Here’s a listing of books I have read toward the end of high school, in college and after college. Not in strict chronological order. I’ve added some information in [brackets] to specify if the book is in fact a collection of shorter stories or if I read that particular work on my e-book reader. Not to set a too-ambitious goal, but I hope to write reviews for a majority of the books listed here (and more to come). Probably not multi-page reviews for every single book, but, for example, I could say that McCaffrey’s ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Tower and Hive’ series are good reads for a light-sci-fi fan, but if you don’t want to read a space-set soap-opera, stop about half-way through each series. Which is actually the case. So, hey, six down and a few dozen more to go.

  • Steven Gould
    • Jumper
    • Reflex
    • Wildside
    • Helm
    • Blind Waves
    • Jumper: Griffin’s Story
  • Larry Niven (common themes)
    • Ringworld
    • The Ringworld Engineers
    • The Ringworld Throne
    • Ringworld’s Children
    • Crashlander [short stories]
    • Flatlander [short stories]
    • N Space [short stories]
    • Destiny’s Road
    • Scatterbrain [short stories]
    • Playgrounds of the Mind [short stories]
    • Rainbow Mars [short stories]
    • Three Books of Known Space [short stories]
    • Protector [short stories]
    • The Draco Tavern [short stories]
    • Fleet of Worlds [e-book]
    • The Jigsaw Man [e-short story]
    • A Kind of Murder [e-short story]
    • The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club [e-short story]
    • Wrong Way Street [e-short story]
  • Robert A. Heinlein
    • Double Star
    • Farmer in the Sky
    • Friday
    • Stranger in a Strange Land
    • Starship Troopers
    • The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
    • Farnham’s Freehold
    • The Number of the Beast
    • To Saild Beyond the Sunset
    • Citizen of the Galaxy
    • For Us, the Living
    • Job: A Comedy of Justice
    • Tunnel in the Sky
    • Time Enough for Love
    • The Puppet Mastes [e-book]
    • By His Bootstraps [e-book, free]
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • Douglas Adams
    • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    • Life, the Universe and Everything
    • So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish
  • Arthur C. Clarke
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • 2010: Odyssey Two
    • 2061: Odyssey Three
    • 3001: The Final Odyssey
    • Rendezvous with Rama
    • Rama II
    • The Garden of Rama
    • Rama Revealed
  • Kurt Vonnegut
    • Cat’s Cradle
    • Slaughterhouse-Five
    • Timequake
    • Breakfast of Champions [e-book]
  • Isaac Asimov
    • Foundation
    • Foundation and Empire
    • I, Robot [short stories, e-book]
  • S. M. Stirling
    • Island in the Sea of Time
    • Conquistador
  • Ray Bradbury
    • The Martian Chronicles [short stories]
    • Fahrenheit 451
  • Jules Verne
    • Around the World in Eighty Days [e-book]
    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [e-book]
  • Christopher Rowley
    • Starhammer
    • The Vang-the Military Form
    • The Vang-the Battlemaster
  • Charles Stross
  • Michael Crichton
    • Sphere
    • Timeline [e-book]
  • Rudy Rucker
    • The Fourth Dimension [non-fiction]
    • Master of Space and Time
  • George Carlin
    • Brain Droppings [comedy]
    • Napalm and Silly Putty [comedy]
    • When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops [comedy]
  • Anne McCaffrey
    • To Ride Pegasus [short stories]
    • Pegasus in Flight
    • Pegasus in Space
    • The Rowan
    • Damia
    • Damia’s Children
  • Mark Twain
    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [ebook]
    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [ebook]
  • Philip K. Dick
    • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    • UBIK [e-book]
    • The Man in the High Castle [e-book]
  • Neal Stephenson
  • Alastair Reynolds
    • Galactic North [e-book, short stories]
    • Chasm City
  • The Universe Maker – A. E. van Vogt
  • Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
  • Subterranean – James Rollins
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • Crossfire – Nancy Kress
  • Replay – Ken Grimwood
  • The Loop – Nicholas Evans
  • Gateway – Frederik Pohl
  • Flatland – Edwin Abbott Abbott [e-book]
  • Year’s Best SF 11 – David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer [short stories]
  • Neznaika on the Moon – Nikolai Nosov [e-book]
  • Darwinia – Robert Charles Wilson
  • American Gods – Neil Gaiman [e-book]
  • 1984 – George Orwell [e-book]
  • The Wreck of the River of Stars – Michael Flynn [e-book]
  • The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins [e-book, non-fiction]
  • Neuromancer – William Gibson [e-book]
  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2008 – Ben Bova [e-book]
  • EON – Greg Bear [e-book]
  • Unwise Child – Randall Garrett [e-book, free]
  • Julian – Kate Wilhelm [e-book]
  • The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
  • Ring – Stephen Baxter
  • Year’s Best SF9 – David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer [ebook]

EDIT (08/04/2007): added ‘Darwinia’

EDIT (08/22/2007): added ‘Tunnel in the Sky’ and ‘Time Enough for Love’, which Rachel reminded me she still has

EDIT (09/02/2007): added ‘Accelerando’ and ‘Jumper: Griffin’s Story’; added review link for ‘Accelerando’

EDIT (09/11/2007): added ‘I, Robot’

EDIT (09/19/2007): added works of Rudy Rucker (1 non-fiction) and George Carlin (all 3 non-fiction comedy)

EDIT (09/27/2007): added ‘American Gods’, ‘Glasshouse’

EDIT (09/28/2007): added links to Charles Stross’ works

EDIT (11/4/2007): added ‘1984’ and link to ‘American Gods’

EDIT (11/11/2007): added ‘The Puppet Masters’, my first Heinlein e-book

EDIT (11/29/2007): added ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’

EDIT (12/18/2007): added ‘Fleet of Worlds’

EDIT (01/23/2008): added ‘The Wreck of the River of Stars’

EDIT (4/13/2008): added ‘Breakfast of Champions’, ‘The God Delusion’, ‘Neuromancer’

EDIT (5/11/2008): added ‘Snow Crash’

EDIT (6/27/2008): added ‘The Jigsaw Man’, ‘A Kind of Murder’, ‘The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club’, ‘Wrong Way Street’, ‘UBIK’, ‘The Diamond Age or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer’, ‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2008’ and links to books by Robert J. Sawyer

EDIT (7/12/2008): Added ‘EON’, ‘Unwise Child’, ‘Halting State’ and links to ‘Subterranean’, ‘UBIK’, ‘Destiny’s Road’ and a list of common Niven themes

EDIT (4/7/2009): Added ‘Cryptonomicon’, ‘Quicksilver’, ‘The Confusion’, ‘The System of the World’ and links to all the Stephenson reviews

EDIT (08/02/2009): Added ‘By His Bootstraps’, ‘Saturn’s Children’, ‘Galactic North’, ‘Chasm City’, ‘The Man in the High Castle’, ‘Ring’, “The Selfish Gene’, ‘Year’s Best SF9’

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3 Responses to “Reading”

  1. Fai Says:

    how do you remember all the books you read in 6 odd years?

  2. FuzzyGamer Says:

    i have most of these books. just had to take a picture (they’re in a different room) and write them down in a nice bulleted list. the hard part was remembering the ones i don’t have. i dredged up mccaffrey’s, but there are probably a few that i read that i simply don’t remember. *sigh*

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