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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

The Delirium Brief
Charles Stross
Ack-Ack Macaque
Gareth L. Powell
Progress: 249/792 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Isaac Newton
James Gleick
Progress: 32/289 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: 468/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 242/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
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!