Roy Christopher collected summer reading lists from a ton of interesting people, including Daniel Pinchbeck, DJ Spooky, Steven Shaviro, Ashley Crawford, Erik Davis, Gareth Branwyn, and a bunch of Disinfo staffers (past and present).
(via Bruce Sterling)
What are you reading this summer?
June 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm
I tend to read a bunch of things at once, here’s what I’m working on:
Bruce Sterling’s Island in the Net – I’ve never read Sterling’s fiction before.. I’m loving it. So prescient. I can’t believe it’s taken me years to get around to reading this (I’ve had it since 2001, and of course it’s been out since 1988).
I’m working my way through Dean Motter’s back catalog – I’m reading Electropolis right now, which you can download for free from http://www.wowio.com/users/searchresults.asp
Jeff Vail’s A Theory of Power – Also free: http://www.jeffvail.net/atheoryofpower.pdf
And I’m reading Warren Ellis’s Black Summer and Doktor Sleepless as they come out.
What else do I plan on reading this summer?
I plan on starting Sterling’s Distraction as soon as I’m done with Islands.
I also plan on picking up the Hernandez brothers’ Love and Rockets (finally) and resuming reading David Lapham’s Stray Bullets.
Ted Nelson’s Computer Lib: You can and must understand computers now
I’d like to re-read the Headmap Manifesto (available free: http://www.technoccult.com/library/headmap.pdf) and Economies of Design (free: http://nomadeconomics.org/nomadeconomics-text-withspreds-v01-2.pdf).
That’s enough for now…
June 23, 2008 at 8:14 pm
What am I reading this summer?
Sheesh…I’m in the middle of a gazzilion books right now (I’ve other pressing matters at hand). I’m finishing off “The Lucifer Principle” by Howard Bloom, “The Sociopath Next Door” by Marcia Stout Phd, “Can Rock and Roll Save The World? An Illustrated History of Music and Comics” by Ian Shirley, and “The Bathhouse at Midnight- Magic in Russia” by W. F. Ryan.
Comics: “Ramayan Reloaded 3392 AD, “The Book of Shiva” by Deepak Chopra, and the 2nd and 3rd volume of “Testament” by Douglas Rushkoff. And a bunch of sci-fi/fantasy/fiction some friends dumped in my lap. (everything is pretty good so far..)
June 23, 2008 at 8:31 pm
Great list, thanks for the link. Currently reading A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry by Sharon Weinberger and Nathan Hodge, a cool book in the nuclear tourism vein; The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss which aims to challenge and alter your assumptions about work and the “deferred life plan;” and I just started on Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon last night. And it’s surprisingly readable.