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My Favorite Books from these authors
(this is by no means an exhaustive list from these authors. googling any name will offer many, many more)

Robert Anson Heinlein, hailed one of the premier science fiction authors of the 20th century, left his mark in many areas of science, politics, environmentalism, culture and philosophy. He was an advisor to NASA. The Internet has many sites dedicated to him. Expanded Universe should be required reading in schools. Creator of the waterbed. Waldoes (artificial arms controlled by remote) named after the Heinlein character who created them. You can pick up the Heinlein Society or enter the Heinlein webring here. Excellent article by Spider Robinson, Rah, Rah, R. A. H.!, here. Discography                                
The Cat Who Walks through Walls (1985)
Citizen of the Galaxy (1957)
The Door into Summer (1956)
Double Star (1956)
Expanded Universe (1980) (magazine articles, lectures, nonfiction and collected stories)
For Us, The Living (2004)
Friday (1982)
Glory Road (1963)
I Will Fear No Evil (1970)
The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950)
The Menace From Earth (1959)
Methuselah's Children (1941/58)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966)
The Number of the Beast (1980)
Orphans of the Sky (1941/51)
The Puppet Masters (1951)
Red Planet (1949)
Revolt in 2100 (1940/54)
The Rolling Stones (1952)
To Sail Beyond the Sunset (1987)
Sixth Column (1941/48) (aka The Day after Tomorrow)
Starship Troopers (1959)
Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
Time Enough for Love (1973)
Time for the Stars (1956)
Tunnel in the Sky (1955)
Variable Star, with Spider Robinson (2007)
Waldo & Magic, Inc. (1942)

Full discography here.

Robert A Rimmer dared to step outside of the bounds of conventional relationships and ask "what if?", shaping a new possibility for relationships and families. His book, The Harrad Experiment, broke open the conviction that relationships were only between couples. Paralleled Heinlein's own writing on alternate lifestyles, but more practically down-to-Earth. Discography
The Rebellion of Yale Marratt
The Harrad Experiment
Proposition 31
Thursday, My Love
Love Me Tomorrow
Come Live My Life
The Premar Experiments

Full discography here.

Robert Anton Wilson Home Page with references to his works and

Bob has a mind which ranges over many subjects from occultism to James Joyce, quantum physics to religion and spirituality. Inquisitive and irreverent by nature, skeptical but always open to new data and its consequences, able to spot bullshit a mile away, RAW will make you Think. I mean THINK! Dangerous to robot brains.

Illuminatus! Trilogy
Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy
Cosmic Trigger, Volume 1
Cosmic Trigger, Volume 2
Cosmic Trigger, Volume 3
Right Where You Are Sitting Now
Ishtar Rising
The Illuminati Papers
The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles
The Earth Will Shake
The Widow's Son
Reality is What You Can Get Away With
Chaos and Beyond
Natural Law, or Don't Put a Rubber on Your Willy
The New Inquisition
Coincidance (yes, that's the way it's spelled)
Quantum Psychology
Wilhelm Reich in Hell (play)
Reality is what you can get away with (screenplay)

Full discography here.

The Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson Show, two of the top minds of our time Although they only did one book together, Neuropolitique, their writings often appear together, and there is a rich cross-fertilization of ideas which has enriched the writings of both men.
Timothy Leary Home Page, Though derided by the government and media because of his ties to LSD, Tim was as important to inner space as Galileo was to outer space. He extolled the importance of individuality in a conforming world, and aspired to examine the limitless possibilities of the mind. Take a tour through Tim Leary's home, a reminder of one of the great men of the last century. Discography
The Game of Life
The Intelligence Agents
What Does Woman Want?
Changing My Mind, Among Others
The Psychedelic Experience
John C Lilly Home Page, scientist, thinker, inventor, interspecies communicator, always leading the way into the future. Of this group, probably the most deserving of the term "scientist." The Human-Dolphin Foundation endeavoured to be the first group to cross the communication barrier with another species. John pioneered trails many were to follow. Thanks especially for the isolation tank. (And for letting me use yours.) Of this group of distinguished men, only John has 2 movies based (very, very, VERY loosely) on his life. Altered States parallels his work with the isolation tank and psychoactive substances, while Day of the Dolphin paralled that of his work in the Virgin Island with dolphins. Discography
Programming and Meta-programming in the Human Biocomputer
Lilly on Dolphins
Communication Between Man and Dolphin
The Scientist
The Center of the Cyclone
The Dyadic Cyclone
Simulations of God
The Deep Self

Full discography here.

Alan Watts, one of the most important philosopher/thinkers of modern times. Probably more than most, he brought many Eastern concepts of spirituality to Western man. Discography
The Way of Zen (1958)
Nature, Man, and Woman (1958)
Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen (1959)
The Book: On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (1966)
Tao of Philosophy (1963-69)

Full discography here.

The Buckminster Fuller Institute, carrying on the work of R. Buckminster Fuller, tons of information about one of the major creative inventors of our time. Inventor of the geometric dome. Discography
Critical Path
Nine Chains to the Moon

Full discography here.

  "Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done,  
  and why. Then do it."			Robert A. Heinlein  

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