JPOC's book reviews

These are some of the books that I have read recently. It is a pretty eclectic, some would say random, selection.

I make no promises about what will appear next but you can see my tastes below.

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Recent reviews (latest at the bottom)
Roger Zelazny: Damnation Alley A great story.
Leeuwis Martin & Tod van Andal: Say how do you read Aviation cartoons
Leeuwis Martin & Tod van Andal: Say again Aviation cartoons
Off Limits Weak follow up to Alien Sex
Reese & Bird: Doubled and Venerable More from the Monks of St.Titus
Eric Frank Russell: Three to conquer Chandleresque alien invasion story
MICO: an Open Source CORBA Implemenation Book/CD-ROM review of the second MICO package
MICO is CORBA Book/CD-ROM review of the first MICO package
Jerry Pournelle: Exiles to Glory A thoroughly readable space romp.
R.D.Lang: Knots A waste of paper
Robert Sheckley: Store of Infinity A great collection of short stories
The Vengeance of IF The Poll tax, and goodbye to Ronnie!
Interzone, the third anthology Worthy anthology from the Brif SF mag
Tony Graham: Unicode: A Primer Essential intro to Unicode
Robert Sheckley: Untouched by Human Hands A little dated but a good read
Susanna Kaysen: Girl Interrupted The story of a young girl sent to a mental hospital.
Ben White: The 100 Best Ways to Stay Together Short and to the point but a little too simplistic.
Harlan Ellison: Deathbird Stories A powerful collection of short stories.
Jan Axelson: Parallel Port Complete All about the parallel port.
Eric Frank Russell: Deep Space An interesting if slightly dated collection of short stories.
Chris Bennett: Lamborghini Countach Great car, poor book.
Reviews by category
Science Fiction Spacemen, aliens etc!
Aviation Those magnificent men in their flying machines!
Relationships etc All that Mars Venus stuff
Humour Giggle
Physics E=mc squared!
Computing Comms, unix, programming etc
Biography Biographies of interesting people
Money All about your wad
History In days of old when knights were bold
Bridge My favourite card game
Cars Lotus, sport and more
Cookery Essential guides in the kitchen
All time favourites!
Ellen Datlow: Alien Sex What you see is what you get
Gardner Dozois: Nanotech Minute robots where you least expect them!
Rufus Heald: Rufus Remembers My favourite aviation book
Berke Breathed: Loose Tails Bloom County at its best!
Deke Leonard: Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics the legend of Man a rock'n'roll band
Noel Malcolm: Kosovo a Short History Definitive history of a troubled region
Professor Sid Watkins: Life at the Limit The Formula One Doctor Speaks!
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