Meme: Which Science Fiction books have you read?

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:

  1. 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
  2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov – I read Nemesis, if that helps. Another half-bold?
  3. Dune, Frank Herbert – My favourite Science Fiction novel by far! Started with the computer games first and loved it to bits.
  4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
  5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
  6. Neuromancer, William Gibson (heard of it, never read it)
  7. Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
  8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
  9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
  10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (Is that where “Farenheit 911” was derived?)
  11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
  12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
  14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
  15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
  16. 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)
  17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
  18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
  19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
  20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
  21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
  22. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
  23. 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.)
  24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
  25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
  26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (Flipped through, never properly read)
  27. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice (Ah ha! I have read this one.)
  30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
  31. Little, Big, John Crowley
  32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
  33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
  34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
  35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
  36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
  37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
  38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
  39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
  40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
  41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
  42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
  43. 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. )
  44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
  45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
  46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
  47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
  48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks (Another popular series but nope, haven’t read it)
  49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
  50. 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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  1. Ivan Chew

    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”.

  2. Chu Yeow

    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.

  3. Kristen

    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.

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