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# Books we talk about (Reading Spotlight)

##Talked about all the time
- [The Martian](http://www.amazon.com/The-Martian-Novel-Andy-Weir-ebook/dp/B00EMXBDMA/tag=typehammer-20) by Andy Weir. Our podcast should just be called The Martian we talk about it so much.

## Some books frequently discussed (listed by author)
###Neal Stephenson
- [Cryptonomicon](http://www.amazon.com/Cryptonomicon-Neal-Stephenson-ebook/dp/B000FC11A6/tag=typehammer-20) (Episodes: 15, 16)
- [Reamde](http://www.amazon.com/Reamde-Novel-Neal-Stephenson-ebook/dp/B004XVN0WW/tag=typehammer-20) (Episodes: 15, 16)
- [Seveneves](http://www.amazon.com/Seveneves-A-Novel-Neal-Stephenson-ebook/dp/B00LZWV8JO/tag=typehammer-20) (Episodes: 15, 16)

### William Gibson
- [The Peripheral](http://www.amazon.com/The-Peripheral-William-Gibson-ebook/dp/B00INIXKV2/tag=typehammer-20) (Episodes: 15)

##Fiction
- [A Dark Lure](http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Lure-Loreth-Anne-White-ebook/dp/B00PG8UCGS/tag=typehammer-20) by Loreth Anne White (Mike, Episodes: 14, 15)
- [Alas, Babylon](http://www.amazon.com/Alas-Babylon-Pat-Frank-ebook/dp/B00CD360ZQ/?tag=typehammer-20) by Pat Frank (Episode 18. Mike, Episode 27, 28, 29)
- [American Gods](http://www.amazon.com/American-Gods-Tenth-Anniversary-Novel/dp/0062059882/tag=typehammer-20) by Neil Gaiman (John, Episode 16. Craft talk, Episode 26)
- [Cat's Cradle](http://www.amazon.com/Cats-Cradle-Novel-Kurt-Vonnegut/dp/038533348X/?tag=typehammer-20) by Kurt Vonnegut (Craft Talk, Episode 26)
- [Contagious](http://www.amazon.com/Contagious-A-Novel-Scott-Sigler/dp/0307406326/?tag=typehammer-20) by Scott Sigler (Episode 27 in Craft Talk)
- [The Count of the Sahara](http://www.amazon.com/THE-COUNT-OF-SAHARA-Historical-ebook/dp/B01407R2H2?tag=typehammer-20) by Wayne Turmel (Eric, Episode 26, 28, 29)
- [The Contortionist's Handbook](http://www.amazon.com/Contortionists-Handbook-Craig-Clevenger/dp/1931561486/?tag=typehammer-20) by Craig Clevenger (Episode 27)
- [City of Fire](http://www.amazon.com/City-Fire-Garth-Risk-Hallberg-ebook/dp/B00R04GCTC/?tag=typehammer-20) by Garth Risk Hallberg (Episodes 22 and 26, What's happening online)
- [Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania](http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Wake-Last-Crossing-Lusitania/dp/0307408868/tag=typehammer-20) by Erik Larson (Episode 17)
- [The Deadly Playground 1914: The Barrington Quintet Volume I](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JKJSPSG?tag=typehammer-20) by Robert Carter (Eric, Episode 27)
- [Death in Venice](http://www.amazon.com/Death-Venice-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486287149/?tag=typehammer-20) by Thomas Mann (Craft Talk, Episode 29)
- [The Devil in the White City](http://www.amazon.com/The-Devil-White-City-Madness/dp/0375725601/tag=typehammer-20) by Erik Larson (Episode 17)
- [Ender's Game](http://www.amazon.com/Enders-Game-Ender-Quartet-Book-ebook/dp/B003G4W49C/?tag=typehammer-20) by Orson Scott Card (Episode 18)
- [The Fold](http://www.amazon.com/Fold-Novel-Peter-Clines/dp/0553418297/?tag=typehammer-20) by Peter Clines (John, Episode 18)
- [The Girl from Krakow](http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Krakow-Novel-Alex-Rosenberg/dp/1477830812/tag=typehammer-20) by Alex Rosenberg (Mike, Episode 17, 19)
- [Girl Waits with Gun](http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Waits-Gun-Amy-Stewart/dp/0544409914/?tag=typehammer-20) by Amy Stewart (Eric, Episode 23)
- [Heart of Darkness](http://www.amazon.com/HEART-DARKNESS-ILLUSTRATED-Joseph-Conrad-ebook/dp/B016LI1WRY/?tag=typehammer-20) by Joseph Conrad (Craft Talk, Episode 29)
- [Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy](http://www.amazon.com/Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-25th-Anniversary/dp/1400052920/tag=typehammer-20) by Douglas Adams (Episode 15 in Craft Talk)
- [Hive Invasion](http://www.amazon.com/Hive-Invasion-Deathlands-James-Axler/dp/0373626304?tag=typehammer-20) by James Axler (John, Episode 29)
- [Infected](http://www.amazon.com/Infected-Novel-Scott-Sigler/dp/030740630X/?tag=typehammer-20) by Scott Sigler (Episode 27 in Craft Talk)
- [IT](http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-King-ebook/dp/B002SR2PKG/?tag=typehammer-20) by Stephen King (Episode 29 in Craft Talk)
- [The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War](http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Angels-Novel-Civil-War/dp/0679643249/tag=typehammer-20) by Michael Shaara (Eric, Episode 16)
- [The Long Walk](http://www.amazon.com/Long-Walk-Stephen-King/dp/0451196716/tag=typehammer-20) by Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman (Episode 27, Craft Talk)
- [Lucifer's Hammer](http://www.amazon.com/Lucifers-Hammer-Larry-Niven-ebook/dp/B004478DOU/?tag=typehammer-20) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (Episode 18)
- [New Yorked](http://www.amazon.com/New-Yorked-Ash-McKenna-Hart-ebook/dp/B00PSSGWIS/tag=typehammer-20) by Rob Hart (Eric, Episode ??, In Craft Talk in Episode 15)
- [Old Man's War](http://www.amazon.com/Old-Mans-War-John-Scalzi/dp/0765348276/?tag=typehammer-20) by John Scalzi (John, Episode 19)
- [Pale Queen Rising](http://www.amazon.com/Pale-Queen-Rising-Book-ebook/dp/B00VARL00Q/?tag=typehammer-20) by A. R. Kahler (Mike, Episodes 23, 24, 25, 26, 27)
- [Pandemic](http://www.amazon.com/Pandemic-A-Novel-Scott-Sigler/dp/0307408973/?tag=typehammer-20) by Scott Sigler (Episode 27 in Craft Talk)
- [The Poisonwood Bible](http://www.amazon.com/Poisonwood-Bible-Barbara-Kingsolver/dp/0060175400/tag=typehammer-20) by Barbara Kingsolver (Eric, Episodes 16, 17, 18, 19, 23)
- [Prayers for the Assassin](http://www.amazon.com/Prayers-Assassin-Novel-Robert-Ferrigno/dp/141650768X/?tag=typehammer-20) by Robert Ferrigno (Episode 22, What's happening online)
- [(R)evolution](http://www.amazon.com/evolution-Phoenix-Horizon-Book-ebook/dp/B00OM9OKEC/?tag=typehammer-20) by PJ Manney (Mike, Episode 14)
- [Sand](http://www.amazon.com/Sand-Omnibus-Hugh-Howey-ebook/dp/B00HSXGYCK/?tag=typehammer-20) by Hugh Howey (John, Episode 23)
- [Shift](http://www.amazon.com/Shift-Omnibus-1-3-Silo-Book-ebook/dp/B00B6Z6HI2/?tag=typehammer-20) by Hugh Howey (John, Episode 27, 28)
- [The Stand](http://www.amazon.com/Stand-Stephen-King/dp/0307947300/?tag=typehammer-20) by Stephen King (Episode 27, Craft Talk)
- [Starship Troopers](http://www.amazon.com/Starship-Troopers-Robert-Heinlein-ebook/dp/B004EYTK2C/tag=typehammer-20) by Robert A. Heinlein (Episode 19)
- [Submission](http://www.amazon.com/Submission-Novel-Michel-Houellebecq/dp/0374271577/?tag=typehammer-20) by Michel Houellebecq (Episode 22, What's happening online)
- [Swan Song](http://www.amazon.com/Swan-Song-Robert-R-McCammon-ebook/dp/B005T54IAY/?tag=typehammer-20) by Robert R. McCammon (Episode 27 in Craft Talk)
- [The Tears of Jihad](http://www.amazon.com/Tears-Jihad-Sean-Emerson-ebook/dp/B00HFA3HR6/?tag=typehammer-20) by Sean Emerson (Eric, Episodes: 15, 16)
- [The Thing on the Doorstep](http://www.amazon.com/Thing-Doorstep-H-P-Lovecraft/dp/1500657069/?tag=typehammer-20) by H.P. Lovecraft (Episode 27, Craft Talk)
- [The Underwriting](http://www.amazon.com/Underwriting-Michelle-Miller-ebook/dp/B00OQSF94E/?tag=typehammer-20) by Michelle Miller (Episode 18 in Tech Focus)
- [The Wake](http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Novel-Paul-Kingsnorth-ebook/dp/B013P2QYJU/?tag=typehammer-20) by Paul Kingsnorth (Eric, Episode 29)
- [Wool](http://www.amazon.com/Wool-Hugh-Howey/dp/1476733953/?tag=typehammer-20) by Hugh Howey (Mike, Episode ??, John, Episode 17)

###Apocalypse Weird
This is a series John has been reading. It doesn't deserve a category of its own, but its easier to list theme here.

- The Red King
- The Dark Knight
- Texocalypse Now
- [Reversal](http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Weird-Reversal-Polar-WYRD-ebook/dp/B00TUVJ3T4/tag=typehammer-20) (Episode 16)
- [The Serenity Strain](http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Weird-Serenity-Chris-Pourteau-ebook/dp/B00TVCVRZ0/?tag=typehammer-20) (Episodes 15, 16)


##Non-fiction
###Biographies
- [The Man with the Golden Typewriter](http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Golden-Typewriter-Flemings/dp/1632864894/?tag=typehammer-20) edited by Fergus Fleming (What's Happening Online, Episode 33)
###Business
- [The Power of Broke](http://www.amazon.com/Power-Broke-Greatest-Competitive-Advantage/dp/1101903597/?tag=typehammer-20) by Daymond John (Mike, Episode 25)
###Historical
- [Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders](http://www.amazon.com/Death-Prairie-House-Taliesin-Murders/dp/0299222144/?tag=typehammer-20) by William R. Drennan (Mike, Episode 16)
- [Hot Zone](http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Zone-Terrifying-Story-Origins-ebook/dp/B007DCU4IQ/tag=typehammer-20) by Richard Preston (Episode 27 in Craft Talk)
- [Now It Can Be Told](http://www.amazon.com/Now-Can-Told-Philip-Gibbs-ebook/dp/B0082RPFG2?tag=typehammer-20) by Philip Gibbs (Episode 27, Craft Talk)
- [Storm of Steel](http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Steel-Penguin-Classics-J%C3%BCnger/dp/0142437905/tag=typehammer-20) by Ernst Jünger (Eric, Episode 18)
- [Wired for War](http://www.amazon.com/Wired-War-Robotics-Revolution-Conflict-ebook/dp/B001P9W9OU/?tag=typehammer-20) by P.W. Singer (John, Episode 22)

###Miscellaneous
- [Content, Inc.](http://www.amazon.com/Content-Inc-Entrepreneurs-Successful-Businesses-ebook/dp/B0141KT528/?tag=typehammer-20) by Joe Pulizzi (Mike, Episodes 22, 23)
- [How to Make Powerful Speeches: A Step-by-Step Guide to Inspiring and Memorable Speeches](http://www.amazon.com/Make-Powerful-Speeches-Step---Step/dp/0992816459/?tag=typehammer-20) by Eamonn P O'Brien (Mike, Episode 19)

## Writing (Books on the Craft of Writing)
- [Gotta Read It! - Five Simple Steps to a Fiction Pitch That Sells](http://www.amazon.com/Gotta-Read-Simple-Steps-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00OI9HHQY/?tag=typehammer-20) by Libbie Hawker (Craft Talk, Episode 32)
- [On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft](http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Memoir-Craft-Scribner-Classics/dp/1439193630/tag=typehammer-20) by Stephen King
- [How to Make a Living as a Writer](http://www.amazon.com/How-Make-Living-as-Writer-ebook/dp/B00P1JGD8I/tag=typehammer-20) by James Scott Bell (John, Episodes 14, 15)
- [The Story Grid](http://www.amazon.com/Story-Grid-What-Good-Editors/dp/1936891352/?tag=typehammer-20) by Shawn Coyne (Mike, Episode ??, John Episode 22, 24, 25, 26)