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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Ack-Ack Macaque
Gareth L. Powell
Progress: 249/792 pages
V for Vendetta
David Lloyd, Alan Moore
Progress: 82/296 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 454/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 204/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 256/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
Mission to the Heart Stars  - James Blish This is a follow-up to The Star Dwellers. Blish examines possible pitfalls for societies with high-energy economies as his protagonists venture into the heart of the galaxy on a mission to force admittance to the Hegemony of Malis, a conglomerate of civilisations that uses proof of "stability" as the entry requirement.
The Hegemony, however, threatens destruction to any "unstable" civilisations and forcibly incorporates the stable but reluctant....
Blish claims in his introduction to have invented the term "high-energy economy" and his look at how such societies might develop again packs more ideas into 140 or so pages than many novelists' entire output.
Fast-paced fun that makes you think.