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loppear

loppear@bookwyrm.social

Joined 11 months ago

Reading for fun, threads over the years of scifi, history, social movements and justice, farming, philosophy. I actively work to balance out the white male default in what I read, but have a long way to go.

He/they for the praxis.

2021 Reading Goal

Success! loppear has read 97 of 90 books.

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Wild seed (Hardcover, 2005, SFBC) 4 stars

Doro is an immortal, body-stealing spirit who seeks and breeds outcasts with special abilities. He …

deeply imagined

4 stars

Bizarrely horrific struggle for coexistence and release from under fear between well-matched but incongruous powers.

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Wild seed (2001, Warner Books) 4 stars

Review of 'Wild seed' on 'LibraryThing'

4 stars

This was one of the most disturbing, uncomfortable books I have ever read, because it goes so deep into dehumanisation by those who wield power. And yet I finished it in a week because the key characters and the strange world Butler set up were so compelling.

Wild seed (Hardcover, 2005, SFBC) 4 stars

Doro is an immortal, body-stealing spirit who seeks and breeds outcasts with special abilities. He …

deeply imagined

4 stars

Bizarrely horrific struggle for coexistence and release from under fear between well-matched but incongruous powers.

Subprime Attention Crisis (2020, FSG Originals) 4 stars

From FSGO x Logic: a revealing examination of digital advertising and the internet's precarious foundation …

direct analogy to 2008

4 stars

References other worries about online advertising (the ways it shapes what tools get built and how we interact with each other), but very focused on the ways ad tech resembles the 2008 financial crisis: systemically entwined with how internet services and media are funded; opaque automated derivatives trading of supposed value (our attention), in a market of perverse bubble-inflating incentives; and is our attention online actually worth so much more than previous advertising (targeted!) or is it subprime and full of fraud and disinterest?

The Fire Next Time (1963, Franklin Watts) 5 stars

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, "The Fire Next Time" galvanized the …

don't put it off

5 stars

Short enough I'm not sure it's worth summarizing - the opening 7 page letter to his nephew covers nearly all the ground the following essay bores into - but in short, integration won't truly happen until white people take the log out of their own eye about their shortcomings and intolerance, and black people are going to have to keep suffering for it - but there is no future path for America except integration and living together in love that goes well beyond what religion practices in America. Extremely relevant to this day.