Sunday, September 04, 2011

I've been slow to post lately. Below are some of the books I finished:

- Quantum Man by Lawrence M. Krauss.

This is a nice biography, focusing on Feynman's scientific work rather than personal life. The descriptions of his work do help to make it more understandable, although I think I will have to go back and re-read it to really absorb it.

- Contagious and Ancestor by Scott Sigler.

Contagious continues the story from Infected, but is more enjoyable. Infected spent a lot of time covering struggles of one of the infected, battling the parasites that were taking over his body, and the details were unpleasant. Contagious is more about the struggle against the successfully infected people, and is more interesting.

Ancestor is in the same timeline, according to the author, but is an entirely separate plot line about researchers trying to create an artificial life form that can be used to harvest transplant-able organs. The efforts are borderline illegal, and go underground and eventually craziness ensues. It's a real page turner (although I listened to the audio version) and quite good as a thriller.

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