Of making many books February 23, 2008 5:03 AM   Subscribe

I would like to read books by more MeFi writers. I have therefore made a list of who they are and their books.

I have included those who have written or edited books only (excluding articles in books). I have excluded a few users whose accounts have been disabled. I know I have missed some – there are users who have definitely written books but keep their name private, so can’t be traced. There are also some people who sound from comments as if they have published something but I haven’t been able to work out what (people! Stop this coyness! Self-linking in your profiles is fine). Looking at comment histories, some of the writers below are probably not active members now.

Additions and corrections would be great, as would comments from people who have read more of these books than I have.

(I got some of these from this thread, others from the moderators and mefiusersites. Also, my eyes have gone square. And (neigh) the ability to search the Occupation field in profiles would be nice.)

MarshallPoe

The Russian Moment in World History
A People Born to Slavery
Foreign Descriptions of Muscovy
The Military and Society in Russia
After the Fall
Everyone Knows Everything (forthcoming)
Little Rock Nine (forthcoming)
Early Exploration of Russia
Sons of Liberty (forthcoming)
A House Divided (forthcoming)

headspace

Shadowed Summer (forthcoming)

escabeche

The Grasshopper King

mothershock

The Daring Book for Girls (forthcoming)
It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters

It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons
Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined

Mother Shock

grumblebee

Premiere Pro Editing Workshop


soulbarn

Banana: the Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World
To See Every Bird on Earth

joannemerriam

The Glaze from Breaking (poems)
Overcome by Water (poems) and Otherwise: speculative poems

willmize

Resurrection Angel
Everlasting Life
Spear of Destiny

staggernation

The End as I know It: A Novel of Millennial Anxiety

gottabefunky

Four Corners: Including Navajo and Hopi Country, Moab, and Lake Powell
Travel Planning Online for Dummies
Virginia: Including Washington, D.C.
Chesapeake Bay
On Your Own in El Salvador
Zany's New York City Apartment Guide, 2000
Ecuador: Including the Galapagos Islands

mathowie

We Blog
Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself

LeisureGuy

LeisureGuy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving
LeisureGuy’s Cooking Compendium

inthe80s

Hold Me Closer Tony Danza and Other Misheard Lyrics

adrober

The Amateur Gourmet

thomas j wise

Narrating Women's History in Britain, 1770-1902

LarryC

Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power

jscalzi

Old Man’s War
Agent to the Stars
The Ghost Brigade
The Android’s Dream
The Last Colony
The Sagan Diary
Zoe’s Tale (forthcoming)
Questions for a Soldier
The Rough Guide to Money Online
The Rough Guide to the Universe
The Rough Guide to the Universe 2 (forthcoming)
The Book of the Dumb
The Book of the Dumb 2
The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies
You're Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing

cstross

The Jennifer Morgue
Halting State
The Hidden Family
The Clan Corporate
The Atrocity Archives
The Merchants’ War
Singularity Sky
Accelerando
and comments by another MeFite
Iron Sunrise
The Family Trade
Glasshouse
Toast
Saturn’s Children (forthcoming)
The Hidden Family
Missile Gap
Supernova

Mo Nickels

Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang

jessamyn

Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out
Digital Versus Non-Digital Reference: Ask a Librarian Online and Offline

mmoncur

MySQL: Your Visual Blueprint
Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours
Teach Yourself DHTML in 24 Hours
MCSE in a Nutshell: The Windows 2000 Exams
MCSE Networking Essentials Flashcards
MCSE TCP/IP Flashcards
MCSE NT Enterprise Flashcards
NT 4 Network Security
CNE Update to Netware 5
Netware 5 CNE Core Technologies Study Guide
Netware 5 CNA/CNE Administration and Design Study Guide
MCSE: The Electives in a Nutshell
CNE Study Guide for IntranetWare
CNA Study Guide for IntranetWare
Administrator's Handbook to NetWare 4.11 / IntranetWare
Laura Lemay's Web Workshop: JavaScript
The CNE Update to NetWare 4
The Best of SlashNOT: 2002 – 2005
Teach Yourself Ajax, JavaScript, and PHP (forthcoming)

donovan

Taking Aim: Target Populations And the Wars on AIDS And Drugs

zymurgy

Teach Yourself Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 in 10 Minutes
Network+ Cheat Sheet

magullo

Classic Lego Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools: Award-Winning Designs from Master Builders
10 Cool LEGO Mindstorms: Dark Side Robots, Transports, and Creatures: Amazing Projects You Can Build in Under an Hour
LEGO Software Power Tools, With LDraw, MLCad, and LPub

Wet Spot

Applied Introductory Circuit Analysis for Electrical and Computer Engineers

billsaysthis

Life with Unix
CA-Visual Objects Developers Guide

TimTypeZed

The Babe Ruth Ballet School

werty

Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself

jjg

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web

ninthart

The Complete Cartooning Course
The Essential Guide to World Comics

yankeefog

The Government Manual for New Superheroes
The Government Manual for New Pirates
The Government Manual for New Wizards

susiebright

The Best American Erotica, 1993
The Best American Erotica, 1994
The Best American Erotica, 1995
The Best American Erotica, 1996
The Best American Erotica, 1997
The Best American Erotica, 1999
The Best American Erotica, 2000
The Best American Erotica, 2001
The Best American Erotica, 2002
The Best American Erotica, 2003
The Best American Erotica, 2004
The Best American Erotica, 2005
The Best American Erotica, 2006
The Best American Erotica, 2007
The Best of Best American Erotica 2008
Three Kinds of Asking For It, Erotic Novellas by Eric Albert, Greta Christina, and Jill Soloway
Three the Hard Way, Erotic Novellas by William Harrison, Greg Boyd, and Tsaurah Litzky
Mommy’s Little Girl: Susie Bright on Sex, Motherhood, Pornography, and Cherry Pie
How To Write a Dirty Story: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Erotica
Full Exposure: Opening Up to Sex and Creativity
The Sexual State of the Union
Nothing But the Girl: the Blatant Lesbian Image, A Portfolio and Exploration of Lesbian Erotic Photography
SexWise: America's Favorite X-Rated Intellectual Does Dan Quayle, Catharine MacKinnon, Stephen King, Camille Paglia, Nicholson Baker, Madonna, the Black Panthers, and the GOP
Totally Herotica
Susie Bright's Sexual Reality: A Virtual Sex Reader
Herotica
Herotica II
Herotica III
Susie Sexpert’s Lesbian Sex World

MiguelCardoso

(I’ve had problems finding decent links here, so if anyone reads Portuguese and can suggest better ones, that would be good.)

Escrítica Pop
A Causa das Coisas
I think this is an extract from Os Meus Problemas - here's an automatic translation.
As Minhas Aventuras na República Portuguesa and translation.
Último Volume
Short extract from Explicações de Português, review and translation of review.
A Minha Andorinha, translation
Lorelei, translation
O Musical
O Amor é Fodido, translation
A Vida Inteira, translation
Cemitério de Raparigas, translation

rebeccablood

The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your Blog
We've Got Blog : How Weblogs Are Changing Our Culture

dave gorman

America Unchained: A Freewheeling Roadtrip In Search of Non-Corporate USA (forthcoming)
Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure
Are You Dave Gorman?
Mrs Merton's World of Television
posted by paduasoy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:03 AM (101 comments total) 95 users marked this as a favorite

I have read:

Mother Shock
Narrating Women's History in Britain
Revolting Librarians Redux
Are You Dave Gorman?

and can recommend all of them. Mother Shock is an important book, I think, from the reactions of the new mothers I gave it to, and good for anyone spending time with babies and small children. Narrating Women’s History discusses the relationships between ideas of the past, gender, and story-telling. Revolting Librarians Redux is fascinating not only for librarians, but anyone interested in reading, social politics, gender or instutions.

I’m halfway through The Android’s Dream and enjoying it now an amusing and believable female character has appeared.

And grumblebee, I wish you would write a book on Shakespeare or the theatre generally.
posted by paduasoy at 5:03 AM on February 23, 2008


something for the wiki
posted by terrapin at 5:13 AM on February 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Definitely a wiki thing, plus you forgot me.
posted by yerfatma at 5:32 AM on February 23, 2008


Awesomeness. Thanks, paduasoy.
posted by grouse at 5:37 AM on February 23, 2008


Excellent.

and comments by another MeFite What is his MeFi name?
posted by bru at 5:52 AM on February 23, 2008


Author list thread from October last year.
posted by peacay at 5:53 AM on February 23, 2008


maias on Amazon
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:03 AM on February 23, 2008


I also wrote a book.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:20 AM on February 23, 2008


Andi Buchanan's Daring Book for Girls is no longer forthcoming; it's out. (Got it for my daughter for Christmas, it's awesome!)
posted by headspace at 6:22 AM on February 23, 2008


A good number of MeFites have PhDs. If their dissertations have been published or are available over the internet, it would be cool to have a list of those too. Perhaps those who are in the sciences wouldn't get too many readers but I think Humanities dissertations would be of interest to a few.
posted by BigSky at 6:26 AM on February 23, 2008


I have a nifty little novel called "Sea Otters Gambolling in the Wild, Wild Surf" on my shelf, which I'm positive I got from a MeFite, but can't find at the moment.

Oh, here it is.
posted by gleuschk at 6:31 AM on February 23, 2008


What is his MeFi name?

billsaysthis

Daring Book for Girls is no longer forthcoming; it's out

So it is. It's been advertised quite heavily here and came out on the 18th - I started working on this before then.

Thanks for the additional links.
posted by paduasoy at 6:33 AM on February 23, 2008


This is a great list!

Paduasoy, thanks so much for your kind words about Mother Shock. And headspace is right, The Daring Book for Girls came out last fall in the US, though the UK edition was just released this week. (And, in fact, former Mefite Jenny Diski penned the UK book's review for the Sunday Times.)

There are two others forthcoming: The Pocket Daring Book for Girls: Things to Do (May 2008) and The Pocket Daring Book for Girls: Things to Know (October 2008).
posted by mothershock at 6:40 AM on February 23, 2008


I've got two in print, "Rainbow over Crossroads" (2005) and "Digging the Immaterial" (2003). "One for the Nameless" comes out this summer.
posted by moonbird at 6:59 AM on February 23, 2008


I'm in:

Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002
Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

(and holy shit, while looking for that second link, I discovered I'm a Short Story Master of the New Millenium! w00t!)

Throwing cold water on these links, it's the same piece in both collections, and you could just as easily read it online (sequel). Weirdly, I'm recording audiobook versions of both of these this weekend. These cobra things just won't die (which I guess validates the username).

I'm also working on a short comic piece that'll be in a Minneapolis anthology later this summer, but, well, that's this summer.
posted by COBRA! at 7:11 AM on February 23, 2008


I wrote half of Uglier Than a Monkey’s Armpit (still waiting on the US edition).

Also, I got the very last comment in any of the now-deleted quintuplethreads, which I consider at least as laudable an achievement.
posted by languagehat at 7:12 AM on February 23, 2008


A good number of MeFites have PhDs. If their dissertations have been published or are available over the internet, it would be cool to have a list of those too.

Yes. This. Definitely.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:38 AM on February 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


A good number of MeFites have PhDs. If their dissertations have been published or are available over the internet, it would be cool to have a list of those too. Perhaps those who are in the sciences wouldn't get too many readers but I think Humanities dissertations would be of interest to a few.

Yeah, thirding this. Also, thanks for the list!
posted by LeeJay at 8:12 AM on February 23, 2008


What about dong_resin's book(s)?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:17 AM on February 23, 2008


Can we still count John Hodgman a Mefite?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:21 AM on February 23, 2008


ONE OF WHICH HE STILL OWES ME A COPY
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:22 AM on February 23, 2008


(that would be dong resin, not Hodgman, of course. Hodgman owes me ... uh, a PC?)
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:22 AM on February 23, 2008


Well, Hodgman is classifying himself as "ghost" these days, though he did recently ask and then answer his own question.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:26 AM on February 23, 2008


I was just popping in to mention dong_resin:

The Tinkerbell Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton

Not sure if there are others.
posted by davey_darling at 8:28 AM on February 23, 2008


OMG, a MeFite wrote one in my favorite series of books! It might take me a while to work around to American Political Slang, but the Oxford Dictionary of series rules. Good list, good research. Thanks paduasoy! (And definitely get this in the wiki.)
posted by carsonb at 8:39 AM on February 23, 2008


Like COBRA!, I'm in Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans.
posted by sugarfish at 8:57 AM on February 23, 2008




Heh. I got the title of my own book wrong. I never liked that subtitle, anyway.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:00 AM on February 23, 2008


A good number of MeFites have PhDs. If their dissertations have been published or are available over the internet, it would be cool to have a list of those too.

is this one?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:29 AM on February 23, 2008


gompa has written two books I'm aware of: Planet Simpson and The Geography of Hope. I admit to jealousness that I can't add my name to this list at this point.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:36 AM on February 23, 2008


written or co-written by pb
written by ezrael
co-authored by megnut
written by fraying
co-written by mathowie (in addition to the ones already mentioned)
posted by iconomy at 9:44 AM on February 23, 2008




I had no idea Mr. Scalzi was here. Really loved Old Man's War.
posted by Malor at 10:12 AM on February 23, 2008


Not that anyone is going to want to read any of these books, or have the £870 required to buy them all, but I have written or co-authored chapters in the following books:

Handbook for Surgical Cross-cover

The Overactive Bladder: Evaluation and Management

Textbook of Female Urology and Urogynecology

Textbook of Reconstructive Urologic Surgery
posted by roofus at 10:34 AM on February 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


iguanapolitico (Jennifer Swofford) - Green Iguanas

Maybe not the kind of reading you have in mind.
posted by iguanapolitico at 10:34 AM on February 23, 2008


I sometimes acquire, edit, and publish other peoples books. Does that count?
posted by Toekneesan at 11:19 AM on February 23, 2008


...probably not until I learn when to use an apostrophe.
posted by Toekneesan at 11:20 AM on February 23, 2008


How To Pick Up Chicks '97 was mine. You're all welcome.

Seriously though, that's some impressive publishing. Huzzahs all around.
posted by bardic at 11:50 AM on February 23, 2008


Sigh. I never paid the vanity fee to have my dissertation published 20 years ago, although if you come to my house I'll gladly let you read it. (Or you can go to the University of Michigan's microfilm archives, if that's more convenient.)

Übergeeks, after they've finished with roofus' oeuvre (that Overactive Bladder sounds like a must-read) may wish to peruse the chapters I've co-authored in these books:

Molecular Basis of the Action of Drugs and Toxic Substances

Post-Translational Modification of Proteins by Lipids

The Biology of Parasitism


I'm staggered by the prices of these on Amazon - you'd think they were collectors' items. Hey, bring your copy when you come to my house and I'll autograph it for you - then it'll really be worth something!
posted by Quietgal at 12:05 PM on February 23, 2008


I wrote a book called The Book of Ratings which is a humor book which I wrote. It's out of print, but Amazon will be happy to sell you a copy for anything from the embarrassingly low price of $5.40 to the laughably high price of $117.55.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 12:33 PM on February 23, 2008


posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:44 PM on February 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


Thanks bitter-girl.com - I've ordered your crochet book, looks good. You were one of the people I thought had published something, but couldn't find what - couldn't see a link on your blog.
posted by paduasoy at 12:50 PM on February 23, 2008


Hey, bitter-girl -- I was your tech editor for The Pillow Book! I hadn't made the connection before. Wacky.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:06 PM on February 23, 2008


"Between Geography and & Mescaline", a book of poetry by Hanan Levin
posted by growabrain at 1:11 PM on February 23, 2008


Superfrankenstein and beaucoupkevin write comics.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:13 PM on February 23, 2008


Lelilo has published Bar Harbor Police Beat and countless articles. He also claims credit for The Illiad and Uncle Tom's Cabin but I believe he was embellishing when he made that claim.
posted by Hobgoblin at 1:27 PM on February 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


My work is on display in the second stall from the right in the men's bathroom at Marty's Bar in Birmingham, AL. It's the one in green ink.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:38 PM on February 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't think you want to read my dissertation, and like Quietgal, never vanity-published mine. All I got is journal articles I've co-written, many of which are on the topic of college students and credit cards.

I also have an essay in this which has NOTHING to do with credit cards...
posted by lleachie at 2:43 PM on February 23, 2008


This is [the PDF version of] my book. It's next to impossible to get in print, though I can provide a link if anyone's interested. (Not many exist.)
posted by Mikey-San at 3:19 PM on February 23, 2008


Suddenly I find myself realizing I'm a loser.
posted by loiseau at 4:19 PM on February 23, 2008


loiseau, you're not a loser. I felt the same way when I read this thread. I mean, I highly doubt anyone's going to want to read research articles on college students and credit cards, and although I dream of writing a series of romance novels, I have had trouble writing even one. Knowing that I'm hanging out in the shadow of Susie Bright and John Scalzi, and even L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg (yes, I've read the Brunching Shuttlecocks site many times) humbles me to bits.

I always thought the first thing I would have published was my poetry -- nope. My poetry isn't as good as I originally thought it was. My first thing published was a conference proceeding article called something like "Household Units in the United States".

Know that I am in awe of all you writers. Seriously.
posted by lleachie at 4:25 PM on February 23, 2008


Wow - people here are awesomer all the time! I've added magullo's Mindstorms book to my Amazon wishlist :)
posted by jacalata at 4:29 PM on February 23, 2008


I wrote this what seems like a long time ago.
posted by ltracey at 4:48 PM on February 23, 2008


Here's a few written by rcade.
posted by iconomy at 4:56 PM on February 23, 2008


Suddenly I find myself realizing I'm a loser.
posted by loiseau


loiseau, you're not a loser. I felt the same way when I read this thread.


All three of us are losers, baby, so why don't you kill us. Besides, I work in a used bookstore so I've probably unloaded thse books from cardboard boxes, so there!
posted by jonmc at 5:02 PM on February 23, 2008


unloaded

I read that as "uploaded" and thought heh, what a funny way to describe taking books outta boxes. Too much time online, yeesh.

Yes to dissertations, please!

This thread is awesome. I'm amazed; I knew there were quite a few writers, but honestly I had no idea of the scope. Thanks for this catalogue.
posted by Miko at 6:03 PM on February 23, 2008






I've got chapters in a bunch of shit too, but I can't be bothered to list them. I can barely remember them, in fact.

The last two were probably:

The Immaculate Injection -- in The Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories
The Great Mersey Experiment -- in Heroin Addiction and the British System: Understanding the Problem: Policy and the British System, Vol. 1, Strang. J and Gossop. M. (Eds)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:53 PM on February 23, 2008


Nice! Mrs. The Bellman's book just came out last week and I think it's totally cool to see it on the shelves:

Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone in Between
posted by The Bellman at 8:32 PM on February 23, 2008


I've reconciled myself to the fact that I'll never write great literature, but with all you writerly types around, maybe I'll be a character in some.
posted by jonmc at 8:38 PM on February 23, 2008


I may not be a loser, but I suuuuure am lazy!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:20 PM on February 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


peacay's BibliOdyssey.
posted by nickyskye at 9:33 PM on February 23, 2008


And don't forget my mom's book ON EDGE! ...with a forthcoming novel: In the Wind.

Will Mize is a mefite!? Coooool!
posted by lester the unlikely at 10:57 PM on February 23, 2008


This is why I lurk. Thank you all.
posted by metasav at 12:00 AM on February 24, 2008


lleachie, are you still reading this? Cause I actually kinda wanna read about college students and credit cards...
posted by whatzit at 1:57 AM on February 24, 2008


Yes, I am...I could email you a summary (with reference list) of the findings from several articles I co-wrote.
posted by lleachie at 4:35 AM on February 24, 2008


Hey! I just heard soulbarn the other day on Fresh Air.
posted by horsemuth at 5:38 AM on February 24, 2008


I haven't written any books, but I have edited a metric shitload of them.
posted by theredpen at 5:59 AM on February 24, 2008


Wow. I never realized there were so many MeFi authors.

I am both humbled and condemned for my own laziness. Really must start working on my blog and get back to the novel I'm writing again.
posted by orange swan at 6:32 AM on February 24, 2008


I've edited a number of books, but I doubt anyone would be interested in a guide to the civil court costs in Ontario or on mediating legal disputes.
posted by orange swan at 6:33 AM on February 24, 2008


Ecclesiastes 12:9-12,
In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.
posted by Toekneesan at 6:57 AM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, well, if we're talking about editing, I've worked on:

The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations

Safire's Political Dictionary


Brave New Words

among others.

And jonmc, you've got a great music book in you. Use that rock-list blog of yours as bait to attract an agent and get to work.
posted by languagehat at 8:30 AM on February 24, 2008


And jonmc, you've got a great music book in you. Use that rock-list blog of yours as bait to attract an agent and get to work.

Actually, I've come to the long-overdue conclusion that I'm a career retail worker who likes to fuck around on the internet and that there's really nothing wrong with that, and at the end of the day, I don't really want to scale the heights or whatever. The whole proposition makes me nervous, frankly. It's much more comfortable here in the land of inconsequentiality.
posted by jonmc at 8:37 AM on February 24, 2008


I've got a chapter about Estonia in:

Rough Guide Women Travel.

It's just a tiny wee chapter, but I'd be honoured to reach up and add it to the MeFi bookshelf alongside such illustrious company.
posted by penguin pie at 11:54 AM on February 24, 2008


Dayum. You folks rock.
posted by NortonDC at 12:34 PM on February 24, 2008


Also, asavage has a bucketbook.
posted by NortonDC at 12:35 PM on February 24, 2008


I'd just like to say that if you haven't written a book before, do it once before you don't have the steam. It will change your life.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:07 PM on February 24, 2008


todbot has a book on roomba hacking.
posted by johnjoe at 2:02 PM on February 24, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'd just like to say that if you haven't written a book before, do it once before you don't have the steam. It will change your life.

Yes. It will mean you have written a book.
posted by jonmc at 2:18 PM on February 24, 2008 [3 favorites]


I've linked this thread on the wiki.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:19 PM on February 24, 2008


Hey--which one of you trashed my book on Amazon?!
posted by LarryC at 4:38 PM on February 24, 2008


What makes you think it was one of us?!
posted by grouse at 4:45 PM on February 24, 2008


This is the comment where I consider citing to my law review note, but exercise better judgment.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 4:50 PM on February 24, 2008


BAM! though an incomplete bam.
posted by Pronoiac at 6:28 PM on February 24, 2008


Perhaps those who are in the sciences wouldn't get too many readers.

Heh. Yeah, because nobody actually cares about understanding the universe or anything. ;)

I'd be interested if any scientists felt like putting links to pdf's of their dissertations in this thread, or links to whatever relevant online database (arxiv, spires, etc.) tracks their preprints/publications.
posted by johnjoe at 7:54 PM on February 24, 2008


BitterOldPunk, I gotta say rhyming "load" and "commode" was a touch of genius in your work.
posted by maxwelton at 8:40 PM on February 24, 2008


Man, you people are smart. I must get back to finishing my Grandfather's biography. But does it really count if you just finish what someone else started? I don't think so.
posted by dg at 11:56 PM on February 24, 2008


Thanks for including me, and I'm honored to be in such company.

Someday I'll write one that isn't in the Computers section.
posted by mmoncur at 5:31 AM on February 25, 2008


Unfolding Meaning: A Weekend of Dialogue with David Bohm.
by David Bohm, Donald Factor (Editor)
posted by adamvasco at 7:14 AM on February 25, 2008


I'm thrilled to have such a comprehensive resource as this:

*gets out hobbling block*

OK, who wants me to be their #1 fan?
posted by quin at 8:17 AM on February 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


I stumbled upon the usability book mathowie wrote a chapter for, and found it pretty interesting. It's a little dated now, and for a book on usability I thought some of the (book) design choices were questionable but overall it was good.
posted by heeeraldo at 10:53 AM on February 25, 2008


I should mention I stumbled upon it in the Vancouver public library, should any local MeFites want to take a gander at it.
posted by heeeraldo at 10:54 AM on February 25, 2008


paduasoy: Thanks bitter-girl.com - I've ordered your crochet book, looks good. You were one of the people I thought had published something, but couldn't find what - couldn't see a link on your blog.

Uh huh, it's intentional, alas. As I explained once upon a time in another thread, my publisher lost a big, big sale of my first book to some wacky religiously-inspired book club and pitched a fit about links between my personal and knitting sites (and my former online shop, where, horror of horrors, we were selling "The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own" panties). Hence link-free. BUT, if you would like to fiber yourself into a coma, go to [the first book's title] -dot-com and get stitchy with it.

The corpse in the library: Hey, bitter-girl -- I was your tech editor for The Pillow Book! I hadn't made the connection before. Wacky.

And a FINE, FINE tech editor she is! Without corpses in libraries and their kin, books would suck a whole lot more. Yay!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:08 PM on February 25, 2008


I have also had the experience of publishing a book--many moons ago. I used a psuedonym because I was working for a different publisher at the time, and it seemed like a good idea. So I submit An Old Fashioned ABC to the list-available used from .30 to a whopping $74.95! There was also the very forgettable Old Fashioned 123--but it is quite rightly out of print and unavailable.
posted by agatha_magatha at 1:20 PM on February 25, 2008


Gamers... in the Library?!: The Why, What and How of Videogame Tournaments for All Ages

It was supposed to be called Just Like Storytime, only Louder and Smellier.
posted by ulotrichous at 3:58 PM on February 25, 2008


maxwelton: thanks! It's intended to convey a sense of man's inhumanity to man.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:54 PM on February 25, 2008


Awesome, Jessamyn has a book about Virtual Reference! Must see if it's in my large stack of books (anyone in the UC system trying to do research on virtual reference, please hit me up, as I've got a large percentage of them right now).

Also, User-Centered Design is a mandatory textbook for some of the classes this quarter. Very interesting book.
posted by librarylis at 6:50 PM on February 25, 2008


wrote one, The Book of Demons, Victoria Hyatt
illustrated another, The Book of Charms, Victoria Hayatt (editor misspelled my nom de plume)
posted by nickyskye at 10:07 PM on February 28, 2008


May I post a book about photography in this thread? I just published "Images of Wilderness" on Blurb. It can be found here
posted by seawallrunner at 4:37 PM on March 16, 2008


I gots me a few:
Boss Tweed's Dinosaurs
Detonator
Blood Relations
Blind Ambitions
The Beginnings of Forever

Plus some others coming.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:53 PM on March 20, 2008


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