Wednesday, April 12, 2006

SF books 

I'm not a big SF reader, but I wanted to post this anyway.

The best 100 science fiction books ever written. Via Smallest Minority.

I'm just posting the ones I've read, with a star (*) next to the ones I recommend.

7. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley *
24. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
31. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
34. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card *
38. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (started, couldn't finish)
49. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *
51. 1984 by George Orwell *
52. The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyl And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
53. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson *
60. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess *
61. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury *
68. Flatland by Edwin Abbot *
73. Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
84. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
85. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams *
98. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

You've GOT to read Dune - don't bother with the sequels, but read the original. It takes about six chapters to get into because of the language and the strangeness of the cultures, but it's (as far as I'm concerned) the most flawless, best executed, and most engrossing novel I've ever read.

I think Frank Herbert had one, exquisite novel in him, and Dune was it.
Dune's been on my list for a while, but I'm always skeptical of science fiction. It takes a lot for me to overcome my initial wariness of an author's ability to create a realistic world, explain it to me, and tell an interesting story.

But I think the recommendations to read Dune have reached critical mass. Time to buy a copy.
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