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Saturday, August 13, 2011

NPR's Top 100 Fantasy/SF books

As shown  HERE

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien - read it
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams - read it
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card - read it
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert - read Dune, don't care about rest
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin - read it
6. 1984, by George Orwell - read it
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury - seen the movie
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov - read it
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley - read parts of it, stopped. Didn't care for it.
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman - read it
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman - seen the movie
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan - read up through book 6, then stopped.
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell - read it
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson - read it
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore - read it
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov - read it
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein - read it
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss - have not read it
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut - read it
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley - read it, seen multiple movies of it
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick - read it, seen the movie
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood - have not read it
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King - read it
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke - read it. Seen the movie
25. The Stand, by Stephen King - read it. Seen the miniseries (which is fantastic).
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson - read it.
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury - have not read it
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut - have not read it. Not interested.
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman - read it.
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess - Seen the movie, want to read it.
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein - read it. Seen the movie :\
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams - seen the movie.
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey - Read it.
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein - Read it.
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller - read it. FANTASTIC BOOK!
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells - read it. seen several movies.
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne - read it. Seen several movies.
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys - have not read it.
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells - read it.
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny - have not read it. I do want to read it.
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings - read it.
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley - seen the movie. Not interested in the book.
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson - Have it. Have not read it yet.
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven - read it. FANTASTIC BOOK!
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin - have not read it. Undecided if I want to.
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien - read it. Wish it had several movies.
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White - read it.
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman - read it. And the graphic novel and TV series.
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke - have not read it. Not interested.
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan - read it. Saw the movie.
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons - Read book 1. Good but not interested in rest of series.
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman - read it. Saw the movie.
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson - Have not read it. Not interested.
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks - read it.
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle - Have not read it.
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman - Read it.
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett - Read it. Overrated.
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson - read it.
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold - have not read it.
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett - have not read it. Not interested.
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle - read it. FANTASTIC BOOK!
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind - Started it. Put it away. Not interesting.
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy - Saw the movie. No interest in reading it.
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke - read it. ok, not great.
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson - Saw the movies. Not interested in the book.
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist - read it.
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks - read it.
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard - read it. Hope the new movie will be good.
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb - read it. Book 1 is fantastic, others a little less so.
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger - have not read, not interested.
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson - have not read.
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne - read it.
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore - read Icewind Dale. Salvatore should not be on this list.
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi - have not read it.
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson - read it. FANTASTIC BOOK!
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke - have not read it.
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey - have not read it.
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin - have not read it.
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury - read it.
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire - have not read it.
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson - have read up through book 5. FANTASTIC SERIES
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde - have not read it.
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks - have not read it.
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart - have not read it.
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson - have not read it. Not interested.
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher - have not read it.
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe - read it. FANTASTIC SERIES! Should be Top 3.
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn - have not read it. Not interested.
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan - have not read it.
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock - read it.
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury - read it.
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley - have not read it.
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge - have not read it.
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov - have not read it.
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson - have not read it. Not interested.
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle - read it. FANTASTIC BOOK!
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis - have not read it
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville - started. quit after 3 chapters. CRAPPY BOOK
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony - have read some of them
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis - have not read it

1 comment:

Mark said...

I read the latest in Ian M. Banks Culture series and it had the worst ending I ever read in my entire life. Everyone dies a pointless death. Felt like I'd wasted two weeks of my life.

M Whiteway