Monthly Archives: June 2014

Notes on Literature / Book Review: The Wee Free Men

I just finished reading The Wee Free Men and, for once, I wanted to put down my thoughts with as much spontaneity and minimum mulling as possible. So here they are. Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men is, among other … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: A Very Brief Note on Steampunk

Steampunk typically re-imagines intangible 20th/21st Century technology remade with 19th Century mechanical parts (clockwork, gears, pistons, valves, engines…) as in William Gibson’s Difference Engine or made tangible by unimaginable future advances in technology as in Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age. Is this, … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: A Grab Bag of Thoughts!

I have been meaning to post my thoughts on some of my latest and not so latest reads, but have been putting it off for various reasons. So here’s what I intend to do in this post: Provide you with … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 4: The Ape and the Monolith

Setting: A used books shop (Blossom(s)) in Bangalore, some time ago. Scene: A couple of girls in conversation at the Sci-Fi / Fantasy section. One of the girls to the other: (something to the effect) “…strangely, it was only after … Continue reading

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