At last week’s Armadillocon, I sadly missed a panel I really wanted to see: “What You Should Have Read in 2011-2012″. I saw last year’s version and it offered an excellent list of suggested reads. This year’s panel consisted of Jeremy Lassen, Bill Parker, Willie Siros, Michelle Muenzler and Bev Hale.

Although I missed it, convention guest A.T. Campbell did see it. Even better: he took notes.

Following is the list of books that A.T. noted as being mentioned by the panelists.

  1. Alastair Reynolds – Blue Remembered Earth
  2. Ayize Jama-Everett – The Liminal People
  3. Bruce Sterling – Gothic High-Tech
  4. Charles Stross – The Apocalypse Codex
  5. Ernest Cline – Ready Player One
  6. F Paul Wilson – Nightworld
  7. Francis Spufford – Red Plenty
  8. Gail Carriger – Heartless
  9. Geoff Ryman – Paradise Tales
  10. George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, ed. – Down these Strange Streets
  11. Greg Egan – The Clockwork Rocket
  12. Haruki Murakami – 1Q84
  13. Holly Black & Ellen Kushner, ed. – Welcome to Bordertown
  14. Iain Banks – Stonemouth
  15. Ian McDonald – Planesrunner
  16. J M McDermott – When We Were Executioners
  17. James S. A. Corey – Caliban’s War
  18. Jason Heller – Taft 2012
  19. Jim Butcher – Ghost Story
  20. Jo Walton – Among Others
  21. John Joseph Adams, ed. – Other Worlds than These
  22. John Love – Faith
  23. John Scalzi – Fuzzy Nation and Red Shirts
  24. Jonathan L. Howard – Johannes Cabal the Detective
  25. Kage Baker – The Best of Kage Baker
  26. Kameron Hurley – God’s War
  27. Kameron Hurley – Infidel
  28. Kendare Blake – Anna Dressed in Blood
  29. Kim Newman – The Hound of the D’Urbervilles
  30. Kim Stanley Robinson – 2312
  31. Laird Barron – The Croning
  32. Laura Anne Gilman – Pack of Lies
  33. Lauren Beukes – Zoo City
  34. Laurie R. King – The Pirate King
  35. Margaret Atwood – In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
  36. Mark Lawrence – Prince of Thorns
  37. Martha Wells – The Serpent Sea
  38. Michael Swanwick – Dancing with Bears
  39. N.K. Jemisin – The Kingdom of Gods
  40. N.K. Jemisin – The Killing Moon
  41. Neal Stephenson – Reamde
  42. Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, and Mark Teppo, ed. – The Mongoliad
  43. Pip Ballantine – Phoenix Rising
  44. Rachel Caine – Bite Club
  45. Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  46. Rob Ziegler – Seed
  47. Rose Lemberg. ed. – The Moment of Change
  48. Ross Lockhart, ed. – The Book of Cthulhu
  49. Rudy Rucker – Jim and the Flims
  50. Seanan McGuire – Discount Armageddon
  51. Stina Leicht – And Blue Skies from Pain
  52. Stina Leicht – Of Blood and Honey
  53. Terry Bisson – Any Day Now
  54. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The Long Earth
  55. Will McIntosh – Soft Apocalypse

BONUS: Forthcoming Books of Interest

  • Iain M. Banks – Hydrogen Sonata
  • Mark Teppo – Earth Thirst
  • Robin Maxwell – Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan

To see who picked which titles, visit A.T. Campbell’s page.

Thanks, A.T.!

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