Kim Stanley Robinson


Icehenge
The Memory of Whiteness: A Scientific Romance
Escape From Kathmandu
A Short Sharp Shock
Antarctica
The Martians
The Years of Rice and Salt
Galileo’s Dream
2312
Shaman
Aurora
Green Earth
New York 2140
Red Moon

Three Californias (Orange County trilogy, Orange County triptych)
The Wild Shore
The Gold Coast
Pacific Edge

The Mars Trilogy
Red Mars
Green Mars
Blue Mars

Science in the Capital
Forty Signs of Rain
Fifty Degrees Below
Sixty Days and Counting

Religion


Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew – Bart D. Ehrman
The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed – Bart D. Ehrman
God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question–Why We Suffer – Bart D. Ehrman
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them) – Bart D. Ehrman
Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are – Bart D. Ehrman
Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth – Bart D. Ehrman
How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee – Bart D. Ehrman
Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior – Bart D. Ehrman
The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World – Bart D. Ehrman
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity – Elaine Pagels
The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World’s Most Animated Family – Mark I. Pinsky
The Oxford History of the Biblical World – Michael D. Coogan (Editor)
The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion – Mircea Eliade
The Hero with a Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief – Lawrence Wright

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.
http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2009/03/ephemera-2009-7.html

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
big boy POP AD Icons: Bob’s Big Boy