A Novel Reading List

Parliament of Sims

a political adventure

by Jill Sparrow & Paul Voermans

These are some things, some read by one, some by both, discussed or just fed into the chapters we wrote and passed back and forth in the Rumspringe Cooperative upstairs.

“If you follow the chain of our vices, you will find that the first link is fastened to the inequality of wealth.”

– Mably


I think that they’re nice.
I’m sure they are.
That’s the difference, Communism and…you know…
Communism’s over.
That’s what they said about Warner Brothers, 1985, but if you look at their price-per-share…
State and Main,  David Mamet

Selected Research Sources

Beyond Modularity: A Developmental Perspective On Cognitive Science, Annette Karmiloff-Smith
The Mind Doesn’t Work That Way; The Scope And Limits Of Computational Psychology and The Modularity of Mind, by Jerry Fodor
Triton: an Ambiguous Heterotopia, Samuel R. Delany
The Dispossessed: an Ambiguous Utopia, Ursula K. LeGuin
Iron Council, China Miéville
Gramsci, Culture and Anthropology, Kate Crehan
Evolution and the Human Mind: Modularity, Language, and Meta-Cognition, Edited by Peter Carruthers and Andrew Chamberlain
After Capitalism (New Critical Theory), David Schweickart
Against the Third Way, Alex Callinicos
The Cognitive Basis of Science, Edited by Peter Carruthers, Stephen Stich, and Michael Siegal
A Universe of Consciousness: How Matter Becomes Imagination and Wider than the Sky, by Gerald Edelman
Recollections of a Bleeding Heart  – A Portrait of Paul Keating PM, by Don Watson
The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness and Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain, by Antonio R Damasio
Looking Backward 2000-1887, Edward Bellamy
The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain, by Terrence W. Deacon
The Complete Roderick by John Sladek
Camp Concentration, Thomas M Disch
Odd John: A Story Between Jest and Earnest, Olaf Stapledon
The New Machiavelli, HG Wells
My Life, Trotsky
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius,  Ray Monk
Memoirs of a Revolutionary,  Victor Serge
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature and How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker
Consciousness Explained and Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Daniel C Dennett
To the Finland Station, Edmund Wilson
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein
Galatea 2.2, Richard Powers
Exegesis, Astro Teller
Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Allan Turing
Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness, Roger Penrose
Co-operatives Act 1996, Victoria
The Morality of Gentlemen, by Amanda Lohrey
Naturalist and The Future of Life and Consilience : The Unity of Knowledge, Edward O. Wilson
Prison Notebooks, Gramsci
Che Guevara: a Revolutionary Life, John Lee Anderson
Growing up with Lucy: How to build an Android in Twenty Easy Steps, by Steve Grand