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5 surprising books that QA professionals recommend (and 10 useful references that won’t shock you)

QA professionals’ jobs aren’t straightforward. Neither are their book recommendations.

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Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski details a painful origin story of his own

The screenwriter commonly known as JMS has reached personal and professional heights that are all the more impressive when you consider the dark low points of his early childhood.

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Stuff We Love: Iain M. Banks’ novel Use of Weapons has not one but two sanity-curdling plot twists (spoiler-free)

Iain M. Banks’ 1990 novel Use of Weapons, one of the books in his Culture series, is unlike any space opera you’ve ever read. First, its structure is both simple and complex, and second, it has a plot twist that bends your mind so hard it act…

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Stuff We Love: Forget Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ best novel is Till We Have Faces

C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series, about four siblings who find themselves in a magical realm, is beloved by children and adults worldwide, myself included. But of all of his novels, my favorite doesn’t take place beyond the wardrobe. My favo…

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s family and agents share memories of the legendary writer

Ursula K. Le Guin was a literary giant, but before she became a giant, she needed a leg up. That boost came in the form of her agent, Virginia Kidd.

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This clever copy of Fahrenheit 451 can only be read when burned

Fahrenheit 451 is the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel (soon to be a film) about a “fireman” who burns books rather than saves them, as a means to keep society illiterate and complacent. The novel has been a lightning rod for issues of censorship and book b…

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Stuff We Love: IT by Stephen King is a masterful, must-read novel

You’ve probably heard of IT, the movie based on the Stephen King novel by now. Heck, with its $475+ million take at the box office, you’ve probably seen it. Even if you haven’t, I strongly suggest you buy yourself a copy of the book. Because ther…

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X-Files pop-up book will feature tiny, kid-friendly Scully and Mulder

I’ve always liked Mulder and Scully. But I may like them as kiddies even better. 

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Philip Pullman to write companion trilogy for His Dark Materials

Pullman will further the adventures of Lyra Belacqua in a new trilogy.

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All I Need to Know About Project Management I Learned from THE MARTIAN

Someone gave you a project to manage, but you don’t know where to start? No problem. You can get all the guidance you need from the movie, The Martian.

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