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A book is a miraculous thing, in a book you can find wisdom and knowledge, memories and recollections, the experiences of another person their thoughts and ideas. A book can inspire, entertain, emote,overwhelm, educate, spark dreams and Well this page is actually about stories and story telling, so a little poetry too. I like books, I like them a lot. which is strange for many of the people I know, you see I don't read. I have very severe DYSLEXIA and reading is very difficult for me, but I like books.

A book is a wonderful thing knowledge is the thing, books are not important as things, what they are in the knowledge contained within are the ideas and dreams they form, explore,impart
Cordwainer Smith
Harlan Ellison
James Burke
Carl Sagan
John Wyndham
Douglas Adams
John Varley
The Road Not Taken
The Owl And The Pussy Cat
Stirred Eggs

I would however warn against the deification of books remember that there was no illiteracy before there were books, books have made us literate and illiterate, not smart or stupid for long before there were books people were very intelligent. what books have bone it put the knowledge of the world at our finger tips

Some Books & stories I really liked.
currently in no particular order

Steel Beach John Varley's
story set in the future when most humans live on the moon and they live forever because they can replace any body parts that go wrong, even change their sex. Things seam to be fine when the computer running the moon gets lonely.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams's
space traveler's saga, very funny and a joy to read.

The Day the Universe Changed by James Burke

The Body in Question Dr. Jonathan Miller

The Ring of Truth Philip & Phylis Morrison

Shockwave Rider by John Brunner

Very Far Away from Anywhere Else Ursula K. Le Guin's
short story about a boy who's having problems fitting in

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Becoming Bamboo by Robert E. Carter

Worlds in the making
Maryjane Dunstan and Patricia W. Garlan edited a great collection of articles about things we'll need to consider about life in the future. The book is old but there is still a lot to learn from this book.

Anything by Cordwainer Smith
primarily a short story writer he's created a wonderfully fantastic Universe

Anything by Harlan Ellison

Anything by Carl Sagan

Anything by John Wyndham

the Red Dwarf Grant Naylor wrote the books the television series was based on

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2012 September 16