Kristin's Book Page 

 Books I'd Recommend
"A room without books is like a body without a soul" --Cicero

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Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide Books
Nicholson Baker
The Fermata
Nick Bantock
Griffin & Sabine trilogy
Julian Barnes
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters
Greg Bear
Darwin's Radio
the Infinity Concerto and The Serpent Mage
Jorge Luis Borges
Ficciones
David Brin
Glory Season
Startide Rising
The Uplift War
Lois McMaster Bujold
the Vorksosigan series
Italo Calvino
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler
Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game
The Worthing Saga
Peter Carey
Oscar and Lucinda
Jonathan Carroll
A Child Across the Sky
Bones of the Moon
From the Teeth of Angels
The Marriage of Sticks
Outside the Dog Museum
Sleeping in Flame
Sarah Champion, ed
Disco 2000
Nicholas Christopher
Franklin Flyer
Billy Collins
Picnic, Lightning
Douglas Coupland
Microserfs
Richard Dawkins
The Selfish Gene
Daniel Dennett
Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Bradley Denton
Lunatics
Paul Di Filippo
The Steampunk Trilogy
Fractal Paisleys
Lost Pages
Umberto Eco
Foucault's Pendulum
The Name of the Rose
Greg Egan
Axiomatic
Luminous
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A Coney Island of the Mind
Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair
Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere
Good Omens with Terry Pratchett
Sandman: Fables and Reflections
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera
One Hundred Years of Solitude
William Gibson
Neuromancer
James Gleick
Chaos
Alex Haley
Roots
Peter F Hamilton
The Reality Dysfunction
The Neutronium Alchemist
Robert A. Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land
Joseph Heller
Catch-22
Mark Helprin
Winter's Tale
Frank Herbert
Dune
Oscar Hijuelos
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Barry Hughart
Bridge of Birds
Paul Joannides
The Guide to Getting it On
Ryszard Kapuscinski
The Shadow of the Sun
Guy Gavriel Kay
Tigana
Stephen King
The Stand
The Dark Tower Series: ( The Gunslinger, The Wastelands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla)
Steve Kowit, editor
The Maverick Poets
William Least Heat Moon
Blue Highways
River-Horse
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
Gregory Maguire
Wicked
Alberto Manguel
A History of Reading
Ian McDonald
Evolution's Shore
China Mieville
Perdido Street Station
Walter Miller
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Christopher Moore
Bloodsucking Fiends
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
Practical Demonkeeping
James Morrow
Bible Stories for Adults
City of Truth
Towing Jehovah
Only Begotten Daughter
Blameless in Abaddon
The Eternal Footman
Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
George Orwell
1984
Alan Paton
Cry the Beloved Country
Daniel Pinkwater
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars (in 5 Novels)
Chaim Potok
My Name is Asher Lev
Richard Powers
Galatea 2.2
The Gold Bug Variations
Tim Powers
The Anubis Gates
Terry Pratchett
The Discworld Books (Small Gods, The Truth, Maskerade, etc)
Tom Robbins
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Another Roadside Attraction
Jitterbug Perfume
Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Mars
Green Mars
Blue Mars
Rudy Rucker
Software
Wetware
Freeware
Matt Ruff
Sewer, Gas & Electric
Fool on the Hill
Mary Doria Russell
The Sparrow
Will Self
A Quantity Theory of Insanity
Great Apes
Junk Mail
Sharon Shinn
Archangel
Dan Simmons
Hyperion
Fall of Hyperion
Endymion
Rise of Endymion
Art Spiegelman
Maus I and Maus II
Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon
Snowcrash
The Diamond Age
Interface (as Stephen Bury)
Bruce Sterling
Mirrorshades (edited by)
Charles Stross
Toast and Other Roasted Futures
Vernor Vinge
A Deepness in the Sky
A Fire Upon the Deep
Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughter-House 5
Cat's Cradle
Jo Walton
Among Others
Daniel Evan Weiss
The Roaches Have No King
Connie Willis
Doomsday Book
Robert Anton Wilson
The Illuminatus! Trilogy with Robert Shea
The Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy
Roger Zelazny
Lord of Light
Other
Semiotext(e) SF
Principia Discordia

 Books I'm Currently Reading
"Reading is the most dangerous activity -- if people read books, there is a distinct risk that they might start to think. The consequences would be too terrible to imagine. There are a million revolutions in just a handful of books" -- sborman@bach.helio.nd.edu

"Ballycumber(n): One of the six half-read books lying somewhere in your bed." -- The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams & John Lloyd

The Best American Travel Writing 2007

Books I Have Finished
The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. -- Elizabeth Hardwick

Books read by year: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Books I Have in My Stack to be Read
"Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested." --Francis Bacon
Not the Only Planet by Damien Broderick
Blackburn by Bradley Denton
334 by Thomas M. Disch
Perpetual Motion by Graeme Gibson
Sailor Song by Ken Kesey
Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Operation Wandering Soul by Richard Powers
Frek and the Elixier by Rudy Rucker
Permanence by Karl Schroeder
Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn
Jack Faust by Michael Swanwick
The Collected Stories by Vernor Vinge
Denner's Wreck by Lawrence Watt-Evans
Humans by Donald E. Westlake

Books (and other stuff) I know I want to get

""You want to know a Jew's idea of heaven?" his father had replied... "It's an endless succession of long winter nights on which we get paid a fair wage to sit in a warm room and read all the books ever written.... Not just the famous ones, no every book, the stuff nobody gets around to reading, forgotten plays, novels by people you never heard of. However, I profoundly doubt such a place exists." ... he began transforming his immediate environment, making it characteristic of heaven. The whole glorious span of Dewey's decimal system soon filled the lighthouse, book after book spiraling up the tower walls like threads of DNA, delivering intellectual to Murray's mammalian cortex and wondrous smells to the reptilian regions below--the gluey tang of a library discard, the crisp plebeian aroma of a yard-sale paperback, the pungent mustiness of a thrift-store encyclopedia." -- James Morrow, Only Begotten Daughter
Other
"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches." -Ray Bradbury
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