The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson

Nell survives Shanghai, a city of walled gardens. A software engineer builds “A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer” and the story takes off. A wild collection of tribes navigate a world of nanobot frenzy and outright war. The mice march on. Stephenson’s best.

The Martian

The Martian – Andy Weir

Potato farming in outer space for fun and survival. Keeps the pages turning, one potato at a time. Don’t act surprised about the happy ending. If it didn’t have a happy ending the book wouldn’t have sold and the movie would never have gotten a green light. Enjoy!