Summer Reading 2015: Books to Blow Your Mind

Summer Reading 2015: Books to Blow Your Mind

It's a summer tradition, so once more the hosts of Stuff to Blow Your Mind share their fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations with listeners. That means science, science fiction, horror and more -- all with a distinct STBYM flavor.

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Key Books Referenced by Robert:

"Animal Weapons" by Douglas Emlen (NF)

"Excession" by Iain M. Banks (F)

"Dune" by Frank Herbert (F)

"The Science of Dune," edited by Kevin R. Grazier, PHD (NF)

"The Dune Encyclopedia," compiled by Dr. Willis E. McNelly (F)

"The Second Apocalypse" by R. Scott Bakker (F)

Key Books Referenced by Joe:

"The Remarkable Life of John Murray Spear" by John Benedict Buescher (NF)

"The Encyclopedia of the Dead" by Danilo Kis (F)

"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison (F)

"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon (F)

"Dune" by Frank Herbert (F)

"The Secret History" by Donna Tartt (F)

"The Meme Machine" by Susan Blackmore (NF)

"Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks (F)

Key Books Referenced by Christian:

"Cunning Plans" By Warren Ellis (NF)

"Broken Monsters" by Lauren Beukes (F)

"High Crimes" by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (F)

"Devils & Demons," edited by Marvin Kaye (F)

"Occultation" by Laird Barron (F)

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Topics in this Podcast: christian sager, summer reading, books, science fiction