Biography

Isaac Newton – James Gleick
Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence – Jeremy Wilson
Miles: The Autobiography – Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe
So, Anyway… – John Cleese
The Bassoon King: Art, Idiocy, and Other Sordid Tales from the Band Room – Rainn Wilson
The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America’s Race in Space – Eugene Cernan & Don Davis
Flight My Life in Mission Control – Christopher C. Kraft
Failure is not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond – Gene Kranz
Deke!: U.S. Manned Space: From Mercury to the Shuttle – Donald K. Slayton, Michael Cassutt (Contributor)
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician – Anthony Everitt
Caesar – Christian Meier
Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography – Peter Green
Henry V – Christopher Allmand
Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

Stephen Baxter


The Time Ships
Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice

NASA Trilogy
Voyage
Titan
Moonseed

Manifold Trilogy
Manifold: Time
Manifold: Space
Manifold: Origin

Proxima / Ultima
Proxima
Ultima – Stephen Baxter

The Long Earth
The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
The Long War – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
The Long Mars – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
The Long Utopia – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
The Long Cosmos – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

Good Omens is Coming to Amazon

Neil Gaiman’s Very Necessary Apocalypse Comedy Good Omens Is Coming to Amazon

In 2018, even angels and devils will cross party lines to prevent the coming of the End Times—on the small screen, at least. In an apropos bit of news, Amazon announced today that author Neil Gaiman will be adapting his novel Good Omens into a “comedic apocalyptic” miniseries, set to be released on Prime Video next year.

Good Omens, beloved by generations of fantasy readers, tells the story of humanity’s last bumbling steps towards the Apocalypse, as angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley try to procrastinate towards the end of the world—turns out, life on Earth is pretty comfortable for the manifestations of Good and Evil. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse include War, a female war correspondent, and Famine, a diet book author. And due to a mix-up at the county hospital, Adam Young, the Antichrist, grows up in a quiet British town. The comedy may have seemed far-fetched when Gaiman co-wrote it with Terry Pratchett in 1990, but considering tomorrow’s inauguration of a one-time reality TV star to the highest office in the land, the apocalypse comedy of Good Omens seems more like parody than fantasy.

Gaiman will write the script for the six-part limited comedy series for Amazon and the BBC, and will also serve as showrunner. Today’s news promises a good couple of years for Gaiman fans: In addition to Good Omens in 2018, an adaptation of his 2001 novel American Gods is set to premiere on Starz in April.

It might be the adaptation that the world needs by 2018—until then, we’ll have to wait and see if the Amazon series was foretold by that 17th century classic, The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch – Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Philip K. Dick


Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick
Vulcan’s Hammer
Dr. Futurity
Solar Lottery
The World Jones Made
Eye in the Sky
Time Out of Joint
Confessions of a Crap Artist
The Man in the High Castle
We Can Build You – Philip K. Dick
Martian Time-Slip
Dr. Bloodmoney
The Game-Players of Titan
The Simulacra
The Crack in Space
Now Wait for Last Year
Clans of the Alphane Moon
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
The Penultimate Truth
Counter-Clock World
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Ubik
Galactic Pot-Healer
A Maze of Death
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
A Scanner Darkly
Radio Free Albemuth
Valis
The Divine Invasion
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
Lies, Inc.
Deus Irae – Philip K. Dick & Roger Zelazny