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About bsowell

I am currently a first year graduate student in computer science at Cornell University. I did my undergraduate work at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and grew up in Omaha, NE. This site is a collection of things I find interesting.

Books 2022

1 Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9) James S.A. Corey 529 01-01-2022 01-07-2022
2 Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love David Talbot 453 01-02-2022 01-15-2022
3 A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1) Vernor Vinge 613 01-16-2022 01-27-2022
4 A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2) Vernor Vinge 796 01-28-2022 02-15-2022
5 The Children of the Sky (Zones of Thought, #3) Vernor Vinge 444 02-16-2022 02-23-2022
6 The Paradox Hotel Rob Hart 336 02-23-2022 02-25-2022
7 How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Sarah Bakewell 387 01-16-2022 03-07-2022
8 Beyond the Hallowed Sky (Lightspeed Trilogy, #1) Ken MacLeod 320 02-27-2022 03-07-2022
9 The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives Jonathan Malesic 03-08-2022 03-08-2022
10 The Chosen Twelve James Breakwell 03-08-2022 03-14-2022
12 The Kaiju Preservation Society John Scalzi 268 03-17-2022 03-18-2022
13 Age of Ash (Kithamar, #1) Daniel Abraham 560 03-19-2022 04-01-2022
14 A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet, #1) Daniel Abraham 334 04-03-2022 04-09-2022
15 A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet, #2) Daniel Abraham 332 04-13-2022 04-18-2022
16 An Autumn War (Long Price Quartet, #3) Daniel Abraham 380 04-19-2022 04-24-2022
17 The Price of Spring (Long Price Quartet, #4) Daniel Abraham 352 04-25-2022 04-29-2022
18 The Cartographers Peng Shepherd 400 04-29-2022 05-01-2022
19 Eyes of the Void (The Final Architecture #2) Adrian Tchaikovsky 609 05-03-2022 05-10-2022
20 Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely Andrew S. Curran 520 05-01-2022 05-26-2022
21 Reap3r Eliot Peper 05-29-2022 06-01-2022
22 The Immortal King Rao Vauhini Vara 384 05-26-2022 06-07-2022
23 Perhaps the Stars Ada Palmer 608 07-02-2022 07-27-2022
24 Gnomon Nick Harkaway 689 07-31-2022 09-02-2022
25 Veil Eliot Peper 263 09-02-2022 09-10-2022
26 Redshirts John Scalzi 320 09-22-2022 09-28-2022
27 Century Rain Alastair Reynolds 593 09-14-2022 10-15-2022
28 The Suitcase Clone Robin Sloan 10-17-2022 10-18-2022
29 The All-Consuming World Cassandra Khaw 288 10-22-2022 11-11-2022
30 The Lost Metal (The Mistborn Saga #7) Brandon Sanderson 513 11-17-2022 12-05-2022
31 Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention – and How to Think Deeply Again Johann Hari 348 12-04-2022 12-08-2022
32 Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1) Alastair Reynolds 585 12-08-2022 12-24-2022

Audiobooks

1 Upgrade Blake Crouch 07-24-2022 07-30-2022
2 Void Star Zachary Mason 08-01-2022 09-22-2022
3 All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) Martha Wells 09-30-2022 10-05-2022
4 Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2) Martha Wells 10-08-2022 10-09-2022
5 Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries, #3) Martha Wells 10-17-2022 10-25-2022
6 Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) Martha Wells
7 Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, #6) Martha Wells 12-24-2022 12-26-2022

Books 2021

1 The Saints of Salvation (Salvation Sequence #3) Peter F. Hamilton 576 2021/1/1 2021/01/01
2 The Stand Stephen King, Bernie Wrightson 1152 2021/1/18 2021/01/23
3 Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Annalee Newitz 320 2021/2/13 2021/02/21
4 A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan, #2) Arkady Martine 496 2021/3/6 2021/03/09
5 Inversions (Culture, #6) Iain M. Banks 343 2021/3/25 2021/04/06
6 Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) Fonda Lee 612 2021/4/12 2021/04/24
7 Jade War (The Green Bone Saga, #2) Fonda Lee 608 2021/4/24 2021/05/08
8 Dead Space Kali Wallace 333 2021/5/9 2021/05/14
9 The Ministry for the Future Kim Stanley Robinson 563 2021/5/26 2021/07/01
10 Pandora’s Star (Commonwealth Saga, #1) Peter F. Hamilton, Marta García Martínez 768 2021/7/4 2021/08/01
11 Judas Unchained (Commonwealth Saga, #2) Peter F. Hamilton, Marta García Martínez 827 2021/8/8 2021/08/08
12 The Dreaming Void Peter F. Hamilton 630 2021/8/8 2021/08/27
13 The Temporal Void Peter F. Hamilton 746 2021/8/27 2021/08/29
14 The Evolutionary Void Peter F. Hamilton 694 2021/8/29 2021/09/17
15 Great North Road Peter F. Hamilton 948 2021/9/19 2021/10/10
16 The Algebraist Iain M. Banks 434 2014/7/14 2021/10/26
17 Laserwriter II Tamara Shopsin 224 2021/10/27 2021/10/29
18 The Body Scout Lincoln Michel 291 2021/11/6 2021/11/08
19 Lock In (Lock In, #1) John Scalzi 336 2021/11/13 2021/11/13
20 Head On (Lock In, #2) John Scalzi 335 2021/11/14 2021/11/20
21 Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation Edward L. Glaeser, David M. Cutler 480 2021/11/4 2021/11/27
22 Termination Shock Neal Stephenson 720 2021/11/21 2021/11/28
23 Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga, #3) Fonda Lee 640 2021/11/30 2021/12/23
24 The 22 Murders of Madison May Max Barry 336 2021/12/23 2021/12/24
25 Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy, #1) Adrian Tchaikovsky 549 2021/12/24 2021/12/29
26 Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Oliver Burkeman 290 2021/12/27 2021/12/31

Books 2020

1 Saga Book Three Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples 471 2020/1/13 2020/01/18
2 Auberon (The Expanse, #8.5) James S.A. Corey 66 2020/1/19 2020/01/21
3 The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire William Dalrymple 544 2020/1/1 2020/02/02
4 Agency (Jackpot #2) William Gibson 413 2020/2/15 2020/02/22
5 Empress of Forever Max Gladstone 476 2020/2/23 2020/03/11
6 Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains Chad Oppenheim 290 2020/3/12 2020/03/14
7 The Future of Another Timeline Annalee Newitz 352 2020/3/15 2020/03/26
8 The City We Became (Great Cities, #1) N.K. Jemisin 464 2020/3/27 2020/04/17
9 Hacking Life: Systematized Living and Its Discontents (Strong Ideas) Joseph M. Reagle Jr. 216 2020/4/26 2020/04/30
10 Fall; or, Dodge in Hell Neal Stephenson 883 2020/4/19 2020/05/12
11 The Last Emperox (The Interdependency, #3) John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton 318 2020/5/14 2020/05/16
12 Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt Steven Johnson 300 2020/5/17 2020/05/25
13 The Player of Games (Culture, #2) Iain M. Banks 293 2020/5/26 2020/05/29
14 Use of Weapons (Culture, #3) Iain M. Banks 411 2020/05/30 2020/06/08
15 Consider Phlebas (Culture, #1) Iain M. Banks 471 2020/06/15 2020/06/17
16 Excession (Culture, #5) Iain M. Banks 499 2020/6/17 2020/06/19
17 Look to Windward (Culture, #7) Iain M. Banks 496 2020/06/23 2020/07/04
18 The Making of Prince of Persia: Journals 1985-1993–Illustrated Edition Jordan Mechner 336 2020/06/20 2020/07/05
19 The State of the Art (Culture #4) Iain M. Banks 216 2020/07/06 2020/07/08
20 Matter (Culture, #8) Iain M. Banks 593 2020/07/09 2020/09/07
21 Surface Detail (Culture #9) Iain M. Banks 627 2020/09/26 2020/10/11
22 The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture #10) Iain M. Banks 517 2020/11/27 2020/12/22
23 The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Roman Mars, Kurt Kohlstedt 400 2020/12/23 2020/12/27
24 Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1) Peter F. Hamilton 576 2020/12/29 2020/12/30
25 Salvation Lost (Salvation Sequence #2) Peter F. Hamilton 494 2020/12/30 2020/12/31

Audiobooks

1 Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2) Tomi Adeyemi 404 2019/12/19 2020/01/25
2 Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) Tamsyn Muir 448 2020/1/27 2020/02/07
3 Magic for Liars Sarah Gailey 336 2020/2/10 2020/02/14
4 Waste Tide Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu 352 2020/2/14 2020/03/03
5 The Last Day Andrew Hunter Murray 432 2020/3/5 2020/03/15