SF and fantasy books

No idea where got this from, but it’s a good list:

SF books (45/58)
(with links to reviews on my site)

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 utterly fantastic
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 – actually reading it for the first time this weekend
City, Clifford D. Simak
Cyteen, C.J. Cherryh
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein – have it with me on my palm pilot but haven’t got into it yet.
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

and ‘s five extra:

The Player of Games – Iain M Banks
The Chrysalids – John Wyndham
Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Dead Romance – Lawrence Miles

Fantasy novels (24/41):

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

and ‘s five extra:

Elidor – Alan Garner
Boating for Beginners – Jeanette Winterson
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
The Nargun and the Stars – Patricia Wrightson
The Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling

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  1. I’ve read Chiljan’s essay. The only actual connection she makes is to explain Palamon’s line ‘Venus, I have said, is false’ by concluding that this refers to excised text from the 1566 play in which Palamon earlier accused Venus of inconstancy. But this is far from the only possibility. First, the ur-text is more likely Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale, in which poor Venus is accused by everyone of fickleness. Second, the line may simply be a mistake, surely the most likely explanation of all. Chiljan explores no alternative to her own imagined solution (as a “fine scholar” should).

    On hyphenation, I’m amazed that you continue to assert that your entire hypothesis that hyphenation indicates pseudonymity is but a minor point. Please give examples of hyphenated pseudonyms involved with the Tudor theatre, as you promised to earlier, starting with ‘Tom Tell-Truth’ – which Tudor play did he write?

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