Fantasy Masterworks Meme

July 9, 2010 at 8:34 am (Book memes, fantasy)

Aha!  Orion Publishing Group is also bringing out a series of Fantasy Masterworks, which are helpfully listed together at a completely different website.  So of course I have to meme those, too.

1.  Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
2. Time and the Gods by Lord Dunsany
3. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
4. Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
5. Little, Big by John Crowley
6. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
7. Viriconium by M. John Harrison
8. The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard
9. The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
10. The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea by L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt
11. Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
12. Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe
13. Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
14. Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
15. The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
16. The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard
17. Elric by Michael Moorcock
18. The First Book of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
19. Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
20. Time and Again by Jack Finney
21. Mistress of Mistresses by E. R. Eddison
22. Gloriana or the Unfilled Queen by Michael Moorcock
23. The Well of the Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt
24. The Second Book of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber
25. Voice of Our Shadow by Jonathan Carroll
26. The Emperor of Dreams by Clarke Ashton Smith
27. Lyonesse: Suldrun’s Garden by Jack Vance
28. Peace by Gene Wolfe
29. The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
30. The Chronicles of Corum by Michael Moorcock
31. Black Gods and Scarlet Dreams by C. L. Moore
32. The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson
33. The House on the Borderlands and Other Novels by William Hope Hodgson
34. The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
35. Lyonesse II: The Green Pearl and Madouc
36. The History of the Runestaff by Michael Moorcock
37. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
38. Darker Than You Think and Other Novels by Jack Williamson
39. The Mabinogion by Evangeline Walton (well, I’ve read a different edition)
40. Three Hearts & Three Lions by Poul Anderson
41. Grendel by John Gardner
42. The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick
43. Was by Geoff Ryman
44. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
45. Replay by Ken Grimwood
46. Sea Kings of Mars and Other Worldly Stories by Leigh Brackett
47. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
48. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
49. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

50. The Mark of the Beast and Other Fantastical Tales by Rudyard Kipling

Looks like I’ve read more of these “lost” fantasy works than I have of the SF works.  Not really surprising, when I think about it.  (But was Something Wicked really out of print???  Astounding.)

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SF Masterworks Meme

July 9, 2010 at 8:09 am (Book memes, science fiction)

Courtesy of my friend Paul, a list of “Gollancz SF Masterworks,” which appears to be an effort to keep these classics in print – which I definitely applaud.  But which ones have I actually read?

As usual with memes, bold means I’ve read it, italics means I tried and couldn’t finish it (or think I read it, but can’t remember it well enough to be sure).

1 – The Forever War – Joe Haldeman

2 – I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
3 – Cities in Flight – James Blish
4 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
5 – The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester
6 – Babel-17 – Samuel R. Delany
7 – Lord of Light – Roger Zelazny
8 – The Fifth Head of Cerberus – Gene Wolfe
9 – Gateway – Frederik Pohl
10 – The Rediscovery of Man – Cordwainer Smith

11 – Last and First Men – Olaf Stapledon
12 – Earth Abides – George R. Stewart
13 – Martian Time-Slip – Philip K. Dick
14 – The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester
15 – Stand on Zanzibar – John Brunner (need to give this another try)
16 – The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin
17 – The Drowned World – J. G. Ballard
18 – The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut
19 – Emphyrio – Jack Vance
20 – A Scanner Darkly – Philip K. Dick
21 – Star Maker – Olaf Stapledon
22 – Behold the Man – Michael Moorcock
23 – The Book of Skulls – Robert Silverberg
24 – The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells
25 – Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
26 – Ubik – Philip K. Dick
27 – Timescape – Gregory Benford
28 – More Than Human – Theodore Sturgeon
29 – Man Plus – Frederik Pohl
30 – A Case of Conscience – James Blish

31 – The Centauri Device – M. John Harrison
32 – Dr. Bloodmoney – Philip K. Dick
33 – Non-Stop – Brian Aldiss
34 – The Fountains of Paradise – Arthur C. Clarke
35 – Pavane – Keith Roberts
36 – Now Wait for Last Year – Philip K. Dick
37 – Nova – Samuel R. Delany
38 – The First Men in the Moon – H. G. Wells
39 – The City and the Stars – Arthur C. Clarke
40 – Blood Music – Greg Bear

41 – Jem – Frederik Pohl
42 – Bring the Jubilee – Ward Moore
43 – VALIS – Philip K. Dick
44 – The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula K. Le Guin
45 – The Complete Roderick – John Sladek
46 – Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said – Philip K. Dick
47 – The Invisible Man – H. G. Wells
48 – Grass – Sheri S. Tepper
49 – A Fall of Moondust – Arthur C. Clarke
50 – Eon – Greg Bear

51 – The Shrinking Man – Richard Matheson
52 – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch – Philip K. Dick
53 – The Dancers at the End of Time – Michael Moorcock
54 – The Space Merchants – Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth
55 – Time Out of Joint – Philip K. Dick
56 – Downward to the Earth – Robert Silverberg
57 – The Simulacra – Philip K. Dick
58 – The Penultimate Truth – Philip K. Dick
59 – Dying Inside – Robert Silverberg
60 – Ringworld – Larry Niven

61 – The Child Garden – Geoff Ryman
62 – Mission of Gravity – Hal Clement
63 – A Maze of Death – Philip K. Dick
64 – Tau Zero – Poul Anderson
65 – Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur C. Clarke
66 – Life During Wartime – Lucius Shepard
67 – Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – Kate Wilhelm
68 – Roadside Picnic – Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
69 – Dark Benediction – Walter M. Miller, Jr.
70 – Mockingbird – Walter Tevis

71 – Dune – Frank Herbert
72 – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein

73 – The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick
74 – Inverted World – Christopher Priest
75 – Kurt Vonnegut – Cat’s Cradle
76 – H.G. Wells – The Island of Dr. Moreau
77 – Arthur C. Clarke – Childhood’s End
78 – H.G. Wells – The Time Machine
79 – Samuel R. Delany – Dhalgren
80 – Brian Aldiss – Helliconia

81 – H.G. Wells – Food of the Gods
82 – Jack Finney – The Body Snatchers
83 – Joanna Russ – The Female Man
84 – M.J. Engh – Arslan

Huh.  Clearly I’ve read even less Philip K. Dick than I thought I had.  This list’s focus on previously out-of-print works makes for an interesting collection, I have to say.

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