The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 049): Panel Discussion: What SF/F Books Should Be In Every Fan’s Library?

In episode 49 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel:

Q: What SF/F books should be in every fan’s library?


This week’s panel:

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  3. The majority panel answered the question in a manner different than what I was expecting.

    I personally dont think Foundation is required, nor American Gods. (Though Neverwhere is an interesting direction…)

    TW

    ps- 8k books…that is what 10+ tons?

     

     

  4. In the interests of doing a commentary blog post on this podcast (which I wasn’t able to join) I’m made a list of all the books mentioned.  I didn’t note down who mentioned what, but that’s why you listen to the podcast.  Here goes:

    Lois McMaster Bujold

    Gene Wolfe – Book of the New Sun

    Philip K. Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep + everything else he wrote

    Isaac Asimov – Foundation series

    Arthur C. Clarke – Childhood’s End

    Marion Zimmer Bradley – Mists of Avalon

    Diana Paxson – Serpent’s Tooth

    William Gibson – Neuromancer

    A. A. Attanasio – Radix

    Robert Heinlein – Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers

    Ursula K. LeGuin – Left Hand of Darkness, (I’d add the Lathe of Heaven)

    Frank Herbert – Dune

    Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

    Douglas Adams – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Neal Stephenson – Snow Crash

    Neil Gaiman – American Gods, Neverwhere

    Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle – Mote in God’s Eye

    Alfred Bester – The Stars My Destiny

    Nancy Kress – Beggars in Spain

    Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon

    Also mentioned were the Masterworks Classics and the website: scifi lists.

     

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