See What Books I’ve Read
A number of years ago, I decided to recreate a list of all the books I’ve read. I know I’ve missed some.
No Hardy Boys books are listed, for instance. In later years I’ve tracked everything in the current year
separately, then added them to the rest of the long list in Jan. The year is when I finished reading, not when I started.
This list is under construction, and may be under construction forever.
Gleick, James – Chaos
A popular-level book on this exciting new branch of mathematics.
White, Michael – Isaac Newton – The Last Sorcerer
The life of this brilliant father of modern science was not without controversy.
Abel, Morrison, and Wolff – Exploration of the Universe
Acance and Quismorio, Jr. – Candon: Nostalgia and Reflection
Alderton, David – Livebearers
Understanding Guppies, Mollies, Swordtails and more. (No Endlers though)
Allen, Robert L. – The Port Chicago Mutiny
Alvarez, Walter – T.Rex and the Crater of Doom
Amende, Coral – The Crossword Obsession
Interesting history and culture of the Crossword Puzzle, with input from many contemporary names in the business.
Andrews, Excell, and Carrington – Manual of Fish Health
Appelbaum, Judith – How to get Happily Published
Arfkin – Mathematical Methods for Physicists
Asimov, Isaac – I. Asimov
Memoirs of the prolific author.
Atkins, P.W. – The Periodic KingdomAn interesting tour for the non-chemist.
Axelrod, Glen S., and Scott, Brian M. – Encyclopedia of Exotic Fishes
A fairly complete catalog of freshwater fishes though not a lot of detail in many cases.
Axelrod, Herbert R. and Burgess, Warren E – Freshwater Angelfish
More of a history of angelfish in the aquarium rather than a how-to guide, though there are some comments at the end on breeding strategy.
Baragary, Ray – Billboard Guide to Home Recording
Barber, Terry Anne – The Simple Guide to Garden Ponds
Bardosh, Karl – The Comlete Idiot’s Guide to Digital Video
Another good primer.
Barnwell, Nayebi, and Richardson – Speech Coding
Beck, Peggy V., Walters, Anna Lee, Francisco, Nia – The Sacred
A survey of Native American spiritual beliefs.
Beiser – Physics
Bickham – The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes
Bolles, Richard Nelson – What Color is Your Parachute? 1995
Bennett, Arnold – How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Interesting if not old ideas on getting the most out of life.
Boruchowitz, David E. – The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums
Bova, Ben – The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
Bowman, Senior, and Uslenghi – Electromagnetic and Acoustic Scattering by Simple Shapes
Bowman, Frank – Introduction to Bessel Functions
Boy Scouts of America – Boy Scout Handbook
Boy Scouts of America – Tiger Cub Handbook
Boy Scouts of America – Wolf Cub Handbook
Boy Scouts of America – Bear Cub Handbook
Boy Scouts of America – Webelos Handbook
Boy Scouts of America – Boy Scout Fieldbook
Bradbury, Ray – Zen in the Art of Writing
A different kind of writing book. Very motivational and an insight into how Bradbury writes.
Bradley and Smith – Calculus
Bretnor, Reginald, ed. – The Craft of Science Fiction
Brookbank, George – Desert Landscaping
Invaluable for desert dwellers.
Brookhiser, Richard – Founding Father
Rediscovering George Washington.
Browne and King – Self Editing For Fiction Writers
Buffett, Mary – Buffettology
A waste of time.
Campbell, Christy – Air War Pacific
Capers, Gerald M. – Stephen A. Douglas, Defender of the Union
An interesting write-up of one of the most under-rated politicans of the 19th century.
Card, Orson Scott – How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
Card, Orson Scott – Characters and Viewpoint
Required reading for all writers.
Carrasco, David – Religions of Mesoamerica
A look into the beliefs of the Aztecs and Maya.
Chambers, James – The Devils Horsemen
Chen, Chih-Wen – Magnetism and Metalurgy of Soft Magnetic Materials
Chikazumi and Charap – Physics of Magnetism
Churchill, Brown, and Verhey – Complex Variables and Applications
Coren, Stanley – The Intelligence of Dogs
Loaned it to a friend and his dog chewed the corner.
Crosby, Philip – Quality is Free
Crow, Davis, and Maxfield – Statistics Manual
Davies, Paul – The Last Three Minutes
De Mente, Boye LaFayette – Discovering Cultural Japan
De Mente, Boye – Etiquette Guide to Japan
Dempsey, Mark – Robbing You Blind
Dent, Harry – The Roaring 2000’s
Dow 100,000. Yeah, right.
Doctorow, Cory and Schroeder, Karl – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction
Actually, not a bad book for the beginner.
Dougherty & Robbins – sed & awk
Dozios, Lee, Schmidt, Strock, and Williams – Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dube, David and Verderame, Anthony – HD Mindset
The book makes an effort to motivate the reader to unlock potential through clarity, but the HDTV theme gets a bit tiring.
Einstein, Albert – The Meaning of Relativity
Why bother with second-hand sources?
Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway – What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Recommended for first-time parents.
Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway – What to Expect: The First Year
Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway – What to Expect: The Toddler Years
Ellison, Harlan – The City on the Edge of Forever
One of his famous rants, but also a beautiful illustration of how to write a screenplay.
Ellison, Harlan – An Edge in my Voice
Ellison, Harlan – Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed
Ellison, Harlin – The Glass Teat
An interesting look into the past.
Ellison, Harlan – The Other Glass Teat
The second volume of Ellison’s 1970s teevee column.
Escher, M. C. – Escher on Escher
A fascinating look inside the mind of one of our most influential artists.
Fenner, Robert M. – The Conscientious Marine Aquarist
Really a good introduction to salt water aquariums and an excellent handbook for experienced marine aquarists.
Fermi, Enrico – Thermodynamics
Ferris, Timothy – The Whole Shebang
Feynman, Richard P. – “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.”
A fun read.
Ford Motor Corporation – Measurement Systems Analysis
Fowles, Grant – Analytical Mechanics
Franklin, Benjamin – Benjamin Franklin
The influential American hero’s autobiography.
Franklin, Jon – Writing for Story
Gailey, Harry – “Howlin’ Mad” vs. the Army
Gailey, Harry – War in the Pacific From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay
He borrowed a book from me to get past writers block.
Gerber, Michael e. – The E-Myth Manager
Motivational book. Read it and you decide if it has any value.
Gerrold, David – The Trouble with Tribbles: The Birth, Sale, and Final Production of one Episode
Gerrold, David – Worlds of Wonder, How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
Gies, Frances and Joseph – Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel
Gilbert, Martin – Churchill
Gillett, Stephen L. – World-Building
Goldberg, Richard Thayer – The Making of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Goldberg, Samuel – Introduction to Difference Equations
Goldsworthy, Adrian – The Punic Wars
Interesting history of these three ancient wars that were a catalyst to empire.
Graham, B and Dodd, D – Security Analysis
The famous book Warren Buffet devoured.
Gratzek, John B., Evans, Howard E., Reinart, Robert E., Winfree, Robert A. – Aquariology: Fish Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition
Four articles that dive deep into technical aspects of the biology of aquarium fishes.
Gribbin, John – In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat
Hansell, Haywood S., Jr. – The Strategic Air against Germany and Japan
Hawking, Stephen – Black Holes and Baby Universes
Hayes, Monson H. – Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modeling
Hersey, John – Hiroshima
A fascinating read.
Hirst, Stephen – I Am the Grand Canyon – The Story of the Havasupai People
This book will give you a good feel for the injustice.
Hogg and Ledolter – Applied Statistics for Engineers and Physical Scientists
Hollander, Xaviara – The Happy Hooker
Every 16-year-old boy read this when I was in high school.
Hubbard and Robinson – Intermediate Algebra
Huber, Thomas – Japan’s Battle of Okinawa, April-June 1945
Imbrie, John and Imbrie, Katherine Palmer – Ice Ages
Ingle and Proakis – Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB®
Jackson, J.D. – Classical Electrodynamics
The authoritative volume on electromagnetic theory.
Jepson, Lance – Common Fish Diseases
A pretty good beginners hadnbook for evaluating illness in your aquarium.
Karnow, Stanley – In Our Image
History most Americans don’t know but should.
Karnow, Stanley – Vietnam
Kercheval – Building Fiction
King, Stephen – On Writing
The writing advice is questionable, but the personal stories are worth the price of admission..
Kitchen, Martin – Europe Between the Wars
Kiyosaki, Robert – Retire Young, Retire Rich
Kerrigan, Michael – Dark History of the Roman Emperors
And you thought the American government is slimy.
Kerzner, Harold, Ph.D. – Project Management
Full of himself. PhD in big letters on the cover to make sure we know.
Knight, Damon – Creating Short Fiction
Required reading for writers (if you can find a copy).
Knopp, Konrad – Infinite Sequences and Series
Kreyszig, Erwin – Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Lamott, Anne – Bird by Bird
Many writers swear by it. I am not one of them.
Lebedev, N.N. – Special Functions and their Applications
Lemay – Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML 3.0 in a Week
It doesn’t take a week to learn simple HTML.
Leon-Garcia, Alberto – Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering
Lighthill, M.J. – An Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Generalized Functions
Limbaugh, Rush – The Way Things Ought to Be
Lochner and Matar – Designing for Quality
Lockyer, T.M. – Vector Partical Physics
Lonely Planet – Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands (Greenland section only)
Lonely Planet – The Philippines
Lonely Planet – The Solomon Islands
Lyons, Michael J., World War II, A Short History
Machiavelli, Niccolo – The Prince
Required reading for gamers and writers.
Mann, Charles C. – 1491
The Americas before Columbus.
Mathews and Walker – Mathematical Methods of Physics
McPherson, James M. – Battle Cry of Freedom, The Civil War Era
Menzel, Donald and Pasachoff – A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets
Best value out there for a star guide.
Milin, Irene and Mike – How to Buy and Manage Rental Properties
Mills, Dick – Aquarium Fish
Moen, Nolan, and Provost – Improved Quality Through Planned Experimentation
Molloy, John Fitzgerald – The Fraternity
The judge confirms what we already suspected.
Neihardt, John G. – Black Elk Speaks
An interesting but biased look into the life of a Oglala Lakota medicine man contemporary of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
Novabatzky and Shea – Depraved and Insulting English
Only book I know where you can look up the definition of “huskanoy.”
O’Flynn and Moriarty – Linear Systems-Time Domain and Transform Analysis
Good book on LaPlace and z-transforms. O’Flynn taught the class.
Oppenheim and Schafer – Discrete-Time Signal Processing
O’Reilly, Bill – The O’Reilly Factor
Orman, Suze – The Courage to be Rich
O’Shaughnessy, James – How To Retire Rich
Contains the real secret.
Osen, Lynn M. – Women in Mathematics
Interesting brief biographies of the all too few women who made a significant contribution prior to 1930.
Pascarelli, Emil,M.D. and Quilter, Debra – Repetitive Strain Injury-A Computer Users Guide
Paulos, John Allen – A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
Perry and Johnson – Turbo C++ by Example
Pilkington, Mark – FAR OUT: 101 Tales from Science’s Outer Edge
Short discussions on a bunch of obscure and odd historical theories and experiments.
Poundstone, William – Carl Sagan – a life in the cosmos
It’s as much a history of modern space exploration as it is a biography of the great educator.
Prata, Stephen – C Primer Plus
Pring, Martin – Introduction to Technical Analysis
Prior, Robin and Wilson, Trevor – The First World War
Sacket, Goldstein, and Goldstein – Star Trek Speaks
Sanders, E.P. – The Historical Figure of Jesus
The authors wimp out and don’t offer a historical explanation for the ressurection.
Sagan, Carl – Cosmos
Sagan, Carl – The Dragons of Eden
Interesting speculation on the origin of human intelligence, albeit a bit dated..
Schliewen – Aquarium Fish
Scott, Allen W. – Understanding Microwaves
Required reading for all RF engineers.
Shaw, Anna Moore – Pima Indian Legends
Written in the 1930s, it’s a bit too westernized for my taste.
Sheets, Carlton – How To Buy Your First Home or Investment Property With No Down Payment
Caveat emptor, but does contain a lot of good information.
Shilov, Georgi – Linear Algebra
Sheehan, William – The Planet Mars, A History of Observation and Discovery
Simon, George T., Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
Details the band leader’s life and his struggles. Really brings out Miller’s personality.
Slaunwhite, Steve – Start and Run a Copywriting Business
A good primer on what the business is like.
Slone, Michael – Special Effects
A good resource for the beginning filmmaker.
Sosnoff, Martin – Silent Investor, Silent Loser
Like reading Finnegan’s Wake: a complete waste of time.
Sports Illustrated – The Hammer–The Best of Hank Aaron
A collection of Sports Illustrated articles on Hammerin’ Hank.
Stanley, T. and Danko, W. – The Millionaire Next door
Stinnett, Robert B. – George Bush: His World War II Years
(King George I).
Stowers, James – Yes, You Can…Achieve Financial Independence
Strunk and White – The Elements of Style
Swokowsk, Earl W. – Calculus with Analytic Geometry
Sykes, Christopher – No Ordinary Genius-The Illustrated Richard Feynman
Takei, George – To the Stars
Intereting life of Mr. Sulu, including his internment.
Takei, George – Oh, Myyy!
Commentary on a 75-year-old actor’s adventures with social media.
Turabian, Kate – A Manual for Writers
Weinberg, Stephen – Dreams of a Final Theory
Whitten, Gailey, and Davis – General Chemistry
Wolfram, Herwig – History of the Goths
Good Lord this is dry.
Yudkin, Marcia – Freelance Writing for Magazines and Newspapers
Ziegler, Philip – The Black Death
Zinsser, William – On Writing Well
Zirker, J. B. – Sunquakes – Probing the Interior of the Sun
Very interesting but not for the scientifically timid.
Abbott, Edwin A. – Flatland
It had the benefit of being first.
Adams, Douglass – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Adams, Douglass – The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Adams, Douglass – Life, the Universe, and Everything
Adams, Douglass – So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish
Adams, Douglass – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Anderson, Poul – The Boat of a Million Years
A fun story of a guy who just never dies.
Anderson, Poul – The Day of Their Return
Anderson, Poul – Agent of the Terran Empire
Anderson, Poul – A Stone in Heaven
Anderson, Poul – Ensign Flandry
Anderson, Poul – Flandry of Terra
Anderson, Poul – Trader to the Stars
Anderson, Poul – The High Crusade
Anderson, Poul – The Long Night
Anderson, Poul – The Night Face
Anderson, Poul – The Game of Empire
Anderson, Poul – Inconsistent Star
Anderson, Poul – Tau Zero
Anderson, Poul – A Night of Ghosts and Shadows
Anderson, Poul – Conflict
Anderson, Poul – The Dancer From Atlantis
Anderson, Poul – Mauri and Kith
Asimov, Isaac – Foundation
Asimov, Isaac – Second Foundation
Asimov, Isaac – Foundation and Empire
Asimov, Isaac – I, Robot
Asimov, Isaac – Nemisis
Asprin, Robert – Myth Conceptions
Asprin, Robert – Myth Directions
Asprin, Robert – Another Fine Myth
Asprin, Robert – Hit or Myth
Aylwen, Axel – The Falcon of Siam
A great story ruined by the ending.
Banks, Iain M. – The Algebraist
Space opera at it’s best. I’m proud I guessed the right answer.
Barone, Sam – Dawn of Empire
Local Arizona writer.
Bear, Greg – Heads
Bear, Greg – STTOS – Corona
Benchley, Peter – Jaws
Blish, James – A Life for the Stars
Blish, James.- Star Trek 1
Blish, James.- Star Trek 2
Blish, James.- Star Trek 3
Blish, James.- Star Trek 4
Blish, James.- Star Trek 5
Blish, James.- Star Trek 6
Blish, James.- Star Trek 7
Blish, James.- Star Trek 8
Blish, James.- Star Trek 9
Blish, James.- Star Trek 10
Bond, Larry – Red Phoenix
Bova, Ben – Mars
Hard SF with deep characters.
Bradbury, Ray – The Martian Chronicles
I don’t remember it.
Bradbury, Ray – The Illustrated Man
Brunner, John – The Infinitive of Go
Brust, Steven – Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar and Grill
Buckell, Tobias – Crystal Rain
Toby is an emerging star unafraid to break the rules.
Budrys, Algis – Who?
Good, but you must look at the copyright date before reading.
Bujold, Lois McMaster – The Vor Game
Byrne, Donn – Crusade
Old novella. Good story. The title is a bit misleading.
Card, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game
Leaves you wanting more.
Card, Orson Scott – Empire
Scott’s first attempt at technothriller.
Carey, Diane – STTNG – Ghost Ship
Chalker, Jack – The Demon at Rainbow Bridge
Clancy, Tom – The Hunt for Red October
Clancy, Tom – Red Storm Rising
Clancy, Tom – The Cardinal of the Kremlin
Clancy, Tom – Clear and Present Danger
Clancy, Tom – The Sum of All Fears
Clarke, Arthur C. – 2001: A Space Oddysey
Clarke, Arthur C. – 2010: Oddysey Two
Clarke, Arthur C. – Rendezvous With Rama
Clarke, Arthur C. and Lee, Gentry – Rama II
A painful experience of Gentry Lee’s early prose.
Clarke, Arthur C. – The Wind from the Sun
Short story collection with some good stuff and, well, who knew ACC could write shaggy dog!
Clavell, James – Shogun
Clavell, James – Tai-Pan
Collier, James Lincoln & Collier, Christopher – My Brother Sam is Dead
Cooper, Sonni – STTOS – Black Fire
Crispin, A.C. – STTOS – Yesterday’s Son
Deaver, Jeffery – The Broken Window
A thriller highlighting the dangers of identity theft.
DeChancie – Castle For Rent
Del Ray, Lester – Step to the Stars
Preposterous today, but look at the copyright date.
de Saint-ExupÁéry, Antoine – The Little Prince
Dick, Philip K. – The Unteleported Man
Missing manuscript pages in the edition I have make for difficult reading.
Dickson, Gordon R. – The Alien Way
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Sign of Four
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – A Study in Scarlet
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Hound of the Baskervilles
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Valley of Fear
Drake, David – Hammer’s Slammers
Duane, Diane – STTOS – The Wounded Sky
Duane, Diane – STTOS – My Enemy, My Ally
Dvorkin, David – STTOS – The Trellisane Confrontation
Ellison, Harlan – Approaching Oblivion
Ellison, Harlan – The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World
Ellison, Harlan (ed.) – Dangerous Visions
Required reading for SF fans.
Ellison, Harlan – Spider Kiss
Based on Ellison’s time touring with a band.
Ellison, Harlan – I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream
Classic shorts from the Ellison collection.
Farmer, Philip Jose – Tongues of the Moon
Cold War era story about a future where America is under Soviet rule and the struggles of our solar system’s colonists after the earth nukes itself out of existence.
Farmer, Philip Jose – Father to the Stars
Farmer, Philip Jose (as Kilgore Trout) – Venus on a Half Shell
Written in the style of Vonnegut but gets old fast.
Flint, Eric – 1632
Flynn, Michael – In the Country of the Blind
Ford, John M. – The Final Reflection
Forward, Robert L. – Dragon’s Egg
One of the most creative first contact stories ever.
Forward, Simon A. – Doctor Who – Drift
Foster, Alan Dean – A Call To Arms
Foster, Alan Dean – The Black Hole
Foster, Alan Dean – Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
Foster, Alan Dean – Star Trek Log 1
Foster, Alan Dean – Star Trek Log 2
Foster, Alan Dean – Star Trek Log 3
Foster, Alan Dean – Star Trek Log 4
Gerrold, David – A Matter For Men
Gerrold, David – The Man Who Folded Himself
One of the most creative time travel stories out there.
Gerrold, David – Alternate Gerrolds
David gave me this book.
Gerrold, David – Yesterday’s Children
A battle of power on an old spaceship not really ready for action.
Gerrold, David – The Martian Child
Based on David’s experience adopting a child. Different from the movie.
Gerrold, David – A Day for Damnation
Gerrold, David – A Rage for Revenge
Gerrold, David – Voyage of the Star Wolf
Gerrold, David – With a Finger in my I
Gerrold, David – Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Gerrold, David – When Harlie Was One
The ending disappointed me (Sorry David). I’m too afraid of machine-rule.
Gerrold, David – The Galactic Whirlpool
A very old Star Trek novel.
Harrison, Harry – The Stainless Steel Rat
Harrison, Harry – West of Eden
Harvard Lampoon – Bored of the Rings
Heinlien, Robert – Starship Troopers
Heinlien, Robert – The Moon is Harsh Mistress
Heinlein, Robert A. – The Puppet Masters
A true classic in every sense of the word.
Herbert, Frank – Dune
Hernon, Peter – 8.4
Hogan, Ernest – Smoking Mirror Blues
Hubbard, L. Ron – Battlefield Earth
Forget Dianetics. This book is great.
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 1: The Invaders Plan
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 2: Black Genesis
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 3: The Enemy Within
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 4: An Alien Affair
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 5: Fortune of Fear
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 6: Death Quest
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 7: Voyage of Vengeance
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 8: Disaster
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 9: Villainy Victorious
Hubbard, L. Ron – Mission Earth part 10: The Doomed Planet
Maybe not worth the time invested.
Jakes, John – Time Gate
A fun little tale of changing the time stream. The story shows its age, though.
Klass, Judy – STTOS – The Cry of the Onlies
Knight, Dirk – Jayden’s Revenge
A very dark tale. A little rough due to the author’s inexperience, but structured pretty well.
L’Amour, Louis – The Rider of Lost Creek
Laumer, Keith – Worlds of the Imperium
Laumer, Keith – Dinosaur Beach
Not what you expect.
Larson, Glen A., and Thurston, Robert – Battlestar Galactica
London, Jack – Call of the Wild
Reads of its era.
Lucas, George – Star Wars
Mangan, Jack – Spherical Tomi
First novel by my friend, Jack.
Marshak, Sondra and Culbreath, Myrna – STTOS – Triangle
Maxey, James – Bitterwood +McCormmach – Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist
McIntyre, Vonda – Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
McIntyre, Vonda – STTOS – The Entropy Effect
McSherry, Jr. (ed) – The Fantastic World War II
Morressy, John – Under a Calculating Star
Murdock, M.S. – STTOS – Web of the Romulans
Niven, Larry – The Integral Trees
One of the most creative milieus in all literature.
Niven, Larry – The Smoke Ring
One of the most creative milieus in all literature.
Niven, Larry – Ringworld
Niven, Larry – Ringworld Engineers
Niven, Larry – N-Space
Niven, Larry – Convergent Series
Niven, Larry – Man-Kzin Wars
Niven, Larry – Man-Kzin Wars II
Niven, Larry – Man-Kzin Wars III
Niven, Larry – Man-Kzin Wars IV
Niven, Larry & Barnes, Steven – The Barsoom Project
Niven, Larry & Pournelle, Jerry – Lucifer’s Hammer
A bestseller for a reason.
Niven, Larry & Pournelle, Jerry – The Mote in God’s Eye
One of the most creative milieus in all literature.
Niven, Larry & Pournelle, Jerry – Footfall
Niven, Larry, Pournelle Jerry, and Flynn, Michael – Fallen Angels
You might not understand if you aren’t fen.
Niven, Larry – A Gift from Earth
Niven, Larry – The Magic Goes Away
Interesting take on fantasy from a renowned SF writer.
Norton, Andre – Secret of the Lost Race
A bit predictable.
Orwell, George – 1984
Orwell, George – Animal Farm
Pohl, Frederik – The Voices of Heaven
Pohl, Frederik – Black Star Rising
Pohl, Frederik – O Pioneer!
Pohl, Frederik and Williamson, Jack – The Reefs of Space
An interesting take on reactionless thrust.
Roddenberry, Gene – Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone
Saberhagen, Fred – Berserker
If you think the Borg are nasty…
Sagan, Nick – Idlewild
Sawyer, Robert J. – Illegal Alien
Robert J. Sawyer – Calculating God
A bit Deus ex Machina, but then, that was the whole point, wasn’t it.
Scalzi, John – Old Man’s War
Does have the feel of Heinlein.
Sewell, Anna – Black Beauty
Shakespere, William – Othello
Smith, Cordwainer – Quest of the Three Worlds
Smith, Martin Cruz – Gorky Park
Spinrad, Norman – Bug Jack Barron
A must-read for any political junkie.
Spinrad, Norman – Agent of Chaos
I’d have done it differently.
Steinbeck, John – The Pearl
Steinbeck, John – The Grapes of Wrath
Stirling, S. M. – Dies the Fire
Captivating view of the decay of society.
Sturgeon Theodore – More Than Human
Takai, George and Asprin, Robert – Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe
Taylor, Kressmann – Address Unknown
Wow. For a little chapbook, I mean wow. Lucid view into 1938 Nazi Germany before events became well known.
Taylor, Theodore – The Cay
Twain, Mark – Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Fellowship of the Ring
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Two Towers
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Return of the King
Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Silmarillian
Tucker, Wilson – Ice & Iron
An interesting but a bit far-fetched story of weird time travel in an ice age.
van Vogt, A. E. – The Voyage of the Space Beagle
Very interesting aliens but the end seemed very rushed and forced.
Vardeman, Robert E. – STTOS – Mutiny on the Enterprise
Vardeman, Robert E. – STTOS – The Klingon Gambit
Verne, Jules – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The story’s age shows, but still a decent tale.
Vonnegut, Kurt – Breakfast of Champions
Vonnegut, Kurt – Welcome to the Monkey House
Vonnegut, Kurt – Cat’s Cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt – Slaughterhouse Five
Weinstein, Howard – STTOS – The Covenant of the Crown
Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine
A must read.
Wentz, Michael L. – Resurrection of Liberty
Wiggin, Kate Douglas – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wilhelm, Kate – The Mile Long Spaceship
Short fiction with some cool ideas, written before their time.
Wilson, Robin Scott, ed. – Clarion
Short fiction from the early years of Clarion.
Wingrove, David – Chung Kuo – The Middle Kingdom