After hearing about the #Tolkien perspective flip "The Last Ringbearer" by Kirill Eskov and trawling through https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PerspectiveFlip,two perspective flips I'm excited to read are:
- #Voltaire's The White Bull http://www.gutenberg.org/files/35595/35595-h/35595-h.htm#CHAPTER_Ia
- Margaret Atwood's The #Penelopiad (yeah, Penelope!): audiobook available! This is gonna rock!
I also picked up
- Herb Simon’s “The Sciences of the Artificial”
- Marvin Minsky’s “Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines”
Via this list of our wizened demigod Alan Kay’s list of old computing books to read. https://www.quora.com/Experienced-programmers-and-computer-scientists-what-are-some-really-old-or-even-nearly-forgotten-books-you-think-every-new-programmer-should-read/answer/Alan-Kay-11?share=1
You know. Vegetables. Good for me. 😴
“I wanted happy endings in those days, and happy endings are best achieved by keeping the right doors locked and going to sleep during the rampages.”
“it’s a low art, tale-telling. Old women go in for it, strolling beggars, blind singers, maidservants, children – folks with time on their hands.” 🤣
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