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A Feast for Crows
George R.R. Martin
Japan at War: An Oral History
Haruko Taya Cook, Theodore F. Cook
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin
Leon Uris
Falling Free (Vorkosigan Saga, #4)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Century Rain
Alastair Reynolds
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Caroline Alexander
Rite of Passage
Alexei Panshin
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Laurence Bergreen
The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad
Harrison E. Salisbury
The Forsaken: From The Great Depression To The Gulags: Hope And Betrayal In Stalin's Russia
Tim Tzouliadis
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke This book has a striking similarity with Blood Music by Greg Bear or more correctly, Blood Music is more similar to this. But tell you what, putting all the philosophical things aside, I didn't like Blood Music (2 stars) and I didn't like this book even.

Call it over-expectation or whatever you like, but this "collective consciousness and then finally oneness into being something above the comprehension of simple human mind" (singularity) didn't ring true with me. The characters are as flat as they come. I liked 2001: A Space Odyssey by Clarke (One of my favorite science fiction novels), but this is not my cup of tea, I guess.