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Subject:Meme - 100 SF Books
Time:09:47 pm
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"The james_davis_nicholl list of 100 SFF Books You Should Consider Reading in the New Year has matured into a meme.

Italics = read it. Underline= not it, but another by the same author. Strikethrough = did not finish.


The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (2014)
The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken (1981)
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (2001-2010)
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō by Hitoshi Ashinano (1994-2006) [partial]
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)
Stinz: Charger: The War Stories by Donna Barr (1987)
The Sword and the Satchel by Elizabeth Boyer (1980)
Galactic Sibyl Sue Blue by Rosel George Brown (1968)
The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull (1987)
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (1980)
Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey (2010)
The Fortunate Fall by Raphael Carter (1996)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (2015) - fun book but the space drive is SILLY!
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant (1970)
The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas (1980)
Gate of Ivrel by C.J. Cherryh (1976)

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (2015)
Diadem from the Stars by Jo Clayton (1977)
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (1973)

Genpei by Kara Dalkey (2000)
Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)
The Secret Country by Pamela Dean (1985)
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany (1975) - tried to read it several times, just can't get into it
The Door into Fire by Diane Duane (1979)
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (2016)
Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott (2006)
Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl (1970) - Dire
Golden Witchbreed by Mary Gentle (1983)
The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss (1997)
A Mask for the General by Lisa Goldstein (1987)
Slow River by Nicola Griffith (1995)
Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly (1988)
Winterlong by Elizabeth Hand (1990)
Ingathering by Zenna Henderson (1995) - No, but I've read Pilgrimage: The Book of the People (1961) and The People: No Different Flesh (1967) which contain most of the stories
The Interior Life by Dorothy Heydt (writing as Katherine Blake, 1990)
God Stalk by P. C. Hodgell (1982)
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (1998)
Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang (2014)
Blood Price by Tanya Huff (1991)
The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes (1980)
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta (2014)
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (2015)
Cart and Cwidder by Diane Wynne Jones (1975)

Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones (2014)
Hellspark by Janet Kagan (1988)
A Voice Out of Ramah by Lee Killough (1979)
St Ailbe’s Hall by Naomi Kritzer (2004)
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz (1970)
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner (1987)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier (2005)
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1974
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (2013)
Don't Bite the Sun by Tanith Lee (1979)

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (2016)
Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm (1986)
Adaptation by Malinda Lo (2012)
Watchtower by Elizabeth A. Lynn (1979)
Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy (1983)
The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald (2007)
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh (1992)
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (1978)
The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip (1976)

Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees (1926)
Pennterra by Judith Moffett (1987)
The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe (2010)
Jirel of Joiry by C. L. Moore (1969)
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016)
The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy (1989)
Vast by Linda Nagata (1998)
Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton (1959)
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (2006

Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara (1993)
Outlaw School by Rebecca Ore (2000)
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (2014)
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (1983)
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy (1976)
Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack (1996)
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti (1859) - I've actually edited a version of this, illustrated from a 1900 children's magazine, for the Forgotten Futures CD-ROM - don't have it on line on its own, but you can download the whole CD-ROM free here - http://forgottenfutures.co.uk/cd-rom/cdrom.htm
My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (2011)
The Female Man by Joanna Russ (1975)

Stay Crazy by Erika L. Satifka (2016)
The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (1988)
Five-Twelfths of Heaven by Melissa Scott (1985)
Everfair by Nisi Shawl (2016)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski (1986)
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (1970)
Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree, Jr. (1978)
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (1996)
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (1980)
All Systems Red by Martha Wells (2017)
The Well-Favored Man by Elizabeth Willey (1993)
Banner of Souls by Liz Williams (2004)
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (2012)
Ariosto by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1980)
Ooku by Fumi Yoshinaga (2005-present)
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whswhs
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Time:2018-12-30 01:48 am (UTC)
I've read 25 of those on the list. There are cases where I may have read something in another form, as with Zenna Henderson. And there are 16 authors for whom I've read other works.

I'm not sure I would call "Goblin Market" a book; it's long for a poem, but a long poem (unless we're talking about Homer or Dante) is a very short book. And I'm not sure I would call it SF, even in the expanded sense that includes fantasy; it seems to be older than genre fantasy, and not influential on it in the way Mary Shelley was on genre SF. Which is not to denigrate it as a literary work!
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ffutures
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Time:2018-12-30 02:45 pm (UTC)
It's about five pages with illustrations. I really ought to look at putting it on line in a more accessible form, the illustrations are very good.
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jhall1
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Time:2018-12-30 10:35 am (UTC)
I confess that I've only read three of them, all of which were excellent (Gentle's "Golden Witchbreed", Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" and Moore's "Jirel of Joiry"). I was thinking that there seemed to be a heavy bias towards the last 30 or 40 years or so, and eventually I realised why. I strongly suspect that all but one of 100 are by female authors. (Even James Tiptree is female, I believe.) I wonder why there was the one exception: Samuel R. Delany's "Dhalgreen".

"Jirel of Joiry by C. L. Moore (1969)". That may have been when the stories were first published in book form, but they were written back in the 1930s.



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ffutures
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Time:2018-12-30 02:43 pm (UTC)
He's been running a series of articles on neglected female authors which probably has something to do with it. Delany is the odd one out, I suspect because he's in other minorities.
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curiouswombat
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Time:2018-12-30 05:25 pm (UTC)
I seem to have a lot of reading to do...
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ffutures
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Time:2018-12-31 10:24 am (UTC)
I wouldn't necessarily say they're the best books.
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whswhs
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Time:2018-12-31 09:00 pm (UTC)
I would have picked Hotel Transylvania for Yarbro and The Pride of Chanur for Cherryh, rather than Nicoll's picks. . . .
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