Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wishlist

I can't remember where I heard about this one (a book blog, I'm sure), but it sounds wonderful:

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question the meaning of being "human." When the lone survivor of the expedition, Emilio Sandoz, returns to Earth in 2059, he will try to explain what went wrong.

Via Archidose:

Three Little Pigs by Steven Guarnaccia starring piggy Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry and Frank Lloyd Wright. Its not on Amazon (yet!) but does seem to be available at Unica Home.

Update: Its now available on Amazon: The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale

1 comment:

  1. The Sparrow is a very painful read, but a good one.

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