Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Slow River Nicola Griffith
Lesbians and sci-fi, how can you go wrong?
Sci Fi Pastwatch Orson Scott Card
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
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
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
Whimsical scifi in the spirit of Douglas Adams.
Economics The Company of Strangers Paul Seabright
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
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
This is the book that convinced me to become an anarcho-libertarian.
Evolution The Blind Watchmaker Richard Dawkins
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
A book that made me realize I am not as unusual as I thought.
History The American Political Tradition Richard Hofstadter
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
This is a fast-action sci-fi detective story with some series teeth.
Sci Fi Market Forces Richard K. Morgan
A fast, hard, and raw tale set in an imaginative capitalism-gone-wrong world of corporate mayhem.
Business The 80/20 Principle Richard Koch
The vast majority of effects are produced by a small minor of causes.
History Pirate Hunter Richard Zacks
This biography of Captain Kidd reads more like a swashbuckling novel than non-fiction history, but it is a true story...