Review: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! by Miran Lipova?aMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Learn You a Haskell (or LYAH as it’s known on Stack Exchange and other parts of the internet) is the most often recommended resource for learning Haskell. I think it has a lot of things going for it. 1. It’s …

Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is the story of the beginning of computers, written in the 1980s. I’d already read about many of the events portrayed in the book via other books or magazine articles. But this was nice and detailed. I like …

Review: Lords and Ladies

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is my second time reading Lords and Ladies Throughout this re-read I have asked a question in my reviews: Is this a good jumping on point for The Discworld. I have tried to give justifications for an answer in either direction. This …

Review: The Last Emperox

The Last Emperox by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well, that was quite the trilogy! Scalzi took all that he had been building up over the three books and used them to create a satisfying ending. If this isn’t your first Scalzi series you won’t be surprised by the ending. Don’t get …

Review: Django 2 by Example: Build powerful and reliable Python web applications from scratch

Django 2 by Example: Build powerful and reliable Python web applications from scratch by Antonio MelĂ© My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you want to learn Django, definitely get the newer version of this book that covers Django 3. That said, this book was VERY helpful in getting me started with Django for the …

Review: Network Effect

Network Effect by Martha Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars I got this book for free by being a World Con member for the 2021 convention. It’s part of the review packet.So, that was really flippin’ good. I wasn’t sure how well Martha Wells would do at transitioning from novella length Murderbot to full-length …

Review: Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue

Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014: Women Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue by Christie Yant My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of my favorite collections of stories and one of the best anthologies/magazines I’ve read so far in 2021. A lot of the stories in here a phenomenal. There are also a lot of …

Review: The Consuming Fire

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Scalzi continues to kick butt in the second book of The Interdependency. I’m used to the second book of a planned trilogy to be all setup for the third book which can mostly be climax. Yet, within this book Scalzi continues to have …

Review: Witches Abroad

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is my second time reading the book Our third outing with the Witches and the second one that includes Magrat Garlick. This one is part parody of the travelogue and part parody of Fairy Tales and Fairy Godmothers. It also introduces the Discworld …