I’ve been reading a lot of Wilson lately, in preparation for a meeting with him – details to come.
Other than in the general press, I haven’t done a lot of true science reading for a very long time, but what an extraordinary pleasure this has been. To be truthful, the books I’ve read have been written for the general public and bear no relationship to scholarly writing, but that takes nothing at all away from its value; quite the contrary.
Two titles that I think are fantastic introductions to this man’s work are: The Future of Life, and especially, Biophilia (links below). I also enjoyed Anthill: A Novel, Wilson’s late-career foray into fiction.