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Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Novels

Time magazine lists the All-Time 100 Novels (1923 to present, in no particular order).

Of interest to sf/f fans:

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Ubik by Philip K. Dick
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7 Comments on Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Novels

  1. Richard Novak // October 17, 2005 at 5:51 pm //

    I have read 3, though there were also unlisted works by Vonnegut (Sirens of Titan) and Stephenson (The Diamond Age). Of the entire list, 10 listed and different titles by 6 others, None of this means much; always enjoy lists, however(H)

  2. Interesting that they picked Ubik over anyting else that PKD wrote. Personally my favourite is A Scanner Darkly.

  3. Neuromancer? Is this actually good writing?

    Snow Crash I liked a lot – but in the top 100? Hmm…

    The rest I agree to – although I haven’t heard Ubik I have read the rest.

  4. There’s also a graphic novel…The Watchmen (which is one of the graphic novels that convinced me that I don’t like graphic novels).

    In many ways there seems to be little rhyme or reason to the choices.

  5. Lists rarely do. They’re just fun.

  6. The Morning News has collected comments on 1-star reviews from these 100 books.

  7. The Watchmen (which is one of the graphic novels that convinced me that I don’t like graphic novels).

    What are the other graphic novels you’ve read?

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