Allen’s Read-n-Feed

Here are some of Allen’s recent reads and a mish-mash of other products, available through Amazon and other affiliates. You can see Sean’s Sci-Fi Store-a-porium here.

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Immortal Works

These works cannot be killed. But why are you trying to kill a work anyway?”

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
by Barbara W. Tuchman

This is a historical tour-de-force that delves into the smallest detail of life in the 14th century.

The Plague
by Albert Camus

Bubonic plague ravages the French Algerian city of Oran.

The Trial
by Franz Kafka

An inscrutable and probably corrupt legal system consumes the life of a banker.

Aeon Flux – The Complete Animated Collection
The animated series

A masterpiece work of experimental animation, from creator Peter Chung.

What have you been reading lately mister tough guy?

An eclectic mix bordering on randomized.”

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
by Melissa Mohr

A compelling read about history of profanity.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
by Michael Pollan

Eating: are we doing it right?

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
by V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

Every case study could have been an episode of House M.D.

Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us
by Murray Carpenter

An eagle’s eye view of the economy, ecology and history of caffeine and humans.

Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
by Dougal Dixon and Philip Hood

Out of print, rare, and weird. An illustrated look at the hypothetical future of humans.

Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans
by Brian Fagan

When I was a kid we had to walk uphill to school in the snow. And instead of there being a school there, it was an apex predator.

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