A note on this bibliography: this is mainly intended as a list of recommended further readings, and as a way to keep track of just how many works have been (if only ever so casually) referenced during the course of the posts. As such, it will only include author, title and year of first publication (in English, where applicable). This should give you enough information to be able to go find the interesting books for yourself, without burdening me with the task of keeping track of which publisher is located where. For older works that have been in print since forever, the process would quickly devolve into finding a random edition and settling on it for the sake of completion. (Add to this the fact that I read most of these works in Swedish, and the arbitrariness compounds.) Given that this would add very little, what follows is as is. I trust that your interest will guide you towards finding a suitable edition, even if it happens to be the one copy they keep at the local library.

A second note: this bibliography is from the future, and includes references not made in the blog posts yet. If you are worried about spoilers, then head on over to the chapter-by-chapter list of works cited.

But enough ado.


Antonovsky, Aaron (1987): Unraveling the Mystery of Health. How People Manage Stress and Stay Well

Aristotle (ca 400BC): Rhetoric.

Arnold, Matthew (1864): The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.

Asimov, Isaac (1951): Foundation

Baheri, Tia (2013): Your Ability to Can Even: A Defense of Internet Linguistics.

Barlow, John Perry (1996): A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace.

Bauman, Zygmunt (1989): Modernity and the Holocaust

Bauman, Zygmunt (1991): Modernity and Ambivalence

Borges, Jorge (1946): On Exactitude in Science

Bourdieu, Pierre & Passeron, Jean-Claude (1990): Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture

Burke, Edmund (1790): Reflections on the Revolution in France

de Certeau, Michel (1984): The Practice of Everyday Life

Corey, S.A. (2017): Persepolis Rising

Clausewitz, Carl von (1832): On War

Cubitt, Sean (1998): Digital Aesthetics

Defoe, Daniel (1719): Robinson Crusoe

Dewey, John (1916): Democracy and Education

Dick, Philip K (1955): Human Is

Ely, Michael (1998): Arrival.

Ely, Michael (1998): Journey to Alpha Centauri.

Firaxis (1999): Manual to Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri.

Fuller, Buckminster (1968): Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Gibson, William (1993): Disneyland with the Death Penalty.

Gray, Chris (1995): The Cyborg Handbook

Haraway, Donna (1984): A Cyborg Manifesto.

Harrison, John (1974): The Centauri Device

Hartpence, Chris (2001): Vel’s SMAX Guide, version 4.0: the Unofficial Guide to Alpha Centauri.;sa=view;down=91

Hobbes, Thomas (1651): Leviathan

Horse_ebooks (2010):

Kafka, Franz (1961): Parables and Paradoxes. In-work references all point to various sub-pages of this URL: Some typos have been corrected

Kant, Immanuel (1784): Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?

Kant, Immanuel (1785): Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Lazarus, Emma (1883): The New Colossus.

Lem, Stanislav (1970): Solaris

Levinas, Emmanuel (1969): Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority

Lindgren, Astrid. In general. In particular, the series on Emil of Lönneberga

Lipsitz, George (1990): Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture

Locke, John (1690): Second Treatise on Civil Government

Lovelock, James (1979): Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Lögstrup, Knud Ejler (1997): The Ethical Demand

Machiavelli, Niccolò (1531): Discourses on Livy

Machiavelli, Niccolò (1532): The Prince

Marx, Karl & Engels, Friedrich (1848): The Communist Manifesto.

McLuhan, Marshall (1964): Understanding Media: the Extension of Man

Melville, Herman (1851): Moby-Dick; or, the Whale.

Miéville, China (2011): Embassytown

Pirsig, Robert (1974): Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Popper, Karl (1957): The Poverty of Historicism

Popper, Karl (1959): The Logic of Scientific Discovery

Stephenson, Neal (2011): Reamde

Stipanovich, Nick (2015-2016): Paean to SMAC. Meditations on Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. In order to read from the beginning, go to the bottom of this page and work your way upwards:

de Tocqueville (1835): Democracy in America.

Turkle, Sherry (1984): The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit

Virilio, Paul (1975): Bunker Archeology

Virilio, Paul (1989): War and Cinema