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'Speculative Fiction' meme

Copied from mr_tom, because I realised it wouldn't take very long to do. I'm using the 'italicised' marker to indicate books on the list I've started but not finished, since there are a few...


1. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
2. Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, by Frank Herbert
4. Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
5. Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein
6. Valis, by Philip K. Dick
7. Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
8. Gateway, by Frederick Pohl
9. Space Merchants, by C.MKornbluth & Frederick Pohl
10. Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart
11. Cuckoo’s Egg, by C.J. Cherryh
12. Star Surgeon, by James White
13. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick
14. Radix, by A.A. Attanasio
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
16. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
17. A Case of Conscience, by James Blish
18. Last and First Man, by Olaf Stapledon
19. The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham
20. Way Station, by Clifford Simak
21. More Than Human, by Theodore Sturgeon
22. Gray Lensman, by E.E. "Doc" Smith
23. The Gods Themselves, by Isaac Asimov
24. The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
25. Behold the Man, by Michael Moorcock
26. Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon
27. The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
28. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
29. Heritage of Hastur, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
30. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
31. The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester
32. Slan, by A.E. Van Vogt
33. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
34. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
35. In Conquest Born, by C.S. Friedman
36. Lord of Light, by Roger Zelazny
37. Eon, by Greg Bear
38. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
39. Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
40. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
41. Cosm, by Gregory Benford
42. The Voyage of the Space Beagle, by A.E. Van Vogt
43. Blood Music, by Greg Bear
44. Beggars in Spain, by Nancy Kress
45. Omnivore, by Piers Anthony
46. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
47. Mission of Gravity, by Hal Clement
48. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, by Philip Jose Farmer
49. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
50. The Man Who Folded Himself, by David Gerrold
51. 1984, by George Orwell
52. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
53. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
54. Flesh, by Philip Jose Farmer
55. Cities in Flight, by James Blish
56. Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe
57. Startide Rising, by David Brin
58. Triton, by Samuel R. Delany
59. Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner
60. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
61. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
62. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter Miller
63. Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
64. No Blade of Grass (aka 'Death of Grass'), by John Christopher
65. The Postman, by David Brin
66. Dhalgren, by Samuel Delany
67. Berserker, by Fred Saberhagen
68. Flatland, by Edwin Abbot
69. Planiverse, by A.K. Dewdney
70. Dragon’s Egg, by Robert L. Forward
71. Downbelow Station, by C.J. Cherryh
72. Dawn, by Octavia E. Butler
73. Puppet Masters, by Robert Heinlein
74. The Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
75. Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
76. Deathbird Stories, by Harlan Ellison
77. Roadside Picnic, by Boris Strugatsky & Arkady Strugatsky
78. The Snow Queen, by Joan Vinge
79. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
80. Drowned World, by J.G. Ballard
81. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
82. Red Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson
83. Upanishads, by Various
84. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
85. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
86. The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le Guin
87. The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham
88. Mutant, by Henry Kuttner
89. Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem
90. Ralph 124C41+, by Hugo Gernsback
91. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
92. Timescape, by Gregory Benford
93. The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester
94. War with the Newts, by Karl Kapek
95. Mars, by Ben Bova
96. Brain Wave, by Poul Anderson
97. Hyperion, by Dan Simmons
98. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
99. Camp Concentration, by Thomas Disch
100. A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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captainlucy
Aug. 12th, 2004 07:32 am (UTC)
You haven't read "Dune"???
We'll have to put that to rights if/when you get over here!!!
:)
strange_complex
Aug. 12th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
No, I haven't! (Though I've seen the film, of course). Actually, there are a lot of books on that list which I know I should / would really like to read. Others would include Day of the Triffids, War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, I, Robot, A Clockwork Orange, Flatland (my Dad has got this, so it wouldn't exactly be hard to borrow it), and a few others which are less urgent. In a way, half the reason I did the meme was so I'd have the list to hand for future reference.
ex_kharin447
Aug. 12th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
I have read these:

7. Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
19. The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham
25. Behold the Man, by Michael Moorcock
27. The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
28. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
30. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
39. Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
49. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
51. 1984, by George Orwell
52. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
60. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
80. Drowned World, by J.G. Ballard
84. Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
87. The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham
89. Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem
91. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

And these, but let's not dwell on it:

3. Dune, by Frank Herbert
4. Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
40. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
46. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
ex_kharin447
Aug. 12th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
Incidentally, the problem with memes like this is that you always feel depressed at having read so little. Much better to create your own list where you can be assured of getting a 100% result. Here's mine:

1. Apuleius – The Golden Ass
2. Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
3. James Baldwin – Giovanni’s Room
4. Charlotte Bronte - Villette
5. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights
6. JG Ballard – Cocaine Nights
7. JG Ballard – The Atrocity Exhibition
8. Paul Bowles – Let It Come Down
9. Bertolt Brecht – The Threepenny Opera
10. Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita
11. Anthony Burgess – Earthly Powers
12. William Beckford - Vathek
13. William Burroughs – Naked Lunch
14. Samuel Butler – Erewhon
15. Albert Camus – The Fall
16. Albert Camus – The Plague
17. Truman Capote – In Cold Blood
18. Lewis Carroll – Alice in Wonderland
19. Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber
20. Willa Cather – Death Comes for the Archbishop
21. Kate Chopin – The Awakening
22. JM Coetzee – The Master of St Petersburg
23. Wilkie Collins – No Name
24. Dennis Cooper - Frisk
25. Joseph Conrad – Nostromo
26. Thomas De Quincey – Confessions of an English Opium Eater
27. Daniel Defoe – Roxana
28. Charles Dickens – Bleak House
29. Charles Dickens – Little Dorrit
30. Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment
31. Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Devils
32. Umberto Eco – The Name of the Rose
33. George Eliot – Middlemarch
34. George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss
35. Henry Fielding – Tom Jones
36. Ford Madox Ford – The Good Soldier
37. EM Forster – Howards End
38. John Fowles – The French Lieutenant’s Woman
39. Jean Genet – Querelle of Brest
40. Andre Gide – The Immoralist
41. William Godwin – Caleb Williams
42. William Golding – Lord of the Flies
43. Ivan Goncharov – Oblomov
44. Juan Goytisolo – The Garden of Secrets
45. Thomas Hardy – Jude the Obscure
46. Nanthaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter
47. ET Hoffmann – The Tales of Hoffmann
48. Joseph Heller – Catch 22
49. Herman Hesse – Narziss and Goldmund
50. Michel Houellebecq - Platform
51. Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
52. Homer – The Odyssey
53. Huysmans – Against Nature
54. Christopher Isherwood – The Berlin Novels
55. James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
56. Franz Kafka – The Trial
57. Soren Kierkegaard – Either/Or
58. Arthur Koestler – Darkness at Noon
59. Milan Kundera – Immortality
60. William Langland – Piers Plowman
61. DH Lawrence – Women in Love
62. Mikhail Lermontov – A Hero of Our Time
63. Doris Lessing – The Golden Notebook
64. Malcolm Lowry – Under The Volcano
65. Thomas Mann – Buddenbrooks
66. Sandor Marai - Embers
67. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
68. Charles Maturin – Melmoth the Wanderer
69. Francois Mauriac - Therese
70. Herman Melville – Moby Dick
71. William Morris – News From Nowhere
72. Iris Murdoch – The Sea, The Sea
73. Robert Musil – The Confusions of Young Torless
74. Vladimir Nabokov – Pale Fire
75. Friedrich Nietzsche – Thus Sprach Zarathustra
76. Flannery O’Connor – Wise Blood
77. George Orwell – Burmese Days
78. Walter Pater – Marius the Epicurean
79. Mervyn Peake – Gormenghast
80. Fernando Pessoa – The Book of Disquiet
81. Petronius – The Satyricon
82. Edgar Allan Poe – Selected Tales
83. Joesph Roth – The Radetzky March
84. JD Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
85. Jean Paul Sartre – Nausea
86. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
87. Stendhal – The Red and The Black
88. Bram Stoker - Dracula
89. Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels
90. William Makepeace Thackeray – Vanity Fair
91. Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina
92. Ivan Turgenev – Fathers and Sons
93. Mark Twain – Pudd’nhead Wilson
94. Voltaire – Candide
95. Oscar Wilde – The Portrait of Dorian Gray
96. Mrs Humphrey Ward – Robert Elsmere
97. Jeanette Winterson – The Passion
98. Virginia Woolf – To The Lighthouse
99. Edith Wharton – Ethan Frome
100. Yevgeny Zamyatin - We
rosamicula
Aug. 12th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful wide-ranging list. You are in so many ways, my ideal man. A disembodied, clever, sarcy, avuncular presence. Perfect.
ex_kharin447
Aug. 13th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
A cynic would suggest that you neglected to add 'gay' to your list. Of course, I could never be accused of cynicism; heaven forfend.

Is 'sarcy' supposed to be 'scary' or 'sarky?' Either would probably work...
rosamicula
Aug. 13th, 2004 04:42 am (UTC)
It is my very cynicism that makes 'perfect man = gay' a given.

Sarky, but I'm sure you can be very scary when you want to be.
rosamicula
Aug. 12th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
I score 68 on your list. I might amuse myself by making sure I read all the otehrs.
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