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review 2019-11-27 17:21
A unique solution to the energy crisis
The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov is organized into 3 distinct parts. The first follows a young physicist doing research on the history of the Electron Pump which is a nifty invention providing unlimited energy for all of humanity. He comes to believe that the 'Father of the Electron Pump' is merely a puppet of the entities living in the para-universe (where the energy was being siphoned) and that the Pump itself poses a grave risk to our Universe. The second part occurs in this para-universe and follows a group of entities that are composed of an amorphous substance which allows them to merge with one another and form 'triads'. In this universe the Sun is dying which creates a ripple effect on the creatures which inhabit the planet. A member of this species (it's hard to describe these creatures) has a theory that the Pump they're employing is dangerous to them all and is the reason that procreation has nearly ground to a halt. [A/N: This might be the first instance where a description of alien sex is described in fairly explicit detail and as the alien beings are so different from ourselves it was super weird but certainly showcases Asimov's ingenuity.] And then we come to the third and final part which takes the reader back to our universe. We follow a (retired) scientist named Denison who has moved to the Moon where an entire society has taken residence (most of which are natives to the Lunar colony). Denison has his own suspicions about the Pump and believes he knows how to counteract the negative effects of the Pump but he soon discovers that the Lunarites may have their own agenda.

 

Overall, I didn't love this book but I did appreciate Asimov's writing (it's always cutting edge even though it was written decades ago) so my overall rating is a 5/10.

 

A scene from the third part of the book. Did I mention the Lunarites are a nudist society? [Source: tvtropes.org]

 

What's Up Next: Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon

 

What I'm Currently Reading: 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (reread)

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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text 2019-09-28 07:05
Cover Reveal - Tales from Parallel Worlds

 

Synopsis: 
 
A collection of faerie tales and adventure stories from two worlds parallel to each other. One is a world filled with fae folk and monsters, and the other is place of clockwork and alchemy. Both are brimming with magic, mystery, and mortals who must find their places within.

Between the pages of these worlds, a boy learns his childhood friend is a dyrad, a lady must sneak away from her own ball to provide the cure to a plague-infected village, a siren has to solve a murder, and more.

Also includes an exclusive short story from the Howling Twenties series, involving the enchanted forest, a wedding day, and a blood moon.

Be swept away in tales of wonder- with all profit going to Polaris so girls and boys can have a chance to live their own faerie tales and adventures in freedom. 
 
 
 
 
 
Author Bio:
 

Jes Drew is the author of the Ninja and Hunter trilogy, the Howling Twenty trilogy, the Kristian Clark saga, the Castaways trilogy, and The Dystopian Takeover trilogy. She read every fairy tale book she could get a hold of as a child, Captain America is her version of Prince Charming, and she’s pretty sure she's a mermaid.

 

Contact her at: author.jes.drew@gmail.com

Blog: https://agencyofbooksandspies.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8405352.Jes_Drew

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/DrewJes

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/boosbooks7929/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGja0f51Ivfa7jySIBDSuLQ?view_as=subscriber

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-06-08 15:18
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab

The beginning was weird and slow, but when I really got into the book, it turned out to be such an amazing story with great characters and unbelievable world(s). All these Londons were so different. I actually had a dream about the White one ... more like a nightmare, to be honest.

Kell, a wizard who can travel between worlds, is doing something illegal - for a price he smuggles things from one London to another. Delivering a letter to a dying man he has a feeling that something is wrong, so he opens the letter and finds a blank page. But the package with his payment contains a stone with very powerful and dangerous magic. Kell knows that such magic can destroy his world, so he tries to return it to its rightful place. While escaping the men trying to take to stone away, he meets Lila Bard, a pickpocket from Grey London, who is in search of her big adventure.

These characters were so amazing. I liked how conflicted Kell was - he seemed to have everything but actually was lonely and lost. And I adored Lila. She was wonderful - spunky and bloodthirsty but also brutally honest. Her friendship with Kell was a thing of beauty, so fragile and so strong at the same time. 
I'm glad I got the book from the library and decided to finish it. Yes, there was a moment somewhere on page 30, I actually thought of dnf-ing the book (I told you the beginning was weird). 
Now, I just have to wait for the second book to be translated into my mother tongue.

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text 2019-01-22 02:52
Again in case of narrow availability of space we can not fit the plastic water tanks

Whenever we arrange any social gatherings it is mandatory to arrange for drinking water. Storing drinking water can be a costly venture and especially catering mineral water in case of organizing lengthy social occasion can be much expensive. The solution is simple; we first need to ensure that the right water tank is ready. Again in case of narrow availability of space we can not fit the plastic water tanks.

There are hassles for the construction companies, community centers and fair organizers when they plan to store water. Rain water storage is even not possible in remote parts of Australia.The solution is now unique, for rain water storage the dismantled plastic water tanks can be useful. If the get together is in a hilly location then also it is not a problem, it is just necessary to select the right water tank company. There are many water storage device providers who ensure storage of pure water. While storing pure water it is necessary to check out the materials that have been used for manufacture of the water tanks.

Always plastic water tanks might not be the right choice, there are several tanks made up of galvanized steel. These tanks are safer in terms of hygiene and long term storage process.While planning for water storage during events we must also focus upon the transportation costs. It is best to select a tank provider that facilitates better mobility and flexibility. Requirement of the tanks remain in farmlands, deserts and even in the forests and for this the easily transportable tanks are best. For rain water storage in the dry and arid regions of Australia it is best to use the durable tanks. Only the tank providers who ensure immediate water tank repair can be considered to be the right vendor. Necessity of water is immense for the Australians residing in the suburban areas. To remain safe guarded each resident maintains water storage device. Presently it is in common place that few of the families are pulling in dollars to purchase durable parallel twin screw barrel Manufacturers water storing tanks. In turn the level of contingency to fight a crisis goes uphill.

There are several ways of getting in touch with the suitable plastic water tank provider. In case of emergency water tank related requirements it is just necessary to dial up the toll free customer support numbers. There are plenty of online resources that educate and inform us regarding the exact utilization of grey water storage tanks. Earlier it was the time of barrels and gallons of water or oil used to be stored within them. In terms of purity and safety there were tons of issues. With the supplement of those water storage devices the scenario has considerably improved and We, Australians don't take a second opinion while drinking water outside. In case of arranging filtered water it is just necessary to inform the water tank suppliers. The mobile water tanks are provided across Australia but it is always a good idea to inform about the exact requirements with time in hand. Rain water storage to utilize it in future is no more a daunting task, just a matter of getting in touch with the right storage tank provider.

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review 2018-12-20 14:25
Nietzsche’s Metaphor: "The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications" by David Deutsch
The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications - David Deutsch


(Original Review, 1988-05-30)



Perhaps it is worthwhile clearing up a few fundamentals here. Specifically, the concept of something complicated being created as opposed to evolved. Of course, consciousness has evolved and is a characteristic of the complex arrangement of entities whose properties are understood by physics. But, going from the basic laws governing the building blocks to the complex is currently way beyond anything dreamt of in systems theory, where biological simulation is hovering around the simple swim patterns of single celled flagellum bacteria. Before attempting to build something we try and understand it. That is, what aspects of the thing to focus on. What are the essentials?
 
 
 
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.
 
 

 

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