Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Ilium Dan Simmons
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Far-future scifi blended with Greek mythology.
Fantasy The Renshai Trilogy Mickey Zucker Reichert
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Drawing heavily on Norse mythology and culture, these three novels are Reichert's best works to date.
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.
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.
Humor The Discworld Books Terry Pratchett
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What Douglas Adams is to sci-fi, Terry Pratchett is to fantasy.
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...
Cognition Why God Won't Go Away Newberg, D'Aquill, & Rause
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Despite its provocative title, this book is actually fairly supportive of religion and human belief systems in general.
Cognition The Power of Persuasion Robert Levine
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Humans spend huge quantities of time trying to convince others to do, say, or think.
Sci Fi Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
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Much has been written about the Ender series; many rank it as some of the top sci-fi of all time.
Economics The Lexus and the Olive Tree Thomas L. Friedman
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This book explains globalization and why it's good for developing nations, from the perspective of a liberal who...
Sci Fi Gun, with Occassional Music Jonathan Lethem
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Film noire murder mystery meets off-the-wall sci-fi meets strange drug trip.
Current Era Fiction Set This House In Order Matt Ruff
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Get inside the head of a person with multiple-personality disorder in this compelling novel.
Cognition The Meme Machine Susan Blackmore
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A seminal work on the subject of memes, ideas that breed and transmit between human minds much like genes transmit...
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.
Economics Money Mischief Milton Friedman
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Friedman explores the subject of monetary policy and especially inflation with remarkable clarity.