Book Review: Queer Privacy - Sarah Jamie Lewis

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A cyberpunk scene.

Queer Privacy is a collection of essays about community, family, coming out, dating, domestic violence, activism, sex work and suicide. We will talk about problems, we won't always have solutions, and not all the stories have happy endings. After all, this is real life and we are building it together - one step at a time.

Book Review: The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal

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A lady astronaut faces the planet Mars.

The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars.

Of course, the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but could the International Aerospace Coalition ever stand the thought of putting a woman on such a potentially dangerous mission?

Episode 30 - The Science of Laughter - with @Suw

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Suw and Terence sat on the sofa.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! I interviewed its founder, Suw Charman-Anderson, on an earlier episode. So here is a BONUS EPISODE for your ears. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I had recording it. https://shkspr.mobi/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Suw-Laughing.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:13 — 941.5KB)Subscribe: Android Google Podcasts RSS

Book Review: Jennifer Government - Max Berry

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A human eye, beneath it is a barcode tattoo.

The world is run by American corporations; there are no taxes; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; the Police and the NRA are publicly-traded security firms; the government can only investigate crimes it can bill for.

Billy NRA is finding out that life in a private army isn't all snappy uniforms & code names. Jennifer Government, a legendary agent with a barcode tattoo, is a consumer watchdog with a gun.

Book Review: Invisible Women - Caroline Criado Perez

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Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives. Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.

Book Review: Turn the Ship Around - L. David Marquet

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Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. He faced a new wrinkle when he was assigned at the last minute to the Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine that he hadn't been trained for. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found.