How to Cook Everything, How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman
How Things Don't Work by
A Columbus of Space by Garrett P. Serviss
Doctor Fogg by Norman Matson
Krakatit by Karel Čapek
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum
With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D. by Rudyard Kipling
Odd John by Olaf Stapledon
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
Yezad: A Romance of the Unknown by George Babcock
The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
The Clockwork Man by E.V. Odle
The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Big Six by Ransome
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman
Red Chaple by Mike Resnick
Jack Knife by Virginia Baker
The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World by Harlan Ellison
Click by Bill Trancer
The Numerati by Stephen Baker
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
Designing And Maintaining Your Edible Landscape - Naturally by
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Callenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats by Sally Fallon
Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business by Juval Aviv
Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living by Matt Maranian and Jack Gould
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating by Mark Bittman
No Fear: Growing Up In A Risk Averse Society by Tim Gill
Two Billion Cars: Driving Towards Sustainability by Daniel Sperling
Fast Food My Way, Jacques Pépin More Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pépin
The BBook of Geek: The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need by Brian Briggs
Star Dragon and Spider Star by Mike Brotherton
Our Inner Ape by Frans de Waal (think of it as a management book)
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski
Newton's Wake by Ken Macleod
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods by Michael Wex
The Pen and Ink Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist by Jos A. Smith (SFLD copy 741.26 S)
Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter by Robyn Chachula
Wired for War by P.W. Singer
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
The Geeks' Guide to World Domination 288 pages of trivia, science, paper airplanes, pure geekish nostalgia and more...
by Garth Sundem
The Printing Press as an Agent of Change by Elizabeth Eisenstein
Get Your War On: The Definitive Account of the War on Terror, 2001-2008 by David Rees
The Man in The High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
After the Software Wars by Keith Curits
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall
The elements of style by William Strunk
Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
All the Rave by Joseph Menn
Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents by Ellen Ullman
The Scavengers' Manifesto by Anneli Rufus and Kristian Lawson
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air by David J.C. MacKay
Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff
Bait, Hook both by C. J. Songer
The Whuffie Factor: Using the Power of Social Networks to Build Your Business by Tara Hunt
Be Amazing by Maggie Koerth-Baker, Will Pearson, and Mangesh Hattikudur
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers By M A. TRAPP
Decipher, Gene by Stel Pavlou
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind the Camera by Clive Young
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler
Beans: A History by Ken Albala
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman
Heros Die by Mathew Woodring Stover
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
Appetite for Self-Distruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age by Steve Knopper
The Simarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Looking Backward 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
The New Space Opera 2 by various ed by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
Desolation Road and Ares Express by Ian McDonald
Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and Renew America by Kurt Anderson
America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes From Your Family's Favorite Restaurants by Ron Douglas
Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots by Ronald C. Arkin
Ad Nauseam A survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture by Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky
Federations edited by John Joseph Adams
Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living by Doug Fine also, Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man
Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean by Douglas Wolk


Books since June

Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi
The Brain That Changes itself by Dr Norman Doidge
The 3 Pound Enigma by Dr Shannon Moffett
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley
If I am so Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight? by Brooke Castillo
James P. Hogan science fiction books
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process by H.J. Melosh
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You by Sam Gosling
Second Time Around: Ideas and Recipes for Leftovers by Pamela Le Bailly
The Use It Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes for the Frugal Cook by Catherine Kitcho
Marguerite Patten: We'll Eat Again, a Collection of Recipes from the War Years, and Post-War Kitchen, Nostalgic Facts and Food from 1945-54
Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero by E. Paul Zehr
Jack Vance's "Demon Princes" novels (5 novels, published respectively in 1964, 1964, 1967, 1979, & 1981
Plague Year, Plague War both by Jeff Carlson jverse.com
The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi
Nature Via Nurture by Matt Ridley 599.935 R
Timothy Good UFO Books
Endangered Recipes: Too Good To Be Forgotten by Lari Robling
Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World by Tim Wu
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
Notes on the Underground: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination by Rosalind Williams
Crash, Empire of the Sun, Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard
City at the End of Time by Greg Bear
The Anthrax Letters by Leonard Cole
Fighting Words by Christine Ammer
Getting to the Roots by Martin Manser
Why Do We Say It by Nigel Rees
I've Got Goose Pimples by Martin Vanoni
Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited by Arthur Schwartz
The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives by Michael Heller
The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis
Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg
The Shaky Game by Arthur Fine
How East Asians View Democracy by Andy Nathan
Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race by Rebecca Fannin
Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
(Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents by Nan Mooney
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones
House Lust by Daniel McGan
Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: With 350 Projects and 2300 Photos (Black & Decker) by Creative Publishing International
Spring Cleaning by Jeff Campbell
1001 Books for Every Mood by Hallie Ephron
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt
In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore (he has a ted talk from 2005 about this topic)
The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era 1993 essay by Vernor Vinge
The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life by Ray Kurzweil
How to Cook Anything by Mark Bittman
The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books by Jeanne Cavelos
Kerry Greenwood -Death Before Wicket -I read but there are lots more
Infoquake, Multireal, GeoSynchron trilogy by David Louis Edelman
True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society by Farhad Manjoo
Remix by Lawrence Lessig
Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets From the House of Medicine by Dr. David Newman
Einstein's Bridge by Dr. John Cramer (hard Sci Fi)
Earth by David Brin
The Hominids trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer
Through The Looking Glass by John Ringo
The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Space: 42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe and Everything by Jim Lebans's
The $50 and Up Underground House Book by Mike Oehler
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
Caligula for President by Cintra Wilson
Copyright's Paradox by Neil Weinstock Netanel
Nighteyes by Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Nine Crazy Ideas in Science: A Few Might Even Be True by Robert Ehrlich
5-Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak, Ethan Boldt
The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives by Michael Heller
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mark Kingwell's Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City is the Canadian social theorist's most engaging read to date. Although ostensibly about the urban terrain, the book is less Mike Davis (City of Quartz) or even Jane Jacobs (Death and Life of Great American Cities) than it is like Robert Venturi's Learning from Las Vegas: Kingwell uses the physical city as a launching point for an extended meditation on the nature of local and non-local consciousness.
Elizabeth Royte's Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It
Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire by Morris Berman
The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies by Patrick Buckley and Lily Binns
Godel, Escher, Bach: by Douglas Hofstadter
Complexity by Mitchell Waldrop
At Home In The Universe by Stuart Kauffman
The User Illusion by Tor Norretranders
Programming The Universe by Seth Lloyd
Universe on a T-Shirt by Dan Falk
Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity by John Holland
Lost Discoveries: The Multicultural Roots of Modern Science From The Babylonians To The Maya by Dick Teresi
Secret History of Consciousness by Gary Lachman
The Cosmic Jackpot by ??
The Physics of Immortality by ??
"QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter" by Richard P. Feynman
intelligent man's guide to science.' by isaac asimov
Black Holes and Warped Spacetime by Kip Thorne
V Ramachandran's The Emerging Mind
The Road by ?? (sci fi)
"The Nine Nations of North America" by Joel Garreau
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
Yokai Attack: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success by Suzy Giordano and Lisa Abidin
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George
The Zen Gun, The Forest of Peldain, The Soul of the Robot, The Star Virus, The Rod of Light, The Pillars of Eternity, Collision With Chronos, The Knights of the Limits all by Barrington J. Bayley
Eco Chick Guide to Life by Starre Vartan
Rapture for the Geeks: When AI Outsmarts IQ, Blue Streak, Critical Care, White Man's Grave, Bet Your Life, Bush Pigs by Richard Dooling
When Worlds Collide, After Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer
Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
George Takai autobiography
Predator: South China Sea by Jeff Vandermeer
Aliens: DNA War by Diane Carey
Aliens: No Exit by B.K. Evenson
Aliens: Original Sin by ??
Homemade Hollywood by Clive Young
Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess
Callahan's Key, Very Bad Deaths, Very Hard Choices by Spider Robinson
Clone Wars (novel) by Karen Traviss author of the Republic Commando series of novels
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
The Strange Case of Mrs. Hudson's Cat: Quantum Mechanics Explained By Sherlock Holmes by Colin Bruce
Brave New War by John Robb
The Manuscript by Michael Stephen Fuchs
Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell
The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin Also: The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life is a Paid-For Experience
Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know Instructions for Life From The Everyday to the Exotic by Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom (kids book)
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits by Erik Sass, Will Pearson and Steve Wiegand
Falling off the Edge: Travels Through the Dark Heart of Globalization by Alex Perry
Wham-O Super-Book: Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun Factory by Tim Walsh
Food Not Lawns by H.C. Flores
Edible Forest Gardening or Edible Forest Gardens by ??
Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn by Fritz Haeg
Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell
Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein maybe an article??
The Manhattan Project of 2009: Energy Independence Now by Jeff Wilson
Eat This, Not That by ??
Let It Rot! by Stu Campbell
As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising by Bethany Klein
When Worlds Collide by Philip Gordon Wylie & Edwin Balmer (1933)
People of the Ruins by Edward Shanks
* Gabriel Tarde, Underground Man (1904 as Fragment d'histoire future; 1905 in English)
* George Long, Valhalla: A Novel (1906)
* Van Tassel Sutphen, The Doomsman (1906)
* H.G. Wells, In the Days of the Comet (1906)
* H.G. Wells, The War in the Air (1908)
* James Elroy Flecker, The Last Generation: A Story of the Future (1908)
* George Barr McCutcheon, Her Weight in Gold (1911; novella: The Wrath of the Dead)
* Garrett P. Serviss, The Second Deluge (1912)
* J.D. Beresford, Goslings (1913, pub. in US as A World of Women)
THE TEENS (1914-23):
* George Allan England, Darkness and Dawn (1914)
* Herbert Gubbins, The Elixir of Life, or 2905 A.D.: A Novel of the Far Future (1914)
* Maurice LeBlanc, The Tremendous Event (1920 as Le Formidable Evenement; 1922 in English)
* Cicely Hamilton, Theodore Savage (1922)
* Ella Scrysmour, The Perfect World: A Romance of Strange People and Strange Places (1922)
* C.F. Ramuz, The Triumph of Death (1922 as Presence de la Mort; in English, 1946; pub. in US as The End of All Men)
* J.J. Connington, Nordenholt's Million (1923)
* P. Anderson Graham, The Collapse of Homo Sapiens (1923)
THE TWENTIES (1924-33):
* H.M. Egbert, Draught of Eternity (1924)
* Martin Hussingtree, Konyetz (1924)
* V.T. Murray, The Rule of the Beasts (1925)
* Edgar Wallace, The Day of Uniting (1926)
* Shaw Desmond, Ragnarok: The Armageddon of the Gods (1926)
* C.E. Jacomb, And A New Earth: A Romance (1926)
* S. Fowler Wright, Deluge: A Romance (1927)
* Charles J. Finger, The Spreading Stain: A Tale for Boys and Men with Boys' Hearts (1927)
* Pierrepont B. Noyes, The Pallid Giant: A Tale of Yesterday and Tomorrow (1927)
* Philip Francis Nowlan, Armageddon 2419 A.D. (August 1928, novella in Amazing Stories)
* J.W. Chancellor, Through the Visograph (1928)
* Paul Creswick, The Turning Wheel (1928)
* S. Fowler Wright, Dawn (1929)
* Lionel Britton, Brain: A Play of the Whole Earth (1930)
* F. Wright Moxley, Red Snow (1930)
* Thomas Alva Stubbins, The Story of the Tomb of Gold (1932)
* John Collier, Tom's A-Cold (1933, pub. in US as Full Circle)
* Helen Simpson, The Woman on the Beast: Viewed from Three Angles (1933)
* Neil Bell, The Lord of Life (1933)
* H.G. Wells, The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution (1933)
Before the Golden Age (many volumes) Asimov's Anthologies
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns recommended by C Doctorow
Napoleon by Kevin Brownlow quote from Loren D. Estelman: Brownlow's fisthand account of the search for a complete print of Abel Gance's Napoleon reads like a Tom Clancy thriller, with a triumphant ending.
The Movies by Richard Griffith and Arthur Mayer -no relation to the movie guys
Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream by Sam Staggs
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meningful Life by Dacher Keltner
The Strand Prophecy by J.B.B. Winner
Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television by Erik Barnouw
The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle
Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry by Paul Ingrassia
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon (about the literay worth of Sci Fi
The Making & Unmaking of Ignorance by Robert Proctor and Londa Schiebinger