Book List

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.




  • Raab, Selwyn – The Five Families

Thick tome on the history of Cosa Nostra (Mafia) in New York

Past Years

  • 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

Good primer.

  • 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

Surprisingly good.

  • Gleick, James – Chaos

A popular-level book on this exciting new branch of mathematics.

  • 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
  • Heilbroner, Robert and Thurow, Lester – Economics Explained
  • 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
  • McCormmach – Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist
  • 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

Don’t Bother.

  • 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

For sheep.

  • 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 resurrection.

  • 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

Common sense.

  • 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.

  • Trush, Tom – The “You” Effect
  • Turabian, Kate – A Manual for Writers
  • Weinberg, Stephen – Dreams of a Final Theory
  • White, Michael – Isaac Newton – The Last Sorcerer

The life of this brilliant father of modern science was not without controversy.

  • 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.



Past Years

  • 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

Very funny.

  • 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.

  • Gerrold, David – Chess with a Dragon
  • Gibson, Gary – Stealing Light
  • 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

Very odd.

  • 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
  • LeGuin, Ursula K. – The Left Hand of Darkness
  • 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
  • Martin, George R. R. – A Game of Thrones
  • Martin, George R. R. – A Clash of Kings
  • Maxey, James – Bitterwood
  • 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.

  • Schmidt, Stanley – Tweedlioop
  • 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.

  • Twain, Mark – A Connecticut Yankee in King  Arthur’s Court
  • 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

Wonderfully irreverant.

  • Vonnegut, Kurt – Welcome to the Monkey House
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – Cat’s Cradle

Ice nine.

  • 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

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