It was April Fools yesterday, and though I missed most of it, it's quite fun to read about some of the tricks played. Especially the 'OMG Ponies'-stunt over at Slashdot.

I'm taking a break from Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" at the moment. Felt like rereading a classic, The Peace War by Vernor Vinge. They didn't have it at the library, but I was able to borrow my brother's copy. It's a realy sci-fi classic, and despite a few mentions of the Russians (as it was written in Cold War 1984) it really hasn't been affected by time very much. Now, let's see if I can get my hands on the sequel, Marooned in Realtime.

The Peace War - Vernor Vinge
Gepubliceerd 2003-12 • 384 pagina's

Having escaped capture by the Authority, who would continue to use his bobble technology as a weapon, maverick inventor Paul Hoehler works in an underground network of independent scientists and takes on a promising young apprentice who may hold the key to their survival. 17,500 first printing.

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