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Introvert vegan anarchist. I read mostly fantasy and science fiction books. I can lend you most of the books I've read, as epub.

Languages: de, en.

Other Fediverse account: @tastytea@very.tastytea.de.

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A Half-Built Garden (2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown …

Queer solarpunk first-contact sci-fi

4 stars

As the title says: queer solarpunk first-contact sci-fi!

Recommended for anyone that liked:

  • the first book of the Wanderer series by Becky Chambers
  • for anyone solar-curious
  • for nerds with kids
  • for nerds without kids
  • for fans of peer-to-peer mesh networks (yes, really)

It definitely has some weird bits, not necessarily in a negative sense. I enjoyed this a bunch and kept telling people about during my travels in the past weeks—so that's probably a better recommendation indicator than anything!

The author even coined a potential subgenre in describing the book: diaperpunk!

Fake Facts (German language, 2020) 4 stars

Gut gemeint, enttäuschende umsetzung

3 stars

Ganz gut für nen groben überlick über allerlei verschwörungserzählungen, allerdings erscheinen mir die quellen teilweise zweifelhaft (zum beispiel umfragen mit weniger als hundert befragten, die ein ganzes land repräsentieren sollen). Die autoris betonen immer wieder, wie wichtig es ist, sich nicht über verschwörungsglauben und esoterik lustig zu machen, tun es dann aber selbst die ganze zeit. Am anfang kam ein sehr merkwürdiger psychotest, der die glaubwürdigkeit des buches erstmal zunichtemacht. Auf den „anti-deutschen“ einschlag, der zwischendrin durchscheint, hätte ich ganz gut verzichten können.

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Internet for the People (Paperback, 2021, Verso Books) 3 stars

In Internet for the People, leading tech writer Ben Tarnoff offers an answer. The internet …

so, the internet, although its research started for us military reasons ofc, it has been created through public fundings, global efforts, with an open-source politics in mind and used mostly for education and research purpose.

then, when its request skyrocketed and the us private sector started being interested, a bunch of politicians said "you know what, we just give everything up to the free market" without any condition and/or restriction whatsoever.

and here we are.

yeah, it might be a common story, but it's always infuriating to read in any shape or form. #eattherich