Some books I’ve enjoyed

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Rather frequently people on facebook ask for book recommendations. Here are some I’ve read in the last few years which I’ve enjoyed.

Matter Iain M. Banks
Revolution Emmanuel Macron 
The Breakers Omnibus: Books and Prequel Novella
The Power Naomi Alderman
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley Rob Reid
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam Douglas Murray
All These Worlds: Bobiverse Dennis E. Taylor 
The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut 
Betterness: Economics for Humans Umair Haque
For We Are Many: Bobiverse Dennis E. Taylor
Meditations Marcus Aurelius
Kipps H. G. Wells 
Big Sur Jack Kerouac 
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business en There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz
On Human Nature: Revised Edition Edward O. Wilson 
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World Peter Frankopan 
We Are Legion (We Are Bob): Bobiverse Dennis E. Taylor 
Otherness David Brin 
Histories Herodotus 
Insistence of Vision David Brin 
Exorcising Hitler: The Occupation and Denazification of Germany
Flashforward Robert J. Sawyer
Carbide Tipped Pens: Seventeen Tales of Hard Science Fiction
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
River of Time David Brin 
Aurora Kim Stanley Robinson 
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl 
One Trillion Dollars Andreas Eschbach
Lord of All Things – Andreas Eschbach 
Existence David Brin
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
Nexus: Nexus – Ramez Naam
Common Sense Thomas Paine
Looking for Alaska John Green
The Years of Rice and Salt – Kim Stanley Robinson
Seveneves: A Novel – Neal Stephenson
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
Shaman Kim Stanley Robinson
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
Last and First Men Olaf Stapledon
Earth David Brin 
Mindscan Robert J. Sawyer
Kill Decision Daniel Suarez
The Martian Andy Weir
The Terminal Experiment Robert J. Sawyer 
The Player of Games: Culture Series – Iain M. Banks
WWW: Wonder – Robert J. Sawyer
WWW: Watch – Robert J. Sawyer
Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries Jon Ronson
Fantastic Imaginings: A Journey through scifi
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures Virginia Morell
WWW: Wake – Robert J. Sawyer
Consider Phlebas: Culture Series – Iain M. Banks
Assassin’s Apprentice: The Farseer Trilogy – Robin Hobb 
Calculating God Robert J. Sawyer 
World War Z Max Brooks 
Debt: The First , Years David Graeber
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation 
The Birth of Britain: A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I Winston Churchill
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Edward Abbey(?)
All Clear – Connie Willis
Blackout – Connie Willis
The Righteous mind: Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion 
Triggers Robert J. Sawyer
Ultimatum Matthew Glass
What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets Michael J Sandel
Jaya: A Retelling of the Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik
Kalevala: The Ancient Epic of Finland 
Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson 
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
Sixty Days and Counting: Science in the Capital – Kim Stanley Robinson
Forty Signs of Rain: Science in the Capital – Kim Stanley Robinson
Fifty Degrees Below: Science in the Capital – Kim Stanley Robinson 
God Collar Marcus Brigstocke
Enchantment Orson Scott Card
Foundation and Empire – Isaac Asimov
Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson
Foundation – Isaac Asimov
The Sense of Wonder Rachel Carson 
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Candide Voltaire
Sourcery: Discworld – Terry Pratchett 
The Botany of Desire Michael Pollan
The Outline of History, Volume H.G. Wells
Utopia Thomas More
Blue Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
Green Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution Richard Dawkins
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas S. Kuhn
Rights of Man – Thomas Paine
Yes We Can!: Speeches of Barack Obama Barack Obama
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus Orson Scott Card
Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson
Homebody Orson Scott Card
Steppenwolf Hermann Hesse
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Jonathan Haidt
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Barack Obama
Choke Chuck Palahniuk
Alvin Journeyman: Tales of Alvin Maker – Orson Scott Card
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin
Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder Ray Bradbury
Magic Street Orson Scott Card 
Survivor Chuck Palahniuk
Welcome to the Monkey House Kurt Vonnegut
The Traveler – John Twelve Hawks
A History of the Arab Peoples Albert Hourani
On War Carl von Clausewitz
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume Anton Chekhov
Moby Dick Herman Melville
Lost Boys Orson Scott Card
Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science Atul Gawande
Xenocide – Orson Scott Card
Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii Mark Twain
A Salty Piece of Land Jimmy Buffett
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 
Ender’s Games Orson Scott Card 
Timequake Kurt Vonnegut
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Richard P. Feynman
The Aeneid Virgil
The Long Dark TeaTime of the Soul Douglas Adams
Life of Pi Yann Martel 
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin A. Abbott
Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce 
The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time Douglas Adams 
Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut

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Ed Dowding

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