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The Bellinghman
Date: 2003-12-31 02:07
Subject: SF&F books meme
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1 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke (not very Clarkean)
2 Foundation Isaac Asimov
3 Dune Frank Herbert
4 Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
5 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein
6 Valis Philip K. Dick
(I'm pretty sure I've read this one - if not, it's about the only PKD I haven't)
7 Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
8 Gateway Frederik Pohl
(and Beyond the Blue Event Horizon)
9 Space Merchants Frederik Pohl

10 Earth Abides George R.R. Stewart
11 Cuckoo's Egg C.J. Cherryh (reread in the last year - I've a huge Cherryh fan)
12 Star Surgeon James White
13 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Philip K. Dick

14 Radix A. A. Attanasio (though I may have it)
15 2001 A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke (and 2010 etc. The sequels were pretty poor)
16 Ringworld Larry Niven
17 A Case of Conscience James Blish
18 Last and First Man Olaf Stapledon
19 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
20 Way Station Clifford D. Simak

21 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon (well, I don't remember it - but it might be a case that I do when I see the cover)
22 Gray Lensman E.E. "Doc" Smith
23 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
24 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
25 Behold the Man Michael Moorcock
26 Star Maker Olaf Stapledon
27 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
28 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
29 Heritage of Hastur Marion Zimmer Bradley
(a very long series, this one, that I got into some twenty years back)
30 The Time Machine H. G. Wells
31 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
(a shame he didn't write more)
32 Slan A. E. Van Vogt
33 Neuromancer William Gibson
34 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card

35 In Conquest Born C. S. Friedman (I have some of hers, this may or may not be among them)
36 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny
37 Eon Greg Bear
38 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey
(great fun, but the rest went downhill into the slush)
39 Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne
40 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
(which causes my sister Dorcas some grief, when RAH names a man Dorcas)
41 Cosm Gregory Benford
42 The Voyage of the Space Beagle A. E. Van Vogt
43 Blood Music Greg Bear
44 Beggars in Spain Nancy Kress
(hey, telepathy rules)
45 Omnivore Piers Anthony
(best he did, in some respects)
46 I, Robot Isaac Asimov
47 Mission of Gravity Hal Clement
48 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip Jose Farmer
(it's weird turning on the TV, and finding yourself in the middle of a film that you slowly recognise is this story)
49 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
50 The Man Who Folded Himself David Gerrold (huge silly fun)
51 1984 George Orwell

52 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl And Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson (if I have read it, it was a very long time ago)
53 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
54 Flesh Philip Jose Farmer
(PJF in his ... nastier moments)
55 Cities in Flight James Blish
(the whole series is wonderful)
56 Shadow of the Torturer Gene Wolfe
(great series)
57 Startide Rising David Brin
(Uplift - yeah!)
58 Triton Samuel R. Delany
59 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
(I prefer The Sheep Look Up)
60 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
61 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
62 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr.

63 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes (I've never actually seen this. Shame)
64 No Blade of Grass John Christopher (I may have read this, or may not. I'm not sure.)
65 The Postman David Brin
66 Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
67 Berserker Fred Saberhagen
68 Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott

69 Planiverse A. K. Dewdney (I must get our library indexed, this may be in there.)
70 Dragon's Egg Robert L. Forward
71 Downbelow Station C. J. Cherryh
(Did I mention I've read just about everything Cherryh wrote?)
72 Dawn Octavia E. Butler (I'm putting this down as a no, but again, it may be that I just don't remember this title)
73 The Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein
74 The Doomsday Book Connie Willis
75 Forever War Joe Haldeman
76 Deathbird Stories Harlan Ellison
(Harlan at his best)
77 Roadside Picnic Arkady Strugatsky
78 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge
79 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
80 Drowned World J.G. Ballard
81 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
(Ice 9 - yes)
82 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson

83 Upanishads Various
84 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
85 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
86 The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin
87 The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham
88 Mutant Henry Kuttner
89 Solaris Stanislaw Lem

90 Ralph 124C41+ Hugo Gernsback (I really have never seen this one - I'd read it only for completeness)
91 I Am Legend Richard Matheson (I've read some Matheson, but not this. However, the film Omega Man made from it is pretty memorable.)
92 Timescape Gregory Benford
93 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester

94 War with the Newts Karl Kapek
95 Mars Ben Bova
96 Brain Wave Poul Anderson
97 Hyperion Dan Simmons (not my favourite)
98 The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton (not a writer I like - too anti-science)
99 Camp Concentration Thomas M. Disch (there's little Disch I like)
100 A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2003-12-31 03:54 (UTC)
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We also have nrs 21 and 74 and yes we must get the library catalogued!
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User: vatine
Date: 2003-12-31 05:14 (UTC)
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I do have some usable (for some values of) cataloguing s/w I wrote for my own library. Remind me at some point and I'll point you at it. It's available in either python or perl flavour.
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Eleanor Blair
User: lnr
Date: 2003-12-31 06:06 (UTC)
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A friend speaks highly of http://www.readerware.com/
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2003-12-31 08:55 (UTC)
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Thanks for the pointer! I've got http://isbntools.com/ bookmarked but haven't done anything about it yet - my excuse is that I'm waiting for the bellinghman to connnect up the network point in the library so that I can sit in there with my laptop and be connected to the 'net. He got as far as nipping in to work yesterday to bring the punch down tool he needs, all I need to do now is persuade him to use it :-)
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User: vatine
Date: 2003-12-31 09:52 (UTC)
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Wireless? It *has* been on my "things to evaluate for home", but getting the old serial terminals hooked up is slightly above it on the list.
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