Some of the best books from this lobsters thread.


  1. Google SRE Book
  2. Python Data Science Handbook
  3. Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
  4. Category Theory for Programmers
  5. Inventing the Internet by Janet Abbate
  6. Serious Cryptography
  7. Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols by Radia Perlman
  8. The Leprechauns of Software Engineering
  9. The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim

Book list

  1. Bergriff’s books for deep hacks
  2. Christmas books for 2017 list


  1. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
  2. The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal
  3. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
  4. The Upside of Downtime: Why Boredom is Good
  5. Programmed Inequality - How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing
  6. How Not to Network a Nation - The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet
  7. The Stuff of Bits - An Essay on the Materialities of Information
  8. The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online
  9. Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss
  10. Tell me how it ends – Valeria Luiselli
  11. The most important thing – Howard Marks
  12. Crossing the Chasm – Geoffrey Moore
  13. How Children Learn by John Holt
  14. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  15. The Social Amoebae: The Biology of Cellular Slime Molds
  16. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee
  17. Design of everyday things by Donald A. Norman
  18. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig.
  19. Gödel’s Proof by Ernest Nagel, James Roy Newman and Douglas R. Hofstadter.
  20. Deep Work
  21. The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture And Operation
  22. Lab Girl - Hope Jahren
  23. Exploding the phone : the untold story of the teenagers and outlaws who hacked Ma Bell - Phil Lapsley
  24. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind


  1. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  2. Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
  3. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  4. The Red by Linda Nagata
  5. Red Mars by KSR
  6. Nova by Chip Delany.
  7. The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle
  8. Hyperion – Dan Simmons
  9. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K.LeGuin
  10. Autonomous - by Annalee Newitz
  11. The Fifth Season (Broken Earth series) by N.K. Jemisin
  12. Revenger by Alistair Reynold
  13. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  14. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  15. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  16. Library at mount Char - Scott Hawkins
  17. Tau Zeo - Poul Anderson
  18. Binti - Nnedi Okorafor
  19. Worlds of Exile and Illusion: Rocannon’s World, Planet of Exile, City of Illusions
  20. Subjective Cosmology Series by Greg Egan
  21. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  22. Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
  23. git commit murder by Michael Warren Lucas