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Autistic, anarchist, trans woman.


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2023 Reading Goal

25% complete! vivi has read 1 of 4 books.

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Radical Dharma (2016) No rating

"Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays …

This is an important book for anyone following a dharma tradition in the US, whether or not they consider themselves radical. As is so often the case in these traditions, this book doesn't offer ready-made, neatly-packaged answers; rather, it raises some deeply significant questions and offers some tools to engage with them.

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Remaking Society (2023, AK Press Distribution, AK Press) 4 stars

Capitalism, in effect, constitutes the point of absolute negativity for society and the natural world. One cannot improve this social order, reform it, or remake it on its own terms with an ecological prefix such as "ecocapitalism." The only choice one has is to destroy it, for it embodies every social disease - from patriarchal values, class exploitation, and statism to avarice, militarism, and now, growth for the sake of growth - that has afflicted "civilization" and tainted all its great advances.

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A Half-Built Garden (EBook, 2022, Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom) 4 stars

On a warm March night in 2083, Judy Wallach-Stevens wakes to a warning of unknown …

Queer solarpunk first-contact sci-fi

4 stars

As the title says: queer solarpunk first-contact sci-fi!

Recommended for anyone that liked:

  • the first book of the Wanderer series by Becky Chambers
  • for anyone solar-curious
  • for nerds with kids
  • for nerds without kids
  • for fans of peer-to-peer mesh networks (yes, really)

It definitely has some weird bits, not necessarily in a negative sense. I enjoyed this a bunch and kept telling people about during my travels in the past weeks—so that's probably a better recommendation indicator than anything!

The author even coined a potential subgenre in describing the book: diaperpunk!

Trick Mirror (Paperback, 2020, Random House Trade Paperbacks) 3 stars

Not for me

3 stars

I found this wholly uninteresting. Seemed to be very focused on celebrities and privileged life. I wasn't able to find any interesting nuance, and it didn't feel very organized or coherent to me.

I just suspect it isn't for me. It just feels very allistic in a way that is incomprehensible to me as an autistic person, I guess. I can certainly imagine it appealing to someone else.

I'm not sure what else to say because I just didn't get it at all?