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Get Wil Wheaton to Read to You

Okay fangirls and fanboys, in an uncharacteristic recommendation for a library, I am going to recommend that you purchase a book. Well, make that a whole Humble Bundle of eBooks! This week's Humble eBook Bundle is a fantastic collection of recent speculative and sci-fi from some of the best contemporary authors. But the highlight, at least for me, is Homeland by Cory Doctorow read by,  Wil Wheaton.
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Net Neutrality: It's Kind of a Big Deal

“Net Neutrality” is a phrase getting a lot of media attention lately. Internet access is currently a service by which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) charge flat rates regardless of what websites customers visit. Recent media attention surrounds a controversial judgement in a case that involved the FCC. Try this satirical video to better understand the issue:



A "Dangerous" Book Review

A Dangerous Deceit, by Marjorie Eccles, is a wonderful Golden Era-style mystery. Ms. Eccles is best known as the author of the Gil Mayo series, which takes place in a modern English village. A Dangerous Deceit, on the other hand, takes place in the years after World War I, and does a great job in capturing that era. Although she is still reeling from the death of her father, Margaret Rees-Talbot looks forward to her marriage to Symon Scroope, who is both a Vicar and a member of the British aristocracy.

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