President Obama’s Summer Reading List: Today in Critical Linking

Today, President Obama shared his official summer reading list — a mix of fiction and non-fiction, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning surf memoir, a psychological thriller, and a science fiction novel. 

Damn fine list, Mr. President.


 

A lot of people in the scifi/fantasy fiction community are still hurting after two seasons of Hugo Awards drama, but another competition is trying to bridge the divide.

The Dragon Awards sounds like a welcome respite from the last few years of sf/f award contentiousness.


 If, he argues, you take the question from the perspective of cognitive psychology — that is, the mental processes involved — there is no real difference between listening to a book and reading it. So, according to that understanding of the question: No, audiobooks are not cheating.

Take it from science – listening is as good as reading.

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