SF Book meme

Okay I’m currently ill and have a fuzzy head, so the substantial post I was working on is not going to be written any time soon. I did however find a new (or recycled?) meme over on facebook that was interesting, so when the app kept crashing on my laptop I decided to fill it in here.

I’m too tired for adding any real opinions to these books, but at least this way it gives some a bit of SF context my other critiques. I will say that I was surprised at the number of people who hadn’t read The Left Hand of Darkness and A Fire Against The Deep on the original meme though. Both these books have their flaws but they are absolutely amazing SF despite or because of this and people who haven’t read them are missing out.

Feel free to point out any books you think are missing or over-rated btw. This blog doesn’t get nearly enough discussion.

I’ll just bold the ones I have read and put an astericks next to the ones where I’ve read part of the series or part of the book in question. Sorry they didn’t come in any order or with the authors names.

War Of The Worlds
Ender’s Game
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Foundation Trilogy
Starship Troopers
Rendezvous With Rama
The Time Machine
Stranger in a Strange Land
I, Robot
2001: A Space Odyssey
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Childhood’s End
Animal Farm
Farenheit 451
Brave New World
A Clockwork Orange
The Andromeda Strain
The Martian Chronicles(*)
Dune series(*)
Cat’s Cradle
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Foundation
Asimov’s Empire series(*)
A Canticle for Leibowitz
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
The Mote in God’s Eye
The Left Hand of Darkness
Time Enough For Love
The Stainless Steel Rat
The Chronicles of Amber
The Puppet Masters
Lucifer’s Hammer
Have Space-Suit – Will Travel
The Caves of Steel
Incarnations of Immortality
The Forever War
Out of the Silent Planet
John Carter of Mars
The Number of the Beast
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
The Door Into Summer
The Stars My Destination
To Your Scattered Bodies Go
The Disposessed
Citizen of the Galaxy
Starman Jones
Startide Rising
The First Men in the Moon
Doomsday Book
To Say Nothing of the Dog
A Fire Upon the Deep
Cities in Flight
The Smoke Ring
The Cold Equations
Hospital Station
A Case of Conscience
Last and First Men


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