15 Books that Shaped My Mind and Changed My Outlook on Life
Christopher D. Connors

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” — Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820.

In this vein, I offer — not the list of books I have most repeatedly read- but some of the books I found most enlightening.

Follow My Leader — James B. Garfield

Two Wheeled Thunder — William Campbell Gault

Citizen of the Galaxy — Robert A. Heinlein

Galactic Medal of Honor — Mack Reynolds

1984 — George Orwell

Foundation series — Issac Asimov

I-Robot, R. Daneel Olivaw series [The Caves of Steel,…] — Isaac Asimov

BOLO series — Keith Laumer

Childe Cycle (Dorsai) [The Genetic General,..] — Gordon R. Dickson

The Forever War — Joe Halderman

Starship Troopers [NOT the movie]— Robert A. Heinlein

The Faded Sun series[The Faded Sun: Kutath,…] — C. J. Cherryh

Chanur series [The Pride of Chanur,…] — C. J. Cherryh

Dragonsbane — Barbara Hambly

Riftwar series [Magician: Apprentice,…] — Raymond E. Feist

To name 15 of many.