Reading

Antilibrary

59 books that I intend to read eventually.

Taleb introduces the Hayekian and almost taoistic metaphor of the anti-library: A library of the books you haven't read, of the things you don't know. A massive collection of unknowledge, the anti-library contains all the books that may still change your life.
— Bjørn Stærk | lessons from the antilibrary
  • Andy Greenberg: Tracers in the Dark (2022, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

    Tracers in the Dark

    The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency

    Andy Greenberg

  • Ben Rawlence: The Treeline (Hardcover, 2022, St. Martin's Press)

    The Treeline

    The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth

    Ben Rawlence

  • Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith: A City on Mars (Hardcover, 2023, Penguin Press, Penguin Publishing Group)

    A City on Mars

    Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?

    Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith

  • Andrew Busey: Secrets of the MUDwizards (1995, Sams.net, Sams Publishing)

    Secrets of the MUDwizards

    Andrew Busey

  • Jenny Tyler: Write Your Own Adventure Programs (Paperback, 1983, Usborne)

    Write Your Own Adventure Programs

    For Your Microcomputer

    Jenny Tyler

  • Tim Hartnell: Tim Hartnell's Second giant book of computer games (1985, Ballantine Books)

    Tim Hartnell's Second giant book of computer games

    Tim Hartnell

  • Jim Menick: Basic adventure and strategy game design for the TRS-80 (1984, Facts on File Publications)

    Basic adventure and strategy game design for the TRS-80

    Jim Menick

  • How to create adventure games

    Christopher Lampton

  • Alexandra I. Forsythe: Computer science (1970, J. Wiley)

    Computer science

    Basic language

    Alexandra I. Forsythe

  • Richard Forsyth, Richard Forsyth: The hitch-hiker's guide to artificial intelligence (1985, Chapman and Hall)

    The hitch-hiker's guide to artificial intelligence

    Bbc Basic Version

    Richard Forsyth, Richard Forsyth

  • Days at the Morisaki Bookshop

    Satoshi Yagisawa

  • Tyranny of Merit

    What's Become of the Common Good?

    Michael J. Sandel

  • In Defence of Witches

    Why Women Are Still on Trial

    Mona Chollet, Sophie R. Lewis

  • Brainwashed

    A New History of Thought Control

    Daniel Pick

  • Darkness Manifesto

    How Light Pollution Threatens the Ancient Rhythms of Life

    Johan Eklöf, Elizabeth DeNoma

  • Caroline Criado Perez: Invisible Women : Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (2020, Penguin Random House)

    Invisible Women : Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

    Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

    Caroline Criado Perez

  • Biggest Ideas in the Universe 1

    Space, Time and Motion

    Sean Carroll

  • Kate Mangino: Equal Partners (2022, St. Martin's Press)

    Equal Partners

    Improving Gender Equality at Home

    Kate Mangino

  • Laine Nooney: Apple II Age (2023, University of Chicago Press)

    Apple II Age

    How the Computer Became Personal

    Laine Nooney

  • Johnston, Denis: Nine rivers from Jordan (1953, D, Verschoyle)

    Nine rivers from Jordan

    the chronicle of a journey and a search.

    Johnston, Denis

  • David H. Ahl, Steve North: Basic computer games (1978, Workman Pub.)

    Basic computer games

    David H. Ahl, Steve North

  • Randall Munroe: How To (2020, Hodder & Stoughton)

    How To

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    Randall Munroe

  • George Dyson: Turing's Cathedral (2012, Penguin Books, Limited)

    Turing's Cathedral

    The Origins of the Digital Universe

    George Dyson

  • James Bridle: New Dark Age (Hardcover, 2018, Verso)

    New Dark Age

    Technology and the end of the future

    James Bridle

  • Joy Lisi Rankin: A People's History of Computing in the United States (2018)

    A People's History of Computing in the United States

    Joy Lisi Rankin

  • Ellen Ullman: Life in Code (2018, Picador)

    Life in Code

    A Personal History of Technology

    Ellen Ullman

  • fabien sanglard: Game Engine Black Book : DOOM (Paperback, 2019, Independently published)

    Game Engine Black Book : DOOM

    v1.1

    fabien sanglard

  • Clarence Ellis: The Pebbles on the Beach (Paperback, 2019, Faber & Faber)

    The Pebbles on the Beach

    Clarence Ellis

  • Daniel Isaaman: Computer spacegames (1982, Usborne)

    Computer spacegames

    Daniel Isaaman

  • Charles Arthur: Social Warming (2022, Oneworld Publications)

    Social Warming

    The Dangerous and Polarising Effects of Social Media

    Charles Arthur

  • Carlo Rovelli: Anaximander (2023, Penguin Books, Limited)

    Anaximander

    And the Nature of Science

    Carlo Rovelli

  • DK: Simply Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover, 2023, Kindersley Ltd., Dorling)

    Simply Artificial Intelligence

    DK

  • Nick Montfort, Ian Bogost: Racing the Beam (2020, MIT Press)

    Racing the Beam

    The Atari Video Computer System

    Nick Montfort, Ian Bogost

  • Marc Reisner: Cadillac Desert (Paperback, 2001, Pimlico)

    Cadillac Desert

    The American West and its disappearing water

    Marc Reisner

  • Ten Things about Writing

    Build Your Story, One Word at a Time

    Joanne Harris

  • Helen Bryant: On Editing (Paperback, 2018, Teach Yourself)

    On Editing

    How to Edit with Confidence and Elevate your Writing

    Helen Bryant

  • Write It All Down

    How to Put Your Life on the Page

    Cathy Rentzenbrink

  • Seb Falk: Light Ages (2021, Penguin Books, Limited)

    Light Ages

    A Medieval Journey of Discovery

    Seb Falk

  • Ben Tarnoff: Internet for the People (Paperback, 2021, Verso Books)

    Internet for the People

    Ben Tarnoff

  • Yevgeny Zamyatin: We (1993)

    We

    Yevgeny Zamyatin

  • Damon Knight: DimensionX (1974, Coronet)

    DimensionX

    two novellas

    Damon Knight

  • Poul Anderson: Trader to the stars (1964, Doubleday)

    Trader to the stars

    Poul Anderson

  • Kathryn Harkup: Secret Lives of the Elements (2021, Quercus)

    Secret Lives of the Elements

    Kathryn Harkup

  • James M. Russell: Elementary (2021, O'Mara Books, Limited, Michael)

    Elementary

    The Periodic Table Explained

    James M. Russell

  • Mark Schatzker: The Dorito Effect (Paperback, 2016, Simon & Schuster)

    The Dorito Effect

    The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor

    Mark Schatzker

  • Roger E. Allen: Winnie-the-Pooh on Management (1995, Methuen)

    Winnie-the-Pooh on Management

    In Which a Very Important Bear and His Friends are Introduced to a Very Important Subject

    Roger E. Allen

  • Eli Pariser: The Filter Bubble (2011)

    The Filter Bubble

    What the Internet is Hiding From You

    Eli Pariser

  • Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism (2019, Portfolio)

    Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    Cal Newport

  • Daniel Greene: The Promise of Access (2021, MIT Press)

    The Promise of Access

    Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope

    Daniel Greene

  • Adrian Daub: What Tech Calls Thinking (2020, FSG Originals)

    What Tech Calls Thinking

    An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley

    Adrian Daub

  • Xiaowei Wang: Blockchain Chicken Farm (2020, Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

    Blockchain Chicken Farm

    And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside

    Xiaowei Wang

  • Rudy Rucker: Geometry, relativity, and the fourth dimension (1977, Dover Publications)

    Geometry, relativity, and the fourth dimension

    Rudy Rucker

  • Max Liboiron: Pollution Is Colonialism (Paperback, 2021, Duke University Press)

    Pollution Is Colonialism

    Max Liboiron

  • Daniel J. Levitin: A Field Guide to Lies and statistics (2018, Penguin Books, Limited)

    A Field Guide to Lies and statistics

    Critical Thinking in the Information Age

    Daniel J. Levitin

  • Carlo Rovelli: Reality Is Not What It Seems (2017, Penguin)

    Reality Is Not What It Seems

    The journey to Quantum Gravity

    Carlo Rovelli

  • Michio Kaku: Hyperspace (2001, OUP Oxford)

    Hyperspace

    A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

    Michio Kaku

  • Paul Bunn: Games for your Atari. (1983, Virgin Books)

    Games for your Atari.

    £££££'s of entertaining games for only £2.95

    Paul Bunn

  • J. Bartlett: The People Vs. Tech (2018, Penguin Random House)

    The People Vs. Tech

    How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it)

    J. Bartlett

  • Donald D. Spencer: Game playing with BASIC (1977, Hayden Book Co.)

    Game playing with BASIC

    Donald D. Spencer


This books page layout was inspired by the books pages of Dave Rupert, Mark Llobrera, Søren Birkemeyer and Derek Shirk. I originally got the idea for a books page from Maggie Appleton and her Antilibrary. The first version of this page was inspired by Cox Chapman's Books page.