6 posts tagged with books by OmieWise.
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What's good in zombie/post-apocalyptic fiction?

There appear to be many series of post-apocalyptic or zombie fiction. Which of these are good reading or worth the trouble? I guess vampires as in The Strain and The Passage count. (I have already read these, and I liked the former better than the latter.) I'm not interested in things like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
posted by OmieWise on Oct 25, 2016 - 24 answers

Digital bookshelves are harder to browse...

I have many books. Now I have many ebooks. There is some overlap. I am hesitant to get rid of my hardcopies because I want other people (my kids, primarily) to be able to browse through them and find stuff that interests them. I think this is easier to do with physical objects. Please convince me I can get rid of my physical books if I have e-copies; or, tell me why keeping physical books is essential.
posted by OmieWise on Sep 23, 2015 - 34 answers

Specific American History books?

Can you recommend books about American history that cover specific important periods or turning points in a comprehensive but readable fashion? E.g, Foner's book on Reconstruction, or Taylor's American Colonies? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jun 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Thirty-three and a third books.

Which are the best books in Continuum's Thirty-Three and a Third series? I just read Daydream Nation and ended up frustrated and and a bit disappointed. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jul 24, 2008 - 18 answers

HT buy a letterpress.

I think I'd like to buy a letterpress, but I know nothing about them. Please help. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Crypto film rights

Have the film rights to Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon been sold? In general how does one discover the answer to such a question (what the kids call google-fu is weak with me)?
posted by OmieWise on Apr 23, 2005 - 22 answers

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