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Posted by Paul Samael on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Book reviews 


Just finished “Endgame” by Matthew Glass, a highly intelligent political thriller which – despite its somewhat dry-sounding subject matter – had me completely hooked. It’s about how a run on a bank could morph from a major financial problem into something akin to the Cuban missile crisis (but with the Chinese taking the place of the Russians).  It’s worth reading purely for how convincingly this very frightening scenario is laid out.  

Other recent books have tried to make connec...

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Holiday reading (1)

Posted by Paul Samael on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Book reviews 


Just back from holiday, during which (among other things) I read Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel “
Return from the Stars”. It’s about an astronaut, Hal, who returns to Earth following a near-light speed mission.  This means that time passed much faster on Earth than it did for him, so everyone he knew at the time of his departure is long dead.  The world he returns to is considerably more technologically advanced than the one he left and human civilisation has lost all interest in spacef...

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About Me

Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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