Essay Series - Issue #12

After getting useful critiques from Beth Meacham and Max Gladstone, I took almost 2 months break on m
Essay Series - Issue #12
By Erik van Mechelen • Issue #12 • View online
After getting useful critiques from Beth Meacham and Max Gladstone, I took almost 2 months break on my novel revisions.
I’ve returned, and in the last week I’ve edited the first 12 chapters, with renewed focus on creating what Max called a vector through the story.
In other areas, I’ve started an essay and book review series on Medium.com. I most recently reviewed:
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
October: The Story of the Russia Revolution
Iron Council
Life 3.0: On Being Human in the Age of AI

✏️ Book Reviews & Essays
Liberty’s Dim Light: Book Review of China Miéville’s “October: The Story of the Russian Revolution…
Theseus’s Ship has Sailed: Book Review of “The Strange Death of Europe”
The Trigger-Happy Mouse Trap & Goal-Setting from First Principles: Book Review of Life 3.0
📚 What I'm reading this month
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M Sapolsky. I will put this book into conversation with the goals chapter of Life 3.0: On Being Human in the Age of AI.
Sourdough, a novel by Robin Sloan
🎁 Audio
Listen to my essays on Soundcloud
Talk soon!
PS Let me know if there are any books that have changed the way you look at an important issue that I should read. Best -Erik
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