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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
Peter Moore
Progress: 255/416 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: 415/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 124/1102 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: 76/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
I Am a Cat
Graeme Wilson, Aiko Ito, Sōseki Natsume
Progress: 357/638 pages
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Progress: 651/1220 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.