Summer reading recommendation: Harry Potter and Methods of Rationality

Hello ladies and gentlemen. Since Grin is connected with Harry Potter universe, and it is summer, I thought I’d share this little gem with you:

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a work of alternate-universe Harry Potter fan-fiction wherein Petunia Evans has married an Oxford biochemistry professor and young genius Harry grows up fascinated by science and science fiction. When he finds out that he is a wizard, he tries to apply scientific principles to his study of magic, with sometimes surprising results.

It is a free fan-fiction written by Eliezer Yudkowsky
and can be downloaded in several formats at

Personally I rate this book amongst 10 best books I have read, but obviously this is subjective.


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Also I should mention that I have NOT read the original Harry Potter, you dont need that to enjoy this book(s).


If you suggest that they may read worm, pact, friendship is optimal, mother of learning, etc ; delaying the release by 2 years.