This may not be the feel-good-book of the summer, but if you're interested in climate change, it's a must-read. Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, "speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climactic point of no return." While this may sound like continued doom-and-gloom, Hansen also shows "that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action that is needed -- just barely."
Offers a series of fun short essays by a variety of writers that re-interpret quotes from movies, TV, books and other sources to reflect today's tech culture. A great summer read.
A little-known 1970s classic Russian science fiction novel that was later made into the Russian film "Stalker" (and I believe it's also a video game); now re-issued in a new translation.
The autobiography of the self-described "mathematician, transrealist author, punk rocker, and computer hacker."