📚 twenty-two of 2020: Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp ⭐️⭐️⭐️
On its own, a fairly standard action thriller. But as the source material for Die Hard, it’s a fascinating artifact. Surprisingly similar, and all changes made for the film were for the better.
📚 twenty-one of 2020: Matter’s End by Gregory Benford ⭐️⭐️
An average collection of short stories, some of which show their age more than others—especially one that starts with a riff on Mormon missionaries and ends with what comes across as (unconscious?) Islamophobia.
Forty-seven! While I don’t really have any basis for comparison, so far, this quarantine birthday hasn’t been too bad.