Name game - Current theme: vehicles/machines


Science Made Stupid

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the book served as the primary basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner)


Pigs in Heave[u]n/u

Nightfall (Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg)

Lord of the Flies

Sierra Leone

Eclips[u]e[/u] (Twilight #3)

Enemy Stars (the)

Sweet Poison, Why Sugar Makes Us Fat

The Day of the Triffids

Sand: The Never-Ending Story

Sounds like a must-read: From individual grains to desert dunes, from the bottom of the sea to the landscapes of Mars, and from billions of years in the past to the future, this is the extraordinary story of one of nature's humblest, most powerful, and most ubiquitous materials. Told by a geologist with a novelist's sense of language and narrative, Sand examines the science—sand forensics, the physics of granular materials, sedimentology, paleontology and archaeology, planetary exploration—and at the same time explores the rich human context of sand. Interwoven with tales of artists, mathematicians, explorers, and even a vampire, the story of sand is an epic of environmental construction and destruction, an adventure in staggering scales of time and distance, yet a tale that encompasses the ordinary and everyday. Sand, in fact, is all around us—it has made possible our computers, buildings and windows, toothpaste, cosmetics, and paper, and it has played dramatic roles in human history, commerce, and imagination. In this luminous, kinetic, revelatory account, we do indeed find the world in a grain of sand.

TomGeorge: Lord of the Flies

I must be a nerd. I read that first as Lord of the Files.

You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss

Eats Shoots and Leaves

Stranger in a Strange Land

^^^ RAH is my favorite author of any genre, and that is the novel that convinced me. The fact that he wrote scifi is merely coincidental.

(The) Death of Bunny Munroe (by Nick Cave)

Echoes (Danielle Steel)

Swiss Family Robinson