Potlatch 7

Cool Books

Time:Saturday, 4 p.m.
Moderator:Guy W. Thomas

Is there a book you read this year that you're telling all your friends about? The book you gulped in one sitting and bought another copy to lend to friends. Come and share your discoveries with us. Tell a little about them. Why you liked them, why we will. If we get a good enough list we'll reproduce it and have it available for attendees.

Reported by Guy W. Thomas

These books are not necessarily new or science fiction or even fiction. They are, however, the books that people who attended my Cool Books panel thought were cool. Any mistakes or typos I apologize for in advance.

Black Wine by Candas Dorsey

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Ancient Shores by Jack McDevitt

Sewer, Gas & Electric by Matt Ruff

Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Darwin’s Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild by Jon Kradauer

Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons

Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

Cold Mountain by Charles Fraiser

Little Big by John Crowley

No Pity by Joseph P. Shepiro

One for the Morning Glory by John Barnes

Venus Revealed by Peter Grinspoon

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

The Exchange of Hostages by Susan Matthews

Distress by Greg Egan

Clouds End by Sean Stewart

Thunder & Roses by Theodore Sturgeon

Nadya by Pat Murphy

Sweetheart Season by Karen J. Fowler

The Myth of Repressed Memory by Elizabeth Loftus¹

Hystories by ? (couldn’t remember the name of author)

Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson

Jingo by Terry Pratchett

Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

3001 by Arthur C. Clarke

Freedom & Necessity by Steve Brust & Emma Bull

Post Capitalist Society by Peter Drucker

The Science Fiction of Mark Clifton edited by Barry Malzberg & Martin Greenberg

The Mummy by ? (A University Press reprint of a 1830’s novel. Couldn’t remember the name of author)

Young Adults by Daniel Pinkwater

The Fortunate Fall by Raphael Carter


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