Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Today’s additions to my to-be-read pile

by Rob - August 26th, 2008.
Filed under: Uncategorized.

I got asked in my Yahoo! Groups newsgroup today what was in my to-be-read pile.

Well, as it happens, my favorite ebook retailer,, is having a big sale right now, so I picked up the 27 books below. Some — Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot; William Gibson’s Neuromancer; and James Alan Gardner’s brilliant collection Gravity Wells — I already had in dead-tree editions; the rest are things that I think I’ll enjoy reading:

  • 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks
  • Adapting Your Novel for Film by Pauline Baird Jones
  • The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind
  • City at the End of Time by Greg Bear
  • Declare by Tim Powers
  • Don’t Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Going for Infinity by Poul Anderson
  • Gravity Wells by James Alan Gardner
  • Guerrilla P.R. 2.0: Wage an Effective Publicity Campaign Without Going Broke by Michael Levine
  • A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  • Ilium by Dan Simmons
  • Olympos by Dan Simmons
  • Lilith’s Brood [Xenogenesis Series Omnibus] by Octavia E. Butler
  • Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century by Orson Scott Card
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • The Odyssey: Deluxe Edition by Homer & Robert Fagles
  • Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms by Oxford University Press
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • Saturn’s Children: A Space Opera by Charles Stross
  • Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks by Michael Shermer
  • Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex, and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple by Jeffrey Kluger
  • Speaking of the Fantastic: Interviews with Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors by Darrell Schweitzer
  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson
  • Vacuum Diagrams by Stephen Baxter
  • The Way We’ll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream by John Zogby

First up, I think, will be Charlie Stross’s new one …

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