Sunday, November 26, 2006

3-posts-in-a-week shocker!

I coudn't resist this meme about science fiction books floating around; let's see if my cut n' paste is working:
The most significant SF/F novels from 1953-2002 according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you have read, strikethrough the ones you read and hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put a star next to the ones you love. Note that only the top ten are in rank order, and after that they're alphabetical by title.1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien *2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov *3. Dune, Frank Herbert *4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein 5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin *6. Neuromancer, William Gibson *7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke *8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley 10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury *11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe *12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. *13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras15. Cities in Flight, James Blish16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison *18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison *19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester 20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany *21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey 22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card 23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl *26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams 28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice *30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin *31. Little, Big, John Crowley **32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick 34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke *39. Ringworld, Larry Niven40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester *46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks49. Timescape, Gregory Benford50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer


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