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Authors Name Their Favorite Books

From 2002 P.B. (Pre-Blog), there’s a Washington Post article in which authors name some favorite books. The short version:

  • Michael Chabon: R Is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury.
  • Thomas M. Disch: Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin.
  • Neil Gaiman: Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R.A. Lafferty.
  • Ellen Datlow: Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison and The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural.
  • James Hynes: Chronopolis and Other Stories by J.G. Ballard.
  • Sheila Williams: What Mad Universe by Fredric Brown.
  • Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket): Weird Women, Wired Women by Kit Reed.
  • Peter Straub: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • Terry Pratchett: The Evolution Man by Roy Lewis.
  • Nancy Kress: The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.
  • John Clute: Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
  • Gordon van Gelder: In Signs of Life, Course of the Heart by M. John Harrison.
  • Daniel Pinkwater: Mount Analogue by René Daumal.
  • Diana Wynne Jones: Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff.
  • Poppy Z. Brite: Love Ain’t Nothing But Sex Misspelled by Harlan Ellison.
  • Kelly Link: The Wolves of WilloughbyChase by Joan Aiken.
  • John Crowley: The Priest by Thomas M. Disch and Being Dead by Jim Crace.
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

3 Comments on Authors Name Their Favorite Books

  1. Crap – I’ve read none of those books. So little time, so many books…

  2. Me neither, except for the 2 LeGuins. Scary!

  3. The Evolution Man is a very, very funny book.

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