December 29th, 2018

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[personal profile] morgan_dhu, [personal profile] oursin and [personal profile] arkessian have all flagged up this list by James Davis Nicoll on 100 SF/F Books You Should Consider Reading in the New Year

I have read 41 of these books, own 34 of them.

One book, The Handmaid's Tale, I started and gave up. My parents were biblical literalists. Twisted fundie dystopias are - not my cup of tea.

Long ago I read Zenna Henderson's first volume of stories about 'the People', but haven't read the complete collection.

In some cases I have read a number of books by the author, but not the title listed:
  • Lois McMaster Bujold: I have read some of the Vorkosigan books but much prefer her fantasy fiction.
  • Barbara Hambly: I like her books but don't read the vampire series; I do not like vampire stories, on the whole (though make an exception for Lefanu's Carmilla).
  • Andre Norton: I began reading her books in the early sixties, borrowing them from the children's section in the public library. I have read a good many of them and own a fair few, but I don't think I have ever read Galactic Derelict.
  • Melissa Scott: I like the books she wrote with Lisa Barnett - The Armor of Light, an alternate history fantasy set in Elizabethan England, and the two Astreiant novels, Point of Hopes and Point of Dreams. Lisa Barnett, sadly, died in 2006. But hey: I see from Goodreads that over the last six years Melissa Scott has published three more novels in the Astreiant series. (Dashes off to place an order.)
Italic = I have read the book. (I have starred the books of which I own a copy.)
Underlined = I have read something by the same author.
Italic and underlined = I have read part of the book, in a previous, less complete edition
Strikethrough = I started it, but gave up.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (2014)*
The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken (1981)*
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa (2001-2010)
Yokohama Kaidashi KikĊ by Hitoshi Ashinano (1994-2006)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)
Stinz: Charger: The War Stories by Donna Barr (1987)
The Sword and the Satchel by Elizabeth Boyer (1980)
Galactic Sibyl Sue Blue by Rosel George Brown (1968)
The Mountains of Mourning by Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull (1987)
Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (1980)
Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey (2010)
The Fortunate Fall by Raphael Carter (1996)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (2015)
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant (1970)*
The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas (1980)*
Gate of Ivrel by C.J. Cherryh (1976)*
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (2015)*

Diadem from the Stars by Jo Clayton (1977)
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (1973)

Genpei by Kara Dalkey (2000)
Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard (2010)
The Secret Country by Pamela Dean (1985)
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany (1975)
The Door into Fire by Diane Duane (1979)*

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis (2016)
Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott (2006)
Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl (1970)
Golden Witchbreed by Mary Gentle (1983)*
The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss (1997)*
A Mask for the General by Lisa Goldstein (1987)*
Slow River by Nicola Griffith (1995)*

Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly (1988)
Winterlong by Elizabeth Hand (1990)
Ingathering by Zenna Henderson (1995) (possibly not under this title)
The Interior Life by Dorothy Heydt (writing as Katherine Blake, 1990)
God Stalk by P. C. Hodgell (1982)
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (1998)
Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang (2014)
Blood Price by Tanya Huff (1991)
The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes (1980)
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (2011)
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta (2014)
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (2015)
Cart and Cwidder by Diane Wynne Jones (1975)*
Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones (2014)
Hellspark by Janet Kagan (1988)
A Voice Out of Ramah by Lee Killough (1979)
St Ailbe’s Hall by Naomi Kritzer (2004)
Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz (1970)
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner (1987)*
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)*

Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier (2005)
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1974)*
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (2013)*
Biting the Sun by Tanith Lee (Also titled Drinking Sapphire Wine, 1979)*

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (2016)
Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm (1986)*
Adaptation by Malinda Lo (2012)
Watchtower by Elizabeth A. Lynn (1979)*
Tea with the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy (1983)*

The Outback Stars by Sandra McDonald (2007)
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh (1992)
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (1978)*
The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip (1976)*
Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees (1926)*

Pennterra by Judith Moffett (1987)
The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe (2010)
Jirel of Joiry by C. L. Moore (1969)*
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2016)
The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy (1989)*
Vast by Linda Nagata (1998)
Galactic Derelict by Andre Norton (1959)
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (2006)
Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara (1993)
Outlaw School by Rebecca Ore (2000)
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (2014)
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (1983)
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy (1976)*
Godmother Night by Rachel Pollack (1996)*
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti (1859)*

My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (2011)
The Female Man by Joanna Russ (1975)*
Stay Crazy by Erika L. Satifka (2016)
The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (1988)
Five-Twelfths of Heaven by Melissa Scott (1985)
Everfair by Nisi Shawl (2016)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)*
A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski (1986)*
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (1970)*
Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree, Jr. (1978)*

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (1996)
The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (1980)*
All Systems Red by Martha Wells (2017)
The Well-Favored Man by Elizabeth Willey (1993)
Banner of Souls by Liz Williams (2004)
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (2012)
Ariosto by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1980)
Ooku by Fumi Yoshinaga (2005-present)