The OF Blog: Another interesting SF list

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Another interesting SF list

Again, copying this list from M. John Harrison's post on "some interesting science fiction", with bold for books/stories I've read and italics for the ones I own but haven't yet read:

Frankenstein, 1818, Mary Shelley

The Time Machine, 1895, HG Wells

The War of the Worlds, 1898, HG Wells

The Purple Cloud , 1901, MP Shiel

The House on the Borderland, 1908, W Hope Hodgson

Metropolis, 1927, Fritz Lang

Last & First Men, 1930, Olaf Stapledon

At the Mountains of Madness, 1936, HP Lovecraft

Out of the Silent Planet, 1938, CS Lewis

The Golden Amazon, 1944, John Russel Fearn

1984, 1949, George Orwell

The Paradox Men, 1953, Charles L Harness

Shambleau & Others, 1953, CL Moore

Dan Dare: Operation Saturn, 1953/4, Frank Hampson

Them!, 1954, dir Douglas

The Man with Absolute Motion, 1955, Silas Water

Tiger Tiger, 1955, Alfred Bester

V, 1956, Thomas Pynchon

The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957, dir Arnold

Quatermass 2, 1957, Nigel Kneale

Journey Into Space, 1953/8, Charles Chilton

The Sirens of Titan, 1959, Kurt Vonnegut

Rogue Moon, 1960, Algis Budrys

The Voices of Time, 1962, JG Ballard

The Alley God, 1962, Philip Jose Farmer

A for Andromeda, 1962, Fred Hoyle & John Elliot

The Secret of Sinharat, 1964, Leigh Brackett

The Terminal Beach, 1964, JG Ballard

The Anything Box, 1965, Zenna Henderson

Alphaville, 1965, dir Goddard

Babel 17, 1966, Samuel R Delany

Mr Da V & Other Stories, 1967, Kit Reed

Report on Probability A, 1968, Brian W Aldiss

The Final Programme, 1968, Michael Moorcock

The Atrocity Exhibition, 1969, JG Ballard

Roadside Picnic, 1971, A&B Strugatsky

Vermillion Sands, 1971, JG Ballard

334, 1972, Thomas M Disch

Ten Thousand Light Years from Home, 1973, James Tiptree Jr

The Clangers, 1969/74, Oliver Postgate

The Grain Kings, 1976, Keith Roberts

Altered States, 1978, Paddy Chayevsky

Timescape, 1980, Gregory Benford

Repo Man, 1984, dir Cox

Neuromancer, 1984, William Gibson

Schismatrix, 1985, Bruce Sterling

The Unconquered Country, 1986, Geoff Ryman

Escape Plans, 1986, Gwyneth Jones

A Spaceship Built of Stone, 1987, Lisa Tuttle

Tank Girl, 1988, Martin & Hewlett

Flatliners, 1990, dir Schumacher

War Fever, 1990, JG Ballard

Sarah Canary, 1991, Karen Joy Fowler

Feersum Endjinn, 1994, Iain M Banks

Fairyland, 1996, Paul J McCauley

Event Horizon, 1997, dir Anderson

What’s He Building in There ?, 1999, Tom Waits

Under the Skin, 2000, Michel Faber

Synners, 2001, by Pat Cadigan

Natural History, 2003, Justina Robson

Samorost, 2003, Jakub Dvorsky

Dare, 2005, Gorillaz

The Weight of Numbers, 2006, Simon Ings

Not surprising how few of these I've read and/or own. Guess I have more to learn, no? And before any question why X was included and Y excluded, be sure to read Harrison's explanations, as it explains his rationale quite well.


Terry Weyna said...

No one mentioned Tiptree on your Genderfail post, did they? Definitely someone you should read -- and someone you would undoubtedly enjoy. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever would be the place to go; I think it contains most of her stories, including those in the collection Harrison cites.

Lsrry said...

No, I don't think so. And she certainly is one I've heard much about and will have to try soon. Thanks for reminding me of her!

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