This was an excellent book, definitely my favorite of the trip so far. Consider this amazing first sentence, which I consider not a spoiler because its literally the first sentence: THE MOON BLEW UP WITHOUT WARNING AND FOR NO APPARENT reason. One of the things that I really appreciated about Seveneves is that I feel like a lesser author would have attempted to add some filler into each part and ended up with a sort of bloated trilogy. Its still a long read, but its scope demands it. Part 3 dragged a bit for me, but parts 1 and 2 are good enough to outweigh that. I think it also has appeal beyond folks just interested in sci-fi, but I’m probably not the best judge of that.

The Water Knife

This was too grim for me to fully enjoy. But the concept is really interesting and the story is a compelling and well told quick read. The setting is sometime in the not too distant future when water shortage in the western US becomes a apocolyptic level problem. If you don’t mind or enjoy watching Game of Thrones, then the grimness won’t be an issue for you and its probably worth a read, otherwise you should pass.


The difficulty of just living in this climate has slowed down my non-fiction pursuits. So, I haven’t yet acquired that book on NLP. Instead, I started Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Coming to Our Senses. A bit lighter all things considered. Practicing mindfulness meditation has been a positive influence in my life and deepening my understanding seemed like a good direction to head when I’m not entranced in other fantatistical realms.