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January 19th, 2010

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11:06 am - Must-Read Stories
As promised, here's a list from the Must-Read Stories panel which was in 201 on Saturday from 7-8. My notes were not complete, so I'm sure I've missed many books that were mentioned at the panel; I hope that other panelists and attendees will fill in what I've missed. I'm also including stories on my list that I didn't have time to mention.

The list is in alphabetical order by author's last name.

Adams, Douglas – The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Anderson, Poul, & Dickson, Gordon R. - Earthman's Burden
Asimov, Isaac – (short stories)
Asimov, Isaac – Foundation (series, 1st three novels)
Blish, James – Cities In Flight
Blish, James – The Devil's Day
Boucher, Anthony – The Compleat Boucher
Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
Brin, David – the Uplift series
Brown, Fredric – From These Ashes
Brust, Steven – To Reign In Hell
Bujold, Lois McMaster – The Warrior's Apprentice
Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange
Clarke, Athur C. - Tales From The White Hart
Clarke, Athur C. - The City and the Stars
de Camp, L. Sprague, & Pratt, Fletcher – The Complete Enchanter
Dickson, Gordon R. - The Dorsai series
Dunsany, Lord – (short stories)
Ellison, Harlan (ed) – Dangerous Visions
Feist, Raymond – Magician
Heinlein, Robert – (juvenile novels)
Heinlein, Robert – Assignment In Eternity
Heinlein, Robert – Stranger In A Strange Land
Heinlein, Robert – The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
Heinlein, Robert – The Past Through Tomorrow
Herbert, Frank – Dune
Hughart, Barry – Bridge of Birds
Kornbluth, C.M. - His Share of Glory
Laumer, Keith – the Bolo series
Le Guin, Ursula – The Lathe of Heaven
Le Guin, Ursula – The Left Hand of Darkness
Lovecraft, H.P.
Moore, Alan – Watchmen
Niven, Larry – (short stories)
Niven, Larry – Ringworld
Orwell, George – 1984
Orwell, George – Animal Farm
Pratchett, Terry – the Discworld series
Sheckley, Robert – (short stories)
Silverberg, Robert – Lord Valentine's Castle
Silverberg, Robert (ed) – The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, vol. 1
Simak, Clifford
Smith, Cordwainer – Norstrilla
Smith, Cordwainer – The Instrumentality of Mankind
Tenn, William – Of Men & Monsters
Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Lord of the Rings
Wells, H.G. - (short stories)
Wells, H.G. - The Time Machine
Wells, H.G. - The War of the Worlds
Zelazny, Roger – Lord of Light
Zelazny, Roger – the Amber series

Looking over the list, I can see that we easily could have gone twice as long without doing justice to the topic. Please consider this just a "starter" list - I, for one, could easily add dozens more to it.

I enjoyed doing the panel very much - thanks, everyone! You were all great.

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Date:January 19th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I enjoyed the panel very much and studiously took notes, but the more the merrier.
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Date:January 19th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
... and Neuromancer.

(though I see woodwardiocom included them both on his list)
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Date:January 19th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
My list was:

The Lensman Series by Smith
The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov
Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein
Neuromancer by Gibson
The Harry Potter Series by Rowling

Black Destroyer by Van Vogt
The Sentinel by Clarke
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Ellison
Ender's Game by Card
A Study in Emerald by Gaiman
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Date:January 21st, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Being the reprobate I am my list was a touch eclectic (and I subtracted books already picked):

Young Miles or Cordelia's Honor by Lois Bujold
Magician (Single unit or Magician Apprentice and Magician Master) by Raymond Feist
Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn (I know it is in one of the NESFA collections of the author.)
Castle Perilous by John Dechancie
A Wrinkle in Time Madaline L'engle
Animal Farm by George Orwell

I'm sure there were more, i just don't recall what the heck they were.

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