Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Slow River Nicola Griffith
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Lesbians and sci-fi, how can you go wrong?
Sci Fi Pastwatch Orson Scott Card
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That the Europeans conquered the Americans instead of the other way around hinged on only a few minor factors.
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.
Sci Fi Treason Orson Scott Card
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Card's first novel never got much attention, which is a shame because I think this is one of his more interesting works.
Humor Waiting for the Galactic Bus Parke Godwin
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Whimsical scifi in the spirit of Douglas Adams.
Economics The Company of Strangers Paul Seabright
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How is it that a shy, murderous ape living on the African savanah came to be the dominant species on the planet over...
Economics Eat the Rich P.J. O'Rourke
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A humorous take on basic economics, O'Rourke travels the world to observe various economies in action and poke fun at...
Politics The Structure of Liberty Randy Barnett
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This is the book that convinced me to become an anarcho-libertarian.
Evolution The Blind Watchmaker Richard Dawkins
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Evolution is perhaps the most well-supported theory of modern science, yet many still doubt its veracity.
Culture The Rise of the Creative Class Richard Florida
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A book that made me realize I am not as unusual as I thought.
History The American Political Tradition Richard Hofstadter
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This is one of the few books I have been able to find that explores American political history in-depth.
Sci Fi Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan
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This is a fast-action sci-fi detective story with some series teeth.
Sci Fi Market Forces Richard K. Morgan
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A fast, hard, and raw tale set in an imaginative capitalism-gone-wrong world of corporate mayhem.
Business The 80/20 Principle Richard Koch
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The vast majority of effects are produced by a small minor of causes.
History Pirate Hunter Richard Zacks
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This biography of Captain Kidd reads more like a swashbuckling novel than non-fiction history, but it is a true story...