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SF Book Club meme

This is the Science Fiction Book Club's list of the fifty most significant science fiction and fantasy books published over the second half of the twentieth century.

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.




1. **The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov (I do badly with trilogies.)
3. Dune, Frank Herbert
4. **Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
5. **A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson

(I was already disliking this, then came to the paragraph about the extinction of horses. I chose to read no further.)

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
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
17. **Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison (This, but no Borges?)
18. **Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison (Short stories > novels.)
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
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl (I've read a ton of Frederik Pohl, but I think not this one.)
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
27. **The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
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 (More of a reference text, IMO)
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
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
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer


Where is The Mote in God's Eye? Where is J. L. Borges?

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