ONGOING READING LIST (FROM 1995 ON)
2017
47 The Quantum Mechanics of Minds and Worlds Jeffrey A. Barrett  
46 Why God Won't Go Away    
45 Common Sense Thomas Paine  
44 Origins Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith  
43 The Discovery of Dynamics Julian Barbour  
42 Galapagos: A Natural History Guide Pierre Constant  
41 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas Kuhn  
40 Complexity and the Function of Mind In Nature Peter Godfrey-Smith  
39 The Science of Heroes Yvonne Carts-Powell  
38 Anthropic Bias: Observationa Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy Nick Bostrom  
37 Universe or Multiverse Bernard Carr  
36 Global Catastrophic Risks Nick Bostrom and Milan Cirkovic, Ed.  
35 The Evolution of God Robert Wright  
34 Valis Philip K. Dick  
33 The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins  
32 The Problems of Philosophy Bertrand Russell  
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28 Science In the Age of Computer Simulation Eric Winsberg  
27 Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams  
26 The Clockwork Rocket Greg Egan  
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1 Too Like The Lightning Ada Palmer 1/20/17
2017
2016
40 Stories of Your Life and Others Ted Chiang 12/29/16
39 I Contain Multitudes Ed Yong 9/4/16
38 How not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Jordan Ellenberg 8/19/16
37 The Big Picture Sean Caroll 8/7/16
36 The Dark Nest Trilogy: The Unseen Queen Troy Denning 6/27/16
35 The Dark Nest Trilogy: The Joiner King Troy Denning 6/8/16
34 Silver and Scarlet James S.A. Corey 5/29/16
33 Honor Among Thieves James S.A. Corey 5/29/16
32 I, Jedi Michael A. Stackpole 5/24/16
31 The Final Prophecy James Luceno 5/22/16
30 The Unifying Force Greg Keyes 5/18/16
29 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion Shawn Williamson and Shane Dix  
28 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee Shawn Williamson and Shane Dix 5/4/16
27 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant Shawn Williamson and Shane Dix 4/23/16
26 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Ylesia Walter Jon Williams 4/19/16
25 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way Walter Jon Williams 4/18/16
24 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Traitor Matthew Stover 4/16/16
23 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand Aaron Allston 4/13/16
22 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream Aaron Allston 4/10/16
21 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey Elaine Cunningham 3/31/16
20 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Star By Star Troy Denning 3/28/16
19 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth Greg Keyes 3/27/16
18 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest Greg Keyes 3/24/16
17 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Balance Point Kathy Tyers 3/24/16
16 Armada Ernest Cline 3/21/16
15 Ready Player One Ernest Cline 3/20/16
14 Newton's Wake Ken McCleod 3/12/16
13 Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie 3/10/16
12 Ancillary Sword Ann Leckie 3/9/16
11 Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie 3/7/16
10 Star Wars, The New Jedi Order: Jedi Eclipse James Luceno 2/20/16
9 Spooky Action at a Distance George Musser 2/1/16
8 Hero's Trial James Luceno 1/15/16
7 Ruin Michael A. Stackpole 1/14/16
6 Onslaught Michael A. Stackpole 1/10/16
5 Vector Prime R.A. Salvatore 1/9/16
4 Winner Lose All Timothy Zahn 1/6/16
3 Choices of One Timothy Zahn 1/5/16
2 Allegiance Timothy Zahn 1/3/16
1 Outbound Flight Timothy Zahn 1/1/16
2016
       
2015
20 Survivor's Quest Timothy Zahn 12/29/15
19 Oceanic Greg Egan 8/15/15
18 Luminous Greg Egan 8/4/15
17 Axiomatic Greg Egan 8/1/15
16 Teranesia Greg Egan 7/25/15
15 Distress Greg Egan 7/24/15
14 Schild's Ladder Greg Egan 7/19/15
13 Diaspora Greg Egan 7/17/15
12 The Waking Engine David Edison 7/12/15
11 Incandescence Greg Egan 6/30/15
10 The Three Body Problem Cixin Liu 6/23/15
9 Apex Ramez Naam 6/4/15
8 Seveneves Neal Stephenson 5/30/15
7 The Thousand Autums of Jacob De Zoet David Mitchell 5/24/15
6 number9dream David Mitchell 3/16/15
5 Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman 3/10/15
4 The Bone Clocks David Mitchell 3/5/15
3 The Martian Andy Weir 1/25/15
2 The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsy 1/15/15
1 The Peripheral William Gibson 1/8/15
2015
2014
20 Letters to a Young Scientist Edward O. Wilson 12/27/14
19 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami 12/25/14
18 Crux Ramez Naam 9/13/14
17 Nexus Ramez Naam 8/24/14
16 Lexicon Max Barry 8/15/14
15 The Humans  Matt Haig 8/13/14
14 The Causal Angel Hannu Rajaniemi 8/10/14
13 You Are Not A Gadget Jaron Lanier 7/16/14
12 Who Owns The Future Jaron Lanier 7/9/14
11 Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation Michael Pollan, 7/1/14 Michael Pollan 7/1/14
10 Sphere Packing, Lewis Caroll, and Reversi Martin Gardner 5/10/14
9 The Golden Transcendence: The Last Masquerade John C. Wright 4/27/14
8 The Phoenix Exultant John C. Wright 4/26/14
7 Love and Math Edward Frenkel 4/17/14
6 Quantum Non-Locality and Relativity Tim Maudlin 4/7/14
5 The Golden Age John C. Wright 4/6/14
4 Quarantine Greg Egan 4/1/14
3 Judge of Ages John C. Wright 3/27/14
2 Our Mathematical Universe Max Tegmark 2/26/14
1 The Hermetic Millennia John C. Wright 1/9/14
2014
2013
31 Count to A Trillion John C. Wright 12/27/13
30 The Human Division John Scalzi 12/22/13
29 The Last Colony John Scalzi 12/15/13
28 The Ghost Brigades John Scalzi 12/13/13
27 Old Man's War John Scalzi 12/7/13
26 Redshirts: A Novel With Three Codas John Scalzi 12/6/13
25 Quantum Computing Since Democritus Scott Aaronson 8/31/13
24 Dance of the Photons Anton Zeilinger 7/25/13
23 Aristoi Walter Jon Williams 5/30/13
22 The Theory of Nothing (re-read) Russell Standish 5/18/13
21 Proving Darwin Gregory Chaitin 4/30/13
20 The Fractal Prince Hannu Rajaniemi 4/21/13
19 The Quantum Thief Hannu Rajaniemi 4/17/13
18 Contacting Aliens David Brin 4/9/13
17 All Tomorrow's Parties William Gibson 4/7/13
16 Idoru William Gibson 4/3/13
15 Virtual Light William Gibson 3/29/13
14 The Rapture of the Nerds Cory Doctorrow and Charles Stross 3/26/13
13 The Hydrogen Sonata Iain M. Banks 3/23/13
12 Tatja Grimm's World Vernor Vinge 3/20/13
11 A World Out of Time Larry Niven 3/18/13
10 The Witling Vernor Vinge 3/17/13
9 Illegal Alien Robert J. Sawyer 3/16/13
8 Children of the Sky Vernor Vinge 3/15/13
7 Marooned In Realtime Vernor Vinge 2/5/13
6 The Peace War Vernor Vinge 2/3/13
5 The Einstein Intersection Samuel R. Delaney 1/31/13
4 Among Others Jo Walton 1/30/13
3 The Terminal Experiment Robert J. Sawyer 1/24/13
2 IQ84 Haruki Murakami 1/20/13
1 Jantar Mantar: The Astronomical Monument of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Haruki Murakami 1/13/13
       
2012
28 Only Forward (re-read) Michael Marshall Smith 12/25/12
27 The Signal and the Noise Nate Silver 12/10/12
26 Cycles of Time Roger Penrose 12/2/12
25 How the Hippies Saved Physics David Kaiser 11/2/12
24 Some Remarks Neal Stephenson 10/16/12
23 A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing Lawrence Krauss 9/4/12
22 The Life Eaters David Brin and Scott Hampton 8/26/12
21 Cloud Atlas David Mitchell 8/25/12
20 Pattern Recognition William Gibson 8/23/12
19 Otherness David Brin 8/20/12
18 The Cure Within Anne Harrington 8/11/12
17 Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny Robert Wright 8/7/12
16 The River of Time (reread) David Brin 7/31/12
15 Existence David Brin 7/20/12
14 Lizard Music Daniel Pinkwater 7/10/12
13 From Here to Infinity Martin Rees 7/9/12
12 God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens 7/6/12
11 Our Cosmic Habitat Martin Rees 7/1/12
10 The Panda's Thumb Stephen J. Gould 6/30/12
9 Thinkng, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman 6/28/12
8 Reamde Neil Stephenson 4/25/12
7 The Mismeasure of Man Stephen J. Gould 4/14/12
6 The Grand Design Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow 3/30/12
5 Warlords of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 3/26/12
4 Gods of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 3/23/12
3 A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 3/20/12
2 Kraken China Mieville 3/19/12
1 Embassytown China Mieville 3/15/12
2012
14 Time Travelers Never Die Jack McDevitt 12/3/11
13 The Beginning of Infinity David Deutsch 8/28/11
12 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmis Brian Greene 8/3/11
11 Accelerando Charles Stross 7/22/11
10 The Scar China Mieville 7/18/11
9 Decoding Reality Vlatko Vedral 6/8/11
8 Perdido Street Station China Mieville 4/12/11
7 The Science of Kissing Sheryl Kirshenbaum 3/28/10
6 The City & The City China Mieville 3/21/11
5 The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 3/19/11
4 The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman 3/17/11
3 Rainbows End Vernor Vinge 3/15/11
2 Use of Weapons Iain M. Banks 2/18/11
1 How to Tell A Story, And Other Essays Mark Twain 1/20/11
2010
23 The Player of Games Iain M. Banks 12/31/10
22 Earth The Book John Stewart and The Daily Show 11/29/10
21 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks 11/27/10
20 What We Believe But Can Not Prove Ian McEwen Ed. 11/25/10
19 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg Larson 11/22/10
18 The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larson 11/20/10
17 A Many Colored Glass Freeman Dyson 11/14/10
16 Frameshift Robert J. Sawyer 11/1/10
15 Mindscan Robert J. Sawyer 10/20/10
14 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larson 10/18/10
13 Starplex Robert J. Sawyer 9/22/10
12 Artscience David Edwards 9/15/10
11 WWW: Watch Robert J. Sawyer 9/14/10
10 WWW: Wake Robert J. Sawyer 9/6/10
9 Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury 8/14/10
8 The Algebraist Iain M. Banks 8/13/10
7 Billions and Billions Carl Sagan 7/29/10
6 Cosmic Connection Carl Sagan 7/15/10
5 The Golden Ratio Mario Livio 6/1/10
4 From Eternity to Here Sean Carroll 5/30/10
3 Is God A Mathematician? Mario Livio 3/24/10
2 The Feeling Good Handbook David Burns 3/12/10
1 Physics For Future Presidents Richard Muller 2/10/10
       
2009
57 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Philip K. Dick 12/23/09
56 What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Haruki Murakami 12/19/09
55 The Stars, Like Dust Isaac Asimov 12/15/09
54 Bablyon Babies Maurice G. Dantec 12/12/09
53 Old Twentieth Joe Haldeman 12/7/09
52 Good Without God Greg Epstein 12/4/09
51 The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments George Johnson 11/27/09
50 The Game-Players of Titan Philip K. Dick 11/22/09
49 Vulcan's Hammer Philip K. Dick 11/20/09
48 Dr. Futurity Philip K. Dick 11/17/09
47 Galactic Pot-Healer Philip K. Dick 11/16/09
46 Clans of the Alphane Moon Philip K. Dick 11/15/09
45 The Cosmic Puppets Philip K. Dick 11/12/09
44 The Singularity is Near Ray Kurzweil 10/31/09
43 Acquiring Genomes Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan 10/15/09
42 Why Evolution is True Jerry Coyne 10/4/09
41 Unscientific America Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum 9/20/09
40 Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time Peter Galison 9/6/09
39 Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics David Kaiser 8/12/09
38 The History of Last Night's Dream Roger Kamenetz 8/5/09
37 Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach Colin Howson and Peter Urbach 7/5/09
36 Mona Lisa Overdrive William Gibson 7/3/09
35 Armageddon in Retrospect Kurt Vonnegut 6/27/09
34 Group Theory in the Bedroom Brian Hayes 6/18/09
33 Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection Peter Godfrey-Smith 6/14/09
32 Counter-Clock World Philip K. Dick 6/12/09
31 Burning Chrome William Gibson 6/10/09
30 Count Zero William Gibson 6/8/09
29 The Invisible Hook Peter Leeson 6/6/09
28 The Trouble With Physics Lee Smolin 5/27/09
27 Our Friends From Frolix 8 Philip K. Dick 5/24/09
26 Marsbound Joe Haldeman 5/22/09
25 The Accidental Time Machine Joe Haldeman 5/21/09
24 Guardian Joe Haldeman 5/19/09
23 Death From the Skies Phil Plait 5/18/09 K
22 Camoflage Joe Haldeman 5/11/09
21 Theory of Nothing (repeat) Russell K. Standish 5/1/09
20 House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street William Cohan 4/26/09 K
19 Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science Peter Godfrey-Smith 4/24/09
18 God is Not Great Christopher Hitchens 4/16/09 K
17 The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan 4/11/09 K
16 The Lost City of Z David Grann 4/4/09 K
15 A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court Mark Twain 4/1/09 K
14 The World Is Flat Thomas L. Friedman 3/30/09
13 Your Inner Fish Neil Shubin 3/27/09 K
12 Bad Astronomy Phil Plait 3/20/09 K
11 The Invention of Air Steven Johnson 3/13/09 K
10 Shakespeare: The World As A Stage Bill Bryson 2/28/09
9 The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle 2/23/09
8 Meta Math Gregory Chaitin 2/19/09
7 Outliers Malcolm Gladwell 2/16/09
6 Theory of Nothing Russell K. Standish 2/14/09
5 Fooled By Randomness Nassim Nicholas Taleb 2/13/09
4 The Drunkard's Walk Leonard Mlodinow 2/10/09
3 Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics Tom Rodgers 2/3/09
2 Exploring Randomness Gregory Chaitin 2/1/09
1 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Nassim Nicholas Taleb 1/27/09
2008
53 Hot, Flat, and Crowded Thomas L. Friedman 12/31/08
52 I Am A Strange Loop Douglas Hofstadter 12/18/08
51 Quantum Field Theory Demystified David McMahon 11/15/08
50 What is Sex? Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan 10/20/08
49 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller 10/16/08
48 Icarus At The Edge of Time Brian Greene 10/9/08
47 The Quantum Enigma Bruce Rosenbloom and Fred Kutner 10/9/08
46 Permutation City Greg Egan 9/29/08
45 Anathem Neal Stephenson 9/22/08
44 Jonathan Stranged & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke 9/8/08
43 Watchmen Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 8/31/08
42 Axis Robert Charles Wilson 8/29/08
41 Spin Robert Charles Wilson 8/27/08
40 The Poincare Conjecture Donal O-Shea 8/24/08
39 Advanced Lucid Dreaming: The Power of Supplements Thomas Yuschak 8/21/08
38 A Briefer History of Time Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow 8/18/08
37 Me Of Little Faith Lewis Black 8/13/08
36 Death By Black Hole Neil DeGrasse Tyson 8/10/08
35 On The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection Charles Darwin 8/10/08
34 If On A Winter's Night, A Traveler Italo Calvino 7/26/08
33 The Heart of Christianity Marcus J. Borg 7/10/08
32 Endless Universe Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok 7/1/08
31 The Disappearance of God Richard Eliot Friedman 6/24/08
30 Last Chance to See Douglas Adams 6/24/08
29 Many Worlds In One (re-read) Alex Vilenkin 6/19/08
28 The Varieties of Scientific Experience (re-read) Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan 6/2/08
27 The Cosmic Landscape Leonard Susskind 5/30/08
26 The Chomsky-Foucalt Debate Noam Chomsky and Michele Focault 5/22/08
25 Notes From The Holocene Dorion Sagan 5/19/08
24 Symbiotic Planet Lynn Margulis 5/17/08
23 The Triple Helix Richard Lewontin 5/10/08
22 The Ancestor's Tale Richard Dawkins 5/3/08
21 How to Write & Sell Your First Novel Oscar Collier and Frances Spatz Leighton 4/10/08
20 Mostly Harmless Douglas Adams 3/23/08
19 So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish Douglas Adams 3/22/08
18 Life, The Universe, and Everything Douglas Adams 3/20/08
17 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (re-read) Douglas Adams 3/19/08
16 The Atheistic Universe David Mills 3/18/08
15 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (re-read) Douglas Adams 3/16/08
14 The Salmon of Doubt Douglas Adams 3/13/08
13 Humans Robert J. Sawyer 3/12/08
12 What is Life Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan 3/9/08
11 The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon 2/25/08
10 Absurdistan Gary Schteyngart 2/22/08
9 Rollback Robert J. Sawyer 2/18/08
8 Hominids Robert J. Sawyer 2/17/08
7 Looking For Spinoza Antonio Damasio 2/15/08
6 Time And Again Jack Finney 2/7/08
5 Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace 2/5/08
4 Nebula Awards 33 Connie Willis, Ed. 2/2/08
3 The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman 1/15/08
2 The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman 1/14/08
1 The Golden Compass Philip Pullman 1/13/08
2007
45 Deadeye Dick Kurt Vonnegut 12/17/07
44 Nebula Awards Showcase 2006 Gardner Dozois, Ed. 12/14/07
43 The Audacity of Hope Barak Obama 12/11/07
42 Stumbling On Happiness Daniel Gilbert 11/15/07
41 Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed Jim Al Khalili 11/12/07
40 I Am America (And So Can You!) Stephen Colbert 11/7/07
39 Shroedinger's Ball Adam Felber 9/25/07
38 The Yiddish Policeman's Union Michael Chabon 9/18/07
37 A Man Without A Country Kurt Vonnegut 9/16/07
36 Welcome to the Monkey House Kurt Vonnegut 9/2/07
35 Neverwhere Neil Gaiman 8/28/07
34 Stardust Neil Gaiman 8/24/07
33 Gridlinked Neal Asher 8/20/07
32 Replay Ken Grimwood 8/15/07
31 A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge 8/11/07
30 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 8/9/07
29 Why Choose This Book? Read Montague 7/26/07
28 Consilience Edward O. Wilson 7/23/07
27 Slapstick Kurt Vonnegut 6/17/07
26 Ape and Essence Aldous Huxley 6/17/07
25 The Rise of Endymion Dan Simmons 6/6/07
24 Endymion Dan Simmons 6/2/07
23 River Out of Eden Richard Dawkins 5/28/07
22 Brave New World Revisited Aldous Huxley 5/24/07
21 After God: The Future of Religion Don Cupitt 5/16/07
20 The Scientific Conquest of Death The Immortality Institute 5/13/07
19 Breaking the Spell Daniel Dennett 5/3/07
18 The Blind Watchmaker Richard Dawkins 4/8/07
17 Timeless Reality Victor Stenger 3/26/07
16 Before The Beginning Martin Rees 3/26/07
15 God: The Failed Hypothesis Victor Stenger 3/16/07
14 Lies, Inc Philip K. Dick 3/11/07
13 Unweaving the Rainbow Richard Dawkins 3/10/07
12 Darwin's Dangerous Idea Daniel Dennett 3/5/07
11 The Truth: With Jokes (Audio Book) Al Franken 2/28/07
10 Freakonomics (Audio Book) Steven J. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner 2/22/07
9 The Comprehensible Cosmos Victor Stenger 2/18/07
8 Pale Blue Dot Carl Sagan 2/12/07
7 Science and Religion (The Teaching Company) Lawrence H. Princippe 2/8/07
6 Mastering Change Ichak Adizes 2/3/07
5 Climbing Mount Improbable Richard Dawkins 1/28/07
4 Has Science Found God? Victor Stenger 1/24/07
3 Programming the Universe Seth Lloyd 1/12/07
2 Many Worlds in One Alex Vilenkin 1/7/07
1 The God Delusion Richard Dawkins 1/3/07
2006
41 Lucid Dreaming in 30 Days: The Creative Sleep Program Keith Harary and Pamela Weintraub 12/31/06
40 Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy Nick Bostrom 12/31/06
39 The Extended Phenotype Richard Dawkins 12/29/06
38 Warped Passages Lisa Randall 12/26/06
37 Patently Ridiculous Richard Ross 12/24/06
36 The Prehistory of the Far Side Gary Larson 12/22/06
35 The Varieties of Scientific Experience Carl Sagan 12/18/06
34 America: The Book John Stewart & The Daily Shoe 12/5/06
33 Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut 12/3/06
32 The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary Simon Winchester 11/27/06
31 Worlds Enough & Time Dan Simmons 11/12/06
30 Market Forces Richard K. Morgan 11/8/06
29 Properties of Light Rebecca Goldstein 11/1/06
28 Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Mary Roach 10/29/06
27 A Sense of the Mysterious Alan Lightman 10/14/06
26 Woken Furies Richard K. Morgan 10/10/06
25 The Third Chimpanzee Jared Diamond 9/12/06
24 Broken Angels Richard K. Morgan 8/26/06
23 Lost Horizon James Hilton 8/22/06
22 Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan 8/21/06
21 The System of the World (Part III) Neal Stephenson 8/17/06
20 The System of the World Part II: Currency Neal Stephenson 8/17/06
19 The System of the World Part I: Solomon's Gold Neal Stephenson 8/17/06
18 The Confusion Part II: The Juncto Neal Stephenson 8/10/06
17 The Confusion Part I: Bonanza Neal Stephenson 8/10/06
16 Odalisque Neal Stephenson 8/1/06
15 Art & Physics Leonard Shlain 7/29/06
14 King of the Vagabonds Neal Stephenson 7/21/06
13 The Fall of the Towers: Out of the Dead City Samuel R. Delaney 7/18/06
12 Quicksilver Neal Stephenson 6/29/06
11 The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut 6/20/06
10 Dhalgren Samuel R. Delaney 6/16/06
9 American Gods Neil Gaiman 4/27/06
8 Collapse Jared Diamond 4/23/06
7 Explorering the World of Lucid Dreaming Stephen Laberge & Howard Rheingold 3/18/06
6 Science and Religion Ed. Paul Kurtz 3/15/06
5 A Devil's Chaplain Richard Dawkins 2/24/06
4 Now Wait For Last Year Philip K. Dick 2/10/06
3 The Penultimate Truth Philip K. Dick 2/4/06
2 Freedom Evolves Daniel Dennett 1/29/06
1 A Universe of Consciousness Gerald M. Edelman and Giulio Tononi 1/13/06
2005
31 A Wild Sheep Chase Haruki Murakami 12/15/05
30 Government in the Future Noam Chomsky 12/8/05
29 The Republican War on Science Chris Mooney 12/4/05
28 What Do You Care What Other People Think? Richard Feynman 11/25/05
27 The Fabric of Reality (re-read) David Deutsch 11/18/05
26 The Wind Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami 11/7/05
25 After The Quake Haruki Murakami 10/29/05
24 A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 10/19/05
23 Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond 8/31/05
22 Deception Point Dan Brown 8/7/05
21 The Meaning of It All Richard Feynman 7/30/05
20 Vision of the Future Timothy Zahn 7/25/05
19 Specter of the Past Timothy Zahn 7/20/05
18 The Last Command Timothy Zahn 7/18/05
17 Dark Force Rising Timothy Zahn 7/3/05
16 Heir to the Empire Timothy Zahn 6/23/05
15 Timequake Kurt Vonnegut 6/21/05
14 The Man Who Japed Philip K. Dick 6/15/05
13 Solar Lottery Philip K. Dick 6/10/05
12 The Crack In Space Philip K. Dick 6/8/05
11 Island Aldous Huxley 5/21/05
10 Dune: The Battle of Corrin Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 4/20/05
9 Dune: The Machine Crusade Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 4/19/05
8 The Cyberiad Stories Stanislaw Lem 4/12/05
7 Dune: The Butlerian Jihad Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 4/6/05
6 Black Holes and Time Warps Kip Thorne 3/21/05
5 The Princess Bride William Goldman 3/17/05
4 Collected Fictions Jorge Luis Borges (translated by Andrew Hurley) 2/20/05
3 The Fabric of the Cosmos Brian Greene 2/13/05
2 Just Six Numbers Martin Rees 1/18/05
1 Our Living Multiverse Fred Adams 1/5/05
2004
16 The Unknowable Gregory Chaitin 12/30/04
15 The Limits of Mathematics Gregory Chaitin 12/29/04
14 The Conscious Universe Dean Radin 12/8/04
13 The Book Nobody Read Owen Gingerich 11/19/04
12 If the Universe is Teeming With Aliens, Where is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life Stephen Webb 9/28/04
11 Aye, And Gomorrah Samuel R. Delaney 7/28/04
10 Mother Night Kurt Vonnegut 7/26/04
9 Cosmicomics Italo Calvino 7/21/04
8 Angels & Demons Dan Brown 7/19/04
7 Godel John L. Casti and Werner DePauli 6/8/04
6 Our Cosmic Habitat Martin Rees 4/26/04
5 Nova Samuel R. Delaney 3/31/04
4 A Prayer For America Dennis Kucinich 1/22/04
3 The Demolished Man (re-read) Alfred Bester 1/16/04
2 Hegemony Or Survival Noam Chomsky 1/16/04
1 The Stars My Destination (re-read) Alfred Bester 1/7/04
2003
24 Dude, WhereÕs My Country Michael Moore 12/10/03
23 Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Al Franken 12/1/03
22 Kitchen Table Wisdom Rachel Naomi Remen 11/24/03
21 The Simulacra Philip K. Dick 11/2/03
20 Making A Good Script Great Linda Seger 10/8/03
19 Piled Higher and Deeper Jorge Cham 9/29/03
18 Shadow Puppets Orson Scott Card 9/28/03
17 The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury 9/19/03
16 Eye In The Sky Philip K. Dick 9/10/03
15 Forever Free Joe Haldeman 9/8/03
14 Calculating God Robert J. Sawyer 9/6/03
13 EinsteinÕs Dreams Alan Lightman 8/24/03
12 Minority Report (Screenplay) John Cohen & Scott Frank? 8/12/03
11 Judaism: A Very Short Introduction Normon Solomon 7/29/03
10 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov 7/22/03
9 Cosmos Carl Sagan 7/16/03
8 The Case For Mars Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner 7/14/03
7 The Last of the Just Andre Schwarz-Bart 6/17/03
6 Why Are We At War? Norman Mailer 5/24/03
5 Terrorism and War Howard Zinn 5/23/03
4 The Telling Ursula K. Leguin 5/9/03
3 Power And Terror Noam Chomsky 3/21/03
2 Time Travel In EinsteinÕs Universe J. Richard Gott 2/15/03
1 The Extravagant Universe Robert Kirshner 1/20/03
2003 START
2002 END
2002
17 Stupid White Men Michael Moore 12/30/02
16 Software Rudy Rucker 12/26/02
15 A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Leguin 12/16/02
14 The Dragons of Eden Carl Sagan 12/2/02
13 A New Kind of Science Stephen Wolfram 6/22/02
12 In The Beginning É Was The Command Line Neal Stephenson 6/4/02
11 The Demon Haunted World Carl Sagan 5/30/02
10 Understanding Power Noam Chomsky 4/25/02
9 11-Sep Noam Chomsky 4/9/02
8 The Universe In A Nutshell Stephen Hawking 4/6/02
7 Zero Charles Seife 4/2/02
6 Three Roads to Quantum Gravity Lee Smolin 3/16/02
5 The Fall of Hyperion Daniel Simmons 3/5/02
4 Hyperion Daniel Simmons 2/28/02
3 The Future of Life Edward O. Wilson 2/15/02
2 Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 1/26/02
1 Killing Time Caleb Carr 1/10/02
2002 START
2001 END
2001
17 Five More Golden Rules John L. Casti 12/28/01
16 One Of Us Michael Marshall Smith 12/6/01
15 Spares Michael Marshall Smith 10/30/01
14 Only Forward Michael Marshall Smith 9/18/01
13 Would Be Worlds John L. Casti 9/6/01
12 DarwinÕs Radio Greg Bear 8/25/01
11 Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse Julian Brown 8/6/01
10 In A Sunburned Country Bill Bryson 7/22/01
9 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Re-read) Philip K. Dick 7/11/01
8 The Chain Of Chance Stanislaw Lem 6/23/01
7 Zodiac Neal Stephenson 4/28/01
6 Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson 4/11/01
5 Picasso at the Lapin Agile Steve Martin 3/28/01
4 Copenhagen Michael Frayn 3/27/01
3 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson 2/19/01
2 Shadow of The Hegemon Orson Scott Card 2/11/01
1 Genius: The Life And Science of Richard Feynman James Gleick 2/11/01
2001 START
2000 END
2000
  WINTER BREAK 2000 1/1/00  
38 Dune: House Harkonnen Brian Herbert & 12/14/00
Kevin J. Anderson
37 Breakfast Of Champions Kurt Vonnegut 12/7/00
36 Factoring Humanity Robert J. Sawyer 11/20/00
35 The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins 11/15/00
34 The Feynman Processor Gerard J. Milburn 10/7/00
33 Snow Crash* Neal Stephenson 9/22/00
32 FlashForward Robert J. Sawyer 8/9/00
31 Waiting For Godot Samuel Beckett 8/5/00
30 The Fabric Of Reality David Deutsch 8/4/00
29 The Anthropic Cosmological Principle John D. Barrow & 7/31/00
Frank J. Tipler
28 Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki 7/22/00
27 The End Of Time Julian Barbour 7/15/00
26 Inconceivable Ben Elton 9/7/00
25 Timeline Michael Crichton 5/7/00
24 Black Holes And Baby Universes and other essays Stephen Hawking 27/06/00
23 Looking For Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 23/06/00
22 5 Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20th Cent. Maths. John L. Casti 18/06/00
21 EnderÕs Shadow Orson Scott Card 16/06/00
20 Randomness Deborah J. Bennett 13/06/00
19 Impossibility John D. Barrow 12/6/00
18 Star Maker Olaf Stapledon 7/6/00
17 Ubik Philip K. Dick 22/05/00
16 I Am Legend Richard Matheson 15/05/00
15 The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind Roger Penrose 15/05/00
14 Longitude Dava Sobel 1/5/00
13 The Dreaming Jewels Theodore Sturgeon 29/04/00
12 The Mystery of Consciousness John Searle 29/04/00
11 The Beach Alex Garland 27/04/00
10 The EmperorÕs New Mind Roger Penrose 26/04/00
9 Babel-17 Samuel R. Delaney 10/3/00
  AUSTRALIA 16/02/00  
8 Dune: House Atreides Brian Herbert & 2/6/00
Kevin J. Anderson
7 The Life Of The Cosmos Lee Smolin 1/31/00
6 Black Holes: A TravelerÕs Guide Clifford Pickover 1/23/00
5 Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon 1/22/00
4 Mockingbird Walter Tevis 1/21/00
3 The Elegant Universe Brian Greene 1/17/00
2 The Deceivers Alfred Bester 1/12/00
1 As A Driven Leaf Milton Steinberg 1/5/00
  U.S.A.    
2000 START
1999 END
1999
# TITLE AUTHOR DATE FINISHED
34 Confessions Of A Crap Artist Philip K. Dick 12/28/99
33 The Man Who Fell To Earth Walter Tevis 12/15/99
  WINTER BREAK 99 12/12/99  
32 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 12/3/99
31 A Maze Of Death Philip K. Dick 11/28/99
30 334 Thomas M. Disch 11/27/99
29 Chaos James Gleick 10/26/99
28 Foreigner C.J. Cherryh 10/7/99
27 Forever Peace Joe Haldeman 9/5/99
26 Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick 8/29/99
  FALL 99 8/23/99  
25 Psychoshop Alfred Bester 8/18/99
24 The Best Of The Nebulas Ed. Ben Bova 8/13/99
23 Perelandra C.S. Lewis 8/1/99
22 Children Of God Mary Doria Russell 7/19/99
21 Virtual Unrealities Alfred Bester 7/11/99
20 The Ultimate Egoist Theodore Sturgeon 6/28/99
19 HeavenÕs Reach David Brin 6/24/99
18 Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut 5/26/99
  SUMMER 5/23/99  
17 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester 5/23/99
16 The Lathe Of Heaven Ursula K. Leguin 5/8/99
15 The Cult Of The Big Bang William C. Mitchell 5/6/99
14 Neuromancer William Gibson 4/24/99
13 Out Of The Silent Planet C.S. Lewis 3/31/99
12 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester 3/18/99
11 The Postman (Re-read) David Brin 3/15/99
10 To Marry Medusa Theodore Sturgeon 3/13/99
9 The Search For Superstrings, Supersymmetry, and the Theory of Everything. John Gribbin 3/12/99
8 The Shifting Realities Of Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick 3/7/99
7 FermatÕs Last Theorem Amir D. Aczel 3/5/99
6 The Gentle Giants Of Ganymede James P. Hogan 3/2/99
5 Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said Philip K. Dick 2/15/99
4 The Forever War Joe Haldeman 2/7/99
3 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon 1/29/99
  SPRING 99 1/19/99  
2 Player Piano Kurt Vonnegut 1/15/99
1 Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Haruki Murakami 1/6/99
1999 START
1998 END
1998
# TITLE AUTHOR DATE FINISHED
  WINTER BREAK 12/19/97  
38 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury 12/25/98
37 Flatland Edwin A. Abbott 12/24/98
36 Many Lives, Many Masters Brian L. Weiss 12/22/98
35 Rock This! Chris Rock 12/20/98
34 Dorsai! Gordon R. Dickson 12/19/98
33 Briefing For A Descent Into Hell Doris Lessing 12/18/98
32 A Scanner Darkly Phillip K. Dick 12/18/98
  WINTER BREAK 12/17/98  
31 Gateway Frederick Pohl 12/12/98
30 Inherit The Stars James P. Hogan 12/9/98
29 The Dispossessed Ursula K. LeGuin 11/13/98
28 ChildhoodÕs End Arthur C. Clarke 11/8/98
27 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Phillip K. Dick 10/28/98
26 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell 10/24/98
25 He, She, and It Marge Piercy 10/19/98
24 Dawn Octavia Butler 10/7/98
23 Return From The Stars Stanislaw Lem 9/22/98
22 A Short History Of The Future W. Warren Wagar 9/12/98
21 Timescape Gregory Benford 9/4/98
  FALL 98 8/25/98  
20 Children Of The Mind Orson Scott Card 8/14/98
19 Xenocide Orson Scott Card 8/11/98
18 We Can Build You Philip K. Dick 8/1/98
17 Flowers For Algernon Daniel Keyes 7/12/98
16 Speaker For The Dead Orson Scott Card 7/10/98
15 CatÕs Cradle Kurt Vonnegut 7/7/98
14 The Man In The High Castle Phillip K. Dick 7/4/98
13 Anthem (re-read) Ayn Rand 7/2/98
12 Rama Revealed Arthur C. Clarke 6/29/98
11 The Garden of Rama Arthur C. Clarke 6/28/98
10 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov 6/24/98
9 The Metaphysics of Star Trek Richard Hanley 6/24/98
8 Dune Messiah Frank Herbert 6/11/98
7 The Omnibus of Science Fiction Ed. Groff Conklin 5/29/98
6 Dune Frank Herbert 5/29/98
  SUMMER 5/23/98  
5 Rama II Arthur C. Clarke 3/28/98
  SPRING 98 1/25/98  
4 Rendezvous With Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1/23/98
3 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Douglas Adams 1/14/98
2 InfinityÕs Shore David Brin 1/8/98
1 Brightness Reef David Brin 1/6/98
1998 START
1997 END
1997
# TITLE AUTHOR DATE FINISHED
30 Dracula Bram Stoker 12/23/97
  WINTER BREAK 12/19/97  
29 Robot Dreams Isaac Asimov 12/15/97
28 Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein 11/6/97
27 Gold Isaac Asimov 10/25/97
26 The HitchhikerÕs Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams Oct-97
25 Macbeth William Shakespeare 10/16/97
24 EnderÕs Game Orson Scott Card 10/15/97
23 Magic Isaac Asimov 10/9/97
22 Hamlet William Shakespeare 10/5/97
21 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 9/19/97
20 The Monk Matthew Lewis 9/7/97
  FALL 97 8/17/97  
19 The Uplift War David Brin 8/13/97
18 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky 8/3/97
17 The Practice Effect David Brin 7/25/97
16 Startide Rising David Brin 7/23/97
15 Sundiver David Brin 7/15/97
14 ACKERMANTHOLOGY Forrest J. Ackerman Ed. 7/10/97
13 The Physics of Star Trek Lawrence M. Krauss 7/1/97
12 The Postman David Brin 5/7/97
11 3001 Arthur C. Clarke 5/5/97
10 Firsts Isaac Asimov Ed. 5/4/97
9 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka 4/7/97
8 The Norton Book of Science Fiction Ursula K. Leguin Ed. 4/2/97
7 All The Pretty Horses Cormac McCarthy 3/30/97
6 The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Edward L. Ferman Ed. 2/27/97
5 A Thousand Acres Jane Smiley 2/1/97
4 The Robots of Dawn Isaac Asimov 1/23/97
3 Animal Farm George Orwell 1/2/97
2 The Naked Sun Isaac Asimov 1/2/97
1 The Caves Of Steel Isaac Asimov 1/1/97
1997 START
1996 END
1996
# TITLE AUTHOR DATE FINISHED
27 1984 George Orwell 12/30/96
26 I, Robot Isaac Asimov 12/5/96
25 Brave New World Aldous Huxley 12/3/96
24 Forward the Foundation Isaac Asimov 11/30/96
23 Prelude to Foundation Isaac Asimov 11/26/96
22 Othello William Shakespeare 11/8/96
21 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller 10/25/96
20 Foundation and Earth Isaac Asimov 10/18/96
19 FoundationÕs Edge Isaac Asimov 10/9/96
18 The Awakening Kate Chopin 10/1/96
17 Second Foundation Isaac Asimov 9/28/96
16 Foundation and Empire Isaac Asimov 9/23/96
15 Foundation Isaac Asimov 9/19/96
14 Utopia Thomas More 9/10/96
13 Nebula Award Winning Novellas Martin H. Greenberg Ed. 8/30/96
12 17X Infinity Groff Conklin Ed. 8/17/96
11 The River of Time David Brin 8/2/96
10 The YearÕs Best Science Fiction Gardener Dozois Ed. 6/19/96
9 12 Great Classics of Science Fiction Groff Conklin Ed. 5/24/96
8 AmericaÕs History Henretta 5/23/96
7 Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston 5/18/96
6 Catch-22 Joseph Heller 4/28/96
5 Nightfall and Other Stories Isaac Asimov 4/6/96
4 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 3/1/96
3 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking 2/12/96
2 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 1/25/96
1 Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 1/6/96
1996 START
1995 END
1995
# TITLE AUTHOR DATE FINISHED
15 Otherness David Brin 12/8/95
14 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne 11/2/95
13 The Lost World Michael Crichton 10/26/95
12 The Crucible Arthur Miller 9/17/95
11 Ragnarok Nathan Archer 7/30/95
10 Ghost Ship Dianne Carey 4/16/95
9 Lord of the Flies William Golding 4/16/95
8 The Hot Zone Richard Preston 4/8/95
7 The Hammer of God Arthur C. Clarke 3/5/95
6 Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe 2/25/95
5 Candide Voltaire 2/6/95
4 Perchance To Dream Howard Weinstein 1/28/95
3 Contamination John Vornholt 1/12/95
2 The Rift Peter David 12/26/94*
1 Imzadi Peter David 12/23/94*
1995 START
ONGOING READING LIST
( From 1995 On )
( Books I Read Before 1995, No Dates, After Elementary SchoolÉ..Keep Remembering Them! )
# TITLE AUTHOR
1 The Paradoxicon Nicholas Falletta
2 The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford :Volume 1 Phillip K Dick
3 We Can Remember it For You Wholesale : Volume 2 Phillip K Dick
4 Second Variety ;Volume 3 Phillip K Dick
5 The Minority Report : Volume 4 Phillip K Dick
6 The Eye of the Sibyl :Volume 5 Phillip K Dick
7 Universe Nigel Henbest
8 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
9 Animal Farm George Orwell
10 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor
11 Raisin in the Sun ?
12 A Wrinkle in Time Madeline LÕEngle
13 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia series) C.S. Lewis
14 Sahara Clive Cussler
15 Treasure Clive Cussler
16 Dragon Clive Cussler
17 Anthem Ayn Rand
18 The Firm John Grisham
19 The Client John Grisham
20 A Time to Kill John Grisham
21 Sphere Michael Crichton
22 Congo? Michael Crichton
23 Jurrassic Park Michael Crichton
24 Bears Discover Fire Terry Bisson
25 Frankenstein (Iread it again in college – English 1B Prof. Nevader) Mary Shelley
26 Antigone Sophocles
27 Medea Euripides?
28 A Midsummer NightÕs Dream William Shakespeare
29 Macbeth William Shakespeare
30 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare
31 Timescape Gregory Benford
32 Farenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
33 Fantastic Voyage Isaac Asimov
34 An American Childhood Ann Dillard
35 Siddhartha Herman Hesse
36 Dinosaur Tales Ray Bradbury
37 MISSION EARTH DEKOLOGYÉ.1-8 L. Ron Hubbard
38 Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
39 Dracula Bram Stoker
40 ? Rendezvous With Rama (It semed so familiar reading it in January Õ98) Arthur C. Clarke
41 Dune (IÕm positive–I just donÕt know why it isnÕt on record – Past life?) Frank Herbert
42 Lost Horizon (Eldorado, Shangri-La) James Hilton
43 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (just the movie?) Phillip K. Dick
44 The Lost World Michael Crichton
45 The Time Machine H.G.Wells
46 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Jules Verne
47 TOM SWIFT BOOKS
48 HARDY BOYS Novels
49 NANCY DREW Novels
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