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This could prove interesting, as long as the protagonist isn't a slightly over-the-top middle-aged white male writer with issues. theguardian.com/books/2018/sep

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Lots of nice here bookriot.com/2018/09/06/must-r

Although technically a lot of them (like Dune) spend very little time on things happening _in space._

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*waves*
Kind of not too sure how this is working but let's see :D :D

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Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty - Intriguing concept, but writing is unpolished and the world is not quite believeable.

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics - aje.io/hwmj7

Factfulness by Hans Rosling - Basically this is his TedTalks and TV appearances in text and fleshed out. At first I found it somewhat repetitive being familiar with his work, but the later parts of the book are worthwhile reading still.

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Thread: To anyone thinking that we'll save the #EU from mass censorship and surveillance with alternative, censorship-resistant technologies, let me ask you to reconsider your stance.

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California Farm Bureau sells out farmers, hands John Deere a monopoly over tractor repair
boingboing.net/2018/09/11/tena

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How to turn everything upside down in 9 years: 2009 Microsoft was forced by the European Commission to add a ballot box to allow users to chose a browser freely. Two years later they got fined €561 million because they removed it again. Now they introduce a dialog which does the direct opposite, it warns users not to install a different browser than Microsoft Edge. theverge.com/2018/9/12/1785014

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No wonder David Meyer sounds exasperated in this week’s Connected Rights newsletter. Lots of sensible suggestions, and a vital read if you’re in the EU/EU-adjacent.

connectedrights.net/2018/09/12

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I'm getting a fair whack of this idiocy, as though the problem is the EU. The UK pioneered the shittiest internet laws in the world outside of Syria, Iran and China: Three Strikes, the Great Firewall of Cameron, mass surveillance orders, crypto bans.
RT @trump_denier@twitter.com @doctorow@twitter.com I thought you were an EU fan ‘son of a blah blah blah’ 😂

🐦🔗: twitter.com/trump_denier/statu

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