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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
Thomas Schreiber, Holger Kantz
Progress: 29/320 pages
Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Positive Responses to Specific Learning Differences
David Pollak
Progress: 125/320 pages
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea
Judy Reene Singer
Progress: 52/82 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Novels and Stories, Vol. 1: Rocannon's World / Planet of Exile / City of Illusions / The Left Hand of Darkness / The Dispossessed / Stories (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 440/1100 pages
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated
Charles Darwin
Progress: 310/346 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: 359/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 110/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
The Tale That Wags the God - James Blish This is the third of Blish's books of criticism and was published posthumously - it is also the most varied and the best. In addition to essays on SF themes there are pieces about music and the wider world of letters. There is also a very candid and revealing autobiographical piece and an equally candid and revealing interview conducted by Brian Aldiss. An appendix consists of a very thorough bibliography of Blish's work, including variant titles, foreign language editions and work in all genres. (Blish wrote for sports and detective story magazines when under serious financial pressure.)

I strongly recommend this to all Blish fans - find out how autobiographical some of his books and stories are, what Blish thought of John Cage and what the most realistic dream-novel in English is, amongst many other things!