Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Dune Frank Herbert
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Sand worms, crysknives, Bene Gesserit, the spice - who doesn't love Dune?
Sci Fi Manifold Time Stephen Baxter
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Sold science and mathematical theory mixes with a character-driven story.
Writing Grammar for Smart People Barry Tarshis
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A short, practical guide to English grammar.
History A Short History of the World J.M. Roberts
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A delicate balance is necessary to write about history.
Sci Fi Memory Linda Nagata
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Sci-fi posing as fantasy.
Sci Fi The Line of Polity Neal Asher
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This one makes a great intro to sci-fi if you're new to the genre.
Critical Thinking Why People Believe Weird Things Michael Shermer
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This is an almost cover-to-cover skeptical debunking of common myths.
Sci Fi Ringworld Larry Niven
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Typically I'm not into scifi classics, but this one is an exception.
Current Era Fiction Camp Concentration Thomas M. Disch
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An odd, almost surreal first-person narrative about a poet imprisoned for dodging the draft in an alternate history...
Humor Waiting for the Galactic Bus Parke Godwin
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Whimsical scifi in the spirit of Douglas Adams.
Business Brand New Nancy F. Koehn
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The story of six famous entrepreneurs and how they used branding to make their products successful.
Altered States Saying Yes Jacob Sullum
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An impressive work that manages to turn the "drugs are bad" mindset of modern times completely on its head with clear,...
Altered States Pihkal Alexander Shulgin & Ann Shulgin
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The bible of modern psychedelic exploration.
Altered States In the Garden of Iden Kage Baker
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A witty romance set in 16th century Europe, with a sci-fi twist.
Fantasy The Renshai Chronicles Mickey Zucker Reichert
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Set 500 years after the original Renshai trilogy, the next three books are a severe disappointment.