My favorite books and authors in no particular order of preference:
A lot of Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land.
Classic Sci-Fi: Solaris, A Brave New World.
Most works of Philip K Dick. He is one of my favorite writers:
VALIS, UBIK, A Scanner Darkly, Radio Free Albemuth, Flow My Tears
The Policeman Said.
Niccolò Machiavelli - a true renaissance man, and a truly great
mind: The Prince, Discourses on Livy.
A bunch of Russian authors and books which I am not going to
mention because you will never read them unless you grok
Currently reading Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions.
Movies: Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, Eyes Wide
Shut, Moon, Waking Life, Fight Club, Alien movies (except
Prometheus!), Memento, One Hour Photo.
Shows: Breaking Bad, The Borgias, Rome, Dead like me, Dexter,
Walking Dead, American Horror Story.
Music: The Prodigy, Ace of Base, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk,
Chemical Brothers, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Orbital, Beethoven,
Vivaldi, Beck, Moby.
Food: Anything that is edible and doesn't make me sick or fat.