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Another book list meme

This time the SF&F list that's doing the rounds. Unsurprisingly, I score rather better on this, and better at SF than at fantasy.


Dune, Frank Herbert

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein

The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov

Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein

The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester

A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller Jr

Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke

Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

Hyperion, Dan Simmons

Gateway, Frederik Pohl

The Forever War, Joe Haldeman

More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon

Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny

Neuromancer, William Gibson

Startide Rising, David Brin

The Time Machine, H.G. Wells

The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick

The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin

Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner

Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester

The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury

Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein

Downbelow Station, C.J. Cherryh

Ringworld, Larry Niven

2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke

The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

The Mote in God's Eye, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

Way Station, Clifford D. Simak

Star Maker, Olaf Stapledon

Dying Inside, Robert Silverberg

The City and the Stars, Arthur C. Clarke

Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany

Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke

Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement

City, Clifford D. Simak

Cyteen, C.J. Cherryh

Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein

Earth Abides, George R. Stewart

The Door Into Summer, Robert A. Heinlein

Last and First Men, Olaf Stapledon

Ubik, Philip K. Dick

Norstrilia, Cordwainer Smith

The Witches of Karres, James H. Schmitz

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Have Space Suit -- Will Travel, Robert A. Heinlein

Time Enough for Love, Robert A. Heinlein

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick

The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov

"Riverworld" Series, Philip Jose Farmer


The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe

"Earthsea" Series, Ursula K. Le Guin

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

"Gormenghast" Series, Mervyn Peake

The Once and Future King, T.H. White

Little, Big, John Crowley

Nine Princes in Amber, Roger Zelazny

"The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant", Stephen R. Donaldson

Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey

"The Belgariad", David Eddings

The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

The Anubis Gates, Tim Powers

"The Dying Earth" series, Jack Vance

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

Dracula, Bram Stoker

The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle

The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Stand, Stephen King

Watership Down, Richard Adams

The Riddle-Master of Hed, Patricia A. McKillip

The Worm Ouroboros, E.R. Eddison

Glory Road, Robert A. Heinlein

Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock

"Alvin Maker" Series, Orson Scott Card

A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

Witch World, Andre Norton

"The Fionavar Tapestry", Guy Gavriel Kay

Deryni Rising, Katherine Kurtz

"Discworld" Series, Terry Pratchett

"Elric" Series, Michael Moorcock

Replay, Ken Grimwood

Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

"Fafhrd & Gray Mouser" Series, Fritz Leiber

The Incomplete Enchanter, Fletcher Pratt & L. Sprague de Camp

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You haven't read Frankenstein? That surprises me. I started reading it when 10, but haven't managed to finish it yet in common with many, many books

It's on the list...

It seems that you haven't read The Book of the New Sun either. It's not fantasy, you know, it's SF.

I've read very little Gene Wolfe in general; I've read the Fifth Head of Cerberus, but that's about it.

I am now reading the Books of the New Sun. It is very good. Thank you for making me feel guilty enough to go out and buy the SF Masterworks two volume edition...

Yes. I love it dearly, although I'm sure there's a lot about it that I don't understand properly. It's probably about time I read it again.

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I think somebody said it was from Locus, and the list was specifically of stuff first published by about '91 (?).

I'd figured as much; there's a significant amount of good British SF (Jeff Noon, etc) that doesn't figure in the list.

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