Thursday, February 08, 2007

A good reading list

I love reading lists, especially science fiction/fantasy reading lists, and while looking through the latest Science Fiction Book Club mailing tonight, I was impressed by the roster of reprint titles in the club's 50th Anniversary Collection. So far there are four series, each one reprinting eight titles from a different decade.

The '50s
City by Clifford D. Simak
The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
The Door Into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
Under Pressure by Frank Herbert

The '60s
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer

The '70s
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Gloriana by Michael Moorcock
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

The '80s
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Blood Music by Greg Bear
Courtship Rite by Donald Kingsbury
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
Startide Rising by David Brin


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