Currently Reading: Ready Player One


One might say that Ready Player One is a remix of Neal Stephenson’s 1992 Snow Crash. Both novels are set in an ugly future where greedy, money slave corporations have taken over the world so people constantly look for refuge in virtual reality. In RPO’s case, that virtual reality is called OASIS, a fitting name. While both novels seem in every way similar – nerd utopias, ass-kicking female characters, sarcasm, sticking it to the man… the main difference is that RPO is more like a treasure hunt perpetrated by a sort of Bill Gates character while SC is a cyberpunk detective story. (more…)


Ten Quotes To Go With Your Wine

Of grief, wistfulness, and love (as it always is). I hope you enjoy these ten wonderful passages from my favorite stories. Listen to Alexandre Desplat’s The Imitation Game score while you’re at it. Don’t forget to pour yourself a glass of red wine. You’ll thank me later. (more…)