Re: Read any good books lately?

Bryan Moss (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 21:19:45 +0100

I am a machine, an extropian automaton, that feeds on knowledge. Bring your books to me and I will devour them!

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> [...] Most people are suggesting novels, so I would suggest Vinge's _A
> Deepness in the Sky_ and Neal Stephenson's _Cryptonomicon_.

I've managed to find _Cryptonomicon_ at a UK on-line bookstore and ordered it today. For some reason Amazon UK have got it set for release in November, the same day it goes paperback.

Interestingly Amazon UK ( also carry the following:

> NEAL STEPHENSON Our Price: 12.99
> Paperback - 926 pages ( 7 September, 2000)
> Heinemann; ISBN: 0434008931

I take it this is the sequel to Cryptonomicon. For some reason Amazon UK list all the unpublished books. (This can be a useful resource, although I now know of books I want that aren't released for another year or two).

> As for facts, I would suggest Gazzaniga's *huge* _The Cognitive
> Neurosciences_ if you are so inclined after reading Austin

Further reading in the neurosciences is certain...

I notice that MIT Press have _The New Cognitive Neurosciences_ forthcoming in November:

Unfortunately both are out of my current price range (which, in reality, is zero, but I think I can get away with a few purchases).

Since I'm feeling off-topic, and I don't want to compose a new message, I recently had the following thought...

"I don't give a damn about the sick, people are dying here!"

This, I think, should be the rallying cry for immortalists. Along with...

"Age related illnesses have a 100% mortality rate."

Thanks to all those who made suggestions,