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The 100 Best Science Books of All Time. Image by Biblioteca de la Facultad de Derecho (CC BY 2.0) The 100 Best Science Books of All Time list contains a mixture of classic and popular works, chosen for their accessibility and relevance. Most of the books selected are suitable for a well educated layman with only a few being for a more serious reader. The list covers the obvious subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the history of science. It also includes several biographies.

Each author is only represented by one book on the list. 1. By Charles Darwin | Used Price: 70% Off In The Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply-held beliefs of the Western world. 2. By Richard Feynman | Used Price: 80% Off Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. 3. By D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson | 70% Off 4. 5. 6. 10 philosophy books guaranteed to make you think differently. Philosophy doesn’t have to be all Hegel and Frege, you know; like all disciplines, it might get finicky and complex for the layperson once you start scratching well below the crust, but above all else philosophy is about thinking deeply. And anyone can give that a shot, right? You gotta start someplace, and in with a discipline that ranges from economics and politics to the nature of reality and the ethics of extreme sports, there’s a lot to choose from.

So forget that you haven’t read everything from Plato to Žižec, and expand your mind with the 10 best philosophy books for deep thinking newbies. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949) Don’t be put off by the heft of this number: you won’t need any prior knowledge going in, and de Beauvoir’s text can guide you through the intricacies of her own argument without the help of an academic tutor. Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1961) Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (1886) G.E.M.

Los 100 libros favoritos de David Bowie. Jack Kerouac entre su autores preferidos. Los 100 libros favoritos de David Bowie. Jack Kerouac entre su autores preferidos Video: La carrera cinematográfica de David Bowie en un supercut de 4 minutos David Bowie escribirá disco para la corista y estrella del documental 20 Feet From Stardom El arte detrás de David Bowie se ha alimentado de los libros y películas que lo han influenciado. El músico se ha declarado en más de una ocasión como un lector voraz. Las obras que componen la lista de lectura del artista, se presentan en orden cronológico mas no por orden de preferencia. Libros como The Divided Self de R. Por su puesto la música no podía faltar y la selección incluye Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom de Peter Guralnick, The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll de Charlie Gillett, además del trabajo crítico de Nik Cohn y Greil Marcus.

Estos son los 100 libros favoritos de David Bowie: The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby (2008) The Coast of Utopia (trilogy), Tom Stoppard (2007) 25 Best Far Future Science Fiction Books - The Best Sci Fi Books. Art by: ANTIFAN-REAL @ deviantART Far future science fiction (usually meaning about 10,000 years from now) is the most optimistic SF subgenre because it assumes humanity will still be around in some recognizable form.

I’ve read that the most futuristic things you can put in a science fiction are technologies that are probably 50 years out: self-driving cars, total government surveillance, cyborgs a-plenty, Billy’s First Genetic Engineering Kit, and the like. In the list below, I’m defining “far future” to mean that the stories occur around 10,000 A.D. or later. If they start earlier, I’ve included them because I thought they just felt all cool and far futurey. by Kim Stanley Robinson – 2012 I’m starting this list off by breaking the 10,000-year rule because 2312 simply feels far-future. My only beef with this book is that the personalities of the characters cleave a little too closely to their planets of origin.

By Vernor Vinge – 1992 by Charles Stross – 2005 It is the era of the posthuman. The Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life. 10 Thrilling Dystopian Titles You Probably Haven't Read :: Books. Nowadays, dystopian is the new vampire. Almost like clockwork, Bella Swan handed off her mantle to Katniss Everdeen. Shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries have been supplanted by dystopian lit’s big screen adaptations, from Veronica Roth’s Divergent series to Lois Lowry’s grade-school classic The Giver. Just as Twilight drew inspiration from Dracula—and a long line of lesser-known books sharing its basic genetic code—popular dystopian titles today are influenced by a sea of authors deserving your attention. So we rounded up 10 dystopian tales you may have never read (but really should). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The Top 10 Best Science Fiction Books. Before the comments fill up with “Why didn’t you include this” and various slights against our personal and professional integrity, this is just a list of ten great science fiction novels, not in order, and by no means the top ten ever produced. ‘Ten of the best’, not ‘the ten best’. That being said, please post up your own favourites, as we’re always looking for new things to read. 10. The Moon Is A Harsh MistressPublished: 1966 Author: Robert Heinlein Awards: Hugo (1967), Nebula (1966), Prometheus, (1983)Buy it on Amazon Heinlein’s elegantly constructed novel evokes some of the finest traditions in science fiction, with a near-future setting on the mongrel colony of Luna, which is preparing its revolution against the tyrannical rule of Earth. Although much of the novel doesn’t make the strictest sense in a sociological, political and creative way, it’s still one of the greatest works of SF. 9.

. | Kindle Edition 8. 7. . | Kindle Edition 6. . | Kindle Edition 5. . | Kindle Edition 4. 3. 2. 1. Eastern philosophy | books tagged eastern philosophy. Los 10 mejores libros de ciencia-ficción según el Times. 14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch. The 50 Scariest Books of All Time. The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers — or at least make you check the locks twice. Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see. One caveat: the list is limited to one book per author, so Stephen King fans will have to expand their horizons a little bit. Check out 50 books that will keep you up all night after the jump, and add any other scary favorites to the list in the comments.

IT, Stephen King All right, let’s get this out of the way up front: Stephen King is the you-know-what of horror, and if there wasn’t this pesky rule about keeping it to one book per author, this list could almost be wholly populated by his terrifying reads. 10 sci-fi novels that'll change how you look at the world forever. Call it SF, call it speculative fiction, call it slipstream – hey, we hear you can even call it structural fabulation.

We’re not going to quibble on the nitty-gritty of nomenclature. What we do know is that these texts, however diverse, are yoked together by their reimaginings of reality – think parallel and sinister sister societies, alien worlds, or our own Earth, subtly altered. And the power of SF is that by lifting us into an alienating place or time, it allows us to see our own world differently. Below is a brief selection of our particular SF mind-blowing favourites. Feel free, as ever, to add more in the comments… 1. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell (1949) Okay, it’s the obvious one, but Nineteen Eighty-Four is a book that actually has changed the way we see and talk about the world around us. 2. 3. Ishiguro’s sixth novel, and his most overtly SF (though The Unconsoled comes close), Never Let Me Go is a very literary piece of near-future speculation. 4.

Apocalypse! 5. 6. 7. 25 Books That Define Cool. Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn’t always make for a great experience. We want to read something with wit, masculinity, and a pervading sense of effortless cool. Here are 25 books that fit that description perfectly. 1. This list could easily include just about everything Papa Hemingway wrote. 2.

Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War is still as important today as it was for warriors back then. 3. Honestly, you could put just about every book from the good doctor on this list – Hell’s Angels and The Rum Diary come to mind – but if you had to pick one, you have to go with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and all its drug-fueled insanity. 4. 5. You’ve probably seen the movie, but have you read the book it was based on? 6. 7. Blood Meridian paints an image of brutality that no film could match. 8. 9. In Which These Are The 100 Greatest Writers Of All Time.

The 100 Greatest Writers of All Time by WILL HUBBARD and ALEX CARNEVALE Other lists of this kind have been attempted, none very successfully. We would like to stress that there is a crucial difference between "an important writer" and "a great writer"; the latter is at this time our sole interest. We will account for some of the names that did not make this list in a later dispatch. There is nothing bad to say about anyone we list here, except in some cases that they were anti-Semitic or racist, hated women or hated men.

Literary crimes are usually relative, the caveats of which we shall enumerate: 100. Prose stylist nonpareil, he addressed the dichotomy of race, the loneliness of existence. 99. The gestamtkunstwerk ('total work of art') was all the rage in Europe early in the last century, but Balzac was on the case almost a hundred years before. 98. The greatest artist Poland would ever spawn, Milosz was still composing vital poetry until his death in 2004. 97. 96. Anti-semite? 95. 94. 10 Science Fiction Novels That Will Definitely Never Be Movies. By Charlie Jane Anders So they actually did it: They turned the sprawling, insane Cloud Atlas into a movie, one that actually makes the book look straightforward and uncontroversial. It just goes to show, no matter how unconventional or sprawling a book is, there’s a way to adapt that sucker into a movie. Except sometimes, no. Here are 10 science fiction books, by some of the genre’s greatest authors, that we are pretty darn sure will never be made into movies.

Of course, now we’re just daring Hollywood to prove us wrong. 1) Friday by Robert A. Arguably the best of Heinlein’s late novels, this is still a controversial book at best — Jo Walton at Tor.com calls it “The worst book I love.” 2) The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. This is one of the all-time great science fiction novels — and yet, it’s also exceedingly challenging. 3) When HARLIE Was One by David Gerrold 4) Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy Another classic from the 1970s, that still holds a lot of power today.

Top 100 Fiction | Best Books | ListMuse.com. A contemporary list, with an international flavour and a respect for the classics, The Best Books: Top 100 Novels of All Time list contains many of the great works of fiction you'd expect, but with a few surprises to add a little spice to the collection. Which books would you omit and which would you add to our list? Please let us know in the comments section below. 1. Brave New World By Aldous Huxley "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English. " 2. By Fyodor Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment is one of the most important novels of the nineteenth century. 3. By George Orwell Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. 4.

By Leo Tolstoy Published to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's death, here is an exciting new edition of one of the great literary works of world literature. 5. By J. A modern classic, this early novel by Nobel Laureate J. 6. By Joseph Heller 7. 8. 9. 10 Book Series So Addictive, You Never Want Them to End. Best Alternate History Novels and Stories (204 books) 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned.

@djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake. @djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. That makes me shudder. But I'm also the child of a public school teacher and am familiar with my mother's and many of her peers' views on children's reading materials. I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach. Most of us really try to teach the kids to think, rather than becoming nice little automatons. Phobos Entertainment's "100 Science Fiction Books You Just Have to Read" on Lists of Bests.

Take my word for it; all science fiction books are not created equal. All right, don’t take my word for it. You’ll figure it out when you plow through packed bookstore shelves. You’ll realize soon enough that not every writer pens a tale worth reading. So just how does one find stellar SF? For starters, why don’t you try out these 100 narrative works. Each one should be part of every SF reader’s—not to mention every SF writer’s—repertoire. Pages: 1 2 This is a community list. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2012. The Year's Best Science Fiction Crosses Galaxies And Genres. The 50 best books for kids (slide show) The Top 8 Unfilmable Novels You Want to See Filmed Anyway (Poll Results) Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve finished a book, set it down, and said to yourself: man, I’d love to see a movie version of that — if it wasn’t totally impossible. Some novels are just unfilmable — too complex, too unstructured, too far inside the heads of its characters, too suited to the written word.

But if you’re a movie lover, there’s always that part of you that wants to see one anyway. So our latest poll posed a question: of a handful of the most famously “unfilmable” novels, which one would you really want to see made anyway? Below are the results — including explanations on why they’re deemed unfilmable, and what steps — if any — people have taken over the years to try to film them. 1. Ender’s Game – 56 Votes What it’s about: In the future, humanity has hesitantly banded together after near-extinction at the hands of an alien race known as the Buggers.

Why it would make a great movie: It’s sort of like a harder-edged, more analytical Harry Potter in space. 2. 3. 4. 10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them) 10 Great Science Fiction Novels with Go-Back-To-Bed Depressing Endings. 10 Satirical Novels that Could Teach You To Survive the Future.

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