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Teresa Macedo

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Science, Fiction… Science-Fiction! Also Historial Fiction, Classics and a tiny bit of Fantasy! Oh and.. Long live the Rom-Com! Sorry. / Huge TBR. 📚🙋‍♀️📚 Also

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2023 Reading Goal

50% complete! Teresa Macedo has read 6 of 12 books.

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation 5 stars

"[…] Dahl has the potential for making serious trouble. If the heatsinkers should go on strike, Trantor would experience a severe energy shortage almost at once... with all that that implies. However, Dahl's own upper classes will spend money to hire the hoodlums of Billibotton - and of other places - to fight the heatsinkers and break the strike. It has happened before. The Empire allows some Dahlites to prosper - comparatively - in order to convert them into Imperialist lackeys, while it refuses to enforce the arms-control laws effectively enough to weaken the criminal element.”

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation (Page 389)

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation 5 stars

According to the records, it had a fairly normal weather pattern when it was first settled. Then, as the population grew and urbanization spread, more energy was used and more heat was discharged into the atmosphere. The ice cover contracted, the cloud layer thickened, and the weather got lousier. That encouraged the movement underground and set off a vicious cycle. The worse the weather got, the more eagerly the land was dug into and the domes built and the weather got still worse. Now the planet has become a world of almost incessant cloudiness and frequent rains - or snows when it's cold enough. The only thing is that no one can work it out properly. No one has worked out an analysis that can explain why the weather has deteriorated quite as it has or how one can reasonably predict the details of its day-to-day changes.

Prelude to Foundation (Foundation (Page 110)

Better put “Under a White Sky” by Elizabeth Kolbert next on my reading list.