Posts Tagged: Science Fiction

Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store – A short story

Read a trippy short story recently – Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store. It is a short science fiction-fantasy about, hmm, Books :D

The story is written in a nice easy style at a good pace. It features takes on the recession, layoffs, google and other topics with a hint of geek romance thrown in..

The story is pretty nice story but I disliked the evangelizing of Google. Except for the part extolling Google, the story was good and different.

Author Michael Crichton Passes away

Michael Crichton @ National Press Club
Image by ~C4Chaos via Flickr

According to his site, author Michael Crichton died after an unsuccessful battle with cancer. Most famous for the novels Jurassic Park and the Lost World, I first read his book in school, namely Congo. Another of his book, The Andromeda Strain is a book on my reading list.

A very popular Sci-Fi author, he will be quite missed. The literary world has suffered a major loss today.