Review: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others is a remarkably enjoyable collection of short stories which give the reader a glimpse into several fantastic yet eerily familiar worlds. Chiang uses expert finesse and imaginative storytelling to tie together physics, mythology, magic, linguistics, and biology in the eight short stories in this book. First published in … Continue reading Review: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

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/gɪf/ or /d͡ʒɪf/?

Ever since that fateful evening in 2013, when Steve Wilhite -- inventor of the .gif format -- declared that his format was pronounced "jif," not "gif," nerds across the globe have been at war. Today, in 2018, people from all walks of life defend their use of the "hard G" or "soft G" with a … Continue reading /gɪf/ or /d͡ʒɪf/?

Review: Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert's Children of Dune is a refreshing continuation of the series after the cloudy and disjointed interlude of Dune Messiah. The saga resumes its sense of action and adventure with the story of Paul's children and their plot to save the future of humanity. In his typical style, Herbert tackles the huge challenge of setting … Continue reading Review: Children of Dune by Frank Herbert