I’m not sure if this really qualifies as Web Programming, but it was something I found interesting. I enjoy reading in my spare time, and particularly on holidays. I ran across this book on Amazon.com:
Here’s the summary of this book from the website at: http://www.livingdigitally.net/containment.html.
As Earth’s ability to support human life begins to diminish at an alarming rate, the Global Space Agency is formed with a single mandate: protect humanity from extinction by colonizing the solar system as quickly as possible. Venus, being almost the same mass as Earth, is chosen over Mars as humanity’s first permanent steppingstone into the universe.
Arik Ockley is part of the first generation to be born and raised off-Earth. After a puzzling accident, Arik wakes up to find that his wife is almost three months pregnant. Since the colony’s environmental systems cannot safely support any increases in population, Arik immediately resumes his work on AP, or artificial photosynthesis, in order to save the life of his unborn child.
Arik’s new and frantic research uncovers startling truths about the planet, and about the distorted reality the founders of the colony have constructed for Arik’s entire generation. Everything Arik has ever known is called into question, and he must figure out the right path for himself, his wife, and his unborn daughter.
I found this book so interesting that I downloaded his other stories. They are all available at his website at http://www.livingdigitally.net/fiction-by-christian-cantrell.html for free under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.
About Christian Cantrell
Christian Cantrell is a Product Manager for Adobe. He loves books, movies, writing fiction, and the occasional video game. He can be reached at his first name, dot, his last name at gmail, or you can follow him on Twitter. You can also check out his Google Profile.
Here are a list of his other pages:
I recommend that you check him out.