Books I read in 2018

A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge

★★★☆☆

Time Travel: A History by James Gleick

★★★★☆

Traction by Gino Wickman

Andy was quite taken with this management book and purchased multiple copies for the Clearleft leadership team. I’ll refrain from rating it because it was more like a homework assignment than a book I would choose to read. It crystalises some good organisational advice into practical steps, but it probably could’ve been quite a bit shorter.

Provenance by Ann Leckie

★★★☆☆

Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures edited by Ed Finn and Joey Eschrich, with guest editor Juliet Ulman

★★★☆☆

The Best of Richard Matheson by Richard Matheson, edited by Victor LaValle

★★★★☆

Close To The Machine: Technophilia And Its Discontents by Ellen Ullman

★★★☆☆

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

★★★★☆

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

★★★★☆

Dawn by Octavia Butler

★★★☆☆

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

★★☆☆☆

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

★★★★☆

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

★★★☆☆

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

★★★☆☆

Programmed Inequality by Marie Hicks

I was really looking forward to this one, but I found its stiff academic style hard to get through. I still haven’t finished it. But I figure if I could read Sapiens through to the end, I can certainly manage this. The subject matter is certainly fascinating, and the research is really thorough, but I’m afraid the book is showing its thesis roots.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

★★★☆☆

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

★★★★☆

A Thread Across The Ocean by John Steele Gordon

★★★★☆

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

★★★★☆

The Airs Of Earth by Brian Aldiss

★★★☆☆

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

A Christmas present from my brother-in-law. I just cracked this open, so you’ll have to come back next year to find out how it fared.

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Jeremy Keith

Jeremy Keith

A web developer and author living and working in Brighton, England. Everything I post on Medium is a copy — the originals are on my own website, adactio.com