My Reading List

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From cave paintings to stone carvings the printed word has been a vital part of our history. Although I have no objections to the ease of digital publishing and reading, the printed word has  been a vital contributor to the growth and  development of the human species. Any loss of this record would be a great loss to all humankind. For that reason I still read good old fashion books with pages and I don’t mind the occasional paper cut.

IN THE YEAR 2016

There’s not much reading getting done this year. I suppose something is still better than nothing.

Printed Books

  1. WHITE PLAQUE  •  James Abel  • 375 pages
  2. THE END OF DAYS • Zacharia Sitchin • 308 pages
  3. CHARIOTS OF THE GODS • Erich von Daniken • 187 pages
  4. NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY •   John Grey  • 235 pages
  5. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS • Raymond Briggs • 42 pages
  6. ATOMIC GHOST – Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age • Edited by John Bradley • 330 pages
  7. A WORLD BEYOND HEALING •  Nicholas Wade • 190 pages
  8. THE COLD AND THE DARK – The World after Nuclear War•  Paul R. Ehrlich, Carl Sagan, Donald Kennedy, Walter Orr Roberts• 229 pages
  9. HOW TO CREATE A MIND – The Secret of Human Thought Revealed • Ray  Kurzweil • 336 pages
  10. MINDFULNESS & THE NATURAL WORLD – Bringing our Awareness Back to Nature • Claire Thompson • 144 pages

ebooks

  1. WALKING IN THE RAIN  • William Allen  • 114 pages (2 thumbs down!)
  2. THE PUNISHMENTS • JB Winsor • 225 pages

IN THE YEAR 2015

  1. THE GODS OF EDEN • William Bramley • 454 pages
  2. LORD OF THE WORLD •  Robert Hugh Benson • 180 page
  3. HYBRIDS • Robert J. Sawyer • 394 pages
  4. LIFE AS WE KNEW IT • Susan Beth Pfeffer • 337 pages
  5. THE CASSANDRA PROJECT • Jack McDevitt & Mike Resnick • 343 pages
  6. THE MONK • Matthew Gregory Lewis • 291 pages

IN THE YEAR 2014

  1. LEVEL 7 •  Mordecai Roshwald •  202 pages • 1/4/2014
  2. THE CHRYSALIDS •  John Wyndham •  200 pages • 1/8/2014
  3. HUMANS • Robert J. Sawyer • 334 pages • 1/11/2014
  4. TRINITY’S CHILD • William Prochnau • 402 pages • 1/22/2014
  5. PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE • Michio Kaku • 425 pages •
  6. EON • Greg Bear • 504 pages • 04/08/14
  7. WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE • Philip Wylie & Edwin Balmer  • 192 pages • 5/28/2014
  8. AFTER WORLDS COLLIDE  •  Philip Wylie & Edwin Balmer  • 190 pages  • 6/3/2014
  9. HERLAND •  Charlotte Perkins Gilman  • 124 pages • 6/30/2014
  10. STAR MAKER • Olaf Stapledon •  223 pages •  09/04/2014
  11. THE DOUBLE  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky  • 135 pages • 10/17/2014
  12. THE PLAGUE  • Albert Camus •  278 pages • 10/22/2014

IN THE YEAR 2013

  1. ONE SECOND AFTER  • William R. Forstchen •   350 pages • 1/15/2013
  2. CHILDHOOD’S END • Arthur C. Clarke •   212 pages • 01/18/2013
  3. LUCIFER’S HAMMER  Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle   629 pages • 02/17/2013
  4. THE HARBINGER  •  Jonathan Cahn   253 pages • 02/20/2013
  5. BLACK RAIN • Masuji Ibus   300 pages • 3/01/2013
  6. SWAN SONG  • Robert McCammon   856 pages • 04/27/2013
  7. THE STRANGER  Albert Camus   154 pages • 05/10/2013
  8. CAT’S CRADLE • Kurt Vonnegut   287 pages •  05/21/2013
  9. FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON • Daniel Keyes   311 pages •  05/24/2013
  10. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND • Robert A. Heinlein   438 pages • 06/14/2013
  11. THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS  James Morrow  270 pages 06/19/2013
  12. FLATLAND: A ROMANCE OF MANY DIMENSIONS • Edwin A. Abbot • 83 pages  06/27/2013
  13. WE  • Yevgeny Zamyatin • 232 pages  07/14/2013 !! OUTSTANDING !!
  14. FRANKENSTEIN  Mary Shelley • 207 pages    08/09/2013
  15. WORLD WAR Z • Max Brooks • 420 pages  08/21/2013
  16. ECOTOPIA  Ernest Callenbach  181 pages  08/31/2013
  17. THE POSTMAN  David Brin  321 pages 09/08/2013
  18. DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? •  Philip K. Dick •  244 pages   09/11/2013 
  19. ENDER’S GAME •  Orson Scott Card •  324 pages  09/18/2013
  20. HOMINIDS •  Robert J. Sawyer •  444 pages 09/25/2013
  21. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE  J.D. Salinger  244 pages 10/07/2103
  22. THE TERMINAL EXPERIMENT  Robert J. Sawyer • 333 pages 10/27/2013
  23. FEED  M.T. Anderson  299 pages  11/03/2013
  24. THE PLANETS  • Dava Sobel  • 276 pages 

IN THE YEAR 2012

  1. WAR DAY •  Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka 374 pages
  2. SHADOW ON THE HEARTH •  Judith Merril 277 pages
  3. THE FATE OF THE EARTH •  Jonathan Schell 231 pages
  4. A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ •  Walter M. Miller Jr. 320 pages !! OUTSTANDING !!
  5. ALAS, BABYLON •  Pat Frank 323 pages 
  6. EARTH ABIDES •  George R. Stewart • 345 pages
  7. THE IRON HEEL •  Jack London • 195 pages
  8. THE WORLD SET FREE •  H.G. Wells 130 pages
  9. ANTHEM •  Ayn Rand 128 pages
  10. THE MACHINE STOPS •  E.M. Forster 70 pages
  11. WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES •  H.G. Wells 190 pages
  12. THE REPUBLIC OF THE FUTURE •  Anna Bowman Dodd 84 pages

PRIOR TO THE YEAR  2012

Ummm.. this is only a few. As I recall them I’ll keep adding to the list. This is no small task.

  • THE ROAD  Cormac McCarthy 287 pages 
  • SLAUGHTERHOUSE – FIVE • Kurt Vonnegut 215 pages
  • THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES Ray Bradbury 309 pages
  • GENESIS AND THE BIG BANG  Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D. 186 pages
  • THE SCIENCE OF GOD  • Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D. • 206 pages
  • THE CAMBRIDGE LECTURES •  Stephen W. Hawking  • 167 pages
  • THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD • Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.   216 pages
  • THE LANGUAGE OF GOD Francis S. Collins  • 283 pages
  • IN THE BEGINNING John Gribbin  • 255 pages
  • THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE Michael Talbot  302 pages
  • THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE Brian Green • 428 pages
  • 1984 George Orwell 326 pages
  • ANIMAL FARM  George Orwell  140 pages
  • SIRENS OF TITAN • Kurt Vonnegut 326 pages
  • WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE   Kurt Vonnegut 352 pages
  • THE GIVER  • Lois Lowry  179 pages
  • MESSENGER  • Lois Lowry 169 pages
  • GATHERING BLUE • Lois Lowry 215 pages
  • NUMBER THE STARS  Lois Lowry 137 pages
  • TIMEQUAKE • Kurt Vonnegut 250 pages
  • CANDID •  Voltaire 175 pages
  • GULLIVER’S TRAVELS  Jonathan Swift 317 pages
  • BRAVE NEW WORLD  Aldous Huxley 268 pages
  • FAHRENHEIT 451  Ray Bradbury • 190 pages (with interview)
  • TOMMYKNOCKERS  Stephen King • 752 pages
  • THE HOLY BIBLE  
  • SALEM’S LOT   Stephen King • 672 pages
  • CHRISTINE  Stephen King • 528 pages
  • DOLORES CLAIBORNE Stephen King • 384 pages
  • THE EYES OF THE DRAGON   Stephen King • 384 pages
  • MISERY Stephen King • 352 pages
  • PLAYER PIANO Kurt Vonnegut 295 pages
  • THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL  • Stephen W. Hawking  • 209 pages
  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME • Stephen W. Hawking  • 187 pages
  • THE CHOICE Nicholas Sparks 336 pages
  • THE SHACK Wm. Paul Young 304 pages
  • GOSSAMER Lois Lowry 154 pages
  • THE FLOOD Alfred m. Rehwinkel, M.A., B.D., LL.D. 352 pages
  • APOCALYPSE 2012  Lawrence E. Joseph 236 pages
  • WE ARE NOT THE FIRST Andrew Tomas 176 pages 
  • BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS  •  Kurt Vonnegut   • 302 pages
  • BILLIONS & BILLIONS  • Carl Sagan  • 320 pages
  • OF MICE AND MEN  John Steinbeck  112 pages

 

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