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Hi, I'm Odile, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

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Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book)

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Another one of those books that makes me glad I decided to check out sci-fi and specifically cyberpunk as a new genre of imaginative fiction to read. Stephenson manages to combine funky writing and a fast paced adventure with thought-provoking concepts of cyberculture, linguistics, viral biology, and religion. Definitely deserves its status of cyberpunk classic.

A brief review for now, might expand it later...