Monthly Archives: May 2012

Embassytown by China Miéville My rating: 4 of 5 stars Language is everywhere, it infects everything about who we are. China Miéville holds nothing back as he sets out to explore this topic in what is his first full length novel within a science fiction setting; and he achieves it with spectacular grace. Miéville has … Continue reading

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State by Russell Blackford My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fantastic book on the topic of separation of church and state. The book basis the majority of it’s examination of the issues on concepts originally put forth by John Locke and John Stuart Mill, as well as existing … Continue reading

A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living by Luc Ferry My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is an easily readable overview of the main points of philosophical thought starting with Stoicism and the Greeks and moving through to modern secular humanism. If you’re new to philosophy and looking for a good … Continue reading

Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Peter F. Hamilton brings the exciting saga started in Pandora’s Star to a very exciting conclusion, and sets up what will surely be the lead in to the Dreaming Void. Hamilton creates very rich characters in an complex story that is, IMHO, some … Continue reading