Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


30 Aug 2013, 9:20 a.m.

Current Reading

Just read Jo Walton's Among Others, and then of course the spoiler thread on her LiveJournal. I absolutely see why it won the Hugo and Nebula. It's about how the love of speculative fiction can …

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18 Aug 2013, 22:53 p.m.

A List You Could Click Through

I've been really enjoying Rachel Kroll's blogging at Rachelbythebay. I got kind of addicted to reading her archives yesterday. My favorites, in no particular order: Bug reporting and sociopath developers Headphones, situational awareness, and even …

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14 Aug 2013, 18:04 p.m.

Uniform Light

I can be bad at remembering titles (e.g., misremembering "Silent Weapons" as "Distant Voices"). Part of this is because titles in specific genres blur together for me. You can come up with "this is about …

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21 Jul 2013, 22:09 p.m.

Writing A Short Varied Life Update In A Fruitless Attempt To Ignore The Heat

All those words for "hot weather, uncomfortable variety" feel about right now. Sweltering, sultry, torrid, what have you. It broils my brain more than hot weather used to; I feel like a Terry Pratchett troll. …

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24 Apr 2013, 12:24 p.m.

The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

"I had tea with the intolerable aunt today," begins Zen Cho's short and fast-moving The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo. (Guardian review.) It is so great. You can read it for free online, and then …

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09 Feb 2013, 13:07 p.m.

Recent Books

I know I'm missing some, but here are some books I've read in the last few months. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. SO GOOD. READ …

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23 Sep 2012, 13:31 p.m.

"Constellation Games" Out as Ebook

Constellation Games is out as a 5-dollar ebook. PDF? Kindle version? Nook version? DRM-free? Of course. “Richardson’s keen observations of human behavior combined with his sharp sense of humor make Constellation Games a terrific read.” …

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22 Sep 2012, 21:54 p.m.

A Commandment To Iterate

Nearly twenty years after reading about Kohlberg's proposed stages of moral development (alongside reading Huckleberry Finn in a high school lit class), I'm finally reading the response: Carol Gilligan's In A Different Voice. (I consistently …

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01 Sep 2012, 15:04 p.m.

Bertie Wooster, Tom Buchanan, and George Oscar Bluth II

In Arrested Development, G.O.B. makes use of a racist felon, "White Power Bill," as the unwilling demonstratee of a magic trick. Humiliated, Bill stabs G.O.B., crying, "White power!" As G.O.B. falls, he croaks, "I'm....white..." This, …

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26 Aug 2012, 19:41 p.m.

Reading & Rereading

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. The hike with Mel reminded me of the Ne Theras collective and hike from The Dispossessed once in a while, but more of Genly and …

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