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Old February 3 2012, 05:03 AM   #101
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Re: What SF/F Book Are you Reading? .. Redux

Finished Camp Concentration by Thomas Disch... wow, another searing and fascinating book. It's about an experiment to make prisoners smarter by infecting them w/a disease that makes them genius before it kills them, done as entries in journal by a fellow inmate charged to report on them. It's set in a slightly-alternate 1970s where Robert McNamara is president (!) and the US is engaging in biological and tactical-nuclear warfare against Soviet client states around the world. A smart and disturbing book, and the most words I've ever had to look up in a book not written by Stephen Donaldson.

Next: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, finally getting around to it. Gotta pick up the pace, Camp Concentration deserved a faster read.
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