Ivan tagged me, so here are the science fiction books I’ve read so far. Not very many. According to the meme I must bold the titles I’ve read, so here goes:
- The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien – er, can I half-bold this? I haven’t finished reading it and probably won’t in a long time
- The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov – I read Nemesis, if that helps. Another half-bold?
- Dune, Frank Herbert – My favourite Science Fiction novel by far! Started with the computer games first and loved it to bits.
- Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
- A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
- Neuromancer, William Gibson (heard of it, never read it)
- 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 (Is that where “Farenheit 911” was derived?)
- 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 (Such a famous book … yet I can’t remember if I read it before, borrowed from a friend who’s a major Pratchett fan)
- 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 (Seen this at bookshops so many times, flipped through the books yet never actually read one.)
- The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
- Gateway, Frederik Pohl
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (Flipped through, never properly read)
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
- I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
- Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice (Ah ha! I have read this one.)
- 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 (I ordered this book and it’s sitting on my desk. Looks very cheem. Anticipate difficulty completing it but will try my best. )
- 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 (Another popular series but nope, haven’t read it)
- Timescape, Gregory Benford
- To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer
I tag these people: Kristen (she may team up with Husband-man), Andrea, Shin, A L. OK that’s enough punishment. Go forth and meme!
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Oh, you’re supposed to do this: “Bold the ones you have read, strike through the ones you read and hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put a star* next to the ones you love.” — so you should be italicizing items 1 & 2. Hey you should read Terry Pratchett. You’ll love his sense of humour. It’s very “You”.
The thing I’m really interested in here is: why lump (medieval) fantasy books with Science Fiction? I hate it when book stores do that…
Anyway, I applaud you if you manage to finish LOTR – really hard to stay interested in the style of writing Tolkien employs… I prefer fantasy in the style of Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Raymond E. Feist, and David Eddings.
i don’t know if i should team up with husband man, or keep quiet, and get him some of these books for christmas! he’s definitely the sci-fi reader in our family.
The First/Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson.
“Leper, Outcast, Unclean …” Amen.