Favorite Books


Good Reads


The Expanse (series) by James S. A. Corey

Red Mars (series) by Kim Stanley Robinson

Safehold (series) by David Weber

Manifold (seriers) by Stephen Baxter

Enders Prequels (series) (I honestly like these better than the later Ender books)

Rendezvous with Rama: Arthur C Clarke

When Worlds Collide by Phillip Wylie and Edwin Balmer

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Powersat by Ben Bova

Fear in The Sky, Book 1, by Stephen Moss

A long time until now by Michael Z. Williamson


Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren


Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Adrian Goldsworthy

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration by Michio Kaku

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

Life’s Ratchet by Peter M. Hoffman

Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself by James A. Davies

1491 by Charles C. Mann

How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil

Ghenghis Kan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Venice by Prof Thomas F. Madden

Sea Power by Admiral James Stravirdis

Drinking Water by James Salzman


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

Great Courses

Foundations of Western Civilization

The Story of Human Language

The Rise and Fall of China