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  1. Mirrorshades

    Free online edition of the 1986 cyberpunk anthology: Gibson, Cadigan, Rucker, Bear, Sterling, etc. Not the most readable format however. (via

  2. Café Royal Books

    Lovely series of small photo books. (via the Guardian)

  3. In search of the new

    Robin Sloan gets lots of recommendations for SF books “that could only have been written in the last ten years, … that hinge on experi­ences and feelings new in the last ten years, … that repre­sent the current leading edge of the genre’s specu­la­tive and stylistic devel­op­ment?”

  4. MIT Press Open Architecture and Urban Studies | The MIT Press

    A free “digital collection of classic and previously out-of-print architecture and urban studies books”. (via Things Magazine)

  5. Library JSON - A Proposal for a Decentralized Goodreads

    I do like this general idea. My own site’s Reading section works for me but it’d be nice if it had the chance of connecting to other things via a nice data format.

  6. Help me make a world history syllabus out of novels - books | Ask MetaFilter

    I don’t often read historical novels, but I like this idea.

  7. Five Books | The best books on everything

    Experts recommend the five best books on different topics, sometimes very (too?) specific. Reminds me of that Septivium thing I started that never went anywhere. (via Kottke)

  8. The Bigger, Badder 2019 Book Tracking Spreadsheet

    I can’t decide if this is more or less crazy than all the work I put in to writing my own (less detailed) reading-tracking code. (via Buckslip)

  9. Bronson Pinchot Discusses All Things Audiobooks — Vulture

    Interesting on how he thinks about recording audiobooks.

  10. Zno - next gen photobooks, Layflat Photo Books…

    Because I came across these a couple of weeks ago and then forgot the name, unsurprisingly. (via The Online Photographer)

  11. Offscreen Magazine Interview — by Craig Mod

    Really nice piece. Thoughtful, pragmatic, calm. On books, working out what scale of effect gives you satisfaction, pace, depth, connectivity. (via Warren Ellis)

  12. Servers for Hackers by Chris Fidao [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]

    Every time I think about buying this I forget the name and have to hunt around next time I think of it.

  13. Speculating Futures

    A reading list. “Speculating Futures looks at past speculative narratives, like those of Ursula K. Le Guin, and past attempts at creating technological utopia, like Chile’s Cybersyn.”

  14. Global/universal short-links for your Amazon content @ BookLinker

    I’ve often thought this would be a good idea, but hadn’t looked to see who did it. (One URL for a book, which redirects user to their country’s Amazon.) I find it odd Amazon doesn’t do it. Or have a single international page for a book.

  15. Flask Web Development - O’Reilly Media

    This book was really good for helping to structure a slightly larger Flask site than I was previously used to. I’m liking Flask, but it does require piecing together lots of knowledge to sew parts together.

  16. Jackson Lears reviews ‘The Age of Acquiescence’ by Steve Fraser · LRB 16 July 2015

    How left-leaning beliefs have disappeared in the US, mostly over the first half of the 20th century. (Subscribers only)

  17. Learning Susy | Zell Liew

    This ($39) book’s good if you’re struggling to get to grips with Susy, the SASS/CSS layout framework. Does a nice job of explaining things in a way that makes more sense than the documentation.

  18. Reading Markson Reading, The poet Laura Sims is writing a piece about…

    Tyler Malone on his experience of going through Strand Books’ entire stock, twice, to find hundreds of books from the late David Markson’s library.

  19. Kanban and Scrum - making the most of both

    Nice down-to-earth book (free PDF with registration) about differences between Scrum and Kanban. (If you have other recommendations for this kind of stuff, do let me know.)

  20. A [Suggested] Moorcock Reading Order [Work in Progress] - Moorcock’s Miscellany

    I wondered whether to re-read the Eternal Champion etc novels, then realised quite how many there are. But interesting to see the suggested order of the Dancers at / Legends from the End of Time stories.

  21. Lacuna Books

    Online tool for writing books and papers. Long content, footnotes etc, output to HTML and, for $10, EPUB and PDF. Looks good. (via Tom Taylor)

  22. Packagr

    Promises to make it easy to repurpose blogs etc, and output to Kindle, iBooks, App Store etc. Not properly launched yet, looks interesting. By Ben Brown et al.

  23. London Centre for Book Arts

    New, in Hackney, devoted to artists’ books. They do classes on printing, binding, etc. (via the Guardian)

  24. An Open Letter to E-Book Retailers: Let’s have a return to common sense | TeleRead

    All sensible, and all things that have put me off ebooks. But mainly for: “If the button said ‘buy now’ and I clicked on it and I paid anything remotely resembling full retail price, I should *own* the book.” Yes. Who has ever said, “I’m going to buy a license to read that book!”

  25. Teaching about the Future: Dr Peter C Bishop, Andy Hines: Books

    New, expensive, book from my old futures professor and an alumni who now also teaches at Houston.

  26. Early Modern Texts - Philosophers and Philosophy Topics

    Lots of older philosophy works translated into more modern English to make them easier going today. (via The Online Photographer)

  27. Maelstrom - Arion Games |

    I never played a game of this RPG but I remember really liking the system. It seemed somehow more “realistic” than a lot of RPGs. Now available as a PDF for $10.

  28. Chamberlin, Powell and Bon Twentieth-Century Architects: Elain Harwood: Books

    Due out end of 2011, 160 pages, about the Barbican and Golden Lane Estate architects.

  29. Amazon introduces new Kindle eBook format and makes a major misstep :Guido Henkel

    This kind of obsolescence in an already fairly new platform doesn’t encourage me to buy a Kindle. (via @jamesbridle)

  30. The best intro book for any topic |

    Suggesting the best book to start learning about many topics. Needs more context and justification, but an interesting thing to browse. (via Kottke)

  31. Luna’s Café: Typography is about reading – and so are ebooks

    There are a few reasons I’ve never bought a Kindle book, and this thoughtlessness on the part of publishers and Amazon is one. (via Daring Fireball)

  32. The Best Word Book Ever,1963 and 1991. - a set on Flickr

    Fascinating look at the changes in Richard Scarry’s childrens’ picture book. “Beautiful screaming lady” is a favourite 1963 phrase. (via Tom Taylor)

  33. Albert Einstein Institution - Publications - 005 From Dictatorship to Democracy

    Full PDF text of this 1993 book by Gene Sharp, who was interviewed on ‘Today’ this morning. It’s apparently been cited by some of those in the current revolutions.

  34. David Long :: Hidden City

    “The Secret Alleys, Courts and Yards of London’s Square Mile” Sounds like a good read.

  35. A List Apart: Articles: A Simpler Page

    A bit about the problems of formatting long-form stuff for different screens, and then his solution, Bibiotype, an HTML/CSS/JS template, which is really gorgeous.

  36. Reading Markson Reading

    Brilliant: scans of pages of books owned by David Markson which ended up in the Strand bookstore after his death. His annotations are explained and examples of corresponding passages in his own work are given. (via @jamesbridle)

  37. A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (

    Oh, that looks good doesn’t it. Fills a gap that I now realise was aching to be filled.

  38. Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training

    Recommended a few times in an Ask Metafilter thread for beginners looking to build strength.

  39. Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook

    Conversations around pages of a book.

  40. - Pragmatic Idealism for the future

    ‘An Optimist’s Tour of the Future’ sounds like an interesting book. Today’s future needs more optimism. (via @thestory2011)

  41. Outbreak! The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behavior

    Sounds like an awesome read. Just look at that table of contents: it reads like something John Hodgman would write, but it’s real! (via Beyond the Beyond)

  42. Gallery - Brilliant SF books that got away - Image 1 - New Scientist

    I’ve only read one of these. So much to read! (via @GreatDismal)

  43. Walter Benjamin’s Aura: Open Bookmarks and the future eBook

    James Bridle again, saying and proposing wonderful things.

  44. Bkkeepr | Track your reading and bookmark on the go

    I either didn’t know James Bridle had done this or I’d forgotten. Bad of me either way. It’s very nice. A bit like LibraryThing, but you add/track/bookmark your reading via Twitter.

  45. Free Andrew Loomis Art Intstruction Downloads « Escape From Illustration Island

    Some lovely old copyright-free books on figure drawing as PDFs. (via Ministry of Type)

  46. The Online Photographer: The Best Photography How-To Books

    Excellent, a short list of practical photography book recommendations by someone who knows their stuff.

  47. The best five books on everything | FiveBooks

    “Every day an eminent writer, thinker, commentator, politician, academic chooses five books on their specialist subject. From Einstein to Keynes, Iraq to the Andes, Communism to Empire. Share in the knowledge and buy the books.” Interesting. (via @suegyford)

  48. Chapter 10 - Examples (from Digital Restoration 1st-ed) (PDF)

    Fascinating, close to magic. Second edition of the book is out now and I’d love to do this kind of thing. You know, if I managed to double my available time.

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