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David Rodriguez
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Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin is the second book in The Broken Earth series. It follows directly after The Fifth Season , which was an incredible book on its own. N.K. Jemisin continues the tradition of excellence with The Obelisk Gate , an exciting stor...

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Book Review: Caliban's War by James S. A. Corey
I follow several authors on Twitter and Daniel Abraham, one half of James S. A. Corey, is one of them (the other half being Ty Frank). As such, I've been hearing a lot of news from him (and other sources) about the second season of The Expanse on SyFy. This...

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Favorite Books of 2016
As I try to do every year, this post will list and briefly describe the best books I read in 2016. As usual, I'd like to point out that some of these were published before 2016 but I only got around to reading them now. Similar to last year, I didn't read t...

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Book Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
This is the second book in the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. I read the first book, The Black Prism , a long time ago at the recommendation of a friend. It was very good and I made a mental note to keep track of the series. I then lost that note. The ...

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Book Review: The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K Dick
Some time ago, I remember seeing the controversy about subway ads depicting Nazi symbols in New York. This was for the upcoming Amazon series The Man in the High Castle , based on the book by Phillip K Dick. This came around the same time as a video game re...

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Book Review: Death's End by Liu Cixin
Death's End , by Liu Cixin and translated by Ken Liu, is the third and final installment of the  Remembrance of Earth's Past series. It chronicles the events following The Dark Forest and focuses on humanity's place in the universe. There is a lot of intere...

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Book Review: Tau Ceti by Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile
Tau Ceti is part of a series of books where a senior author and a junior one are paired together to write a story. In Tau Ceti , we have Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile teaming up to tell a "hard" sci-fi story of a generation ship and its journey to the...

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Data Science: What Should I Read Next?
As I wrote about last week , I’ve spent a bit of time looking over my reviews on Goodreads to explore trends in what authors I read, how fast I read, and how I review books. In today’s post, we’ll tackle something a little more ambitious: given the data I c...

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Data Science: My Goodreads Reviews
Followers of my blog will know that I read and review quite a few of books throughout the year. I track the books I read and those want to read on  Goodreads  and recently came across their API. I decided to figure out how to access it and see what sort of ...

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Book Review: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season  by N.K. Jemisin is the 2016 Hugo Award winning novel. I've read many of Jemisin's work and have enjoyed them greatly, but between life and travels had missed this one. I saw her promoting its sequel, The Obelisk Gate , on twitter; though, ...
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