Reading "The Art of Memoir" by Mary Kerr - such vivid writing. There's a short chapter on the importance of telling the truth. It was written in 2015, just before the big Russian onslaught against truth of 2016. I bet the chapter will be expanded if the book ever gets revised. It's the biggest problem of this decade, if not this century.
Just came across the phrase ‘tractor beam’ in a non-sci-fi book. What a weird notion to have passed into the cultural consciousness. A beam is made of things you project away from yourself, and the idea that this could cause a high mass object to go in the opposite direction is patently magical-realism.