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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Software Developer Bringing Diversity to Your Reading List

Kaya Thomas created WeReadToo to share books by authors of color featuring characters of color.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.17
bad algorithms
bad algorithms

Silicon Valley Is Inserting Its Biases Into Nearly Every Technology We Use

A new book argues that algorithmic bias is a result of the insular, mostly white tech industry.
Stephanie Russell-Kraft
10.10.17
Tedium
Tedium

How the CD-ROM Killed the Physical Encyclopedia

The fast demise of the physical encyclopedia came about thanks to an upstart publisher, an indecisive giant, and the world’s biggest software company.
Ernie Smith
9.11.17
furie
furie

Pepe the Frog’s Creator Gets Alt-Right Children’s Book Pulled, Vows to ‘Aggressively Enforce His Intellectual Property’

All profits from the book will go to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Matthew Gault
8.28.17
Books
Books

The Triumph of the Shruggie: Why Ambivalence Dominates the Internet

What does it mean, when what we say online has no meaning?
Roisin Kiberd
8.1.17
Radio Motherboard
Radio Motherboard

Sci-Fi Author Ann Leckie Talks Trump, Tea, and the 'Ancillary Justice' Series

The award-winning sci-fi novelist's new book 'Provenance' is due out September 26.
Carl Franzen
7.21.17
Terraform
Terraform

Read a Mindbending Excerpt from Ann Leckie’s New Novel ‘Provenance’

A transaction with a mysterious entity leads to trouble in the award-winning sci-fi author's upcoming novel.
Ann Leckie
7.14.17
The Land Before Time
The Land Before Time

Feast Your Eyes on These Artistic Visions of Earth's Prehistoric Past

Upside-down unicorns are involved.
Becky Ferreira
6.29.17
A future we want
A future we want

Sci-Fi Authors Are Banding Together to Write Roadmaps for Our Future

Margaret Atwood, Andy Weir, Cory Doctorow and more are joining a new coalition to provide ideas for improving reality.
Ben Sullivan
6.1.17
Historic Aromas
Historic Aromas

Here Is the Chemical Recipe For ‘Old Book Smell’

A dash of ‘old room’, a hint of 2.4-dimethylpentane, and a sprinkle of mothballed acetic acid.
Ben Sullivan
4.7.17
Page Turners
Page Turners

A $2.5 Million Book Heist Proves the Printed Page Is Still Sacred

160 reasons why we cherish antiquarian tomes.
Ben Sullivan
2.14.17
Books
Books

When Did 'Neuromancer' Actually Take Place?

William Gibson says his novel takes place around 2035. I’m not convinced.
Jon Christian
1.5.17