Books and Music
I have extremely good taste in books and music.  If you don't like what I like, you are simply wrong.  Since I have good taste, I will share my selections with you.

If you don't like my choices, then hit back now and get out.

Of course, I'm really hoping that you click on the links below and buy things.  That way I get free things from  Get it? Good.


Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon An intense book intertwining the role of cryptography in World War 2 and today's battlefields of high technology financing.  Not for those that didn't like math.  Most tasty.
Diamond Age Set in the near future where nanotechnology is taken for granted, Stephenson looks at the power of the individual to change their world.
Snow Crash The ground-breaking work that predicted virtual real estate and the importance of net connectivity.  Also a good view of what a libertarian world would look like.

Vernor Vinge
A Deepness in the Sky I haven't read this yet, but I have faith in Vinge to do a good job.
A Fire upon the Deep A space opera that involves transcendence, AIs, telepathic dog packs, sentient plants, pure evil, zones of thought, galactic war, spaceship chases, and genocide.  Who could ask for more?  Read this one.
Across Realtime Out of Print.  A great book that introduces the 'bobble', a completely impenetrable barrier,  and it's effects on the world.  The book is actually three separate stories that follow one another.  The first and third stories are riveting.  Pick up a copy if you find it.

Tim Powers, John Barnes, Larry Niven, John Varley

C. S. Forester

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