For FUTURE PERFECT (2007-2011):


  • 1984, by George Orwell
  • Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco
  • We, by Yvgeny Zamiatin
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (and Brave New World Revisited)
  • It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  • Children of Men, by PD James
  • The Running Man, by Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman)
  • Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Time Machine, by HG Wells
  • The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien
  • The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
  • Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene
  • The Ministry of Fear, by Graham Greene
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
  • V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore & David Lloyd (graphic novel) (and film)
  • Jennifer Government, by Max Barry
  • Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
  • The Iron Heel, Jack London
  • The Matrix (films)
  • Minority Report (film)
  • 12 Monkeys (film)


  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan
  • Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, by Charles Mackay
  • The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Supercapitalism: the Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, by Robert Reich
  • Declaration of Independence, by Howard Zinn
  • Encyclopedia of Political Anarchy, by Kathlyn Gay
  • Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, by Gore Vidal
  • Essays by George Orwell: Politics and the English Language; Politics vs. Literature; Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • Underground London, by Stephen Smith
  • London’s War: A Traveler’s Guide to World War II, by Sayre Van Young
  • With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, by Fred Pearce
  • Hell and High Water…, by Joseph Romm
  • The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman
  • The Long Emergency, by James Howard Kunstler
  • Are We Rome?…, by Cullen Murphy
  • Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe, by William Rosen
  • Dark Ages America: the Final Phase of Empire, by Morris Berman
  • The Complete Gospels: Annotated Scholars Version, by Robert J. Miller
  • The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
  • God is Not Great…, by Christopher Hitchens
  • Kingdom Coming: the Rise of Christian Nationalism, by Michelle Goldberg
  • The Family…, by Jeff Sharlet
  • Lost Moon: the Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, by James Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger
  • Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness, by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner
  • Memory: the Key to Consciousness, by Richard F. Thompson and Stephen A. Madigan
  • The Quantum Zoo: a Tourist’s Guide to the Neverending Universe, by Marcus Chown
  • A Beginners Guide to Reality…, by Jim Baggott
  • The Fabric of Reality: the Science of Parallel Universes and its Implications, by David Deutsch
  • About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution, by Paul Davies
  • The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design, by Leonard Susskind
  • Mind in Motion: the Fiction of Philip K. Dick, by Patricia S. Warrick
  • The Future as Nightmare: HG Wells and the Anti-Utopians, by Mark Robert Hillegas
  • Notes from the Holocene: a Brief History of the Future, by Dorion Sagan
  • Cosmic Jackpot: Why our Universe is Just Right for Life, by Paul Davies
  • What Nietzsche Really Said, by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins
  • The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy, by Bryan Magee
  • The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Rapture for the Geeks: When AI outsmarts IQ, by Richard Dooling
  • Endgame, by Derrick Jensen

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