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Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
"Mysterious and engaging, classic science fiction.

I first read this back in high school, we'll just say a LONG time ago. Since then the concepts, ideas and themes surrounding this archetypal work of science fiction have been a huge influence on wor..." Read more of this review »
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Rendezvous With Rama is a book I enjoyed even more the second time around. I first read it as a kid, and mainly just enjoyed being in Arthur C. Clarke’s universe of ideas. Then came the problematic but enjoyable Rama trilogy coauthored with Gentry Le ...more
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American Eclipse by David    Baron
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Natural Born Seer by Richard S. Van Wagoner
"This is the book I wanted "Rough Stone Rolling" to be. It's a shame Van Wagoner wasn't around to see the final product.

Where Richard Bushman hems and haws about the more questionable parts of Joseph Smith, Van Wagoner takes those parts to their n..." Read more of this review »
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Pacific by Simon Winchester
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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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At some point, I began feeling that I was watching a great pyramid being built. Only this was not a pyramid of Egyptian stone. It was a pyramid of paper scrolls, each containing one English word, its definition, and its context in the language—one sc ...more
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Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
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Surfaces by John Tipton
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Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway
"This is THE classic how-to on writing fiction.

I used this both as a student and teacher. The examples are incredible.

Update, Aug 2017:

I just bought the 8th edition of this book, and started rereading several chapters again. (I also went back and..." Read more of this review »
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George Gordon Byron
“There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.”
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“Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt
In solitude, where we are least alone.”
George Gordon Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Willa Cather
“I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the pumpkins, and I did not want to be anything more. I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge. At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”
Willa Cather, My Ántonia

George Gordon Byron
“Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.”
George Gordon Byron

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“No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.”
Willa Cather, Alexander's Bridge

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