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Scifi/Fantasy Book Meme - Jamieson Cobleigh

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The most significant SF and Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years (1953-2002), according to the Science Fiction Book Club.

Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicise those you started but never finished, and underline the ones you loved.

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

A large number of the ones I haven't read are on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. :)
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From:silly_lilly
Date:November 17th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
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so many books to read
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From:jcobleigh
Date:November 17th, 2006 10:59 am (UTC)
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Yep. So my books, so little time.
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From:silly_lilly
Date:November 17th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
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at least you have decent bookstores...it's too much effort to deal with international shipping sometimes
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From:jcobleigh
Date:November 17th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Come visit us! We can go to bookstores!
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From:silly_lilly
Date:November 17th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
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mmm books
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Date:November 17th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)

The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, by Stephen R Donaldson

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"Oh, miserable, unworthy me! Leave me in the dirt, I deserve no better..." Only 900 more pages of this to go...
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From:jcobleigh
Date:November 17th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)

Re: The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, by Stephen R Donaldson

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Yes, but the rest of the characters are interesting and the world is wonderfully rich.
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