Lori's Book Nook

A definitive list

Posted on: August 1, 2006

Are you new to SF (SciFi/Science Fiction/Speculative Fiction)? Wondering where to start?

I just found the index of the 100 science fiction books you just have to read, and it’s quite comprehensive.

And, I’m (only slightly) embarassed to say, a lot of these books I haven’t read, although I’ve been meaning to, really. True classics, all — award-winning or deeply influential (or both!).

Plus, the list is a lie, in a sense. While some of the authors are listed twice (Ursula Le Guin and Isaac Asimov to name two), the list does not take into account the fact that, like chips & popcorn, you can’t just stop after one. You just can’t read Foundation without wanting to dive into the trilogy. One Darkover book will drag you into all of them.

This ain’t a list of 100 books, it’s potentially a list of 500+.

So enjoy, but beware!

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