Fifteen Books

The thematic content is fifteen books of great importance – recited without looking them up. Material that sticks, like, forever. Now, tag fifteen friends.

1. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
2. Stranger in a Strange Land by RAH
3. Job: a comedy of justice by RAH
4. King James Bible
5. Lamb by Christopher Moore
6. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
7. Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
8. Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling
9. Neuromancer by William Gibson
10. Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
11. (author’s name only, no longer have titles without a search, but the writer’s name is A. Bertram Chandler)
12. They Came and Ate Us by Robert Rankin
13. Good Omens by Neil Gaimen & other guy
14. American Gods by Neil Gaimen
15. Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling

The odd part, each book and author, well, most of them, lots of them, have whole series. Three, five, seven books. Not just one.

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  • Sarah Jun 22, 2009 @ 17:27

    May I add my list (some just author with many books)?
    ~Bhagavad Gita
    ~Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
    ~Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans
    ~Lois McMaster Bujold (I notice your list didn’t have any women authors)
    ~C.J. Cherryh
    ~Ursula LeGuin
    ~Dune, Frank Herbert
    ~A.A. Milne (I learned to read from Winne-the-Pooh)
    ~Andre Norton
    ~King Lear, William Shakespeare
    ~James White
    ~T.H. White
    ~Connie Willis
    ~Roger Zelazny

    I’ve also read several on your list, notably Heinlein and Stephenson, KJ Bible, Gibson, Chandler. I’ll tag 15 friends and see where it goes.

  • El Muchacho Alegre Jun 22, 2009 @ 19:39

    Connie Willis, Kage Baker and Marge Piercy are all favorite authors, but the “quick 15” — was what it was.

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