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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 278): Standalone Novels You Should Totally Read

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In episode 276 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester asks Delilah S. Dawson, Scott Cupp, Rachel Cordasco, Fred Kiesche, and Paul Weimer:

Which Stand Alone Novels would you recommend people should totally read right now?

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The Massive List Of Books:

  1. Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson (Baen)
  2. War for the Oaks: A Novel by Emma Bull (Orb Books)
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  1. Nest of Worlds by Marek S. Huberath (Restless Books)
  2. The Hereafter Gang by Neal Barrett Jr. (Crossroad Press)
  3. Secret Dead Men by Duane Swierczynski (PointBlank)
  1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press)
  2. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman (HarperTorch)
  3. The Enemy Stars by Poul Anderson (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. The Player of Games (A Culture Novel Book 2) by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  2. Use of Weapons (A Culture Novel Book 3) by Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  3. Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells (Martha Wells)
  1. City of Bones by Martha Wells (
  2. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (Roc Trade)
  3. Watership Down: A Novel by Richard Adams (Scribner)
  1. Embassytown by China Mieville (Del Rey)
  2. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville (Del Rey)
  3. The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Science Fiction) by Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace Trade)
  1. Blind Voices by Tom Reamy (Wildside Press)
  2. A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber (Walker & Co. / SFBC)
  3. The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.) by Helene Wecker (Harper)
  1. The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir (Crown)
  2. The Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke (Del Rey)
  3. The Ghost from the Grand Banks and the Deep Range by Arthur C. Clarke (Aspect)
  1. A Fall of Moondust (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by C. Clarke, Arthur [14 March 2002] by (Gollancz)
  2. Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson (Simon Pulse)
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12 Comments on The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 278): Standalone Novels You Should Totally Read

  1. Standalone novels? So nothing written in the 21st century then.

  2. *makes golfclub swinging motion*

  3. The SCORPIO RACES! I love love love many of these titles; Maggie Stiefvater swept me away. 🙂

    Thank you for the list!

  4. Only got to mention about a quarter of the books I dug up…

  5. One of my favorite standalone novels is definitely Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay and another is American Gods by Neil Gaiman (though I’m not sure if Anansi Boys disqualifies it according to Patrick’s rules). Both of those authors have a lot of standalone novels so their libraries may be a good place to start.

  6. Well you can forget about To Kill A Mockingbird.

  7. Scott Cupp // February 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm //

    Like Fred and Paul, we barely scratched the surface of my list

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