Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, Science Fiction, Adventure A Man for All Seasons Dracula The Prostitute in the Family Tree The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Deluxe) Pride and Prejudice Don Quixote
Gladiator Last Son of Krypton The Prostitute in the Family Tree The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer Alias the Night Wind Alias the Night Wind Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Anniversary)
John Henry: An American Legend Last Son of Krypton A Man for All Seasons The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer Dracula Finnegans Wake Number 87
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anniversary) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Anniversary) Don Quixote Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, Science Fiction, Adventure The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 25th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary) The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Deluxe) The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anniversary)

Entropy Arbitrage Longtime Favorites

By Entropy Arbitrage

Entropy Arbitrage Longtime Favorites

By Entropy Arbitrage
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

Sydney Padua

$40.00 $37.20

This is the alternate-universe steampunk comic (with extensive footnotes) that you didn't know that you wanted.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anniversary)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anniversary)

Emmuska Orczy

$5.95 $5.53

The story somehow delivers more than you expect.

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Deluxe)

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (Deluxe)

William Goldman

$37.00 $34.41

If you love the film, you do yourself a disservice not reading the parallel-but-not-quite identical book.

Dracula

Dracula

Bram Stoker

$14.99 $13.94

Why no adaptation has covered the scene where the Count gets caught reading the train schedule upside-down or the final cinematic chase, I'll never know.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Edith Grossman and Miguel de Cervantes

$24.99 $23.24

One of the earliest Western novels, and a wonderful deconstruction of chivalric literature.

The Prostitute in the Family Tree

The Prostitute in the Family Tree

Douglas Adams

$28.00 $26.04

A gift from someone who assumed that the author was the more famous Douglas Adams, this book talks about the deep and biting humor in the Bible.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Anniversary)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Anniversary)

Tom Stoppard

$16.00 $14.88

Reading this for school sent me to the public library for the rest of Tom Stoppard's plays, though this still reads and plays better than the others to me.

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

Robert Bolt

$15.00 $13.95

I found this play highly lyrical, with characters almost seeming to function as lead and backup singers, in conversations. Plus, I share a love of Thomas More's work.

Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, Science Fiction, Adventure

Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper, Science Fiction, Adventure

H. Beam Piper

$14.95 $13.90

One of the earliest science fiction stories to interrogate how we would recognize alien intelligence if we saw it, and it does the job well.

Last Son of Krypton

Last Son of Krypton

Elliot S. Maggin

$12.99

One of the best Superman stories, by one of the Man of Steel's most interesting writers.

Alias the Night Wind

Alias the Night Wind

Varick Vanardy and Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey

$19.95

A precursor to the precursor to Superman, who gets roped into fighting crime in 1910s New York City.

Gladiator

Gladiator

Philip Wylie

$21.95 $20.41

An early precursor to Superman, who would like nothing more to personally end war and go back to leading a quiet life.

Number 87

Number 87

Harrington Hext

$11.95 $11.11

First published in 1922, about a bat-themed vigilante named Bruce, who goes on an ill-advised assassination campaign to make the world a better place.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 25th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 25th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

Douglas Adams

$22.00 $20.46

This was hilarious satire when it came out. Now, I worry that it might read as weak parody with its dumb AI, government easy to subvert by a celebrity due to apathy, and people ignoring widespread destruction. However, the writing has not gotten worse.

Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake

James Joyce

$25.00 $23.25

I only have the vaguest idea of any story fragments, but just letting the quirky language wash through also works.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

$25.00 $23.25

Adaptations are fine, but invariably get the core story wrong; it's a comedy first and romance(s) a distant second.

John Henry: An American Legend

John Henry: An American Legend

Ezra Jack Keats

$8.99 $8.36

As an avid comic book reader as a child, this picture book hit hard, hinting at how old many of the themes are, and how narrowly focused they got on white men.