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Falko

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Joined 1 year, 5 months ago

reading mostly non-fictional books to learn new stuff. But occasionally I'm reading Sci-Fi and History.

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The Dark Forest (Paperback, 2016, Head of Zeus) 4 stars

This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by …

The historical facts of the Middle Ages and the Great Ravine prove that a totalitarian system is the greatest barrier to human progress. Starship Earth requires vibrant new ideas and innovation, and this can only be accomplished through the establishment of a society that fully respects freedom and individuality.”

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I'm a little surprised this passed Chinese editors ;)

The Dark Forest (Paperback, 2016, Head of Zeus) 4 stars

This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by …

He had been sent to the largest hospital in the city, where expert psychiatrists had been powerless to help him, although they had proposed a novel idea, which Luo Ji and the suburban officials helped carry out. As in Daudet’s “The Siege of Berlin,” or the old Golden-Age film Good Bye, Lenin!, why not fabricate a fictional environment in which humanity had failed?

The Dark Forest by  (Page 436)

Wow, a reference to a German movie.

The Dark Forest (Paperback, 2016, Head of Zeus) 4 stars

This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by …

“Bird flu?” Luo Ji said in alarm. “No. Bed flu. That’s what the media’s calling it. It started going around in a nearby city a week ago. It’s infectious, but symptoms are light. There’s no fever, just a runny nose, and some patients get a sore throat. There’s no need for medication, and it goes away on its own in three days or so after a little bed rest.”

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Oh oh... a flu

The Dark Forest (Paperback, 2016, Head of Zeus) 4 stars

This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by …

He now understood that the Wallfacers had a mission far weirder than any in history, its logic cold and twisted, yet unyielding as the chains that bound Prometheus. It was an unliftable curse impossible for the Wallfacers to break under their own strength.

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The Dark Forest (Paperback, 2016, Head of Zeus) 4 stars

This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by …

One consequence of nuclear technology was that it allowed a country of just a few million people to pose a substantial threat to one with a hundred million, something that at one time had been practically impossible. One of his key points was that the advantages of a large country were only truly advantageous in low-technology eras and would ultimately be weakened by the swift pace of technological progress, which would meanwhile enhance the strategic weight of small countries.

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