Here's the first installment of the book recommendations global guerrillas readers sent in. Thanks so much, there were hundreds of recommendations.
The first category is science fiction.
- Makers. Cory Doctorow. The second industrial revolution -- at the micro scale.
- Daemon and FreedomTM. Daniel Suarez. A second American revolution enabled by software. Resilient communities. Classic.
- Schismatrix. Bruce Sterling. Technology causes everything/everyone to diverge. This is where Blizzard got its idea for the Zerg.
- Islands in the Net. Bruce Sterling. City state warfare (Singapore vs. Grenada).
- One Second After. William Forstchen. EMP blast melts modern technology. Society collapses instantaneously.
- Snow Crash. Neal Stephenson. Post nation-state thinking. "Burbclave" city states vs. "Fedland" (a bureaucratic nightmare of what's left of the gov't) vs. Criminal corporate franchises.
- The Diamond Age. Neal Stephenson. Nanotech warfare. Nanotech future dissolves global social systems. People respond by recreating historical cultures to give meaning to their lives.
- Eclipse Phase. An scifi paper role playing wargame. Transhumanism and spec ops warfare. The manual is copyleft.
- Across Realtime. Vernor Vinge. This is the book that kicked off the concept of the Singularity (the idea that exponential technological change will soon, within decades, lead to a break in human history as humanity bootstraps into something unknowable).
- The Singularity is Near. Ray Kurzweil. The definitive non-fiction analysis of the exponential trends leading towards a break in human history.
- Ender's Game. Orson Scott Card. Classic of military scifi. Boy trained via endless wargame simulations to fight intergalactic war.
- Tactics of Mistake. Gordon Dickson. Another classic of military scifi. Guerrilla war on distant planet -- ruse/deception used to force enemies to manufacture their own defeat.
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Robert Heinlein. Colonists fight guerrilla war to secede. A classic.
- The Windup Girl. Biotech dystopia.
- Halting State. Charles Stross. Detective thriller about an infowar fought via MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games).