Review: Nightwings by Robert Silverberg

“Having lost our present and our future, we had of necessity to bend all our endeavors to the past, which no one could take from us if only we were vigilant enough.”
~Robert Silverberg, Nightwings

Plot summary

“Robert Silverberg’s enduring classic about one man’s journey to find salvation for a planet on the brink of destruction.

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Review: Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta

“Most of the soil we walk on once grew and breathed, and once it had the shape of the living, long ago. One day someone who doesn’t remember us will walk on our skin and flesh and bones, on the dust that remains of us.”
 ~Emmi Itäranta, Memory of Water

Plot summary

"Global warming has changed the world's geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets.

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Helsingin loppukesän galleriavinkit

Moikka hyvät suomenkielen taitoiset lukijat 🙂 Toivottavasti elokuu on sujunut suotuisasti. Onneksi kesää on vielä jäljellä. Eilen saitte lukea museovinkeistä alkukesän tapaan. Nyt olisivat vuorossa Helsingin gallerioiden kahdeksan suositusta näyttelyistä.

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Pääkaupunkiseudun loppukesän museovinkit

Loppukesän tervehdys kaikille! Toivottavasti kesä on ollut antoisa ja elämyksiä täynnä vaihtelevista säistä huolimatta. Millaisiin kulttuurikohteisiin olet ehtinyt kesän aikana tutustua? Kävitkö jossain täysin uudessa kohteessa?

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Travels: Beyond the Wolf Border

August is here!

There are a crazy amount of concepts in the world that have a peculiar meaning that only certain people understand – regional inside jokes if you like. In this travel story, let me introduce you to one of them – the wolf border.

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Review: Made in America by Bill Bryson

“Eenie, meenie, minie, mo” is based on a counting system that predates the Roman occupation of Britain, that may even be pre-Celtic.”
~Bill Bryson, Made in America

Plot summary

“Readers from Toad Suck, Arkansas, to Idiotsville, Oregon – and everywhere in between – will love Made in America, Bill Bryson’s Informal History of the English Language in the United States.

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Review: This is How You Die – Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

‘Is there anything you want to do before we put our heads in plastic boxes for two days?’
I thought about this for a second, then held the side of her face and kissed her.
We both zipped up our suits just in time to see the reactor blow: a column of green radioactive fire, belching black smoke. Di squeezed my hand, our big boxy heads knocked clumsily together, and I tried to think of something romantic to say.
‘Well, I guess that’s why they all die of cancer.’
~Tom Francis, This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

Plot summary

“If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published best seller, Machine of Death.

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