Dan Simmons discusses his new book: "Black Hills"

Book Review: Black Hills by Dan Simmons

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I put “Black Hills” into my reading queue a while back because I actually grew up in the Black hills and thought it would be an interesting lark to read a novel about my home town. But because I was disappointed by another book of the same name, "Black Hills” ... Read More
Book Review: "How Great Science Fiction Works,” by Gary K. Wolfe, Course Review by Rick Howard

Book Review: "How Great Science Fiction Works,” by Gary K. Wolfe, Course Review by Rick Howard

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I very much enjoyed Dr. Wolfe’s Great Courses lecture. I have always considered myself to be a science fiction fan, but after listening to these lectures, I learned that there are numerous holes in my science fiction education that I will have to get busy filling. To my great surprise, ... Read More
Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Bitcoin: It All Seems So Mysterious

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Bitcoin: It All Seems So Mysterious

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Executive SummaryWhen Satoshi Nakamoto published his seminal paper called Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System in October 2008, he started what is arguably the first viable cryptocurrency. Bitcoins have steadily increased in value from its inception to today where one bitcoin is worth some $6,500 and its success has encouraged ... Read More