This is the audio track from a 1984 children's read-along book adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The person who posted this to Reddit said, "If the abstract themes of this deep sci-fi classic escaped you watching the film, wait till you hear it crammed into 15 minutes for kids!" Here are photos of the pages from the book.
Becky Chamber's vision of the future is a lovely place to spend a few hours. I am excited to start her new novel, The Galaxy, and the Ground Within. Chamber's prior works in the Wayfarer series are all wonderful. Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is an absolutely wonderful introduction to a galaxy full… READ THE REST
Substacker Ed Zitron writes on the hustle-culture self-help volumes that make up most of this list of the most re-read books, and why they'll never get those re-readers to the point where they can stop re-reading: "These books are based on an industrial level of delusion, praying on people's desperation and misery, offering them the… READ THE REST
I bought one of Rizzoli's early editions of The Codex Seraphinianus years ago. I absolutely treasure it. If you do not have a copy, grab this 40th-anniversary edition. This mysterious and untranslated book of wonder is phenomenal even if your state has not legalized marijuana. If your state has legalized psilocybin you might want two… READ THE REST
Mushrooms may be among the most misunderstood living organisms on planet Earth. That's partially due to their exotic, almost alien-like look. It's also partially due to their age-old connection to mysticism and folklore from centuries past. Yet another reason is much more firmly grounded in today, as some mushrooms can be poisonous, while others have… READ THE REST
No one needs to tell you the pace of life is increasing. Whether you're a baby boomer, a Gen Xer, a millennial, or even a Gen Zer, you can feel it. Whether you grew up in the '50s, the '80s, or the 2000s, the world you experienced as a kid was a much slower pace… READ THE REST
When you're training in the fine arts of IT disciplines, there are many different masters to serve. You could load up on CompTIA certifications. As the world leader in IT preparedness testing, an armload of their credentials is impressive on any resume. However, many of tech's glitterati have their own premium proprietary testing standards to… READ THE REST