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Jodo Kast Feb 8, 2016

Some of you might recall that I wrote a long essay about my first few decades of experience with video games. I haven't yet made that kind of progress with another of my interests, which is reading science fiction. Just like with video games, I've been able to make a list. I guess the problem with reading is that I haven't stopped. There was a definite time when I stopped playing video games, which allowed me to recall and write about it.

This is what I've read since age 14 and it's part of the reason why my video game knowledge is deficient in many areas. I can't have it all, but I try. (Copied and pasted from Excel)

1884    Flatland    Edwin A. Abbott
1895    The Time Machine    H. G. Wells
1896    The Island of Dr. Moreau    H. G. Wells
1902    The Hound of the Baskervilles    Arthur Conan Doyle
1932    Brave New World    Aldous Huxley
1935    In Caverns Below    Stanton A. Coblentz
1937    The Hobbit, or There and Back Again    J. R. R. Tolkien
1942    Masters of Time    A. E. van Vogt
1945    Animal Farm    George Orwell
1946    Slan    A. E. van Vogt
1947    The Book of Ptath    A. E. van Vogt
1948    Beyond This Horizon    Robert A. Heinlein
1949    1984    George Orwell
1949    Red Planet    Robert A. Heinlein
1949    Sixth Column    Robert A. Heinlein
1950    Cosmic Engineers    Clifford D. Simak
1950    Farmer in the Sky    Robert A. Heinlein
1950    The Five Gold Bands    Jack Vance
1950    The House that Stood Still    A. E. van Vogt
1950    The Man Who Sold the Moon    Robert A. Heinlein
1950    The Voyage of the Space Beagle    A. E. van Vogt
1950    Waldo & Magic, Inc.    Robert A. Heinlein
1951    Foundation    Isaac Asimov
1951    The Green Hills of Earth    Robert A. Heinlein
1951    The Puppet Masters    Robert A. Heinlein
1952    City    Clifford D. Simak
1952    Foundation and Empire    Isaac Asimov
1952    Player Piano    Kurt Vonnegut
1952    The Mixed Men    A. E. van Vogt
1952    The Rolling Stones    Robert A. Heinlein
1952    Vault of the Ages    Poul Anderson
1953    Assignment in Eternity    Robert A. Heinlein
1953    Childhood's End    Arthur C. Clarke
1953    Fahrenheit 451    Ray Bradbury
1953    Revolt in 2100    Robert A. Heinlein
1953    Second Foundation    Isaac Asimov
1953    Starman Jones    Robert A. Heinlein
1953    The Space Merchants    Frederik Pohl
1953    The Universe Maker    A. E. van Vogt
1954    Search the Sky    Frederik Pohl
1954    The Star Beast    Robert A. Heinlein
1954    Untouched by Human Hands    Robert Sheckley
1955    Citizen in Space    Robert Sheckley
1955    Earthlight    Arthur C. Clarke
1955    Not This August    C. M. Kornbluth
1955    Tunnel in the Sky    Robert A. Heinlein
1956    Alternating Currents    Frederik Pohl
1956    Double Star    Robert A. Heinlein
1956    The Man Who Japed    Philip K. Dick
1956    The World Jones Made    Philip K. Dick
1956    Time for the Stars    Robert A. Heinlein
1957    Citizen of the Galaxy    Robert A. Heinlein
1957    Empire of the Atom    A. E. van Vogt
1957    Pilgrimage to Earth    Robert Sheckley
1957    The Black Cloud    Fred Hoyle
1957    The Case Against Tomorrow    Frederik Pohl
1957    The Door into Summer    Robert A. Heinlein
1957    The Green Odyssey    Philip José Farmer
1957    The Naked Sun    Isaac Asimov
1958    Have Space Suit - Will Travel    Robert A. Heinlein
1958    Methuselah's Children    Robert A. Heinlein
1958    Starburst    Alfred Bester
1958    The Deadly Streets    Harlan Ellison
1958    The Languages of Pao    Jack Vance
1958    The Survivors    Tom Godwin
1959    Immortality, Inc.    Robert Sheckley
1959    Starship Troopers    Robert A. Heinlein
1959    The Menace from Earth    Robert A. Heinlein
1959    The Sirens of Titan    Kurt Vonnegut
1959    The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag    Robert A. Heinlein
1959    Time Out of Joint    Philip K. Dick
1959    Tomorrow Times Seven    Frederik Pohl
1960    A Woman a Day    Philip José Farmer
1960    Dr. Futurity    Philip K. Dick
1960    Flesh    Philip José Farmer
1960    Notions: Unlimited    Robert Sheckley
1960    Store of Infinity    Robert Sheckley
1960    The Man Who Ate the World    Frederik Pohl
1960    The Status Civilization    Robert Sheckley
1960    Vulcan's Hammer    Philip K. Dick
1961    Dark Universe    Daniel F. Galouye
1961    Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-Up Generation    Harlan Ellison
1961    Nightmares    Robert Bloch
1961    Stranger in a Strange Land    Robert A. Heinlein
1961    The Lovers    Philip José Farmer
1962    A Wrinkle in Time    Madeleine L'Engle
1962    Ellison Wonderland    Harlan Ellison
1962    Fire and the Night    Philip José Farmer
1962    Journey Beyond Tomorrow    Robert Sheckley
1962    Joyleg    Ward Moore
1962    More Nightmares    Robert Bloch
1962    Mother Night    Kurt Vonnegut
1962    Shards of Space    Robert Sheckley
1962    The Man in the High Castle    Philip K. Dick
1962    The Perfect Planet    Evelyn E. Smith
1962    The Violent Man    A. E. van Vogt
1962    The Wizard of Linn    A. E. van Vogt
1962    They Walked Like Men    Clifford D. Simak
1963    Cat's Cradle    Kurt Vonnegut
1963    Glory Road    Robert A. Heinlein
1963    Orphans of the Sky    Robert A. Heinlein
1963    Podkayne of Mars    Robert A. Heinlein
1963    The Game-Players of Titan    Philip K. Dick
1963    Way Station    Clifford D. Simak
1964    Davy    Edgar Pangborn
1964    Farnham's Freehold    Robert A. Heinlein
1964    Inside Outside    Philip José Farmer
1964    One of Our Asteroids is Missing    Robert Silverberg
1964    Space by the Tale    Jerome Bixby
1964    The Book of Three    Lloyd Alexander
1964    The Dark Side of the Earth    Alfred Bester
1964    The Great Time Machine Hoax    Keith Laumer
1965    A Plague of Demons    Keith Laumer
1965    Dare    Philip José Farmer
1965    Dune    Frank Herbert
1965    The 10th Victim    Robert Sheckley
1965    The Anything Box    Zenna Henderson
1965    The Black Cauldron    Lloyd Alexander
1965    The Maker of Universes    Philip José Farmer
1965    The Squares of the City    John Brunner
1966    A Scourge of Screamers    Daniel F. Galouye
1966    Now Wait for Last Year    Philip K. Dick
1966    October the First is Too Late    Fred Hoyle
1966    The Castle of Llyr    Lloyd Alexander
1966    The Gates of Creation    Philip José Farmer
1966    World of Ptavvs    Larry Niven
1967    Breakthrough    Richard Cowper
1967    Counter-Clock World    Philip K. Dick
1967    I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream    Harlan Ellison
1967    Living Way Out    Wyman Guin
1967    Nine By Laumer    Keith Laumer
1967    Taran Wanderer    Lloyd Alexander
1967    The Werewolf Principle    Clifford D. Simak
1967    Why Call Them Back From Heaven?    Clifford D. Simak
1968    2001: A Space Odyssey    Arthur C. Clarke
1968    A Private Cosmos    Philip José Farmer
1968    Bedlam Planet    John Brunner
1968    Dimension of Miracles    Robert Sheckley
1968    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?    Philip K. Dick
1968    Dragonflight    Anne McCaffrey
1968    Image of the Beast    Philip José Farmer
1968    Neutron Star    Larry Niven
1968    Of Men and Monsters    William Tenn
1968    Past Master    R. A. Lafferty
1968    Space Chantey    R. A. Lafferty
1968    The Goblin Reservation    Clifford D. Simak
1968    The High King    Lloyd Alexander
1968    The People Trap    Robert Sheckley
1968    The Reefs of Earth    R. A. Lafferty
1969    A Feast Unknown    Philip José Farmer
1969    Blown    Philip José Farmer
1969    Damnation Alley    Roger Zelazny
1969    Fourth Mansions    R. A. Lafferty
1969    The Empty People    Barry N. Malzberg
1969    The Palace    D. G. Compton
1969    The Parasaurians    Robert Wells
1969    The Standing Joy    Wyman Guin
1969    Ubik    Philip K. Dick
1970    Behind the Walls of Terra    Philip José Farmer
1970    Evil is Live Spelled Backwards    Andrew J. Offutt
1970    Lord of the Trees    Philip José Farmer
1970    Nine Hundred Grandmothers    R. A. Lafferty
1970    Ole Doc Methuselah    L. Ron Hubbard
1970    Our Friends From Frolix 8    Philip K. Dick
1970    Out of Their Minds    Clifford D. Simak
1970    Ringworld    Larry Niven
1970    Starbreed    Martha DeMey Clow
1971    Arrive at Easterwine: The Autobiography of a Ktistec Machine    R. A. Lafferty
1971    Candle in the Sun    Robert Wells
1971    Dragonquest    Anne McCaffrey
1971    Sleepwalker's World    Gordon R. Dickson
1971    The Eclipse of Dawn    Gordon Eklund
1971    The Exorcist    William Peter Blatty
1971    The Fabulous Riverboat    Philip José Farmer
1971    The Same to You Doubled    Robert Sheckley
1971    To Your Scattered Bodies Go    Philip José Farmer
1972    A Trace of Dreams    Gordon Eklund
1972    First Person, Peculiar    T. L. Sherred
1972    Mirror Image    Michael G. Coney
1972    Strange Doings    R. A. Lafferty
1972    The Rim of the Unknown    Frank Belknap Long
1972    The Terminal Man    Michael Crichton
1972    Time's Last Gift    Philip José Farmer
1972    We Can Build You    Philip K. Dick
1972    What Entropy Means to Me    George Alec Effinger
1973    Cage a Man    F. M. Busby
1973    Friends Come in Boxes    Michael G. Coney
1973    Inheritance    Robert Wells
1973    Mister Justice    Doris Piserchia
1973    Rendezvous With Rama    Arthur C. Clarke
1973    Right-Handed Wilderness    Robert Wells
1973    Syzygy    Michael G. Coney
1973    Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home    James Tiptree, Jr.
1973    The Hero of Downways    Michael G. Coney
1973    Time Enough for Love    Robert A. Heinlein
1973    Traitor to the Living    Philip José Farmer
1974    Before the Golden Age, Book 1    Isaac Asimov (Ed.)
1974    Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said    Philip K. Dick
1974    Mixed Feelings    George Alec Effinger
1974    Star Rider    Doris Piserchia
1974    The Mote in God's Eye    Larry Niven
1975    Blake's Progress    Ray Faraday Nelson
1975    Hello Summer, Goodbye    Michael G. Coney
1975    Imperial Earth    Arthur C. Clarke
1975    Lovecraft: A Biography (Nonfiction)    L. Sprague de Camp
1975    Norstrilia    Cordwainer Smith
1975    Orbitsville    Bob Shaw
1975    The Forever War    Joe Haldeman
1975    The Proud Enemy    F. M. Busby
1975    The Spacejacks    Robert Wells
1975    Warm Worlds and Otherwise    James Tiptree, Jr.
1976    A Billion Days of Earth    Doris Piserchia
1976    Dragonsong    Anne McCaffrey
1976    Not to Mention Camels    R. A. Lafferty
1976    Patternmaster    Octavia E. Butler
1976    Rissa Kerguelen    F. M. Busby
1976    Science Fiction Discoveries    Carol & Frederik Pohl (Ed.)
1976    The Long View    F. M. Busby
1976    The Shores of Kansas    Robert Chilson
1976    Walkers on the Sky    David J. Lake
1977    A Scanner Darkly    Philip K. Dick
1977    Dragonsinger    Anne McCaffrey
1977    Earthchild    Doris Piserchia
1977    Mind of My Mind    Octavia E. Butler
1977    The Dark Design    Philip José Farmer
1977    The Lavalite World    Philip José Farmer
1977    The Monadic Universe    George Zebrowski
1977    The Right Hand of Dextra    David J. Lake
1977    The Shining    Stephen King
1978    100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories    Isaac Asimov (Ed.)
1978    All These Earths    F. M. Busby
1978    Mastodonia    Clifford D. Simak
1978    Night Shift    Stephen King
1978    Spaceling    Doris Piserchia
1978    Splinter of the Mind's Eye    Alan Dean Foster
1978    Strange Eons    Robert Bloch
1978    Survivor    Octavia E. Butler
1978    The Revolt of the Unemployables    Ray Faraday Nelson
1978    The Way the Future Was: A Memoir (Nonfiction)    Frederik Pohl
1978    The White Dragon    Anne McCaffrey
1979    Dark is the Sun    Philip José Farmer
1979    Dragondrums    Anne McCaffrey
1979    Jem    Frederik Pohl
1979    Jesus on Mars    Philip José Farmer
1979    Kindred    Octavia E. Butler
1979    Macrolife    George Zebrowski
1979    The Ringworld Engineers    Larry Niven
1980    Dragon's Egg    Robert L. Forward
1980    End of the Line    F. M. Busby
1980    Expanded Universe    Robert A. Heinlein
1980    Manifest Destiny    Barry B. Longyear
1980    Shatterday    Harlan Ellison
1980    Split Infinity    Piers Anthony
1980    The Fluger    Doris Piserchia
1980    The Funhouse    Dean Koontz
1980    The Magic Labyrinth    Philip José Farmer
1980    The Number of the Beast    Robert A. Heinlein
1980    The Spinner    Doris Piserchia
1980    The Visitors    Clifford D. Simak
1980    White Light    Rudy Rucker
1980    Wild Seed    Octavia E. Butler
1980    Zelde M'Tana    F. M. Busby
1981    Blue Adept    Piers Anthony
1981    Doomtime    Doris Piserchia
1981    Earth in Twilight    Doris Piserchia
1981    Spacetime Donuts    Rudy Rucker
1981    The Divine Invasion    Philip K. Dick
1981    The Unreasoning Mask    Philip José Farmer
1981    VALIS    Philip K. Dick
1982    2010: Odyssey Two    Arthur C. Clarke
1982    Foundation's Edge    Isaac Asimov
1982    Juxtaposition    Piers Anthony
1982    Software    Rudy Rucker
1982    Special Deliverance    Clifford D. Simak
1982    The Gunslinger    Stephen King
1982    The House of Thunder    Dean Koontz
1982    The Running Man    Stephen King
1983    Gods of Riverworld    Philip José Farmer
1983    Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon    L. Neil Smith
1983    Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu    L. Neil Smith
1983    Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka    L. Neil Smith
1983    Orbitsville Departure    Bob Shaw
1983    Pet Sematary    Stephen King
1983    The Sex Sphere    Rudy Rucker
1983    The Tomorrow Testament    Barry B. Longyear
1983    Through Elegant Eyes    R. A. Lafferty
1984    Clay's Ark    Octavia E. Butler
1984    Dr. Adder    K. W. Jeter
1984    Job: A Comedy of Justice    Robert A. Heinlein
1984    Master of Space and Time    Rudy Rucker
1984    Neuromancer    William Gibson
1984    Scapescope    John E. Stith
1984    Star Rebel    F. M. Busby
1984    The Alien Debt    F. M. Busby
1984    The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike    Philip K. Dick
1984    The Merchants' War    Frederik Pohl
1984    The Peace War    Vernor Vinge
1984    Things Beyond Midnight    William F. Nolan
1984    Thinner    Stephen King
1985    Dayworld    Philip José Farmer
1985    Ender's Game    Orson Scott Card
1985    Eon    Greg Bear
1985    Puttering About in a Small Land    Philip K. Dick
1985    Rebel's Quest    F. M. Busby
1985    Spinneret    Timothy Zahn
1985    Starquake    Robert L. Forward
1985    The Cat Who Walks Through Walls    Robert A. Heinlein
1985    The Glass Hammer    K. W. Jeter
1985    The Remaking of Sigmund Freud    Barry N. Malzberg
1985    The Secret of Life    Rudy Rucker
1986    Aliens    Alan Dean Foster
1986    IT    Stephen King
1986    Marooned in Realtime    Vernor Vinge
1986    Radio Free Albemuth    Philip K. Dick
1986    Rebels' Seed    F. M. Busby
1986    Speaker for the Dead    Orson Scott Card
1987    Araminta Station    Jack Vance
1987    Dayworld Rebel    Philip José Farmer
1987    Sphere    Michael Crichton
1987    The Architects of Hyperspace    Thomas R. McDonough
1987    The Drawing of the Three    Stephen King
1987    To Sail Beyond the Sunset    Robert A. Heinlein
1987    Watchers    Dean Koontz
1988    2061: Odyssey Three    Arthur C. Clarke
1988    Cradle    Arthur C. Clarke
1988    Eternity    Greg Bear
1988    Wetware    Rudy Rucker
1989    Nemesis    Isaac Asimov
1989    Rama II    Arthur C. Clarke
1990    Earth    David Brin
1990    Four Past Midnight    Stephen King
1990    Jurassic Park    Michael Crichton
1990    Orbitsville Judgement    Bob Shaw
1990    Outnumbering the Dead    Frederik Pohl
1990    The Bad Place    Dean Koontz
1990    The Ring of Charon    Roger MacBride Allen
1990    The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition    Stephen King
1991    Beast    Peter Benchley
1991    Cold Fire    Dean Koontz
1991    Ecce and Old Earth    Jack Vance
1991    Heir to the Empire    Timothy Zahn
1991    Needful Things    Stephen King
1991    Red Orc's Rage    Philip José Farmer
1991    The Garden of Rama    Arthur C. Clarke
1991    The Waste Lands    Stephen King
1991    Xenocide    Orson Scott Card
1992    A Fire Upon the Deep    Vernor Vinge
1992    Dark Force Rising    Timothy Zahn
1992    Hideaway    Dean Koontz
1992    Quarantine    Greg Egan
1992    Throy    Jack Vance
1992    Timemaster    Robert L. Forward
1993    Camelot 30K    Robert L. Forward
1993    Manhattan Transfer    John E. Stith
1993    More Than Fire    Philip José Farmer
1993    Rama Revealed    Arthur C. Clarke
1993    The Hammer of God    Arthur C. Clarke
1993    The Last Command    Timothy Zahn
1993    The Rediscovery of Man    Cordwainer Smith
1994    Champions of the Force    Kevin J. Anderson
1994    Dark Apprentice    Kevin J. Anderson
1994    Gather Yourselves Together    Philip K. Dick
1994    Jedi Search    Kevin J. Anderson
1994    Permutation City    Greg Egan
1994    Reunion on Neverend    John E. Stith
1994    The Courtship of Princess Leia    Dave Wolverton
1994    The Crystal Star    Vonda McIntyre
1994    The Gripping Hand    Larry Niven
1994    The Shattered Sphere    Roger MacBride Allen
1994    The Truce at Bakura    Kathy Tyers
1995    Ambush at Corellia    Roger MacBride Allen
1995    Assault at Selonia    Roger MacBride Allen
1995    Bright Messengers    Gentry Lee
1995    Children of the Jedi    Barbara Hambly
1995    Darksaber    Kevin J. Anderson
1995    Distress    Greg Egan
1995    Microcosmic God    Theodore Sturgeon
1995    Rose Madder    Stephen King
1995    Showdown at Centerpoint    Roger MacBride Allen
1995    Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina    Kevin J. Anderson (Ed.)
1995    The Lost World    Michael Crichton
1995    The Ultimate Egoist    Theodore Sturgeon
1996    Before the Storm    Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1996    Children of the Mind    Orson Scott Card
1996    Killdozer!    Theodore Sturgeon
1996    Rogue Squadron    Michael A. Stackpole
1996    Shadows of the Empire    Steve Perry
1996    Shield of Lies    Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1996    Tales from Jabba's Palace    Kevin J. Anderson (Ed.)
1996    Tales of the Bounty Hunters    Kevin J. Anderson (Ed.)
1996    The Green Mile    Stephen King
1996    The Krytos Trap    Michael A. Stackpole
1996    The New Rebellion    Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1996    The Other End of Time    Frederik Pohl
1996    Virtual Zen    Ray Faraday Nelson
1996    Wedge's Gamble    Michael A. Stackpole
1997    3001: The Final Odyssey    Arthur C. Clarke
1997    Diaspora    Greg Egan
1997    Event Horizon    Steven E. McDonald
1997    Fear Nothing    Dean Koontz
1997    Freeware    Rudy Rucker
1997    Planet of Twilight    Barbara Hambly
1997    Reckoning Infinity    John E. Stith
1997    Saturn Rukh    Robert L. Forward
1997    Slippage    Harlan Ellison
1997    Specter of the Past    Timothy Zahn
1997    Tales from the Empire    Peter Schweighofer (Ed.)
1997    The Bacta War    Michael A. Stackpole
1997    The Hutt Gambit    A. C. Crispin
1997    The Paradise Snare    A. C. Crispin
1997    The Siege of Eternity    Frederik Pohl
1997    Tyrant's Test    Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1997    Wizard and Glass    Stephen King
1998    Dark City    Frank Lauria
1998    Dinosaur Summer    Greg Bear
1998    I, Jedi    Michael A. Stackpole
1998    Iron Fist    Aaron Allston
1998    Lethal Exposure    Kevin J. Anderson
1998    Rebel Dawn    A. C. Crispin
1998    Seize the Night    Dean Koontz
1998    Slave Ship    K. W. Jeter
1998    Spider Legs    Piers Anthony
1998    The Mandalorian Armor    K. W. Jeter
1998    Vision of the Future    Timothy Zahn
1998    Wraith Squadron    Aaron Allston
1999    Double Full Moon Light    Gentry Lee
1999    Ender's Shadow    Orson Scott Card
1999    Finity    John Barnes
1999    Hard Merchandise    K. W. Jeter
1999    Isard's Revenge    Michael A. Stackpole
1999    Solo Command    Aaron Allston
1999    Starfighters of Adumar    Aaron Allston
1999    Tales from the New Republic    Peter Schweighofer (Ed.)
1999    Teranesia    Greg Egan
1999    The Far Shore of Time    Frederik Pohl
1999    The Icarus Hunt    Timothy Zahn
1999    Vector Prime    R. A. Salvatore
2000    Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial    James Luceno
2000    Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse    James Luceno
2000    Balance Point    Kathy Tyers
2000    Dark Tide I: Onslaught    Michael A. Stackpole
2000    Dark Tide II: Ruin    Michael A. Stackpole
2000    Realware    Rudy Rucker
2000    The Collapsium    Wil McCarthy
2000    The Depths of Time    Roger MacBride Allen
2000    The Light of Other Days    Arthur C. Clarke
2001    Angelmass    Timothy Zahn
2001    Edge of Victory I: Conquest    Greg Keyes
2001    Edge of Victory II: Rebirth    Greg Keyes
2001    Here Comes Civilization    William Tenn
2001    Immodest Proposals    William Tenn
2001    Shadow Hunter    Michael Reaves
2001    Shadow of the Hegemon    Orson Scott Card
2001    Ship of Fools    Richard Paul Russo
2001    Star by Star    Troy Denning
2002    Dark Journey    Elaine Cunningham
2002    Destiny's Way    Walter Jon Williams
2002    Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream    Aaron Allston
2002    Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand    Aaron Allston
2002    Manta's Gift    Timothy Zahn
2002    Prey    Michael Crichton
2002    Schild's Ladder    Greg Egan
2002    Shadow Puppets    Orson Scott Card
2002    Stories of Your Life and Others    Ted Chiang
2002    The Ocean of Years    Roger MacBride Allen
2002    Traitor    Matthew Stover
2003    Force Heretic I: Remnant    Sean Williams
2003    Force Heretic II: Refugee    Sean Williams
2003    Force Heretic III: Reunion    Sean Williams
2003    Star Dragon    Mike Brotherton
2003    Tatooine Ghost    Troy Denning
2003    The Cold Equations and Other Stories    Tom Godwin
2003    The Final Prophecy    Greg Keyes
2003    The Shores of Tomorrow    Roger MacBride Allen
2003    The Unifying Force    James Luceno
2003    The Wellstone    Wil McCarthy
2004    Lies, Inc.    Philip K. Dick
2004    Lost in Transmission    Wil McCarthy
2004    Survivor's Quest    Timothy Zahn
2004    The Green and the Gray    Timothy Zahn
2005    Bloodchild and Other Stories, Second Edition    Octavia E. Butler
2005    Counting Heads    David Marusek
2005    Fledgling    Octavia E. Butler
2005    The Joiner King    Troy Denning
2005    To Crush the Moon    Wil McCarthy
2006    Cell    Stephen King
2006    Mathematicians in Love    Rudy Rucker
2006    Rainbows End    Vernor Vinge
2006    The Draco Tavern    Larry Niven
2006    To Be Continued    Robert Silverberg
2007    Ghosts of Yesterday    Alan Dean Foster
2007    Postsingular    Rudy Rucker
2007    To The Dark Star    Robert Silverberg
2007    Up from the Bottomless Pit    Philip José Farmer
2007    Voices From the Street    Philip K. Dick
2008    Dark Integers and Other Stories    Greg Egan
2008    Incandescence    Greg Egan
2008    Pump Six and Other Stories    Paolo Bacigalupi
2008    Something Wild is Loose    Robert Silverberg
2009    Crystal Nights and Other Stories    Greg Egan
2009    Hylozoic    Rudy Rucker
2009    Mind Over Ship    David Marusek
2009    The Windup Girl    Paolo Bacigalupi
2009    Trips    Robert Silverberg
2010    Engineering Infinity    Jonathan Strahan (Ed.)
2010    The Lifecycle of Software Objects    Ted Chiang
2011    The Children of the Sky    Vernor Vinge
2011    The Clockwork Rocket    Greg Egan
2012    The Eternal Flame    Greg Egan
2012    The Martian    Andy Weir
2013    Love Minus Eighty    Will McIntosh
2013    The Arrows of Time    Greg Egan
2013    The Wandering Earth    Cixin Liu

avatar! Feb 9, 2016

student41269 wrote:

Needs more Ursula Le Guin.

Have to agree with this smile

I personally recommend "The Left Hand of Darkness" -superb stuff! By the way, for those that are into science, LIGO will confirm the discovery of gravitational waves this Thursday!!

Jodo Kast Feb 10, 2016

student41269 wrote:

Needs more Ursula Le Guin.

I do own one of her books, "The Left Hand of Darkness". I've heard her writing style is more akin to literature, which is very good. A lot of people are turned off by science fiction that is written well, which was evidenced by reduced word rates in the 1970s for authors that were producing literature. It's the high sales of the trash in science fiction that allow the gems to be published. Be thankful for stupid people.

student41269 Feb 11, 2016

The Left Hand Of Darkness is excellent, I hope you get around to reading it; there are so many of the greats on your list, I think you'll find Le Guin's work worthy of such mighty company. I also strongly recommend The Dispossessed and The Lathe Of Heaven.

avatar! Feb 11, 2016

student41269 wrote:

The Left Hand Of Darkness is excellent, I hope you get around to reading it; there are so many of the greats on your list, I think you'll find Le Guin's work worthy of such mighty company. I also strongly recommend The Dispossessed and The Lathe Of Heaven.

I wasn't a huge fan of The Dispossessed. It was beautifully written, as is all of Le Guin's work. Although, I do have to say that she, like many sci-fi authors, always have a hard time with sex. Nevertheless, she's a great author, but The Dispossessed was a political statement more than anything else and I didn't find it nearly as exciting as Left Hand of Darkness. Have not read Lathe of Heaven...yet.

Jay Feb 11, 2016

I'm reading one at the moment. Diamond something by a guy called Stephen I think... I really should pay attention to what I read. It's a bit of a slog. An oddly paced story that covers years when it feels like a lot of that should have been an intro paragraph.

Jodo Kast Feb 12, 2016

avatar! wrote:

Although, I do have to say that she, like many sci-fi authors, always have a hard time with sex.

I don't mean to corrupt you or forever scar you, but if you get a chance, check out Image of the Beast and Blown, by Philip Jose Farmer. They're two separate novels, printed in one volume titled Image of the Beast. If you'd rather not experience the most X-rated thing in all of existence, then go for his novel The Lovers. Farmer is credited as the first person to put sex in science friction.

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