socrates" Sutuga

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snack OP wrote

I really wasn't expecting a children's book after reading the title and your remark :D

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Bezotcovschina wrote (edited )

It's a "children" book.

Edit: Alternative, more witty comment: "Prison Memories" is not a children book!

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