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SF & Fantasy book lists

The highlighted books are the ones that I have read - though I've marked trilogies where I've read "one of..."


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

Fantasy Novels

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

Current Mood: blah blah

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yapman From: yapman Date: May 22nd, 2003 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Run, don't walk, to a bookshop, and get The Mote in God's Eye (Niven and Pournelle)!

(Ok, you can use your facourite online retailer, but then you won't get it straight away).
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 22nd, 2003 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I work in a crappy little village in the middle of nowhere. We don't have bookshops.

I might have a look tomorrow in London though.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 22nd, 2003 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed The Mote in God's Eye.
yapman From: yapman Date: May 22nd, 2003 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I would lend you my copy, but I think I've stopped lending people books.

A book collection should grow, damnit, not shrink!
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 22nd, 2003 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Same goes for an RPG collection! Have you found my Temple of Elemental Evil module yet, Mr Kneeshooter?
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 22nd, 2003 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
These book lists all contain many authors I have read, just not always the specific title in question. Who decides which books go on the list? Wouldn't it be easier to just list the authors instead? Take CJ Cherryh for instance; what makes Cyteen appear but not The Chronicles of Morgaine or Rimrunners? Why isn't Anne McCaffrey's Crystal Singer series there and where is The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon?

I also look at the lists and can't remember whether I have in fact read some of them, because I read an awful lot of scifi in my teens, Clarke, Heinlein, Pohl, Bradbury etc, but can no longer remember which titles - apart from Pohl's Gateway which I was really annoyed to recently discover has several sequels, none of which are in print any more and I can't get hold of them! Grrr.
grendelchild From: grendelchild Date: May 22nd, 2003 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Read "Lord of Light" by Zelazny, it's very good. :)
I'd offer to lend you my copy but it's probably propping up a table in Glasgow at this minute along with The Amber anthology I bought for Christams.

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