Books: Friday Roundup

Feeling rather under the weather again today folks. I'll be spending most of the day sneezing out brain matter and, well, not posting on here.
In the meantime, bump on over to Tor.com and check out Rachel Swirsky's fantastic short story "Eros, Philia, Agape."
Swirsky's proving herself to be one of the brightest young authors over at Tor. The piece focuses on Lucian, a robot on the "verge of transcendence," and clearly cements Swirsky's skills as a storyteller. Very heartwarming. Highly recommended.

Other stuff I'm reading this week:
-Zoe's Tale, John Scalzi
-Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, Michael B. Oren
-Wastelands (still, I know), ed. John Joseph Adams

Other stuff I enjoyed:
-"The End of the Whole Mess," Stephen King
-"The People of Sand and Slag," Paolo Bacigalupi
-"When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth," Cory Doctorow
-"Judgement Passed," Jerry Oltion
-"Attack of the Grub Eaters," Richard A. Lovett (In Analog, June 2009. Totally worth reading.)
-"Solace," James Van Pelt" (Also in Analog. Very enjoyable.)

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