Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Reading

26 Jan 2022, 10:30 a.m.

Rebecca Fraimow, A Writer To Watch

Rebecca Fraimow is a scifi/fantasy author whose work I appreciate.I'm not alone. In the Hugo Award nominations for Best Short Story published in 2020, Fraimow's "This Is New Gehesran Calling" was ranked 14th. That may …

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28 Dec 2021, 18:40 p.m.

The Stories I Chose

A few days ago I wrapped up my series of MetaFilter posts recommending short scifi/fantasy stories. That post links to 40+ magazines, and in particular their RSS/Atom feeds, in case you'd like a fresh and …

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16 Dec 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Links and Notes: Poverty and Wealth Inequality in Scifi

Earlier today I spoke as a panellist at WorldCon (DisCon III), in the virtual session "Poverty and Wealth Inequality in Science Fiction." (I was a late addition.) I shared several links so I figured I'd …

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01 Dec 2021, 16:43 p.m.

Another Swath Of Recent Reading

Some more books I've read fairly recently. Some time ago, while looking for Diane Duane tie-in novels to read, I found out that she wrote seven technothriller novels for young adults within the Tom Clancy's …

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13 Oct 2021, 11:25 a.m.

Some Recent Reading

I've recommended several short scifi/fantasy stories I've enjoyed by posting about them on MetaFilter. In addition, here are a few notes on some books I've recently read. I read the harrowing memoir Year of the …

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06 Jun 2021, 16:30 p.m.

New History of AIDS Activism

I'm looking forward to reading Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman for the same reason I love Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the …

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17 May 2021, 23:11 p.m.

Willis and Cho

I meant to mention here that some months ago? I reread Connie Willis's Doomsday Book. So, I have a strong memory of having read Doomsday Book previously, back when I lived in Berkeley. In particular …

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14 May 2021, 12:18 p.m.

A Few Other Recent Books Read

Several months ago I read Laurie J. Marks's Elemental Logic fantasy quartet and liked it a lot. Today, Fire Logic, the first book in the series, is on sale for $1.99 on Kobo as an …

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30 Apr 2021, 16:36 p.m.

Recent Books I've Read

The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan -- about people in 1870 falling in love while figuring out how to encode Chinese characters for transmission on the first worldwide telegraphic network. It's like a "Landsailor" …

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07 Apr 2021, 21:38 p.m.

A Few Books Influencing Mine

I'm working on a forthcoming book on rejuvenating legacy open source systems. In addition to my bibliography of open source management books/courses, I'm grateful to a few management, teaching, and writing books that have influenced …

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