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Darwin's Children
Darwin's Children
by Greg Bear
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: CDN$ 10.34
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2.0 out of 5 stars The first novel from Bear I didn't finish, June 25 2004
Greg Bear was my favorite writer, period. If I saw a new novel from him, I'd buy it, no questions asked. But Darwin's radio falls short. His mutated children characters could be fascinating, but he doesn't spend enough time on them. On and on we go, about Washington, hearings, and recriminations. Hey, if I wanted to see that crap, I can turn on C-SPAN and watch the 9-11 hearings, I don't need to pay eight bucks. Where is the wonder and majesty of the Way, in the Eon series? The vast loneliness of space, and awesome sense duty in the Forge of God books? The strangeness and alien humanity in Queen of Angels? This book is a disappointment. If you want to go find the wonder that was Greg Bear, go get yourself an Alistair Reynolds book. That guy ROCKS! And Mr. Bear, please go back into the wonder business, so I can go back to buying your books again without worring about wasting my time.

Accidental Theorist: And Other Dispatches From The Dismal Science
Accidental Theorist: And Other Dispatches From The Dismal Science
by Paul Krugman
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.50
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1.0 out of 5 stars Politics based economics based on faulty conclusions, June 8 2004
"Paul Krugman has been proclaimed the most celebrated economist of his generation..." proclaims the back cover add. Celebrated by who? Maybe the former economic minister of the Soviet Union. Kruger's attacks on supply-side economics, and general good-for-business economic policies reveal a guy who might be an accomplished academic but has absolutely no common sense. Despite the 80 years of failure data that communist/socialist economic models provide a wealth of information on, we still have people that cling to these ideals. Like blind rats who cannot desert the sinking hulk of failure that centralization and management stupidity that is socialism, they cast about wildly, squeeking to the other blind rats. It is a small book, which was a relief

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