from , not that I could’ve passed it up. I don’t mean to be competitive with her in particular, but I am in general and I was pleased to see Neal Stephenson on the list more times than Asimov. Why do I feel like I took a similar meme before but the titles were different and included Dianetics? Maybe it was a scifi/fantasy one?
1. The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four — George Orwell It’s not about socialism, its about fascism
3. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley – I know, I own it but never read it, I blame my parents for allowing me to inherit it
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip Dick I was never into Dick
5. Neuromancer — William Gibson cowboys, hackers, the internet, cyberpunk…isn’t that enough firsts for one book to earn its spot on the list?
6. Dune — Frank Herbert Yawn, I read half of it in junior high, my boy was bolder and read the whole series recently so now we own it
7. I, Robot — Isaac Asimov
8. Foundation — Isaac Asimov I own Foundation’s Edge though, I read the whole series but was left holding only one
9. The Colour of Magic — Terry Pratchett – if we own it, its my husband’s and its in the basement, I haven’t
10. Microserfs — Douglas Coupland
11. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson I need to reread it
12. Watchmen — Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons damnit, I loaned it to someone and now I’ve moved. I can’t believe I was 22 before I discovered graphic novels!
13. Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson I own two copies, both hardbacks purchased the day it came out, we both read it in tandem.
14. Consider Phlebas — Iain M Banks
15. Stranger in a Strange Land — Robert Heinlein I read it in high school and was an instant Heinlein convert, which is a shame cause he was kind of a lech…It’s refreshing reading Spider Robinson now and seeing some of that corrected
16. The Man in the High Castle — Philip K Dick – I had to read the description on Amazon to remember reading it, there was some good stuff in this one, I liked the guy selling Mickey Mouse watches, or am I thinking of a different book?
17. American Gods — Neil Gaiman
18. The Diamond Age — Neal Stephenson – still probably my favorite Stephenson, although I haven’t finished the Confusion or The System of the World yet. This book gave me strength as a woman and I nearly named my first kid YT, how bad is that?
19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy — Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
20. Trouble with Lichen – John Wyndham – wtf? I haven’t even heard of this!