Sci-Fi Book Meme

Friday, November 17th, 2006

The 50 most significant SF/F novels from 1953-2002 according to the Science Fiction Book Club.

Bold the ones you’ve read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved.

  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien *
  • The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov *
  • Dune, Frank Herbert *
  • Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein *
  • A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson
  • Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  • The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov *
  • Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
  • Cities in Flight, James Blish
  • The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett *
  • Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
  • Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
  • The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
  • Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
  • Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
  • Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
  • The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
  • The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
  • Gateway, Frederik Pohl
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams *
  • I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  • Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Little, Big, John Crowley
  • Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
  • The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  • Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
  • More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
  • The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
  • On the Beach, Nevil Shute
  • Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
  • Ringworld, Larry Niven
  • Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
  • The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  • Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
  • The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
  • Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
  • Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
  • The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
  • Timescape, Gregory Benford
  • To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

Meme found on Very True Thing Blog and used in place of render that is taking a long time to finish.

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