Hmmm… not fiction but, I suggest my last read: "The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics" by Leonard Susskind.
…and my next read: "A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing" by Lawrence M. Krauss.
For Science Fiction, …ever read any Spider Robinson books?
Thanks for the reply! "A Universe From Nothing" looks good, may pick that up! Oh and I LOVE Spider Robinson, I'm a big Heinlein fan!
"I LOVE Spider Robinson, I'm a big Heinlein fan!"
Oh well, there goes the bulk of my SF suggestions… ha ha.
Oh and I forgot that Sam Harris' new book is coming out in a few days!
Oh yeah! I've been looking forward to that! Thanks for reminding me
"Conversations with Carl Sagan" is just lovely. Also anything by Michael Shermer, especially "Why People Believe Weird Things." If you can stomach his ego, James Randi's "Flim-Flam" and "Mask of Nostradamus" are at least worth checking out from your local library if you have the luck.
I'll presume that you've read the Wheel of Time series, but if not, I'm in the middle of it and enjoying it. I'm also contemplating dipping my toe into the Discworld series, but holy cow! 27 books???!!!
I've been on a big Sagan kick as of late, so definitely going to check to see if that title is at my library.
I've read "Flim-Flam" but not "Mask of Nostradamus", not in a Randi mood right now, but I'll put it on my list.
Michael Shermer is great!
I started the Wheel of Time series, but found them a bit slow...might revisit them sometime.
Definitely start Discworld! I thought the same thing, but the books go by really quick!
OK-I shall dig into Discworld! The only other Terry Pratchett book I've read is "Small Gods"-which I'm afraid turned into one of those "put it down, pick it up two weeks later, put it down, forget where I put it, find it, put it down, lost under a pile of stuff on desk" type of reads.
I'm a big Heinlein fan as well. That said, you may enjoy Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny. Roger has something like RAH's sense of humor and an engaging "voice," by my ears. I also enjoyed it because going in, I knew something about the Hindu pantheon, so the characters became familiar more quickly.
I think it's a great read and I do recommend it. For fantasy, you might try Nightwings by Robert Silverberg.
I'm pretty sure that I've seen Lord of Light on my friend's bookshelf, so I think I'll ask to borrow it. Will look into Nightwings as well.