Some of good non-technical “must read” books:

non-technical books

  • 1949 “1984” G. Orwell
  • ~1950 I. Asimov collection “I am Robot”, “Liar”, “Logic”, etc.;
  • 1982 J. Randi “Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions”
  • 1974 Ф. Углов “Сердце Хирурга”
  • 1984 Steven Levy “Hackers. Heroes of computers revolution”
  • 1986 C. Курилов “ОДИН В ОКЕАНЕ”
  • 1995 C.Sagan “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark”
  • 1999 Eric S. Raymond “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” rus
  • 2001 Torvalds, Linus; Diamond, David “Just For Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary”
  • 2004 Бѐрд Киви “Гигабайты власти”
  • 2016 А. Казанцева “В интернете кто-то неправ! Научные исследования спорных вопросов”

The list looks messy, fragmented and touch different topics, but when I look into it I realize that’s every book required to be here. May be, I will update this list with more items someday…