Masters of Deception Masters of Deception - it's like War Games, except the people in the book are real. Fascinating reading! Sometimes author goes a long way to explain things to non-technical reader, but he doesn't sacrifice quality in doing that. Cuckoo's Egg Cuckoo's Egg - another book that's hard to put down. The story of sysadmin tracking a foreign cracker. Opinions of the author are sometimes questionable, but the action is non-stop. I was surprised to find a short description of Robert Morris' Worm in the end of the book - seemed like it happened in the same timeline of events.


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and It's All Small Stuff : Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking over Your Life.
Very good reading. Thoughts and ideas that make me think "hey, this just might work" and "why didn't I think of that ?".
Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue - This book is as eye-opening as any I've ever read. Glance at a God, who's not a Parent figure, but rather a friend and a partner. Thought-provoking and enlightening.
Unlimited Power - Will it totally change your world in 30 days ? Not necesarrily. Will it give you insights into your behavior, ideas for making your life better, lots of laughs and great personal tools ? Yes, it will!

Star Wars

    Courtship Of Princess Leia
The funniest book in SW series!
Han: "Probably, on your planet you just bite the woman you love and drag her to your tree. We have to be nice to our women"
*Chewie growls.*
Han: "So, we shoot them, and drag them to our spaceship"
    Shadows of the Empire
Shadows of the Empire - hey, I will end up reviewing my entire book shelf! Cool. Anyway, this one is nearly as good as Zahn's books... which IS saying a lot. Also, if you believe that Force is more than just a fairytale, Shadows offers some interesting insights.
Timothy Zahn's trilogy - Frankly, I was not a Star Wars fan until I've read these. I watched movies now and then, but nothing more than that. I've heard rumors that there is a sequel, something about Jedi twins, but dismissed it as gossip. Then, one day I saw "Heir to the Empire" in the bookstore - so, it wasn't a rumor after all. I bought it, went home and for a few days the world around me dimmed. I was in SW Universe, the one I've never seen before.    

Robert Sheckley

Aliens: Alien Harvest At times this book sounds harsh. Pretty often I felt desperate together with book's heroes - seemed like this time they'd fail for sure. Once I was even mad at the author - why would he come up with stuff like that? But it's good reading. Almost as suspenseful and gory as a real Aliens movie. Deep Space Nine - The Laertian Gamble Sheckley has a touch of gold - this book brings a spirit of humor and aliveness into Star Trek.

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "The galaxy is littered with ex-Pralite monks, all on the make, because the mental control techniques the Order have evolved as a form of devotional discipline are, frankly, sensational - and extraordinary numbers of monks leave the Order just after they have finished their devotional training and just before they take their final vows to stay locked in small metal boxes for the rest of their lives."
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe "How can I tell," said the man, "that the past isn't a fiction designed to account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical sensations and my state of mind?"
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