Books: Ideas for Books to Read: By Authors

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Books: Ideas for Books to Read: By Author: Books: Ideas for Books to Read: By Year: 2007 Recommendations: Authors' Favorite Books, Favorite Authors and Reading Lists

    Neal Asher
     
    Neal Asher's Top 10 Fantasy Novels
  1. Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
  2. Waylander by David Gemmell
  3. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  4. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
  5. Volkhavaar by Tanith Lee
  6. Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock
  7. Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson
  8. Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
  9. The Eyes of the Overworld by Jack Vance
  10. Shiva 3000 by Jan Lars Jensen
     
    Neal Asher's Reading List
    Iain Banks
     
    IMB's Top Ten SF books
  1. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  2. Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester
  3. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  4. Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge
  5. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  6. The Dispossesed by Ursula K. Leguin
  7. The Muller-Fokker Efect by John Sladek
  8. The Pastel City by M John Harrison
  9. Stand on Zanzibar
  10. Babel-17 by Samuel R Delany
    Daryl Gregory
     
    Daryl Gregory's Top 7.5 Favorite SF/Fantasy Books
  1. Little, Big by John Crowley
  2. Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
  3. The Night Watch by Sean Stewart
  4. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  5. Silverlock by John Myers Myers
  6. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
  7. Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
    A Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
  8. Hyperion by Dan Simmons, "which is really just the better half of the full novel completed by Fall of Hyperion"
    Matt Groening
     
    Matt Groening's Favorite Science Fiction
  • What Mad Universe, by Fredric Brown
  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, by Philip K. Dick
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • Stations of the Tide, by Michael Swanwick
  • Downbelow Station, by C. J. Cherryh
  • Riddley Walker, by Russell Hoban
  • The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester
  • The Vor Game, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Lest Darkness Fall, by L. Sprague De Camp
  • Beggars in Spain, By Nancy Kress
  • The Dreaming Jewels, by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart
  • Essential Ellison: A 50 Year Retrospective, by Harlan Ellison
  • The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories, by Gene Wolfe
  • Bill, the Galactic Hero, by Harry Harrison
  • Mission of Gravity, by Hal Clement
  • Ratner's Star, by Don DeLillo
  • The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  • Little, Big, by John Crowley
  • Lanark: A Life in 4 Books, by Alasdair Gray
  • Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Sundiver, by David Brin
  • The Silicon Man, by Charles Platt
  • Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler
  • Neuromancer, by William Gibson
  • Legion of the Damned, by William C. Dietz
  • The Puppet Masters, by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Norstrilia, by Cordwainer Smith
  • Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem
  • Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
  • Software, by Rudy Rucker
  • Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
  • Non-Stop, by Brian Aldiss
  • Feersum Endjinn, by Iain M. Banks
  • The Man Who Folded Himself, by David Gerrold
  • The Butterfly Kid, by Chester Anderson
  • The Goblin Reservation, by Clifford D. Simak
  • The High Crusade, by Poul Anderson
  • Adam Link-Robot, by Eando Binder
  • Take Back Plenty, by Colin Greenland
  • The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth
  • When Gravity Fails, by George Effinger
  • Synners, by Pat Cadigan
  • Catchworld, by Chris Boyce
  • Naked Came the Robot, by Barry B. Longyear
    Gwyneth Jones
     
    Gwyneth Jones' Top 10 Science Fiction by Women Writers
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  • Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree Jr
  • The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  • Cyteen by CJ Cherryh
  • Grass by Sheri Tepper
  • Synners by Pat Cadigan
  • Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Light Music by Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Natural History by Justina Robson
    Jack McDevitt
     
    Jack McDevitt's Ten Favorite Science Fiction Novels
  • Gregory Benford and David Brin, Heart of the Comet
  • Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles
  • Arthur C. Clarke, Imperial Earth
  • Pat Frank, Alas, Babylon
  • Fred Hoyle, October the First Is Too Late
  • George Orwell, 1984
  • Nevil Shute, On the Beach
  • H. G. Wells, The Time Machine
  • Jack Williamson, The Legion of Space
  • John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes (aka Out of the Deeps)
    China Miéville
     
    China Miéville's Top 10 Weird Fiction
  1. The Course of the Heart by M John Harrison
  2. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  3. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  4. The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells
  5. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick
  6. The Dark Domain by Stefan Grabinski
  7. Strange Evil by Jane Gaskell
  8. Une Semaine de Bonte by Max Ernst
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  10. Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
    Michael Moorcock
     
    Michael Moorcock's Favourite Science Fiction Novels
  1. Greybeard by Brian W Aldiss
  2. The Drowned World by JG Ballard
  3. The Knights of the Limits by Barrington Bayley
  4. 334 by Thomas M Disch
  5. The Female Man by Joanna Russ
  6. Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester
  7. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
  8. The Space Merchants by Frederich Pohl
  9. Roderick at Random by John Sladek
  10. The Exploits of Engelbrecht by Maurice Richardson
    Norman Spinrad
     
    Norman Spinrad's 10 Favorite Novels
  1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  2. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  3. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  4. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick
  5. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
  6. Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine by Alexandre Dumas
  7. Looking for the Mahdi by N Lee Wood
  8. The Once and Future King by TH White
  9. Thirty Six Views of Mt Fuji by Hokusai
  10. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
    John Varley
     
    John Varley's Reading List

Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt Fuji is indeed magnificent- but it's a collection of prints by the great Japanese artist. I like Hiroshige's 100 famous Views of Edo even betetr.