Your book ideas

I asked for new book suggestions and you answered. You answered with books that you care about, books that your teens care about and books that you think Professor Teen will care about. When Netflix recommends old tv shows and movies based on an algorithm, I try their suggestions. I love movies and tv, but they are as nutritionally satisfying as popcorn and have about the same amount of impact on your psyche.

Books get deep inside your head to plant feelings, question ideas and open windows. When a book touches all the right keys, you tell people. There’s a running joke between Doug and I that he is incapable of entering a store and not asking employees for help with everything on his list while I will wander the store forever until I find it myself. We both ask employees at book stores for suggestions and help. It is always worth hearing an employee tell you why they recommend a certain book. Always.

Before I list the actual books that were recommended, the following sites were suggested for free eBooks:
Open Library
Project Gutenberg

Your book suggestions for Professor Teen:

Ray Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles, Short Story Collections
Dee Brown – Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Jim Butcher – Dresden Files
Italo Calvino – T-Zero
Karel Capek – The War with the Newts
Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game series (already devoured)
Jacqueline Carey – Kushiel’s Dart
Arthur C. Clarke – Rendezvous with Rama
Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
B.H. Crew’s – A Cornucopia of Science Fiction of the 30’s, 50’s & 60’s
Philip K. Dick – “The Man in the High Castle” or choose which book here (already devoured several)
Stephen Gould – Jumper, Reflex, Wild Side
Lev Grossman – “The Magicians
Harry Harrison – “Stainless Steel Rat” series
Lian Hearn – Across the Nightingale Floor
Robert A. Heinlein – Rocket Ship Galileo, Star Beast, Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, The Rolling Stones, Tunnel in the Sky
Frank Herbert – Dune (already devoured)
Robert E. Howard – The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Stephen King – The Gunslinger, The Stand
Stanislaw Lem – The Cyberiad
Ira Levin – This Perfect Day
Michael Lewis – Moneyball
George R.R. Martin – Game of Thrones
China Mieville – Perdido Street Station
Mervyn Peake – Titus Groan
Clifford Pickover – “Archimedes to Hawking“, The Loom of God
Cherie Priest – Clockwork Century series
Steven Pressfield – Gates of Fire
Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials series (already devoured)
Carl Sagan – Contact
Dan Simmons – Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion
Olaf Stapledon – Sirius
Jonathan Stroud – The Bartimaeus Series (already devoured)
Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle
Gene Wolfe – Shadow & Claw
Tom Wolfe – The Right Stuff

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