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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Literary SF: Thanks For Suggestions

I want to thank all of you who have been kind enough to offer me suggestions for literary SF titles (the original post is here). I'm going to list it all here for your amusement:
  • (Larry's suggestions)
    John Crowley's works--Aegypt, Little/Big, etc.
    Gene Wolfe
    Ursela Le Guin
    J. G. Ballard
    Adam Roberts (have one of his books)
  • (Tim Walters' suggestions)
    J.G. Ballard: The Terminal Beach
    John Crowley: Engine Summer
    Samuel R. Delany: Dhalgren (have it)
    Thomas M. Disch: 334; On Wings Of Song
    Ursula K. LeGuin: The Left Hand Of Darkness (have it)
    Kelly Link: Magic For Beginners
    Michael Moorcock: Mother London
    Geoff Ryman: The Child Garden
    Gene Wolfe: The Fifth Head Of Cerberus
    John Fowles: A Maggot
    Alasdair Gray: Lanark
    Richard M. Powers: Galatea 2.2
  • (benc's suggestions)
    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • (JohnC's suggestions)
    Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
    Mindscan by Robert J. Sawyer
    Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • (Demian's suggestions)
    Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
  • (Nick Lyle's suggestions)
    Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (have it and have read it)
  • (Anonymous' suggestions)
    The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
This is a pretty good list thus far. Thanks all for the suggestions and if anyone would like to add to this list, leave a comment! Nothing wrong with having a five-hundred book list of literary SF titles. Heck, toss some literary fantasy in there!

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1 comment:

  1. Hello, Im working on literary speculative fiction list myself. Here is some add - ons:

    Jonathan Carrol - Land Of Laughs, Voice of Our Shadow, among others

    Robert Holdstock - Mythago Wood and Lavondiss

    James P. Blaylock - Paper Grail

    China Mieville - Perdido Street Station

    Theodore Sturgeon - More Than Human

    Aldous Huxley - Brave New World, Ape And Essence, After Many A Summer, Island

    Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf, Magister Ludi

    Gene Wolfe - Free Live Free

    William Burroughs - Naked Lunch

    Jeff VanDerMeer - City Of Saints and Madmen

    Carlos Fuentes - Terra Nostra

    And many more