• Last edited on Sep 9, 2015, 7:30:21 PM by 1150599 corvid

A list of books that the regular users recommend. Please add your name in brackets to any books you recommend. And please try to keep a roughly alphabetical order.

Note: these books don’t necessarily have anything to do Python.

  • A Clear Solution - Eric McFarlance (IntrepidBrit)
  • American Gods - Neil Gaiman (Fizzy, Kevin)
  • Augustus: The First Emperor of Rome - Adrian Goldsworthy (corvid)
  • The Baroque Cycle - Neal Stephenson (Fizzy)
  • Belgariad and Mallorean - David Eddings (Fizzy)
  • BLIT - David Langord (Kevin)
  • Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy (Zero)
  • The Bone Collector - Jeffrey Deaver (Jon)
  • A Brief History of the Samurai - Johnathan Clements (corvid)
  • Cat’s Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (Zero)
  • The Continental Op - Dashiell Hammett (Zero)
  • Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky (Rob)
  • Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson (Fizzy)
  • Culture books - Iain M Banks (Rob, IntrepidBrit)
  • Dark Matter - Juli Zeh (Zero)
  • The Dark Tower - Stephen King (Fizzy, Kevin)
  • The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
  • Devil May Care - Sebastian Faulks (Rob)
  • Discworld - Terry Pratchett (Fizzy, Kevin, IntrepidBrit)
  • Dune - Frank Herbert (Fizzy, IntrepidBrit)
  • Embassytown - China Miéville (Zero)
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (Zero)
  • Fiasco - Stanislaw Lem (Zero)
  • Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges (Zero)
  • Fine Structure - Sam512 (Kevin)
  • Foundation series - Isaac Asimov (Rob)
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford (corvid)
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach - Douglas Hofstadter (Kevin)
  • The Good Soldier Švejk - Jaroslav Hašek (Zero)
  • Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami (Fizzy, Rob)
  • Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling (Fizzy, Kevin, IntrepidBrit)
  • Hyperion (first two in particular) - Dan Simmons
  • Jeeves & Wooster (series) - P.G Wodehouse (IntrepidBrit)
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach (Kevin)
  • Kafka On The Shore
  • The Last Question - Isaac Asimov (Kevin)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin (Air)
  • Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (Zero)
  • Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien (Fizzy, IntrepidBrit)
  • Malazan Book Of The Fallen - Steven Erikson (Fizzy)
  • Manna - Marshall Brain (Kevin)
  • Microserfs - Douglas Copeland (Rob)
  • Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larsson (Jon)
  • Mistborn - Brandan Sanderson (Fizzy, IntrepidBrit)
  • Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem (Zero)
  • Necronomicon - H P Lovecraft (Fizzy, IntrepidBrit)
  • Neuromancer - William Gibson (Rob, Kevin, tristan)
  • The New York Magician - JB Zimmerman (Kevin)
  • The Nine Billion Names Of God - Arthur C. Clarke (Kevin)
  • Orlando - Virginia Woolf (Zero)
  • Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey (Zero)
  • Rama (four books) - Arthur C Clarke (Jon, IntrepidBrit)
  • Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King (Jon)
  • The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (Rob)
  • Richter 10 - Arthur C Clarke/Mike McQuay (Jon)
  • Riftwar Series (+ the later series…) - Raymond E. Feist (Fizzy, IntrepidBrit)
  • Saga Of The Seven Suns - Kevin J. Anderson (Fizzy)
  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima (Zero)
  • The Secret History of the Mongols - Paul Kahn (corvid)
  • Shannara series (simple but fun) - Terry Brooks (Rob)
  • Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (Fizzy)
  • Skinny Legs and All - Tom Tobbins (Zero)
  • Slaughtermatic - Steve Aylett (Zero)
  • A Song of Fire and Ice series, esp Book 1 - George R. R. Martin (Rob, Kevin)
  • Tau Zero - Poul Anderson
  • The Ables - Jeremy Scott (corvid)
  • The Stormlight Archive - Brandon Sanderson (Fizzy)
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau - H.G. Wells (tristan)
  • The Time Machine - H.G. Wells (IntrepidBrit)
  • Timbuktu - Paul Auster (Zero)
  • Titus Groan / Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake (Zero)
  • Ubik - Philip K Dick (Zero)
  • Understand - Ted Chiang (Kevin)
  • Vimana: Flying Machines of the Ancients - David Childress (Bhargav)
  • What If? - Randall Monroe (Rob)
  • Wheel Of Time - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Fizzy, IntrepidBrit)
  • Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami (Fizzy)
  • World War Z - Max Brooks (Fizzy, Kevin)
  • Written on the Body - Jeannette Winterson (Zero)
  • You’re Never Weird On The Internet (almost) - Felicia Day (corvid)