Nine Classics to Read in the Winter

Why is it we only get reading lists during the summer? With its short days and achingly cold nights, winter seems the far better season to pick over neglected bookshelves. But I don’t like to read just any book in the winter. Breezy romances set in SoCal climes? Ech. (Well, for me that kind of … Continue reading

Sustaining Dread – Neuromancer teases out the bad guy

The most painful thing about reading this book is knowing how just about every idea in it has been turned into a cliche. Some of these ideas were innovative at the time. For example, action scenes in cyberspace, cybernetically-enhanced characters, and the intermingling of the human brain and the computer. However, some tropes in Neuromancer … Continue reading