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blatantly stolen from beckmumble, who I got to see yesterday [Jun. 25th, 2006|08:35 pm]
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Book meme: bold the ones you've read

This didn't originally have an explanation, but a little web searching yielded the fact that these are Hugo Award winners (the science fiction award given on behalf of SF fans; the Nebula award is determined by professional authors). I know it looks a little scant for me, but actually I'm surprised how many of these I've read. It's been years since I regularly read SF/Fantasy, and even then I was very selective.

Most of these that I've read are among my favorite books. The Diamond Age is very possibly my favorite read of the 1990's. For SCA readers in particular, I recommend Doomsday Book (the book Michael Crichton's Timeline, and at least one other book, should have been) and A Canticle for Leibowitz, which I have adored since high school.

2005, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke
2004, Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold
2003, Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer
2002, American Gods, Neil Gaiman
2001, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J. K. Rowling
2000, A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
1999, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
1998, Forever Peace, Joe Haldeman
1997, Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
1996, The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
1995, Mirror Dance, Lois McMaster Bujold
1994, Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
1993, Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
1993, A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
1992, Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold
1991, The Vor Game, Lois McMaster Bujold
1990, Hyperion, Dan Simmons
1989, Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
1988, The Uplift War, David Brin
1987, Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
1986, Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
1985, Neuromancer, William Gibson
1984, Startide Rising, David Brin
1983, Foundation's Edge, Isaac Asimov
1982, Downbelow Station, C. J. Cherryh
1981, The Snow Queen, Joan D. Vinge
1980, The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke
1979, Dreamsnake, Vonda N. McIntyre
1978, Gateway, Frederik Pohl
1977, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang, Kate Wilhelm
1976, The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
1975, The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin
1974, Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
1973, The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov
1972, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip José Farmer
1971, Ringworld, Larry Niven
1970, The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
1969, Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
1968, Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
1967, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein
1966, Dune, Frank Herbert
1966, "...And Call Me Conrad" (This Immortal), Roger Zelazny
1965, The Wanderer, Fritz Leiber
1964, "Here Gather the Stars" (Way Station), Clifford D. Simak
1963, The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
1962, Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
1961, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M., Miller Jr
1960, Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
1959, A Case of Conscience, James Blish
1958, The Big Time, Fritz Leiber
1956, Double Star, Robert A. Heinlein
1955, They'd Rather Be Right (The Forever Machine), Mark Clifton & Frank Riley
1953, The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester

[User Picture]From: baron_berwyn
2006-06-26 03:14 am (UTC)
Would be a really short list for me. the only one of these I've read is harry Potter.
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[User Picture]From: aryanhwy
2006-06-26 08:04 am (UTC)
I really really recommend "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell". Borrowed it from one of my office mates last year, and it was one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's especially good if you like Napoleanic-era writing.
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[User Picture]From: gflower
2006-06-26 07:38 pm (UTC)
There's a LOT on the list that I'd like to read. I may start with that! Even the stuff I have read, I'd like to re-read (it's been far too long since I read A Canticle for Leibowitz and I think I'll have a new perspective on the second part, having studied Renaissance history a bit since then).
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[User Picture]From: so_zanie
2006-06-26 07:18 pm (UTC)
Hey--I'm friending you (what else can you do after you sing the SCA librarian song together? ;) )

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