"To Read" - forum suggestions (and others)

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« on: September 17, 2014, 07:15:02 pm »
I have amassed a collection of authors/books that have been suggested on this forum. The list contains everything that got either lots of good reviews from you good people, or seemed interested to me. There are some missing that I have already read. This started as a list of books I'd like to at some point read and add to my collection, so it is not a complete list of all the many authors/books that have received recommendations.

Format:
Author - Name of Book (Series its from), Book 2 from same author, Book 3, etc.

Recommended from the SA community/forum:
Kevin J Anderson - Hidden Empire (Saga of Seven Suns)
Terry Brooks - The Sword of Shannara (Shannara trilogy)
Lois McMaster Bujold - Shards of Honor (vorkosigan saga), The Curse of Chalion
Arthur C. Clarke - 2001 A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood’s End
Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Stephen R. Donaldson - The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story (The Gap Cycle)
David Gemmel - Legend (or Against the Horde), Dark Moon, Echoes of the Great Song
Peter F. Hamilton - The Reality Dysfunction (Night’s Dawn), Pandora’s Star/Judas Unchained
Nick Harkaway - Angelmaker
M. John Harrison - Viriconium, Light (Kefahuchi Tract)
Robin Hobb - Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy)
Robert Jordan - The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time)
Stephen King - The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower)
Stanisław Lem - Solaris
David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
Christopher Moore - Lamb
Andrzej Sapkowski - The Witcher
Robert Silverberg - Far Horizons
Dan Simmons - Olympos, Ilium
Matthew Stover - Heroes Die (Acts of Caine)
Brent Weeks - The Way of the Shadow (Night Angel Trilogy)
John C. Wright - The Golden Age
David Zindell - The Broken God (A Requiem for Homo Sapiens), Neverness

Below are other books I'd like to read someday
Winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, since 1950 (somewhat in order):
Ursula K. Le Guin. -The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed
Larry Niven - Ringworld
Arthur C. Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama, The Fountains of paradise
Joe Haldeman - The Forever War
Frederik Pohl - Gateway
Vonda McIntyre - Dreamsnake
David Brin - Startide Rising
Connie Willis - Doomsday Book, Blackout/All Clear
Joe Haldeman - Forever Peace
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
Lois McMaster Bujold - Paladin of Souls
Michael Chabon - The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl
Jo Walkton - Among Others
Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice


What remains of the first 20 books listed in the "top 100 sci-fi books of all time" list that has not been covered above.
Top 100 sci-fi of all time
Julian May - The Many-Colored Land
Philip K Dick - The Divine Invasion, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Robert a Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Ray Brandbury - Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles
Joe Haldeman - The Forever War
H G Wells - The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds


At some point I'm going to have to rank these in order of interest and dive in. Much of the above are series, so we'll see how I decide to cover all those. At my current rate, I'll never read all of these before I die, so I'll also have to start reading more. Hopefully having the list written down will  help?

Anything I missed? Feel free to post comments, suggestions, or your own lists.

Edit:
"The Magicians" by Lev Grossman
"Lord of Light" Zelzany
"Blindsight" by Peter Watts
"The Lies of Locke Lamora" Scott Lynch, Gentleman Bastards #1
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 04:52:31 am »
I never got through Martian chronicles, it filled me with such intense melancholy I couldn't turn another page.

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 12:34:36 pm »
Wow, I'm not sure if that makes me want to read it more, or less. Must be great writing to elicit that amount of emotion.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 08:20:47 pm »
SilentRoamer [18|Sep 04:18 pm]:   you should definetely add Zelazny onto the list :)
SilentRoamer [18|Sep 04:18 pm]:   im looking for Lord of Light as that is his defining work
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 07:25:00 pm »
Missing from the list is a bit of Asimov, though I already piked up The Gods Themselves, and have read Foundation as well as Foundation and Empire. I guess that means Second Foundation needs to be on the list, and I'd like to own the trilogy, since what I read initially was my father's set.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 07:43:16 pm »
Wow, I'm not sure if that makes me want to read it more, or less. Must be great writing to elicit that amount of emotion.
Granted I started reading it in the midst of a severe depression after a breakup.

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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 12:11:18 pm »
Missing from the list is a bit of Asimov, though I already piked up The Gods Themselves, and have read Foundation as well as Foundation and Empire. I guess that means Second Foundation needs to be on the list, and I'd like to own the trilogy, since what I read initially was my father's set.

I think Caves of Steel by Asimov is a great book. Introduces R. Daneel Olivaw who is a great character and I like the relationship between him and Elijah Bailey.

Nemesis is good enough and I like the resolution at its ending.

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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 11:45:01 am »
right now i'm listening to The Girl With All The Gifts and it appears to be a thrilling rewrite of the zombie genre!

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 08:32:51 pm »
Blindsight by Peter Watts is a must-read for fans of Bakker in my opinion.

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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2015, 02:35:58 pm »
How did you list Simmons and not have Hyperion on here ;)?
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2015, 03:17:31 am »
This started as a list of books I'd like to at some point read and add to my collection, so it is not a complete list of all the many authors/books that have received recommendations.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015, 01:28:12 pm »
Lol :P. Did you read Olympos and Ilium first? Maybe you consolidated this thread before you read Hyperion and such?
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2015, 05:22:56 pm »
I already read Hyperion Cantos pre-list. Olympos and Ilium are listed because I haven't read them.

Its a list of books i'd like to read. Books that have done been read are not on here.
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