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May 2014 News

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This is the May 2014 edition of the Gwern.net newsletter⁠; the previous was March⁠.

This is a summarized version of the revision-history RSS feed, overlapping with Changelog⁠.

Writings

Media

Books

Fiction:

  • The Quantum Thief, Hannu (Accelerando meets Lupin; uncompromising SF, stuffed full of interesting tidbits—the game-theoretic prison at the beginning is only the beginning; self-recommending)
  • Catch-22, Heller (I reread it out of curiosity to see how it’d hold up after all these years. I still enjoyed it.)

Nonfiction:

Film/TV

Movies:

Anime:

  • Summer in Andalusia (Ghibli-esque movie about a professional cycling race in Spain; better than it sounds)
  • Ghost Hound (attempt at psychological/​supernatural horror that ultimately falls short of building up to anything interesting)
  • Un-go (lame mysteries in the worst Sherlock tradition, offputting fan-service, not one but two major deus ex machinas; stick to something like Umineko)

Music

Doujin:

Touhou:

Vocaloid:


  1. Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman!↩︎