There are a number of books related to artificial life:

Free Books

Conway’s Game of Life: Mathematics and Construction by Nathanial Johnston and Dave Greene

Biological Bits by Alan Dorin

Rise of the Self-Replicators by Tim Taylor and Alan Dorin

Non-technical Books

Artificial Life: The Quest for a New Creation by Steven Levy

The philosophy of artificial life edited by Margaret A. Boden

Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell

The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation by Gary William Flake


Introduction to Artificial Life by Christoph Adami


Flake, G. W. (2008). The computational beauty of nature: computer explorations of fractals, chaos, complex systems, and adaptation (9. print). The MIT Press.
Mitchell, M. (2011). Complexity: a guided tour (1. iss. as an paperback). Oxford University Press.
Boden, M. A. (Ed.). (1996). The philosophy of artificial life. Oxford University Press.
Levy, S. (1992). Artificial life: the quest for a new creation (1st ed). Pantheon Books.
Adami, C. (1998). Introduction to artificial life. Springer.