If you're a little bit of SciFi person and yet, you also like NPR - I highly recommend this e-book. Dan is probably one of the most under appreciated authors I know. He's an outstanding programmer, a standup Dad and an author with a fanatical following. It's probably the best $6.99 you'll spend on a book in a long time. This will read just fine on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Android and just about every other type of smart device - including your computer.
[From Daniel Keys Moran A Freeway In My Back Yard ]