How about a few book recommendations? One can never have/read too many books.

Science Fiction

LeGuin, Ursula K., The Dispossessed
Asimov, Isaac, The Foundation Trilogy
Dick, Phillip K., Ubik
Lem, Stanislav, Return From The Stars
Campbell, Bill and Hall, Edward Austin (ed.), Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
Atwood, Margaret, The Handmaid’s Tale
Shelley, Mary, Frankenstein
Delany, Samuel, Babel-17


Daly, John P., When Slavery was Called Freedom
Parrish, Susan Scott, The Flood Year 1927
Gerstle, Gary, American Crucible
Baker, Kelly J., The Gospel According to the Klan
Moreton, Bethany, To Serve God and Wal-Mart
Roberts, Adam, The History of Science Fiction
Morrison, Dane, True Yankees
Grandin, Greg, Empire’s Workshop
Murphy, Gretchen, Hemispheric Imaginings
Drake, James D., The Nation’s Nature

Other Non-Fiction

Saadia, Manu, Trekonomics
Frase, Peter, Four Futures
Hasler, Donald M. and Wilcox, Clyde (ed.), Political Science Fiction
Gordon, Charlotte, Romantic Outlaws
Postman, Neil, Technopoly
Levi-Strauss, Claude, Myth and Meaning
Lundy, Derek, Godforsaken Sea