Book recommendations




Tech History

Read this section in order - Dream Machine, Hacker Crackdown, Soul of a New Machine, and finally Cuckoo’s Egg.

Historically Accurate

Romanticized Tech

Military History

General Interest/Career


All of these are series (or should be). With the exception of Stranger in a Strange Land, all are good audiobooks.

Also the origin of “grok” is in this book, and it means far more than anything I ever expected.

  • We Are Legion - We Are Bob (Bobiverse, #1) by Dennis E. Taylor What happens when you freeze a software developer and then turn him loose on the galaxy as an AI? Well, if you’re lucky, you get Bob. Sarcastic, fluff, great stuff.

  • The Expanse Series by James S.A. Corey Gritty scifi. Star Trek says “We solved all of humanities problems with technology!”, Star Wars is “love story with a rebellion in space!” and The Expanse is “It’s the future. We have space ships. But everything still sucks because, well, humans. LOL”

  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein What happens if 1776 happens on the moon? What about if it has a sentient computer as a critical ally? You get this. Also you’ll understand why some jokes are funny once.