Current/Must Reads

I’m always in the midst of reading at least two or three books, usually one fiction, one non-fiction, in addition to the scores of books I use for research/self-educational purposes.  This is what I’ve got going on right now:

Current reads:

The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time Book V) by Robert Jordan

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel

Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women, & Money by Kevin O’Leary

Recent reads (last 6 months):

Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Solar System: Mars by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography by Jesper Bengtsson

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein

Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi

Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

Zero Time Space: How Quantum Tunneling Broke the Light Speed Barrier by Gunter Nimtz and Astrid Haibel

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks

Eugenic Nation: Faults & Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America by Alexandra Minna Stern

Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time Book IV) by Robert Jordan

Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior by Dick Couch

Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer

Physics of the Sun: A First by Dermott J. Mullan

Seeds of Earth by Michael Colby

Nirvana for Sale?: Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakaya Temple in Contemporary Thailand by Rachelle M. Scott

Stories that made me fall in love with sci-fi:

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Neuromancer by William Gibson

The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks

9 thoughts on “Current/Must Reads

      • I have not read Starship Troopers (I should). I have read “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” as well as “Stranger in a Strange Land” and “Job: A Comedy of Justice”. All of which were entertaining, humorous, and provided great food for thought.

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