Reviews of books in this format:

A Blink of the Screen by

This is a collection of shorter fiction, from an author who admits he finds such lengths a challenge. It really does cover his career, ordered chronologically from his first published works (back when magazines bought and featured short fiction) through to the time when this book was released. It ends almost exclusively with Discworld stories. – Read the rest of this review

Where Good Ideas Come From by

The title isn’t entirely accurate. This doesn’t cover where good ideas comes from, but rather what things prove conducive to generating ideas. These are summarised in seven patterns: The adjacent possible Essentially, that adjacent thoughts and technologies can spur ideas. Liquid networks That well-connected groups generate more ideas, by sharing and spurring each other on. – Read the rest of this review

An Officer and a Spy by

I am a big fan of Harris’ work. Not that I have swooned over every one of his books, but they’re generally good. For those unfamiliar, he writes historical fictional, often based on figures or events that took place. This novel follows the Dreyfus Affair — as it is known — where an innocent army – Read the rest of this review