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My to-read and have-read list

10 October 2010

Here is an incomplete list of fiction and non-fiction literature I have read (), am reading (...) and plan to read ().

I try to read fictious works in their intended (i.e. their original) language. I use the original non-English title to indicate the language I read the work in question in. For easy perusal the list is sorted alphabetically by author name.

I like to keep track of things I have read so this list is mostly for my own reference, but feel free to look for some inspiration. The fiction section mostly consists of science-fiction, horror and fantasy novels, but you will find some more grounded material as well.

The non-fiction section consists of software engineering related books and (online) articles which I found interesting and worth to archive here. Besides my own team I also work closely with the product owners, project managers and graphics department. So there will be some cross-divisional literature as well.


Aldous Huxley

  • Brave New World

Ann Leckie

  • Imperial Radch trilogy
    • Ancillary Justice
    • Ancillary Sword
    • Ancillary Mercy

Anne Rice

  • Interview with the Vampire
  • The Vampire Lestat
  • The Queen of the Damned
  • The Tale of the Body Thief
  • Memnoch the Devil
  • The Vampire Armand
  • Merrick
  • Blood and Gold
  • Blackwood Farm
  • Blood Canticle
  • Prince Lestat
  • Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

  • Roadside Picknick

Arthur C. Clarke

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 2010: Odyssey Two

Barry B. Longyear

  • Enemy Mine

Bram Stoker

Bruce Sterling

  • Islands in the Net
  • Mirrorshades
  • Schismatrix

Charles Dickens

  • The Adventures of Oliver Twist
  • Great Expectations

Charles Stross

  • Accelerando

Clive Barker

  • The Hellbound Heart
  • Cabal
  • Books of Blood

Dmitry Glukhovsky

  • Metro 2033
  • Metro 2034
  • Metro 2035

Douglas Adams

  • HGttG Series

    • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    • Life, the Universe and Everything
    • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
    • Mostly Harmless
  • Dirk Gently Series

    • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
    • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Edgar Allan Poe

  • The Raven

Frank and Brian Herbert with K.J. Anderson

  • Dune Series
    • Dune
    • Dune Messiah
    • Children of Dune
    • God Emperor of Dune
    • Heretics of Dune
    • Chapterhouse: Dune
    • House Atreides
    • House Harkonnen
    • House Corrino
    • The Butlerian Jihad
    • The Machine Crusade
    • The Battle of Corrin
    • Hunters of Dune
    • Sandworms of Dune

George Alec Effinger

  • Marîd Audran Series
    • When Gravity Fails
    • A Fire in the Sun
    • The Exile Kiss
    • The Audran Sequence
    • Budayeen Nights

George Orwell

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

H.G. Wells

  • The Invisible Man
  • The Time Machine
  • The War of the Worlds

H.P. Lovecraft

  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • Azathoth
  • Dagon
  • From Beyond
  • Herbert West – Reanimator
  • Nyarlathotep
  • Pickman's Model
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Cats of Ulthar
  • The Colour Out of Space
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • The Moon-Bog
  • The Music of Erich Zann
  • The Nameless City
  • The Rats in the Walls
  • The Shadow Out of Time
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Unnamable
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • What the Moon Brings

Isaac Asimov

  • Foundation
  • I, Robot
  • Robot Dreams
  • The Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Positronic Man

James S.A. Corey

  • Leviathan Wakes
  • Caliban's War
  • Abaddon's Gate
  • Cibola Burn
  • Nemesis Games
  • Babylon's Ashes

Jeff Vandermeer

  • Southern Reach Trilogy

    • Annihilation
    • Authority
    • Acceptance
  • Other Stories

John Scalzi

  • Fuzzy Nation
  • Redshirts

Jules Verne

  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Search

J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings

Mark Z. Danielewski

  • House of Leaves

Mary Shelley

  • Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Max Brooks

  • World War Z

Neal Stephenson

  • Snow Crash

Oscar Wilde

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

Philip K. Dick

  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • The Minority Report
  • Ubik
  • We Can Remember It For You Wholesale

R.A. Salvatore

  • Homeland
  • Exile
  • Sojourn

Richard K. Morgan

  • Takeshi Kovacs Series
    • Altered Carbon
    • Broken Angels
    • Woken Furies

Richard Matheson

  • I Am Legend

Robert Silverberg

  • The Insidious Invaders

Rudy Rucker

  • Ware Tetralogy

Terry Pratchett

  • Discworld Series
    • Carpe Jugulum
    • Equal Rites
    • Eric
    • Feet of Clay
    • Going Postal
    • Guards! Guards!
    • Interesting Times
    • Jingo
    • Lords and Ladies
    • Making Money
    • Maskerade
    • Men at Arms
    • Monstrous Regiment
    • Mort
    • Moving Pictures
    • Night Watch
    • Pyramids
    • Reaper Man
    • Small Gods
    • Snuff
    • Sourcery
    • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
    • The Colour of Magic
    • The Fifth Elephant
    • The Last Continent
    • The Last Hero
    • The Light Fantastic
    • The Soul Music
    • The Truth
    • TheHogfather
    • Thief of Times
    • Thud!
    • Unseen Academicals
    • Wintersmith
    • Witches Abroad
    • Wyrd Sisters

Robert A. Heinlein

  • Starship Troopers
  • Stranger in a Strange Land

Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert W. Chambers

  • The King in Yellow

Various authors

Walter Jon Williams

  • Hardwired
  • Solip:System
  • Voice of the Whirlwind

William Gibson

  • Sprawl Trilogy

    • Neuromancer
    • Count Zero
    • Mona Lisa Overdrive
  • Bridge Series

    • Virtual Light
    • Idoru
    • All Tomorrow's Parties
    • Skinner's Room
  • Blue Ant Series

    • Pattern Recognition
    • Spook Country
    • Zero History
  • Johnny Mnemonic

  • Burning Chrome
  • New Rose Hotel
  • The Peripheral
  • The Difference Engine (w/ Bruce Sterling)


  • Grid Systems in Graphic Design
  • The Graphic Artist and His Design Problems
  • History of the Poster
  • James Felici's The Complete Manual of Typography
  • REST und HTTP: Entwicklung und Integration nach dem Architekturstil des Web
  • Kanban
  • Agiles Projektmanagement