Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Hyperion Cantos Dan Simmons
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The epic, other-worldly masterpiece that got me interested in sci-fi.
Sci Fi Ilium Dan Simmons
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Far-future scifi blended with Greek mythology.
Sci Fi Rise of Endymion Dan Simmons
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The finale of the Hyperion -> Endymion series.
Critical Thinking How to Lie with Statistics Darrell Huff
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Statistics are one of those subjects that most people dread, but this book is short and uses humor (including lots of...
Politics The Machinery of Freedom David Friedman
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A punchy, point-by-point guide to anarcho-capitalism.
Science Lonley Planets David Grinspoon
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A fun, off-the-wall look at the current state of the search for other life in the universe.
History The Wealth and Poverty of Nations David S. Landes
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If you only ever read one book on history, this should be it.
History Skeletons on the Zahara Dean King
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A real-life story of shipwreck, survival, and brutal slavery.
Design The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman
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Design is a critical element of the tools we use for almost everything we ever do in life.
Biology The Diversity of Life Edward O. Wilson
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What's most astonishing about the vast breadth of life on earth is how little we know about it.
Sci Fi The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon
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This fictional character study of an autistic man in a near-future setting.
Business Eric Sink on the Business of Software Eric Sink
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If you're planning on starting, or currently run, a small software company, you should read this book.
Sci Fi Dune Frank Herbert
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Sand worms, crysknives, Bene Gesserit, the spice - who doesn't love Dune?
Business Crossing the Chasm Geoffrey A. Moore
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More business wisdom is packed into these 200 pages than a whole stadium full of MBAs.
Sci Fi Terenesia Greg Egan
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I might call this a genetics thriller, sort if in the same category as Jurasic Park, but not lame.