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Roadside Picnic   book icon  
by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1977)

read: 14 October 2017
rating: [+]
category: fiction

A great story, translated from the Russian, about life on Earth after the aliens have come and gone and left some of their weird technology behind them. The visitation sites, six in all, become a fascination for scientists and stalkers (people who creep into the visitation areas and take things to sell) and the interrelationship between these two groups is what drives the story forward.

Machine Man   book icon  
by Max Barry (2011)

read: 9 October 2017
rating: [+]
category: fiction

So good! So creepy! This book about an engineer who get in an accident at the lab and then is surprised to learn he likes his prosthesis in some ways better than his actual limbs. Enough that he tries to get more of them... You never know where this book is going. It has a Repo Man feel to it. It’s sort of gross in parts. I have really liked Barry’s books in the past but this may be my favorite.

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