Readings in 2018

Following is the list of books, stories, and essays I read in 2018.


(I) Non-Fiction:

  1. The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis
  2. Engines of Creation, by K. Erik Drexler
  3. The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth, by Robin Hanson
  4. Data Feminism, by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein
  5. How Professors Think, by Michelle Lamont
  6. The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker
  7. In Spite of Gods, by Edward Luce

(II) Fantasy Fiction:

  1. Alloy of Law – Book 1 of Mistborn Era 2 (Wax and Wayne Series), by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Shadows of Self – Book 2 of Mistborn Era 2 (Wax and Wayne Series), by Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Shadow Rising – Book 4 of the Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
  4. The Dragonbone Chair – Book 1 of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Trilogy, by Tad Williams
  5. The Wise Man’s Fear – Book 2 of The Kingkiller Chronicle, by Patrick Rothfuss
  6. The Fires of Heaven – Book 5 of the Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
  7. Lord of Chaos – Book 6 of the Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
  8. A Crown of Swords – Book 7 of the Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
  9. A Darker Shade of Magic – Book 1 of The Shades of Magic Trilogy, by V.E. Schwab
  10. The Colour of Magic – Book 1 of the Discworld Series, by Terry Pratchett
  11. Elantris, by Brandon Sanderson
  12. The Armored Saint, by Myke Cole

(III) Science Fiction:

  1. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Book 1 of the Wayfarers Series, by Becky Chambers
  2. The Ninefox Gambit – Book 1 of the Machineries of Empire Trilogy, by Yoon-Ha Lee
  3. Semiosis, by Sue Burke
  4. Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky
  5. Autonomous, Annalee Newitz

(IV) Speculative Fiction:

  1. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John
  2. Winter Tide, by Ruthanna Emrys
  3. The Obelisk Gate – Book 2 of the Broken Earth Trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin
  4. The Stone Sky – Book 3 of the Broken Earth Trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin
  5. All The Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders
  6. Too Like The Lightning – Book 1 of the Terra Ignota Series, by Ada Palmer

(V) Rational Fiction:

  1. Luminosity – Book 1, by Alicorn

(VI) Historical Fiction:

  1. The 7th Function of Language, by Laurent Binet


(I) Science Fiction:

  1. And Then There Were (N-One), by Sarah Pinsker
  2. Binti – Book 1 of the Binti Trilogy, by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. A Series of Steaks, by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  4. All Systems Red – Book 1 of the Murderbot Series, by Martha Wells

(II) Speculative Fiction:

  1. Envy of Angels, by Matt Wallace
  2. The Slow Regard of Silent Things, by Patrick Rothfuss

(III) Rational Fiction:

  1. The Dark Lord’s Answer, by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  2. The Metropolitan Man, by Alexander Wales
  3. Branches on the Tree of Time, by Alexander Wales


(I) Speculative Fiction:

  1. Mono No Aware, by Ken Liu
  2. The Book of Sands, by Jorge Luis Borges
  3. Is God a Taoist?, by Raymond Smullyan
  4. The Sword of Good, by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  5. A Space of One’s Own, by Steve Rasnic Tem
  6. Vault, by D.A. Xiaolin Spires
  7. There Will Come Soft Rains, by Ray Bradbury
  8. When We Were Starless, by Simone Heller
  9. The Falls: A Luna Story, by Ian McDonald
  10. The Birding: A Fairy Tale, by Natalie Theodoridou
  11. Octo-Heist in Progress, by Rich Larson
  12. The Love Letters, by Peng Simeng


  1. Lessons Learned from Feminist Film Studies, by Tara McPherson
  2. Artificial Intelligence Policy in India: A Framework for Engaging the Limits of Data-Driven Decision-Making, by Vidushi Marda
  3. You and Your Research, by Richard Hamming
  4. Tolkien, Lewis and the explosion of genre fantasy, by Edward James
  5. Magical Realism, by Sharon Sieber
  6. Science Fiction and the Life Sciences, by Joan Slonczewski and Michael Levy
  7. In Praise of the Research University, by Harry Mairson