[LMB] favorite non-Lois SF/F books OT:
Damien R. Sullivan
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 18:52:44 -0800
On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 06:17:07PM -0500, Alexandra Haropulos wrote:
> How anybody could make a favorites list and not list...
> well, you get the picture.
If everyone lists the same five classics, we don't accomplish much. I
note not many people mentioned Lord of the Rings. I suspect a lot could
have in making a full list, but just assumed "duh!" That's why I didn't
mention it. Well, it slipped my mind at first, but after it didn't, I
figured "why bother, everyone knows that".
Lord of Light or A Night in the Lonesome October I should have
mentioned. Especially the latter, which seems more obscure.
> > 4) Most listies are more likely to think of works that
> > are fresher in their minds, which are most likely to
> > be recent ones.
No, Rilly. Memory works on "most recently accessed/most frequently
> I don't know that there ARE any usual suspects. Has anyone
> read ALL the Hugo novels? (I don't think I have. No loss in some
Some guy on rasfw has been working on it.
> cases. Wish I hadn't wasted the price of a cheap, greasy pizza
> on _A Fire on the Deep_.)
> Does anyone remember "Mack Phillips'" _The Impossibles_?
> Or Jack Wodham's Vestigial Virgins? Christopher Anvil's
> Space Patrol? Lord Darcy?
Haven't heard of any of them besides Lord Darcy, and I'm not sure I have
the right reference for that one.
> Back when engineers wrote SF, rather than menopausal English majors?
Such as Vernor Vinge -- oh wait, you don't like him -- Greg Egan, Robert
Forward, David Brin, Larry Niven, Neal Stephenson, Greg Benford, Greg
Bear (although his knowledge/writings ratio about biology is too low for
me) Not exactly a bunch of English majors, never mind the odd comment
I know less about women SF writers. Connie Willis, Rebecca Ore, Nancy
Kress? Cherryh might have been classics or history. Le Guin and Joan
Vinge were anthropology.
-xx- Damien X-)