Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
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Non-random list

Okay, so I'm a showoff. But here's the thing: when I first started to get serious about writing SF in early college, I used these lists as reading lists. I was on Library of Congress system, which I hate for browsing, and I was adrift in a genre without much in the way of advice about what was and wasn't good. So here's what happened:



The ones I have read are bolded.

Nebula novels:

Dune by Frank Herbert
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
and Babel-17 by Samuel R Delany (tie)
The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R Delany
Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
Ringworld by Larry Niven
A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke
The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Dreamsnake by Vonda N McIntyre
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C Clarke
Timescape by Gregory Benford
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop
Startide Rising by David Brin
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy
Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin
Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Moving Mars by Greg Bear
The Terminal Experiment by Robert J Sawyer
Slow River by Nicola Griffith
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N McIntyre
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear

Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Hugo novels:

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
(no award)
They'd Rather be Right (aka The Forever Machine) by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
(no award)
The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Way Station by Clifford Simak

The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber
. . . And Call Me Conrad (aka This Immortal) by Roger Zelazny; Dune by Frank Herbert (tie)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Lord of Light by Roger Zelanzy
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Ringworld by Larry Niven

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
Gateway by Frederik Pohl
Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre
The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov
Startide Rising by David Brin
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
The Uplift War by David Brin
Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge; Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (tie)
Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold


I read fast, is the thing. I hated several of these. I'm even willing to say which ones, if anybody cares.
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