[extropy-chat] Books - Personal favorites, most influential/inspiring, etc.

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Fri Apr 13 14:51:16 UTC 2007

On 4/12/07, Olga Bourlin <fauxever at sprynet.com> wrote:
> ... from the New York Times:
>  http://tinyurl.com/2cve2n

Note that this book review is 17 years old...but Stranger in a Strange
Land remains on my list of favorite books, not for the quality of it's
writing, but for the quality and power of its ideas.

How about some personal lists of our most influential/inspiring books?
 Here are probably my top five:

Godel, Escher, Bach - Douglas Hofstadter
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell
Synergetics - Buckminster Fuller

Bonus childhood favorite:
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

- Jef

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