Ayn Rand

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
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Stephen Baxter


The Time Ships
Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice
The Massacre of Mankind: Sequel to The War of the Worlds

NASA Trilogy
Voyage
Titan
Moonseed

Manifold Trilogy
Manifold: Time
Manifold: Space
Manifold: Origin

Time’s Tapestry
Emperor
Conqueror
Navigator
Weaver

Proxima / Ultima
Proxima
Ultima

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

Newtonian Swag: 2018

The Fall of Gondolin – J.R.R. Tolkien
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life – Frank Zappa
LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5
LEGO BrickHeadz _Homer Simpson & Krusty The Clown
POP AD Icons: Bob’s Big Boy

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
The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir – Thomas Dolby
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

Graphic Novels


Futurama-O-Rama – Matt Groening, et al.
Watchmen – Alan Moore (Author), Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
Chasing Dogma – Kevin Smith, Duncan Fegredo (Illustrator), Alanis Morissette (Introduction)
The Last Hero: A Discworld FableTerry Pratchett, Paul Kidby (Illustrator)
The Sandman
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & NocturnesNeil Gaiman, Sam Keith (Illustrator), & Mike Dringenberg (Illustrator)
The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s HouseNeil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg (Illustrator), & Malcolm Jones III (Illustrator)
The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream CountryNeil Gaiman, Kelley Jones (Illustrator) & Charles Vess (Illustrator)
The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of MistsNeil Gaiman, Kelley Jones (Illustrator), & Mike Dringenberg (Illustrator)
The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of YouNeil Gaiman, et al.
The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and ReflectionNeil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell (Illustrator), Shawn McManus (Illustrator)
The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief LivesNeil Gaiman (Author), Jill Thompson (Illustrator), Vince Locke (Illustrator)
The Sandman Vol. 8: World’s EndNeil Gaiman, et al.
The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly OnesNeil Gaiman, et al.
The Sandman Vol. 10: The WakeNeil Gaiman, et al.