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Adam Savage is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, known as the former co-host of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction.
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Atlas Obscura
An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by Joshua Foer (Sep 19, 2016)
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Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.Here are natural wondersthe dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa thats so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. ...
Dune
by Frank Herbert (Oct 24, 2016)
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A deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling science-fiction book of all time—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman. Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, "Dune" will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is th...
Adam Savage
If you haven't read it, just go read it. It is amazing!     source
Death's End
by Cixin Liu (Sep 19, 2016)
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Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exi...
Adam Savage
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.     source
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The Dark Forest
by Cixin Liu (Aug 15, 2016)
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This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by the China's multiple-award-winning science fiction author, Cixin Liu. In Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion—four centuries in the future. The aliens' human collaborators have been defeated, but the presence of the ...
Adam Savage
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.     source
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Seveneves
A Novel
by Neal Stephenson (May 18, 2015)
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What would happen if the world were ending?A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature co...
Adam Savage
A better book than Snow Crash.     source
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The Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu (Nov 10, 2014)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the...
Adam Savage
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.     source
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Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson (Apr 14, 2014)
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Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original, he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the...
Adam Savage
It's a tough call because I prefer other books of Neal Stephenson. But Snow Crash is so important within the history of science fiction.     source
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1Q84
by Haruki Murakami (Jan 21, 2013)
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The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named ...
Adam Savage
Seriously, one of my favorite books of all time.     source
Born Standing Up
A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin (Sep 01, 2008)
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The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. ...
Adam Savage
On a big road trip, I read it out loud to my wife, she read it out loud to me. Then we got the audio book and we listened to Steve Martin read it.     source
Count Zero
by William Gibson (Mar 06, 2006)
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A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D—and the biochip he’s perfected—out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties—some of whom aren’t...
Adam Savage
This series changed my life.     source
Gun, with Occasional Music
by Jonathan Lethem (Aug 31, 2003)
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Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems—there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. Metcalf has been shadowin...
Adam Savage
A great science fiction novel.     source
The Left Hand of Darkness
50th Anniversary Edition (Ace Science Fiction)
by Ursula K. Le Guin (Jun 30, 2000)
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50th Anniversary Edition, with a new introduction by David Mitchell and a new afterword by Charlie Jane AndersUrsula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants’ gender is fluid. His ...
Adam Savage
An impressive and powerful experience.     source
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home
A Cookbook
by Julia Child (Sep 13, 1999)
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In Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, two legendary cooks invite us into their kitchen and show us the basics of good home cooking. Julia Child and Jacques P�pin are synonymous with good food, and in these pages they demonstrate techniques (on which they don't always agree), discuss ingredients, improvise, balance flavors to round out a meal, and c...
Adam Savage
A great cookbook.     source
Girl in Landscape
A Novel
by Jonathan Lethem (Jan 25, 1999)
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Lethem's latest genre-bending exploration of science, landscape and the metaphysics of love and loss. A coming of age story about a teenage girl on the frontiers of space.Pella's father, Clement, has just been swept out of elective office in New York and has set his sights on the next political frontier: joining the first human settlers on the Plan...
Adam Savage
The book that I love of Jonathan Lethem.     source
Mona Lisa Overdrive
by William Gibson (Dec 31, 1987)
Adam Savage
This series changed my life.     source
Neuromancer
by William Gibson (Jun 30, 1984)
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Case was the sharpest data thief in the matrix--until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street samurai, to wa...
Adam Savage
This series changed my life.     source
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