EZMiscellaneous Thoughts and Ramblings for the week.
I just finished reading Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey on my Kindle Paperwhite. It's the first book in The Expanse trilogy. I have heard good things about SyFy TV channel series and have heard that the book is better. More times than not, isn't that always the case?
I'm not that into the science fiction genre - there are no Comic Cons in my future - but I do enjoy a good work of fiction every now and then.
And now that I've read the book, I'll be watching it on Amazon Prime.
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Here are a few notes from this week's read:
It's definitely science fiction of the old-school space opera variety.
Leviathan Wakes has two protagonists with very different worldviews, which are often in conflict.
Holden and Miller have got two different views on the ethical use of information. That's very much a current argument. Holden's my holy fool. He's an idealist, a man who faces things with this very optimistic view of humanity. He believes that if you give people all of the information, they'll do the right thing with it, because people are naturally good. Miller is a cynic and a nihilist. He looks at the dissemination of information as a game you play. He doesn't have faith in anyone else's moral judgment. Control of information is how you get people to do what you want, and he doesn't trust anyone else
I picked those two characters because they're both right, and they're both wrong.
Two more books. They are titled Caliban's War and Dandelion Sky. I hope to keep exploring the idea of human expansion into the solar system and beyond, and balancing the very real threats that the galaxy poses for the fledgling human diaspora against the threats that those same humans will bring with them.
EZPictures of the Week: Yvonne's current soft cast. She'll get a lighter fiberglass cast tomorrow which she is very much looking forward to.
EZQuote of the Week:
"The question isn't who is going to let me: it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
EZVideo of the Week:
I could've donated last year's Christmas tree to the Boy Scouts and let them dispose of it. But this was much more fun and it's how I start all of our fire pit fires. No newspaper or kindling wood required!