Top three favorites

When people ask me what my favorite XYZ is, I usually just talk about a recent XYZ because I don’t spend time maintaining a life-long list of top XYZ – comparing my recent experiences with my past. But I should. Not so I can give polished answers to the next person who asks, but because it’s interesting and fun to see how my tastes and interests have changed over time.

This is a snapshot of my favorites as of today. I’ll maintain an up-to-date list on my About page.


  1. Tau Zero
  2. Accelerando
  3. The Diamond Age

Book series

  1. Old Man’s War
  2. Hyperion Cantos
  3. Mistborn


  1. Interstellar
  2. Inception
  3. Borat


  1. The Magicians
  2. Black Mirror
  3. Bojack Horseman

Video Game

  1. Divinity: Original Sin 2
  2. Titan Quest
  3. Bloons TD 6


  1. Stephen King
  2. Greg Egan
  3. gwern

Restaurant (casual)

  1. Trapizzino
  2. Tacos No. 1
  3. Woorijip

Restaurant (fine)

  1. Contra
  3. Peter Luger Steakhouse


  1. Oh, Sleeper - Son Of The Morning
  2. Anberlin - Cities
  3. UPLIFT SPICE - Shateki

Artist (music)

  1. Oh, Sleeper
  2. Yuki Kaijura

Artist (piano)

  1. Animenz
  2. Alkan
  3. Chopin

Artist (fine)

  1. Yves Tanguy
  2. Franz Marc
  3. Wassily Kandinsky

Artist (origami)

  1. Satoshi Kamiya
  2. Robert Lang
  3. Byriah Loper


  1. Mojave National Preserve
  2. Mt. Washington Auto Road
  3. Lake George