Recommended Reading List

Science Fiction

  • Poul Anderson Ensign Flandry, Flandry of Terra, The Man Who Counts, Ivory and Apes and Peacocks, The Sorrow of Odin the Goth.
  • Piers Anthony Macroscope.
  • Issac Asimov The End of Eternity, Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun.
  • Alfred Bester The Push of a Finger
  • Iain Banks Look to Windward, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons.
  • Greg Bear Blood Music (books on tape by George Guidall), Slant, Forge of God, Anvil of Stars.
  • Frederic Brown Short Stories.
  • David Brin The Uplift War.
  • Arthur Clarke Childhood's End, The Lion of Comarre.
  • Philip K. Dick A Maze of Death, The Crack in Space, Ubik.
  • Gordon R. Dickson The Alien Way, Sleepwalker's World.
  • Greg Egan Diaspora, Our Lady of Chernobyl, Oracle, Yeyuka.
  • Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson Transmetropolitan.
  • William Gibson Neuromancer, Burning Chrome.
  • James P. Hogan Voyage From Yesteryear, The Multiplex Man, Assassin, Silver Shoes for a Princess.
  • Robert Heinlein The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Star Beast, Waldo, Double Star.
  • C. M. Kornbluth The Marching Morons, The Little Black Bag
  • Raymond F. Jones Correspondence Course.
  • Larry Niven Tales of Known Space, The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton, Protector, World of Ptavvs, The Mote in God's Eye.
  • Damon Knight Rule Golden, Semper Fi.
  • Keith Laumer Knight of Delusions, The House in November, The Ultimax Man, Hybrid, End as a Hero, A Trip to the City.
  • Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness, A Wizard of Earthsea.
  • Fritz Lieber The Enchanted Forest.
  • Paul McAuley The Invisible Country.
  • Alastair Reynolds Century Rain
  • Rudy Rucker Master of Space and Time, White Light.
  • James H. Schmitz The Witches of Karres.
  • Karl Schroeder Ventus.
  • Alice Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.) The Screwfly Solution, The Milk of Paradise, The Man Who Walked Home, And I Found Me Here On the Cold Hill's Side, Your Haploid Heart .
  • Clifford Simak Waystation, They Walked Like Men, All Flesh is Grass.
  • Brian Stableford Architects of Emortality.
  • Charles Stross Palimpsest
  • Neal Stephenson Snow Crash, The Diamond Age.
  • Bruce Sterling Crystal Express, The Artificial Kid, Distraction, Maneki Neko, Taklamakan.
  • Michael Swanwick Vacuum Flowers, The Iron Dragon's Daughter, The Dragons of Babel, Collected Short Stories.
  • John Varley The Phantom of Kansas, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance, Blue Champagne, Press Enter.
  • Vernor Vinge True Names, A Fire Upon the Deep, A Deepness in the Sky.
  • Gene Wolfe The Fifth Head of Cerberus.


  • Neil Gaiman + various artists Sandman Library: Preludes and Nocturnes, The Doll's House, Dream Country, Season of Mists, A Game of You, Brief Lives, Fables and Reflections, World's End, The Kindly Ones, The Wake.
  • C. S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia).
  • Hope Mirrlees Lud-in-the-Mist.
  • Alan Moore and David Lloyd V for Vendetta.
  • Luigi Seraphini Codex Seraphinianus.
  • J. Michael Straczynski & Gary Frank Midnight Nation.
  • Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield Freak Angels
  • Bryan Talbot Adventures of Luther Arkwright, Heart of Empire, One Bad Rat, Grandville.
  • J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, Encyclopedia of Arda, Tolkien Meta-FAQ.



  • Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose.
  • Philip Kerr Berlin Noir Trilogy, A Philosophical Investigation.
  • Steven Saylor The Roma Sub Rosa series.

Web Comics


  • Neil Burger The Illusionist
  • Terry Gilliam Brazil.
  • Alfred Hitchcock North by Northwest, Vertigo.
  • John Huston The Maltese Falcon.
  • Satoshi Kon Paprika
  • Stanley Kubrick 2001 Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Eyes Wide Shut, Dr. Strangelove, Barry Lyndon, Lolita, Spartacus.
  • Hayao Miyazaki Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away).
  • Harold Ramis Groundhog Day
  • Tom Tykwer Parfum
  • David Mamet Spanish Prisoner

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