Book: Ursula Le Guinn – The Left Hand of Darkness

TheLeftHandOfDarkness1stEdIt took me two attempts to read this The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin. The first time it was among some Asimov titles. Asimov’s accessible style made Ursula’s elaborate writing quite a challenge, and I could not go past the few chapters.

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History: 66 years later… From Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility

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In May 1998 I spent a few days in Chicago. Except probably the residential areas close to the lake, the rest of the city didn’t look great, and, in most black neighbourhoods, tourists were recommended to stay inside their cars and avoid walking…

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Book: Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses

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On February 14th, 1989, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a fatwā calling for Salman Rushdie‘s death, after conservative Muslims accused him of blasphemy and mocking their faith. Continue reading Book: Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses