Thursday, November 10, 2005

Lists of Geek and SF books

SFSignal: Another List: Top 20 Geek Novels

The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick

Neuromancer by William Gibson

Dune by Frank Herbert

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson

Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham

Amazon's Editors Pick Top 10 SF/F Titles for 2005

The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks

Accelerando by Charles Stross

Looking for Jake : Stories by China Mieville

Olympos by Dan Simmons

Magic Street by Orson Scott Card

Anansi Boys : A Novel by Neil Gaiman

Knife of Dreams (The Wheel of Time, Book 11) by Robert Jordan

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin

The Narrows by Alexander Irvine

Woken Furies (Takeshi Kovacs Novels) by Richard K. Morgan

Note - the above list has no novels before late June?

I might add the following from January to June for consideration .

Crystal Soldier by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Metallic Love by Tanith Lee

Chill Factor : Book Three of the Weather Warden by Rachel Caine

Natural History by Justina Robson

Homeward Bound by Harry Turtledove

Behemoth, Book Two: Seppuku by Peter Watts

Destroyer (Foreigner series) by C. J. Cherryh

Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow

The House of Storms by Ian R. MacLeod

Shadow of the Giant (Ender series) by Orson Scott Card

A Secret Atlas (The Age of Discovery, Book 1) by Michael A. Stackpole

The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle

Armies Of Hanuman (Ramayana Series) by Ashok K. Banker

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Well of Stars (sequel to Marrow) by Robert Reed

Buried Deep (Retrieval Artist Novels, No. 4) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Mindscan by Robert J. Sawyer

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

Migration (Species Imperative, No. 2) by Julie E. Czerneda

MirrorMask: The Illustrated Film Script of the Motion Picture from the Jim Henson Company by by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean

The Rivers of War by Eric Flint (alternate history - 1814)

Gravity Wells (story collection) by James Alan Gardner

Sanctuary (The Dragon Jousters, Book 3) by Mercedes Lackey

Child of a Rainless Year by Jane Lindskold

The Unhandsome Prince by John Moore

Darwin's Watch: Science of Discworld III (UK) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

The Hallowed Hunt (Chalion, Book 3) by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Tyranny of the Night : Book One of the Instrumentalities of the Night by Glen Cook

Lord Byron's Novel by John Crowley

Laughin' Boy by Bradley Denton

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco, Geoffrey Brock (Translator)

Child of Earth (The Sea of Grass Trilogy) by David Gerrold

The Summer Isles by Ian R. MacLeod

To Crush the Moon (Collapsium series) by Wil Mccarthy

Od Magic by Patricia A. McKillip

The White Wolf's Son by Michael Moorcock

Building Harlequin's Moon by Larry Niven, Brenda Cooper

Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds

The Hidden Family (The Merchant Princes, Book 2)
by Charles Stross

Mammoth by John Varley

Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente

The Science of the HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Michael Hanlon

Foop! by Chris Genoa


Gary said...

Note I haven't read any of them - which is why my 6 month list has 44 books in it. I just used Locus and Amazon to get the early 2005 books and checked to see if the readers were approving and if I thought the SF&F people I know (and me) might like them. Interesting that Foop! was not on the Locus list.

Gary said...

Oh, I read all but 2 of the 20 geek books, I am a geek. I just haven't read any of the books published this year.

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Anonymous said...


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Gary said...

Sure, this is an old post.

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...


I have a question for the webmaster/admin here at

Can I use some of the information from your post above if I give a backlink back to this site?


Gary said...

Linking is free. Or maybe I should say linking is $1000 and make some money. Except for the partial year from Amazon those are not mine.