Jan 26, 2018

Weekend Reads - 180126

Welcome to Weekend Reads, the Science Fiction and Fantasy community had some sad news this week with the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin, probably best know as the author of A Wizard of Earthsea. She has received many awards including the Hugo, Nebula and National Book Award to name a few. You can find out more about her here on goodreads. The first article this week is from one of my favourite blogs, Tor.com and takes a look at Ursula K. Le Guin writings and gives you something to really think about.

Next up there is an article on how NOT to read this year but Jon Bloom. In it he argues that what you read will shape not only what you think, but how you think. Life is short so you need to be discerning in what you read this year. Some food for thought it aligns with what I try to promote here on this blog.

There is also a tech and science article which may blow your mind and change how you look at the earth and driver-less technology. So when it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and have a read of the following articles.

“How much do you have to know about science to write science fiction?” Irv Broughton had asked Le Guin. The primary requirement, Le Guin answered, was that “a science fiction writer be interested in science. He may hate it; I know Ray Bradbury hates it. I know he hates technology, and I rather think he hates science. But he’s interested in it.”

What you read will shape you. It will shape not only what you think, but how you think. Your life is short. You can only read a relatively small amount in the time you have. You will have to neglect reading far more than you will ever be able to read. So, resolve this year to increase your skill in how not to read.

After decades of theorizing and searching, scientists are reporting that they’ve finally found a massive reservoir of water in the Earth’s mantle — a reservoir so vast that could fill the Earth’s oceans three times over. This discovery suggests that Earth’s surface water actually came from within, as part of a “whole-Earth water cycle,” rather than the prevailing the

How driverless vehicles can enable ondemand accommodation for one night or 1000, and at rates 10x cheaper than your rent bill

‘RINGWORLD,’ ‘SNOW CRASH,’ AND ‘LAZARUS’ are getting significant production investment.

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