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Nexus Book Club

A group for those of us who like reading and books. Fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry... everything goes.

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Hello to all our new (and old) members! We'd love to hear from you; please take the time to introduce yourself either on the forum or the wall.

Feel free to discuss the books you're reading at the moment, your favorite authors or works, and so on. I'm sure everyone has a book they think others here might find interesting!

Also, don't forget to check out the page Books by A|N Members Who are Published Authors, located just under the members section on your right.

Books of Interest to Atheists and Skeptics
Breaking The Spell by Daniel Dennett
A Devil's Chaplain, by Richard Dawkins
The End of Faith, by Sam Harris
The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
God is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens
Godless, by Dan Barker
Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris
Why I am not a Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Sites for Bibliotaphs
The Internet Archive
Project Gutenburg

Discussion Forum

The Last Blade of Grass

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Top 5 Books on Atheism

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Why do they all have "happy endings"

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New books on the secular life

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Started by Don. Last reply by Don Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

Haruki Murakami

Started by Nick Bottom. Last reply by Michael Mann Sep 7, 2014. 1 Reply


Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 31, 2014. 4 Replies

top 10

Started by Jeffrey. Last reply by Nick Bottom Aug 23, 2014. 17 Replies

Atheism books (beyond Hitchens, Dawkins, & Harris)

Started by Dr. Thoss. Last reply by Kelli Evans Nov 24, 2012. 52 Replies

Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time" fans?

Started by Jenn Wiffen. Last reply by Joseph P Sep 10, 2012. 1 Reply

Currently Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Started by The Big Blue Frog. Last reply by Cory D Wells Jul 24, 2012. 8 Replies

The Atheist Book Club

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Comment by Chris Highland on March 9, 2009 at 12:21pm
I invite any reviews by freethinkers of my book Life After Faith. I am considering publishing through Create Space since publishers are not calling me (smile). Currently reading Carl Sagan's classic, "The Varieties of Scientific Experience." "There is an enormous amount we do not know; there is a tiny amount that we do. But what we do understand brings us face to face with an awesome cosmos that is simply different from the cosmos of our pious ancestors."
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 7, 2009 at 10:37am
Steambath was indeed a PBS production. I saw it when it was first aired. It was part of a series of plays they taped called Hollywood Television Theater (much like they do Masterpiece Theater today). Two other outstanding productions they did in that series were The Andersonville Trial with William Shatner and Richard Basehaart (directed by George C. Scott, no less) and The Lady's Not for Burning starring Richard Chamberlain. All three of those plays blew me away. (I think Andersonville is also available on DVD; the Chamberlain production of Burning doesn't seem to be--rights issues, I'll bet--but I understand there are other versions.)

Steambath started its life as an off-Broadway play by Bruce Jay Friedman. I understand (a very young) Hector Elizondo was in the original cast as as the steambath attendant, one of the world's great roles, and I'll bet he was superb. Jose Perez plays that role in the PBS production, and my former wife lusted after him like nobody's business.

I envy you getting to see it for the first time.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 7, 2009 at 1:17am
If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend the PBS production of Steambath, available on DVD. It's a very wicked and funny satire oin god. It's not a book, buy hey--plays are literature, too.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 3, 2009 at 4:49pm

The copies of Polly! I had set aside for reviews have been claimed, and thank you for the interest. Please don't let this deter the rest of you from getting your own copies. You'll find details on my profile page (and there's even a link there to some excerpted quotes if you'd like a little taste). If you're a little timid, you can wait for the reviews to come in from your fellow club members.

Keep reading!
Comment by Stephen Goldin on March 1, 2009 at 12:50am
Hi. I'm a science fiction/fantasy writer, as you'll see from my home page. I'll probably be boring you about my new book Polly! soon enough, but it's late right now, so I'll leave it for another day. Keep reading.
Comment by Sheryl on January 5, 2009 at 3:36pm
Scholar Examines Religious Right Attempt To Remake The Supreme Court

"Frederick Lane is an author and professional lecturer on civil liberties issues. His recent book, The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right’s Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, examines efforts by fundamentalist Christian politics groups to persuade the courts to lower the church-state wall. Lane talked about the book with Church & State. (A longer version of this interview appears on AU’s Web site,"

This sounds like a good read.
Comment by Chris Highland on December 15, 2008 at 8:58pm
Sounds good, Leslee. Good to know there are many more finding the life after faith! Let me know what you think. Take care.
Comment by Leslee Love on December 15, 2008 at 8:01pm
Chris, I have gone to your website, and when I am through with my class, I am definately going to read Life After Faith! I will let you know what I think. I'm sure it's fascinating! Right now I am reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman (one of my fave authors!)
Comment by Chris Highland on December 15, 2008 at 7:06pm
As a freethinker I would be very interested in any comments, positive or not, to my book Life After Faith ( After many years as a christian minister I left the "fold" to learn from Nature, to read and write more earth-centered material. Right now I'm reading Thomas Paine and the Promise of America; The God Delusion; and Last Child in the Woods. Just thought I'd mention it. Happy reading!
Comment by Johan Karlsson on December 13, 2008 at 1:12pm
I have a collection of good atheistic books here.

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