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Book of the Month
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Just as reminder, this is only for books I recommended in an episode, not ones I probably should have or which I told folks was awful :)
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Grab a copy of the audiobook:
http://www.audible.com/isaac
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1Megastructures (Original Summary Version)S0E0Culture SeriesIain M. Banks
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1Megastructures (Original Summary Version)S0E0Discworld SeriesTerry Pratchett
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2The Fermi Paradox & the Dyson DilemmaS1E1The Killing Star
Charles R. Pellegrino and George Zebrowski
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3Fermi Paradox SolutionsS1E2They're Made Out of MeatTerry Bisson
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3Fermi Paradox SolutionsS1E2Singularity SkyCharles Stross
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3Fermi Paradox SolutionsS1E2AccelerandoCharles Stross
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3Fermi Paradox SolutionsS1E2Uplift SagaDavid Brin
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4Fermi Paradox Apocalypse HowS1E3Pern SeriesAnne McCaffrey
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4Fermi Paradox Apocalypse HowS1E3A Mote in God's EyeLarry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
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5Habitable Planets Vol 1S1E4
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6How does Tidal Locking work?S1E5
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7Habitable Planets, Vol II: Tidally Locked WorldsS1E6
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8MegaStructures 01: Orbital Rings & Space ElevatorsS1E7
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9MegaStructures 02 - SkyhooksS1E8
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10Habitable Planets, vol III: Large MoonsS1E9
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Megastructures 03 - Launch Loops, Mass Drivers, and Space Fountains
S1E10The Fountains of ParadiseArthur C Clarke
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Megastructures 03 - Launch Loops, Mass Drivers, and Space Fountains
S1E102001: A Space OddyseyArthur C Clarke
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12Terraforming TechniquesS1E11Collission OrbitJack Williamson
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12Terraforming TechniquesS1E11
Terraforming: Enginneering Planetary Environments
Martyn J. Fogg
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12Terraforming TechniquesS1E11Mars TrilogyKim Stanley Robinson
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12Terraforming TechniquesS1E11Terraforming EarthJack Williamson
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13The Impact of Nuclear FusionS1E12
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14Habitable Planets 4: Life on Rogue PlanetsS1E13
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15Megastructures E04: Rotating HabitatsS1E14RingworldLarry Niven
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15Megastructures E04: Rotating HabitatsS1E14DuneFrank Herbert
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15Megastructures E04: Rotating HabitatsS1E14Consider PhlebasIain M. Banks
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15Barsoom SeriesEdgar Rice Burroughs
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15At the Mountains of MadnessH.P. Lovecraft
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15Call of CthuluH.P. Lovecraft
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15Star MakerOlaf Stapledon
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15Last and First MenOlaf Stapledon
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15War of the WorldsH.G. Wells
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16Interstellar ColonizationS1E15Tau ZeroPaul Anderson
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17Moon Base ConceptsS2E1
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18Megastructures 05 ShellworldsS2E2
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19Megastructures 06: DiscworldsS2E3Discworld SeriesTerry Pratchett
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20Micro Black Holes, Virtual Particles, and Hawking RadiationS2E4
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21Black Hole StarshipsS2E5
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22Faster Than Light ep01: Quantum EntanglementS2E6The Forever WarJoe Haldeman
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23Faster Than Light ep02: Tachyons and Time TravelS2E7By His BootstrapsRobert Heinlein
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23Faster Than Light ep02: Tachyons and Time TravelS2E7Oedipus RexSophocles
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24Megastructures 07: HoopworldsS2E8
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25Fermi Paradox: The Dyson Dilemma v2.0S2E9
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26Double Planets and RocheworldsS2E10RocheworldRobert L. Forward
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27Megastructures 08: Shkadov ThrustersS2E11
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28The Fermi Paradox CompendiumS2E12
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29FTL03: Alcubierre Warp DrivesS2E13
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30Transhumanism and ImmortalityS2E14SlanA. E. van Vogt
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30Transhumanism and ImmortalityS2E14Permtuaiton CityGreg Egan
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30Transhumanism and ImmortalityS2E14More than HumanTheodore Sturgeon
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30Transhumanism and ImmortalityS2E14A Fire Upon the DeepVernor Vinge
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30Transhumanism and ImmortalityS2E14The Singularity is NearRay Kurzweil
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31The Simulation HypothesisS2E15
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32The Doomsday ArgumentS2E16Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorssee below
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsDouglas Adams
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsAlistair Reynolds
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsFrank Herbert
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsIsaac Asimov
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsBrandon Sanderson
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsTerry Pratchett
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsRoger Zelazny
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsRobert Jordan
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsJim Butcher
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33The Anthropic Principle and Super IntelligenceS2E17Has list of Isaac's 10 favorite authorsOrson Scott Card
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33Megastructures 09 Nicoll Dyson BeamsS2E17A Mote in God's EyeLarry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
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33Megastructures 09 Nicoll Dyson BeamsS2E17Culture SeriesIain M. Banks
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34Megastructures 09 Nicoll Dyson BeamsS2E18Hyperion CantosDan Simmons
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35Megastructures 10: Matrioshka BrainsS2E19
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36ArcologiesS2E20Galactic Center SagaGregory Benford
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37EcumenopolisesS2E21FoundationIsaac Asimov
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37EcumenopolisesS2E21NeuromancerWilliam Gibson
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37EcumenopolisesS2E21Do androids dream of electric sheep?Philip K. Dick
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37EcumenopolisesS2E21Snow CrashNeal Stephenson
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38Civilizations at the End of Time: Black Hole FarmingS2E22Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams
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39Habitable Planets 06: Water Worlds & Ocean PlanetsS2E23Uplift SagaDavid Brin
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40FTL04: WormholesS2E24Hyperion CantosDan Simmons
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40FTL04: WormholesS2E24Commonwealth SagaPeter Hamilton
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40FTL04: WormholesS2E24Black Holes & Time WarpsKip Thorne
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40FTL04: WormholesS2E24Black Holes & Baby UniversesStephen Hawking
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41Tabby's StarS2E25
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42Consciousness and IdentityS2E26Pandora's StarPeter Hamilton
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42Consciousness and IdentityS2E26Revelation SpaceAlastair Reynolds
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43Dark MatterS2E27DragonflightAnne McCaffrey
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43Dark MatterS2E27NightfallIsaac Asimov
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44Asteroid MiningS2E28
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45Post Scarcity CivilizationsS2E29Revelation SpaceAlastair Reynolds
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45Post Scarcity CivilizationsS2E29The Time MachineH.G. Wells
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45Post Scarcity CivilizationsS2E29Culture SeriesIain M. Banks
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46Technological SingularityS2E302001: A Space OdysseyArthur C. Clarke
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46Technological SingularityS2E30ExcessionIain M. Banks
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47Self Replicating MachinesS2E31
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48The Spaceship Propulsion CompendiumS2E32
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49Dark EnergyS2E33The Big PictureSean Carroll
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50StarliftingS2E34none
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51Cryptocurrency & BlockchainS2E35none
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52The Kardashev ScaleS2E36Foundation SeriesIsaac Asimov
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53Bioforming and Gene TailoringS2E37Pern SeriesAnne McCaffrey
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