Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds
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A far-future space opera with all the fixins'.
Altered States Pihkal Alexander Shulgin & Ann Shulgin
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The bible of modern psychedelic exploration.
Business Positioning Al Ries and Jack Trout
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How can your company, product, or message get mindshare in this information-overloaded age?
Gothic Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice
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This is the first and, despite its sometimes clumsy and immature writing style, best of the vampire chronicles.
Writing Grammar for Smart People Barry Tarshis
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A short, practical guide to English grammar.
Science A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
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A whirlwind tour through the history of science, told with charming wit that makes the whole thing more human and fun.
Software A Small Matter of Programming Bonnie Nardi
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End users can and should write computer programs.
Sci Fi Perdido Street Station China Mieville
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A perfect <a href="http://dusk.
Current Era Fiction Choke Chuck Palahniuk
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Raw and edgy storytelling plus a take-control-of-your-life theme rings familar to Palahniuk's best-known work, Fight...
Business Seeing What's Next Clayton M. Christenson
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Disruptive technologies come up from below, toppling big business and rewarding the innovator.
Humor To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis
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A 21st century time-traveler reminiscent of a more competent Arthur Dent bounces back and forth between the future and...
Sci Fi Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow
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A fun, unusual, and extrodinarily believable near-future tale set in Disneyland.
Fantasy Black Sun Rising C.S. Friedman
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Truly unique fantasy with a bit of Anne Rice gothic flair.
Cognition Consciousness Explained Daniel C. Dennett
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The only complete theory of consciousness I have ever encountered.
Sci Fi Hyperion Cantos Dan Simmons
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The epic, other-worldly masterpiece that got me interested in sci-fi.