I didn’t know MSNBC had a blog called Cosmic Log, with Alan Boyle covering cool science and technology. That’s pretty neat. Plus he’s totally an SF geek.
With the Large Hadron Collider brought online, Cosmic Log has a post about it, including a list of books about “the fictional frontier of particle physics”. Despite many of the books being older (indeed, Cosmic Log has a Used-Book Club), most of them are on the Kindle ((Which usually means they’ll also be available in the Mobipocket store, and possibly other places—though it’s hard to beat the Kindle bookstore for selection these days.)) , which says a lot about publishers bringing up their older books online behind the scenes. The only ones not available are Cosm and Timescape, both by Gregory Benford.
Here’s the list of the others, complete with links, for those interested:
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Blasphemy by Douglas Preston
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Final Theory by Mark Alpert
Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer
The God Particle by Richard Cox
A Hole in Texas by Herman Wouk
Mainfold: Time by Stephen Baxter