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NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books - How many have you read?

Only 59%! A sad showing for me, but this is a mixed SF & F list, and I've never been as strong a fantasy fan as SF. On the other hand, you couldn't force me to read some of the ones I've missed on this list, e.g. the Xanth series or CS Lewis' Space trilogy. (I tried to read Out of the Silent Planet in my teens, after the Narnia series, but I found it a hard slog, and gave up very quickly. As for Piers Anthony....)
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I forgot to mention:



I've been looking forward to this.
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GoogleLabs' Books Ngram Viewer, searching for instances of the words cyborg & android:



Interesting rise in cyborg in the '90s. Dunno what that's down to: people getting chips implanted into themselves for artistic reasons, real experimental surgery?
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Playing with GoogleLabs' Book Ngram Viewer, searching for subspace, hyperspace:



I'm surprised; I'd've thought that hyperspace would've been more popular.
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Re-memed from nwhyte.

Ian Sales' list of British sf masterworks
Usual procedure for book memes: bold if I've read it, italics if I've started but haven't finished it, struck through if I couldn't stand it. Discussion welcome here but probably better directed to Ian Sales' post here (revised from his original list). Writers are listed from 1 to 55 but there are in fact 77 distinct works. Only six women out of 55, three writers from Northern Ireland, no books post-1995 (I suppose to be a 'masterwork' you need to have demonstrated longevity).


List behind the cut )

I don't have anything against Constantine's Wraethththu as such, it's just that I've read the review of the Wraethththu RPG on RPG.net, which has — possibly unfairly — set me up to dislike it in advance. I'll give it another decade or so.

I will read Desolation Road at some point, it's on my to-read pile.

Books I should read at some point: Pavane, A Clockwork Orange, The Alteration, SS-GB, Vurt.
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Caught this one off [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll, from this post by Paul McAuley. I've underlined the ones I've read, because bold doesn't show up too well with this font reversed out. On my monitor, at least.

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus MARY SHELLEY 1818
Journey to the Centre of the Earth JULES VERNE 1863
After London RICHARD JEFFRIES 1885
The Time Machine HG WELLS 1895
The House on the Borderland WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON 1912
We YEVGENY ZAMIATIN 1924
Brave New World ALDOUS HUXLEY 1932
Star Maker OLAF STAPLEDON 1937
1984 GEORGE ORWELL 1949
I, Robot, ISAAC ASIMOV 1950
The Martian Chronicles RAY BRADBURY 1950
The Dying Earth JACK VANCE 1950
Childhood’s End ARTHUR C CLARKE 1953
The Space Merchants CM KORNBLUTH & FREDERIK POHL 1953
Tiger! Tiger! ALFRED BESTER 1956

The Death of Grass JOHN CHRISTOPHER 1956
The Seedling Stars JAMES BLISH 1957
The Midwich Cuckoos JOHN WYNDHAM 1957
Starship Troopers ROBERT A HEINLEIN 1959
A Canticle for Liebowitz WALTER M MILLER JR 1959

Solaris STANSLAW LEM 1961
Hothouse BRIAN ALDISS 1962
A Clockwork Orange ANTONY BURGESS 1962
Cat’s Cradle KURT VONNEGUT JR 1963
Martian Time-Slip PHILIP K DICK 1964
Dune FRANK HERBERT 1965
The Crystal World JG BALLARD 1966
Flowers For Algernon DANIEL KEYES 1966
Lord of Light ROGER ZELAZNY 1967
Nova SAMUEL R DELANY 1968

Pavane KEITH ROBERTS 1968
The Left Hand of Darkness URSULA K LE GUIN 1969
Roadside Picnic ARKADY AND BORIS STRUGATSKI 1969
334 THOMAS M DISCH 1972
Dying Inside ROBERT SILVERBERG 1972
The Fifth Head of Cerberus GENE WOLFE 1972
Ten Thousand Light Years From Home JAMES TIPTREE JR 1973
The Forever War JOE HALDEMAN 1974
Inverted World CHRISTOPHER PRIEST 1974
The Female Man JOANNA RUSS 1975

Arslan MJ ENGH 1976
The Ophiuchi Hotline JOHN VARLEY 1977
The Final Programme MICHAEL MOORCOCK 1968

Kindred OCTAVIA BUTLER 1979
Engine Summer JOHN CROWLEY 1979
Timescape GREGORY BENFORD 1980
Neuromancer WILLIAM GIBSON 1984

Divine Endurance GWYNETH JONES 1984

28/48, is that a pass?
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Caught this one off [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll, from this post by Paul McAuley. I've underlined the ones I've read, because bold doesn't show up too well with this font reversed out. On my monitor, at least.

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus MARY SHELLEY 1818
Journey to the Centre of the Earth JULES VERNE 1863
After London RICHARD JEFFRIES 1885
The Time Machine HG WELLS 1895
The House on the Borderland WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON 1912
We YEVGENY ZAMIATIN 1924
Brave New World ALDOUS HUXLEY 1932
Star Maker OLAF STAPLEDON 1937
1984 GEORGE ORWELL 1949
I, Robot, ISAAC ASIMOV 1950
The Martian Chronicles RAY BRADBURY 1950
The Dying Earth JACK VANCE 1950
Childhood’s End ARTHUR C CLARKE 1953
The Space Merchants CM KORNBLUTH & FREDERIK POHL 1953
Tiger! Tiger! ALFRED BESTER 1956

The Death of Grass JOHN CHRISTOPHER 1956
The Seedling Stars JAMES BLISH 1957
The Midwich Cuckoos JOHN WYNDHAM 1957
Starship Troopers ROBERT A HEINLEIN 1959
A Canticle for Liebowitz WALTER M MILLER JR 1959

Solaris STANSLAW LEM 1961
Hothouse BRIAN ALDISS 1962
A Clockwork Orange ANTONY BURGESS 1962
Cat’s Cradle KURT VONNEGUT JR 1963
Martian Time-Slip PHILIP K DICK 1964
Dune FRANK HERBERT 1965
The Crystal World JG BALLARD 1966
Flowers For Algernon DANIEL KEYES 1966
Lord of Light ROGER ZELAZNY 1967
Nova SAMUEL R DELANY 1968

Pavane KEITH ROBERTS 1968
The Left Hand of Darkness URSULA K LE GUIN 1969
Roadside Picnic ARKADY AND BORIS STRUGATSKI 1969
334 THOMAS M DISCH 1972
Dying Inside ROBERT SILVERBERG 1972
The Fifth Head of Cerberus GENE WOLFE 1972
Ten Thousand Light Years From Home JAMES TIPTREE JR 1973
The Forever War JOE HALDEMAN 1974
Inverted World CHRISTOPHER PRIEST 1974
The Female Man JOANNA RUSS 1975

Arslan MJ ENGH 1976
The Ophiuchi Hotline JOHN VARLEY 1977
The Final Programme MICHAEL MOORCOCK 1968

Kindred OCTAVIA BUTLER 1979
Engine Summer JOHN CROWLEY 1979
Timescape GREGORY BENFORD 1980
Neuromancer WILLIAM GIBSON 1984

Divine Endurance GWYNETH JONES 1984

28/48, is that a pass?
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The guardian have published their list of the 1000 books you must read before you die. From their somewhat idiosyncratic F&SF list, bold the ones you've read, italicise the ones you intend to read one day, and strike the ones you wouldn't be caught dead reading. (I don't really feel that comfortable striking books I've never read, so I've chosen not to follow that part of the meme.)

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Non-Stop by Brian W Aldiss
Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
The Drowned World by JG Ballard
Crash by JG Ballard
Millennium People by JG Ballard
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks
Weaveworld by Clive Barker

Darkmans by Nicola Barker
The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
Vathek by William Beckford
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
Wieland by Charles Brockden Brown
Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Coming Race by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The End of the World News by Anthony Burgess
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Erewhon by Samuel Butler
The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
The Influence by Ramsey Campbell
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Hello Summer, Goodbye by Michael G Coney
Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delaney
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

Camp Concentration by Thomas M Disch
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
The Magus by John Fowles
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Red Shift by Alan Garner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Light by M John Harrison

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
Dune by Frank L Herbert

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Atomised by Michel Houellebecq
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Children of Men by PD James
After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies
Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Shining by Stephen King
The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Earthsea Series by Ursula Le Guin
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Ascent by Jed Mercurio
The Scar by China Mieville
Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Mother London by Michael Moorcock
News from Nowhere by William Morris
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Vurt by Jeff Noon
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth
A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys
The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Air by Geoff Ryman
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Blindness by Jose Saramago
How the Dead Live by Will Self
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Insult by Rupert Thomson
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Institute Benjamenta by Robert Walser
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Affinity by Sarah Waters
The Time Machine by HG Wells
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
The Sword in the Stone by TH White
The Old Men at the Zoo by Angus Wilson
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
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The guardian have published their list of the 1000 books you must read before you die. From their somewhat idiosyncratic F&SF list, bold the ones you've read, italicise the ones you intend to read one day, and strike the ones you wouldn't be caught dead reading. (I don't really feel that comfortable striking books I've never read, so I've chosen not to follow that part of the meme.)

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Non-Stop by Brian W Aldiss
Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
The Drowned World by JG Ballard
Crash by JG Ballard
Millennium People by JG Ballard
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks
Weaveworld by Clive Barker

Darkmans by Nicola Barker
The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear
Vathek by William Beckford
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite
Wieland by Charles Brockden Brown
Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Coming Race by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The End of the World News by Anthony Burgess
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Erewhon by Samuel Butler
The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
The Influence by Ramsey Campbell
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Man who was Thursday by GK Chesterton
Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Hello Summer, Goodbye by Michael G Coney
Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delaney
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

Camp Concentration by Thomas M Disch
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
The Magus by John Fowles
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Red Shift by Alan Garner
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Light by M John Harrison

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
Dune by Frank L Herbert

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Atomised by Michel Houellebecq
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Children of Men by PD James
After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies
Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Shining by Stephen King
The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Earthsea Series by Ursula Le Guin
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
Memoirs of a Survivor by Doris Lessing
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Ascent by Jed Mercurio
The Scar by China Mieville
Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Mother London by Michael Moorcock
News from Nowhere by William Morris
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Vurt by Jeff Noon
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth
A Glastonbury Romance by John Cowper Powys
The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
Air by Geoff Ryman
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Blindness by Jose Saramago
How the Dead Live by Will Self
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Insult by Rupert Thomson
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Institute Benjamenta by Robert Walser
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Affinity by Sarah Waters
The Time Machine by HG Wells
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
The Sword in the Stone by TH White
The Old Men at the Zoo by Angus Wilson
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
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From Denvention, by way of Torque Control and [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll. Ones I've read in bold:

* The Culture Novels, Iain M Banks (starting 1987)
* The Hyperion Cantos, Dan Simmons (starting 1989)

* Grass, Sherri S Tepper (1989)
* The Aleutian Trilogy, Gwyneth Jones (starting 1991)
* The Mars Trilogy, Kim Stanley Robinson (starting 1992)
* Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson (1992)

* The Flower Cities sequence, Kathleen Ann Goonan (starting 1994)
* Fairyland, Paul McAuley (1996)
* Diaspora, Greg Egan (1997)
* Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds (2000)

* The Arabesks, Jon Courtenay Grimwood (starting 2000)
* Light, M John Harrison (2002)
* Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (2002)
* Evolution, Stephen Baxter (2003)
* Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (2003)
* Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2004)
* Air, Geoff Ryman (2004)
* River of Gods, Ian McDonald (2004)
* Accelerando, Charles Stross (2005)
* Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (2005)


A couple I've never heard of, there; a few I'll have to read; and one I've read and can't remember anything about. I liked the ones I did read, though a couple I wonder why they're so essential.
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From Denvention, by way of Torque Control and [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll. Ones I've read in bold:

* The Culture Novels, Iain M Banks (starting 1987)
* The Hyperion Cantos, Dan Simmons (starting 1989)

* Grass, Sherri S Tepper (1989)
* The Aleutian Trilogy, Gwyneth Jones (starting 1991)
* The Mars Trilogy, Kim Stanley Robinson (starting 1992)
* Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson (1992)

* The Flower Cities sequence, Kathleen Ann Goonan (starting 1994)
* Fairyland, Paul McAuley (1996)
* Diaspora, Greg Egan (1997)
* Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds (2000)

* The Arabesks, Jon Courtenay Grimwood (starting 2000)
* Light, M John Harrison (2002)
* Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (2002)
* Evolution, Stephen Baxter (2003)
* Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (2003)
* Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2004)
* Air, Geoff Ryman (2004)
* River of Gods, Ian McDonald (2004)
* Accelerando, Charles Stross (2005)
* Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (2005)


A couple I've never heard of, there; a few I'll have to read; and one I've read and can't remember anything about. I liked the ones I did read, though a couple I wonder why they're so essential.
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Infected by ffutures.

The following is a list of Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning novels (not including retro-Hugos)
Bold the ones you’ve finished
Italicise the ones you’ve started but not finished
Underline the ones were you’ve seen the film/tv show

...And Call Me Conrad (aka: This Immortal) by Roger Zelazny
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
The Children’s War by J. N. Stroyar
Collaborator by Murray Davies
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
Declare by Tim Powers
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Doctor Rat by William Kotzwinkle
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre
Dune by Frank Herbert
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce
The Family Trade, The Hidden Family and The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

Galveston by Sean Stewart
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Glimpses by Lewis Shiner
Gloriana by Michael Moorcock
Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Here Gather the Stars (aka: Way Station) by Clifford D. Simak
Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Koko by Peter Straub
Last Call by Tim Powers
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Little, Big by John Crowley
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Lyonesse: Madouc by Jack Vance
Making History by Stephen Fry
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip
Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow
The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Pasquale’s Angel by Paul J. McAuley
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
The Physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Replay by Ken Grimwood
Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove
The Severed Wing by Martin J. Gidron
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe

Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
Startide Rising by David Brin
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

The Summer Isles by Ian R. MacLeod
They’d Rather Be Right (aka: The Forever Machine) by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
Thraxas by Martin Scott
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
Towing Jehovah by James Morrow
The Uplift War by David Brin
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
Voyage by Stephen Baxter
The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
Watchtower by Elizabeth A. Lynn
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm


Overall, a satisfying amount of bold. Some big gaps from not being a great fantasy fan, I think. Couple of books on the list that are actually on my to-read pile (The Prestige & Song of Kali), and a few books on my imaginary books-I-really-should-get-round-to-reading-one-day pile (Lyonesse, Mythago Wood, Declare, Kafka On The Shore, anything by Lois McMaster Bujold).

Edit: Not truly obvious what's bold and what's not in reversed-out Verdana. I'll try a different font.... There, that list should show up in Georgia or Times now. Edit2: No, it doesn't. I probably have to do something to the stylesheet, if only I could remember where it is, and what I should do to it....
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Infected by ffutures.

The following is a list of Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning novels (not including retro-Hugos)
Bold the ones you’ve finished
Italicise the ones you’ve started but not finished
Underline the ones were you’ve seen the film/tv show

...And Call Me Conrad (aka: This Immortal) by Roger Zelazny
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich
Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
The Children’s War by J. N. Stroyar
Collaborator by Murray Davies
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
Declare by Tim Powers
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Doctor Rat by William Kotzwinkle
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre
Dune by Frank Herbert
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Facts of Life by Graham Joyce
The Family Trade, The Hidden Family and The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

Galveston by Sean Stewart
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Glimpses by Lewis Shiner
Gloriana by Michael Moorcock
Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Here Gather the Stars (aka: Way Station) by Clifford D. Simak
Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Koko by Peter Straub
Last Call by Tim Powers
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Little, Big by John Crowley
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Lyonesse: Madouc by Jack Vance
Making History by Stephen Fry
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip
Only Begotten Daughter by James Morrow
The Other Wind by Ursula K. Le Guin
Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Pasquale’s Angel by Paul J. McAuley
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
The Physiognomy by Jeffrey Ford
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Replay by Ken Grimwood
Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois
Ringworld by Larry Niven
Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove
The Severed Wing by Martin J. Gidron
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe

Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
Startide Rising by David Brin
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

The Summer Isles by Ian R. MacLeod
They’d Rather Be Right (aka: The Forever Machine) by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
Thraxas by Martin Scott
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
Towing Jehovah by James Morrow
The Uplift War by David Brin
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
Voyage by Stephen Baxter
The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
Watchtower by Elizabeth A. Lynn
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm


Overall, a satisfying amount of bold. Some big gaps from not being a great fantasy fan, I think. Couple of books on the list that are actually on my to-read pile (The Prestige & Song of Kali), and a few books on my imaginary books-I-really-should-get-round-to-reading-one-day pile (Lyonesse, Mythago Wood, Declare, Kafka On The Shore, anything by Lois McMaster Bujold).

Edit: Not truly obvious what's bold and what's not in reversed-out Verdana. I'll try a different font.... There, that list should show up in Georgia or Times now. Edit2: No, it doesn't. I probably have to do something to the stylesheet, if only I could remember where it is, and what I should do to it....

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