Light Sail, OH GOD WHY and some grindcore
TL;DR: prepping for the apocalypse but scientifically!
(Won't read the book because fuck elsevier, but it does sound interesting)
Mostly linking it for this tangent that almost hurts to read:
The feeling is “subjective” in the sense that it occurs inside your mind, but it is “objective” in the sense that you cannot get it arbitrarily by wishing; some things produce it and some do not. For instance, it is a hell of a lot easier to feel loved by getting eye contact and a hug, than it is by typing words into a computer screen.
TL;DR: OH GOD WHY (not that bad actually)
- Speaking of OH GOD WHY, here's Diablo 1 ported to JS and running (a bit slowly on my laptop) in a browser window
Grindcore from Sydney, Australia. 6 minutes and 52 seconds of angry loud nonsense, what's not to love.
(Pay-what-you-want for the digital, $3+ for the CD)
And for something completely different, here's some outrun/synthwave from San Diego. Reminds me of a cd with demos and mod files that I had in the 90s
Diamond Dogs by Alastair Reynolds.
This is a part of compilation called "Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days" (and the second part is called Turquoise Days), two rather short novellas within the Revelation Space universe. While the "main sequence" revelation space books are hard sci-fi space opera kind of things, this one is small and more contained, and reminds me of Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys. Which is not surprising, as Diamond Dogs itself references Rogue Moon.
After this post expect a couple of weeks of hiatus, as I'll be spending my summer vatation in Czech Republic at Brutal Assault summer festival, and then at my parents' place.