Nexus Book Club


Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

Members: 825
Latest Activity: Dec 3

Welcome to the Nexus Book Club!

Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.

Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
The Internet Archive
Project Gutenburg

Discussion Forum

New books on the secular life

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 23. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7. 1 Reply


Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23. 17 Replies

Top 5 Books on Atheism

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Dec 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, by Leonard Mlodinow

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Keith Brian Johnson Jun 16, 2013. 5 Replies

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Kelli Evans Nov 24, 2012. 52 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Why do they all have "happy endings"

Started by Cory D Wells. Last reply by Kosak Grabovsky Jul 24, 2012. 3 Replies

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

Raven’s Gate, by Anthony Horowitz

Started by A Former Member May 18, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Aiden on June 3, 2010 at 2:38pm
In this week’s eSkeptic, Harriet Hall, M.D. (aka the SkepDoc) reviews The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists by Sean Connelly.
Comment by Aiden on June 2, 2010 at 7:33am

Comment by Aiden on May 19, 2010 at 10:14am
In this week’s eSkeptic, Victoria Bekiempis reviews The Case for Rational Optimism by Frank S. Robinson.

Victoria Bekiempis is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Bekiempis has written on topics ranging from botched redevelopment projects, to guano harvesting, to reality TV tryouts. She studied philosophy and languages at the University of South Florida. When she’s not working, Bekiempis is probably reading sci-fi or cooking a mean curry.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on May 14, 2010 at 3:40pm
Thank you, Aiden. Much appreciated.
Comment by Aiden on May 14, 2010 at 2:44pm
Added your books to the list, Stephen.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on May 12, 2010 at 3:35pm
I don't mean to brag, but I'd like to add a few more titles to the roll of my books listed above--the 4 books in my Arabian Nights-style Parsina Saga: Shrine of the Desert Mage, The Storyteller and the Jann, Crystals of Air and Water, and Treachery of the Demon King.

Come to think of it, I do mean to brag. It's not easy to write a sprawling 4-book adventure saga, and I'm damned proud of this one.

Since works of fantasy, by their very nature, require supernatural elements, there is a religious system involved in this universe. I based it on Zoroastrianism and, as religious systems go, it's relatively benign. As a matter of fact, while I was researching Zoroastrianism, I found a precept written explicitly in one of their holy books: As much as you possibly can, do not bore your fellow man. As religious precepts go, I find that one of the most interesting.
Comment by Aiden on May 12, 2010 at 9:37am
The following book review appeared in Science magazine (May 7, 2010, Vol. 328. no. 5979, pp. 693–694). In this week’s eSkeptic, Dr. Michael Shermer reviews The Brain and the Meaning of Life by Paul Thagard.
Comment by A Former Member on May 5, 2010 at 3:13pm
@ Brian: Darrel Ray is a member of A|N.
Comment by brian symonds on May 5, 2010 at 2:44pm
Hi Everyone, I just joined A/N. I've been on an atheist reading tear the last couple of years. Currently reading:
The six ways of atheism : new logical disproofs of the existence of God : six improved arguments for atheism by Geoffrey Berg
Breaking the spell : religion as a natural phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett
The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture
by Darrel Ray.
Also, just finished reading Dawkins latest book. The God Virus is fantastic. It's very compelling to see the similarities between biological viruses and religions as the same. It's really addressed to those who have been "infected" all of their lives and how they may be able to expunge this insidious plague upon their lives. I realize how fotunate I am to never have been infected. I've lead my entire life without struggling to see the world rationally. It's shocking, though, how many people including and especially our president, who are otherwise very intelligent, are so deluded by this ancient nonsense.
Comment by Friend of Dorothy on April 27, 2010 at 8:57am
Craig, will be getting your book too :)

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