Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Top 100 SF books: addendum

In case the random mini-reviews in the comments did not help you decide which Top 100 SF book to tackle next, how about the world's biggest flowchart?

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  1. Brilliant!
    Sad to see the Reality Dysfunction series by Peter F Hamilton is missing though.
    Now there's a big, fat, juicy series!

  2. Cool!

    I have one to add - just read it and it's outstanding:

    Embassytown, by China Mievielle - check it out

  3. Wow! Funder, that is truly impressive! (and I love the path that ends with "Tough!" in response to the question about time travel! LOL )

  4. Jean - Eeeek! I totally didn't make a flowchart that cool, I just found it and reposted it. It might inspire me to try some of the books I haven't read, though.

    Martine - I do love the voidships, but I haven't finished the RD series yet. I read the first two books when they were new, but I haven't gone back to finish it yet. So many characters, and so depressing... My husband says it's worthwhile though.

    Kate - I will try it. I loved UnLunDun, but I haven't been able to get into another Mieville. Haven't tried Embassytown though.

  5. Thank you, I've gotten so many book suggestions lately from reading your blog (I've only read 3/4 of the books NPR mentions- I have to get going).

    Good for them mentioning World War Z, that book was awesome.

  6. Hi Funder - I've got an award for you! Drop by my blog to pick it up...

  7. Whoa. NPR hires some seriously....detail oriented...people. That's both scholarly and architecturally awesome.

    Thanks for posting it!


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