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What do you read for pleasure?
I am a big fan of science fiction, be it space opera, or near future stuff like Distraction or The Diamond Age. I have always loved books that expose me to new ideas. I love books that are disorienting at first. I loved Anathem. I love all the works of Frank Herbert. I want a book that will show me a lot more than it tells up front. I look for that "ah - ha!" moment in writing where my perspective shifts and a new window opens in my mind. I am also a reader of philosophy, including western classics like Plato, modern structuralists and post-structuralists like Wittgenstein, DeBouvoir, Kristeva and Foucault. I love to read Buddhist works of Dharma, my favorite being Nagarjuna. Again, I look for the ah-ha moment, but in these cases, it tends to go deeper. Lately, I've been reading 19th century literature like Dostoevski alongside the TimeBomb Trilogy by Scott K. Andrews. I recently finished the Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, which I loved. Lots and lots of ah-ha in that one, as well as Scott's.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPhone does it well enough for me. I use ibooks and kindle, depending on what I'm reading. I also love Overdrive and Hoopla for library books.
The Second book in the Wakeful Wanderer’s Guide series picks up a few months before the end of book one. It follows the travails of Barnabas: the conquering tyrant, Nora: his abandoned spy, Reyeena: the possessed and grieving mother, and Helen: the runaway aristocrat, and of course, Marto, among others.
Set at the end of the 21st century in New New England, Marto, Reyleena, Helen, Mem, and others fight to keep their Interconnected way of life alive against the forces of the NeoFeudal Traditionalist Luddites and the forces of the Memoriam.