Saturday, December 18, 2010

Somebody's top 100 SF list

From here; I made some effort to clean up the html. Somebody explain what Ayn Rand is doing here.

  • 100. The Word For World Is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin

  • 99. Sorcerer's Son by Phyllis Eisenstein

  • 98. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress

  • 97. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

  • 96. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

  • 95. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

  • 94. The Company by K.J. Parker

  • 93. An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe

  • 92. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

  • 91. Dhalgren by Samuel Delany

  • 90. Camp Concentration by Thomas Disch

  • 89. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

  • 88. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons

  • 87. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

  • 86. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller

  • 85. Sphere by Michael Crichton

  • 84. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

  • 83. The Alteration by Kingsley Amis

  • 82. The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

  • 81. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

  • 80. Watership Down by Richard Adams

  • 79. Griffin's Egg by Michael Swanwick

  • 78. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

  • 77. Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe

  • 76. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

  • 75. Ringworld by Larry Niven

  • 74. Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling

  • 73. Old Man's War by John Scalzi

  • 72. Maske: Thaery by Jack Vance

  • 71. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • 70. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

  • 69. Flow My Tears The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick

  • 68. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

  • 67. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

  • 66. The High Crusade by Poul Anderson

  • 65. A Song for Lya by George R.R. Martin

  • 64. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft

  • 63. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

  • 62. Wildlife by James Patrick Kelly

  • 61. The Book of Knights by Yves Maynard

  • 60. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

  • 59. Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman

  • 58. Nightwings by Robert Silverberg

  • 57. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • 56. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

  • 55. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

  • 54. The Book of the Short Sun by Gene Wolfe

  • 53. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

  • 52. Foundation by Isaac Asimov

  • 51. The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin

  • 50. The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe

  • 49. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

  • 48. The Demon Princes by Jack Vance

  • 47. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

  • 46. The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

  • 45. Alastor by Jack Vance

  • 44. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

  • 43. Flatland by Edwin Abbott

  • 42. Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein

  • 41. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

  • 40. Animal Farm by George Orwell

  • 39. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

  • 38. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

  • 37. Lyonesse by Jack Vance

  • 36. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

  • 35. True Names by Vernor Vinge

  • 34. Ubik by Philip K. Dick

  • 33. The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

  • 32. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein

  • 31. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

  • 30. A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge

  • 29. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

  • 28. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon

  • 27. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  • 26. 1984 by George Orwell

  • 25. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

  • 24. The Cadwal Chronicles by Jack Vance

  • 23. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

  • 22. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • 21. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

  • 20. The Fifth Head of Cerebus by Gene Wolfe

  • 19. A Song of Ice And Fire by George R.R. Martin

  • 18. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

  • 17. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay

  • 16. The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

  • 15. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

  • 14. All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman

  • 13. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • 12. Planet of Adventure by Jack Vance

  • 11. Dune by Frank Herbert

  • 10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

  • 9. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin

  • 8. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

  • 7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  • 6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • 5. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

  • 4. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin

  • 3. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

  • 2. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

  • 1. The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe



1 comment:

Brian D said...

Considering the prevalence of Heinlein (The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress as number 2? Really?), it's a wonder that Rand wasn't higher on this guy's list.

(Card as a person fits in a similar vein, but it didn't really show up in Ender's Game or Speaker for the Dead (barring shades of techno-utopianism which are almost omnipresent in some sci-fi styles). The books he writes that are more openly libertarian, i.e. Empire, are nowhere near as good.)