Recent Books — Semiosis, No One Is Coming to Save Us, Originals, Kamau Bell, Bellassai, Nanoscale Communications

  • Semiosis by Sue Burke.  Very good first contact tale, the things we meet might be very very different than us.
  • No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts.  Another independent bookstore pick up, waaaay outside my comfort zone, and I just couldn’t get thru it.  
  • Originals by Adam Grant.  I expected to hate this as I tend not to enjoy pop business books, or books that justify people being jerks.  But it was better than that.  Useful tools for encouraging creativity in yourself and your teams.
  • The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell. Interesting story of a developing comic and his experiences with racism. I need to watch his show on CNN.
  • Everything is Awful by Matt Bellassai.  Another book by a comic, and this one is thin gruel after reading Bell above.  Couldn’t finish, seemed so lightweight.
  • Nanoscale Communication Networks by Stephen F. Bush.  From 2010, so in this field this is like a billion years old,  but still interesting.  Transport mechanisms, delay characteristics, accuracy are so different at the nanoscale.