The Core Dump

The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cannon Beach, Oregon
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Book roundup, part 34

We pour one out for The Expanse and Sandman Slim, and we raise our glasses for a sequel to Malazan. Also, an extra-bleak Holocaust tour and a discussion of how cults control their members through language. Includes Cultish, Nein, Nein, Nein, Driven, Happy-go-Lucky, The Nineties, Fargo Rock City, The Scholast in the Low Water Kingdom, King Bullet, The God is Not Willing, and Leviathan Falls.

Sunday, 30 October, 2022

Book roundup, part 33

Why your body hurts, lots of politics, and some truly demented grimdark fantasy in this installment. Includes Reign of Terror, Evolution Gone Wrong, The Cruelty is the Point, How to be a Liberal, The Splendid and the Vile, Deep Work, A Desolation Called Peace, Black Stone Heart, and She Dreams in Blood.

Monday, 06 September, 2021

Watching M*A*S*H in a pandemic

You never know how a creative expression will affect you.

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021

Book roundup, part 32

Includes Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), Pappyland, Backstory, and Medallion Status.

Saturday, 20 February, 2021

Hummingbird Dog Fight

Hummingbirds fighting for dominance in a Phoenix backyard.

Saturday, 09 January, 2021

The best way out is always through.

― Robert Frost


Friday, 01 January, 2021

Learning English from the TV

Alex Trebek was one of the people who welcomed Nic to America, many years ago.

Thursday, 26 November, 2020

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

― Benjamin Franklin


Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Thieves of private property pass their lives in chains; thieves of public property in riches and luxury.

―Cato the Elder


Sunday, 27 September, 2020

People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

―John Kenneth Galbraith


Sunday, 27 September, 2020

Book roundup, part 31

Some very good history, some very strange novels and some slick space opera. Includes Enemy of all Mankind, A Very Punchable Face, Confederates in the Attic,Ballistic Kiss, Harrow the Ninth, The Library at Mount Char, Children of Time, The Last Emperox, and Cage of Souls.

Sunday, 20 September, 2020

Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.

Paul Eldridge


Saturday, 18 July, 2020

Feline Follies Presents: The Uninvited

We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.

Thursday, 02 July, 2020

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

―James Baldwin


Friday, 12 June, 2020

Book roundup, part 30

Back once again with the sci-fi and general calamity. Includes The End is Always Near, Eat the Apple, A Memory Called Empire,Gideon the Ninth, Infinite Detail, Permafrost, Fallen, and The October Man.

Monday, 20 January, 2020

The master’s tools will never be used to dismantle the master’s house.

Audre Lorde


Saturday, 21 December, 2019

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

―Grey’s Law


Saturday, 28 September, 2019

Impressions moving from an Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 5

Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?

Friday, 27 September, 2019

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

—Dwight Eisenhower


Sunday, 08 September, 2019

Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing.

―Marcus Aurelius


Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

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