Sunday, June 20, 2004

Best Non-Fiction

This is the second of two lists that I'll be posting. It's derived (more or less) from my personal collection. I figure if I keep a book, it fits my definition of "best non-fiction".

Eventually I'll start linking to my reviews of books, as I post the reviews, go through the postings, and back-link them. So come back often!

I admire people who write. I wish I could write fiction. Maybe someday, with enough inertia, I'll write something worth publishing. In the meantime, I'll keep buying non-fiction books and reading them and enjoying the quest for knowledge. Here's a list of non-fiction books that I either have really gotten a lot out of or which have been highly recommended. (If I haven't read it yet, it'll be marked with the code NYR.) As time goes by, I'll try to write up a line or two which tells why I am passing on the recommendation.

(January 27, 2007: List updated to the letter R.)

Agel, Jerome (editor): The Making of Kubrick’s 2001

Aldiss, Brian: Trillion Year Spree

Alexander, Arthur Francis O'Donel (M.A., Ph.D, F.R.A.S.): Planet Saturn: A History of Observation, Theory and Discovery, The

Alexander, Caroline: Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, The

Andrews, Roy Chapman: Across Mongolian Plains

Arp, Halton: Redshifts, Cosmology and Academic Science

Arsuaga, Juan Luis: The Neanderthal’s Necklace: In Search of the First Thinkers

Asimov, Isaac:

In Memory Yet Green: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954
In Joy Still Felt: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov: 1954-1978
I. Asimov
It’s Been a Good Life
Understanding Physics
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science, Volume I: The Physical Sciences
The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Science, Volume II: The Biological Sciences

Baldwin, Ralph H.: The Measure of the Moon

Baxter, Stephen: Ages in Chaos: James Hutton and the Discovery of Deep Time

Beattie, Donald A.: Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program

Bernal, J.D.: The World, The Flesh and The Devil

Bizony, Piers: 2001: Filming the Future

Bonestell, Chesley: Worlds Beyond: The Art of Chesley Bonestell (edited by Ron F. Miller and Frederick C. Durant III)

Bowker, David E. and Hughes, J. Kenrick: The Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon

Bowden, Mark: Blackhawk Down

Bradbury, Ray and Clarke, Arthur C. and Murray, Bruce and Sagan, Carl & Sullivan, Walter: Mars and the Mind of Man

Brower, Kenneth: The Starship and the Canoe

Bryson, Bill: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Burchard, Peter: One Gallant Rush: Glory

Burnham (Jr.), Robert: Burnham’s Celestial Handbook: An Observer’s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System (three volumes: Andromeda Through Cetus, Chamaeleon Through Orion and Pavo Through Vulpecula)

Burrough, Bryan: Dragonfly: NASA and the Crisis Aboard Mir

Burrows, William E.:

The Infinite Journey: Eyewitness Accounts of NASA and the Age of Space
This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

Butrica, Andrew J.: Single Stage to Orbit: Politics, Space Technology, and the Quest for Reusable Rocketry

Cabbage, Michael & Harwood, William: Comm Check: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia

Caesar, Julius: The Gallic Wars

Campbell, John W.:

John W. Campbell: Collected Editorials from Analog (edited by Harry Harrison)
The John W. Campbell Letters (edited by Perry Chapdelaine, Sr.)

Capra, Fritjof: The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism

Carr, Michael H.: The Surface of Mars

Casti, John L.:

Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20th Century Mathematics and Why They Matter
Five More Golden Rules: Knots, Codes, Chaos and Other Great Theories of 20th Century Mathematics

Catton, Bruce:

Grant Moves South
Grant Takes Command
Mr. Lincoln’s Army
Glory Road
A Stillness at Appomattox
The Coming Fury
Terrible Swift Sword
Never Call Retreat
This Hallowed Ground
Reflections on the Civil War
The Civil War

Chaikin, Andrew: Man on the Moon (try for the three-volume Time Life Books edition, which added copious illustrations and was published in a boxed set as One Giant Leap, The Odyssey Continues and Lunar Explorers)

Chaisson, Eric J.: The Hubble Wars

Christianson, Gale E.: Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae

Clark, Roger N.: Visual Astronomy of the Deep Sky

Clarke, Arthur C.:

Astounding Days: A Science Fictional Autobiography
Report on Planet Three
The Coast of Coral
The Treasure of the Great Reef
Ascent to Orbit: The Technical Writings of Arthur C. Clarke (A Scientific Autobiography)
1984: Spring--A Choice of Futures
The Promise of Space
The Challenge of the Spaceship
The Exploration of Space
Interplanetary Flight
How the World Was One: Beyond the Global Village
Voice Across the Sea
Profiles of the Future
The View from Serendip
The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (Collected Essays, 1934-1998)
Beyond Jupiter: The Worlds of Tomorrow (with Bonestell, Chesley)
The Coming of the Space Age (editor)

Clute, John F. and Nicholls, Peter: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Coddington, Edwin P.: The Gettysburg Campaign

Collins, Arthur S. (Jr.) (Lt. Gen.): Common Sense Training

Collins, Michael:

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey
Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Journey

Consolmagno, Guy:

Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist
Turn Left at Orion (with Davis, Dan M.)

Cook, William J. (editor): The Best of Amateur Telescope Making (two volumes)

Cooper, Henry S. F.:

A House in Space
The Evening Star: Venus Observed
Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed
Imaging Saturn: The Voyager Flights to Saturn

Crisp, Robert (Major): Brazen Chariots

Cunningham, Walter: The All-American Boys

D’Este, Carlo:

Decision in Normandy
Patton: A Genius for War

Dahinden, Justus: Urban Structures for the Future

Davidson, Norman: Astronomy and the Imagination

de Cordoba, Vincent: Is “Peckerhead” Hyphenated? Building the International Space Station

De Vorkin, David H.: Henry Norris Russell: Dean of American Astronomers

Delany, Samuel R.:

The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Essays on Science Fiction
The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village

Dressler, Alan: Voyage to the Great Attractor: Exploring Intergalactic Space

Drexler, K. Eric: Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

Dwyer, Jim & Flynn, Kevin: 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers

Dyson, Freeman:

Disturbing the Universe
The Sun, the Genome and the Internet
Origins of Life
Imagined Worlds
Infinite In All Directions

Dyson, George R.:

Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence
Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship

Eisley, Loren: The Star-Thrower

Ferris, Timothy:

Galaxies
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe
The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe Report

Feynman, Richard P.:

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman
“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman”: Adventures of a Curious Character
“What Do You Care What Other People Think”? Further Adventures of a Curious Character
The Meaning of It All
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics
Feynman’s Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around the Sun
Feynman’s Tips on Physics
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
The Character of Physics Law
“Most of the Good Stuff”: Memories of Richard Reynman
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

Fiedler, Leslie A.: Olaf Stapledon: A Man Divided

Fischer, Daniel: Mission Jupiter: The Spectacular Journey of the Galileo Spacecraft

Florence, Ronald: The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope

George Gamov: The New World of Mr. Tompkins

Martin Gardner: The Colossal Book of Mathematics

Barry Garfinkle: Star-Hopping: Your Visa to Viewing the Universe

Henry Gee: In Search of Deep Time: Beyond the Fossil Record to a New History of Life

Murray Gell-Man: The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex

Owen Gingerich: The Great Copernicus Chase

James Gleick:
Chaos: Making a New Science
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Isaac Newton

Paul Glister: Centauri Dreams: Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration

Solomon W. Golomb: Polyominoes: Puzzles, Patterns, Problems and Packings

Jane Goodall:
My Life with the Chimpanzees
In the Shadow of Man

Stephen Jay Gould:
Ever Since Darwin
The Panda’s Thumb
Hen’s Teeth and Horses Toes
The Flamingos Smile
Bully for Brontosaurus
Eight Little Piggies
Dinosaur in a Haystack
Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms
The Lying Stones of Marrakech
I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History
An Urchin in the Storm
Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Deep Time
The Mismeasure of Man
Full House
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
The Hedgehog, The Fox and The Magister’s Pox

Mike Gray: Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon

Brian Greene:
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality

John Gribbin:
Richard Feynman: A Life in Science

James Gunn:
Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction
Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction
The Science of Science Fiction Writing

David M. Harland:
The Space Shuttle: Roles, Missions and Accomplishments
The Story of the Space Shuttle
The Mir Space Station: Precursor to Colonization
Jupiter Odyssey: The Story of NASA’s Galileo Mission
Mission to Saturn: Cassini and the Huygens Probe
Creating the International Space Station (with Michael Catchpole)
Exploring the Moon: The Apollo Expeditions
How NASA Learned to Fly: An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions

William K. Hartmann:
Grand Tour: A Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System (with Ron Miller)
Out of the Cradle: Exploring Frontiers Beyond Earth (with Ron Miller and Pamela Lee)
In the Stream of Stars: The Soviet/American Space Art Book (with Ron Miller and Andrei Sokolov and Vitaly Myagkov)
New Mars: The Discoveries of Mariner 9 (with Odell Raper)
A Traveler’s Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscape of the Red Planet

Stephen Hawking:
A Brief History of Time
The Illustrated A Brief History of Time
The Universe in a Nutshell
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
T.A. Heppenheimer:
Colonies in Space
Toward Distant Stars
Countdown: A History of Space Flight
The Space Shuttle Decision: 1965 to 1972
The Development of the Space Shuttle: 1972-1981

Homer Hickman: Rocket Boys

Daniel Hillis: Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas that Make Computers Work

Alan Hodges: Alan Turing: The Enigma

Douglas R. Hofstadter:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Metamagical Themas
Le Ton beau de Marto: In Praise of the Music of Language

John R. Horner:
Digging Dinosaurs: The Search that Unraveled the Mystery of Baby Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Lives (with Edwin Dobb)

Walter Scott Houston: Deep Sky Wonders (edited by Stephen James O’Meara)

William Graves Hoyt: Lowell and Mars

Albert G. Ingalls (editor): Amateur Telescope Making (three volumes)

Lisa Jardine:
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London

Raymond F. Jones: This Island Earth

Michio Kaku:
Einstein’s Cosmos
Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe (w/Jennifer Thompson)
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
Visions

John Keegan:
The Second World War
Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme
The Price of Admiralty: Evolution of Naval Warfare
The Mask of Command
A History of Warfare
The Battle for History: Re-fighting World War II
Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America

Orr Kelly: King of the Killing Zone: The Story of the M1, America’s Super Tank

Thomas J. Kelly: Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module

Robert George Kepple and Glen W. Sanner: The Night Observer’s Guide (two volumes)

Tracy Kidder: The Soul of a New Machine

Greg Klerkx: Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age

Jeffrey Kluger: Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System


L.J. Kosofsky and Farouk El-Baz: The Moon as Viewed by the Lunar Orbiter

Chris Kraft: Flight: My Life in Mission Control

Gene Kranz: Failure Is Not An Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

David Kriege and Richard Berry: The Dobsonian Telescope: A Practical Manual for Building Large Aperture Telescopes

Mark Kurlansky:
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
Salt: A World History
The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

Ray Kurzweil:
The Age of Spiritual Machines
The Singularity is Near

W. Henry Lambright: Powering Apollo: James E. Webb of NASA


T.E. Lawrence: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Richard E. Leakey:
The People of the Lake (w/Roger Lewin)
Origins (w/Roger Lewin)

Michael D. Lemonick: The Light at the End of the Universe

David H. Levy:
Quest for Comets
Shoemaker by Levy: The Man Who Made an Impact
Clyde Tombaugh: The Discoverer of Planet Pluto
Observing Variable Stars: A Guide for Beginners

Willey Ley:
The Conquest of Space
Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel

Sy Liebergot and David R. Harland: Apollo EECOM: A Journey of a Lifetime

Michael Light: Full Moon

Walter Lord: A Night to Remember

Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger: Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13

Charles Lyell: Principles of Geology

Charles B.MacDonald:
Company Commander
The Battle of Huertgen Forest
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge

Niccolo Machiavelli: The Art of War

Charles Mackay: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Dana Mackenzie: The Big Splat or How Our Moon Came to Be

Kenneth Macksey: First Clash: Combat Close-Up in World War III

Burton G. Malkiel: A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Dandridge M. Malone: Small Unit Leadership: A Commonsense Approach

Eugene Malove and Gregory Matloff: The Starflight Handbook: A Pioneer’s Guide to Interstellar Travel

Benoit B. Mandlebrot: The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Robert H. March: Physics for Poets

Kenneth Masursky & G.W. Colton & Farouk El Baz (editors): Apollo Over the Moon: A View from Orbit

Robert McCall:
Vision of the Future: The Art of Robert McCall (edited by Ben Bova)
The Art of Robert McCall: A Celebration of Our Future in Space

Wil McCarthy: Hacking Matter

Michael McCollum:
The Art of Science Fiction (two volumes)
Astrogator’s Handbook

Malcolm McConnell: Just Cause

David McCullough:
Truman
John Adams

Howard E. McCurdy:
Inside NASA
The Space Station Decision: Incremental Politics and Technological Choice
Faster, Better, Cheaper: Low-Cost Innovation in the US Space Program
Space and the American Imagination

James R. McDonough:
Platoon Leader
The Defense of Hill 781

John McPhee:
A Roomful of Hovings
The Headmaster
The Curve of Binding Energy
The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
La Place del la Concorde Suisse
A Sense of Where You Are
Levels of the Game
The Crofter and the Laird
Heirs of General Practice
Pieces of the Frame
Looking for a Ship
The Survival of the Bark Canoe
Encounters with the Archdruid
The Control of Nature
The Ransom of Russian Art
Irons in the Fire
Giving Good Weight
Coming into the Country
Oranges
The Founding Fish
The Pine Barrens
Uncommon Carriers
Table of Contents

Annals of the Former World:
Annals of the Former World (omnibus)
Rising from the Plains
Assembling California
Basin and Range
In Suspect Terrain

James M. McPherson:
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War
Antietam: Crossroads of Freedom

Syd Mead:
Studio Image I
Studio Image II
Oblagon: Concepts of Syd Mead
Syd Mead’s Sentury

Jean Meeus:
Astronomical Algorithms
Mathematical Astronomy Morsels

Ron Miller:
The Art of Chesley Bonestell (w/Frederick C. Durant III)
Space Art
The Dream Machines: A Pictorial History the Spaceship in Art

Andrew Mishkin: Sojourner: An Insider’s View of the Mars Pathfinder Mission

Simon Mitton: Conflict in the Cosmos: Fred Hoyle’s Life in Science

Oliver Morton: Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

Sam Moskowitz:
Seekers of Tomorrow
This Immortal Storm
Explorers of the Infinite

Mike Mullane: Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut

Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox: Apollo

Thomas A. Mutch: Geology of the Moon: A Stratigraphic View

Sylvia Nasar: A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

Donald A. Norman:
The Design of Everyday Things
The Invisible Computer

James E. Oberg:
Pioneering Space
Mission to Mars
Star-Crossed Orbits: Inside the U.S.-Russian Space Alliance

William Tyler Olcott:
Field Book of the Skies
In Starland with a Three-Inch Telescope

Gerard K. O’Neil: The High Frontier

Frederick I. Ordway III:
Blueprint for Space: Science Fiction to Science Fact (w/Randy Lieberman)
Visions of Spaceflight: Images from the Ordway Collection
The Rocket Team (w/Mitchell R. Sharpe)

Donald E. Osterbrock: Yerkes Observatory 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution

Dennis Overbye: Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Story of a Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe

William T. Pagonis (Lt. General, Ret.): Moving Mountains

George S. Patton, Jr. (General): War as I Knew It

John Allen Paulos: A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper

Bertrand M. Peck: The Planet Jupiter

Charles R. Pellegrino and Joshua Stoff: Chariots for Apollo: The Untold Story Behind the Race to the Moon

Leslie C. Peltier:
Guideposts to the Stars
Starlit Nights: The Adventures of a Star-Gazer
The Binocular Stargazer

Mark Pendergrast: Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World

Harvard Pennington: The Year-Round Messier Marathon Field Guide

David E. Pergrin (Colonel, Ret.): First Across the Rhine: The Story of the 19st Engineer Combat Battalion

Dale Peterson: Gane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man

Michel Petit: Variable Stars

Henry Petroski:
The Pencil
To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
The Evolution of Useful Things
Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering
Invention by Design: How Engineers Get From Thought to Thing
Engineers of Dreams

Harry W. Pfanz:
Gettysburg: The Second Day
Gettysburg: Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill

Jerry Pournelle:
That Buck Roger’s Stuff
A Step Farther Out

Richard Preston: First Light

Lisa Randall: Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions

Chet Raymo:
365 Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year
The Soul of the Night
Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe

Eric S. Raymond: The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Robert Reeves: The Superpower Space Race

Elisabeth Ruedy: Where Do I Put the Decimal Place?

David West Reynolds: Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon

Frank M. Robinson: Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History

Fiammetta Rocco: Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure that Changed the World

Jeff Rovin: From the Land Beyond Beyond

Rudy Rucker:
Seek!
Infinity and the Mind: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite
The Lifebox, The Seashell and The Soul

Antonin Rukl: The Atlas of the Moon

Neil P. Ruzic: Where the Winds Sleep

Cornelius Ryan:
The Longest Day
A Bridge Too Far
The Last Battle
Best Fiction

This is the first of two lists that I'll be posting. It's derived (more or less) from my personal collection. I figure if I keep a book, it fits my definition of "best fiction".

Eventually I'll start linking to my reviews of books, as I post the reviews, go through the postings, and back-link them. So come back often!

While you get a glimpse of what I'm reading during the year (or in past years) via the various lists of books read, my collection goes beyond that. People have often asked me for recommendations, so I'll try to post books that I especially like. This list will concentrate on fiction (non-fiction will have its own list) and start with books I own. I'll eventually expand it to books I may have borrowed, found that I liked, but haven't purchased yet.

(January 27, 2007: List updated to the letter R.)

Flatland: A.C. Abbott (try for Flatland: The Annotated Edition. Annotated by Ian Stewart, author of “Flatterland”.)

Adams, Douglas: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Adams, Douglas: Watership Down

Allen, Roger McBride:

The Ring of Charon
The Shattered Sphere

Orphan of Creation

Allison, Leonard (editor): Survival Printout

Anderson, Poul:

Tales of the Flying Mountains

The Harvest of Stars Series:

Harvest of Stars
The Stars Are Also Fire
Harvest the Fire
The Fleet of Stars
Genesis

Maurai and Kith:

Maurai and Kith
Orion Shall Rise
Starfarers

The Psychotechnic League:

The Psychotechnic League
Cold Victory
Starship
The Peregrine (a.k.a. Star Ways)
Star Ways and Virgin Planet

The Technic Civilization:

Earth Book of Stormgate
The Man Who Counts
The Trader to the Stars
The Trouble Twisters
Satan’s World
Mirkheim
The Long Night
Ensign Flandry
A Circus of Hells
Flandry of Terra
Agent of the Terran Empire
The People of the Wind
The Day of Their Return
The Rebel Worlds
A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows
A Stone in Heaven
The Game of Empire
The Night Face

Fire Time
The Enemy Stars
Tau Zero
Going for Infinity

Asimov, Isaac:

The Empire Novels:

The Currents of Space
The Stars, Like Dust
Pebble in the Sky

The Foundation Novels:

Prelude to Foundation
Forward the Foundation
Foundation
Foundation and Empire
Second Foundation
Foundation’s Edge
Foundation and Earth

The Robot Tales:

The Complete Robot
I, Robot
Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots
Robot Visions
Robot Dreams
The Caves of Steel
The Naked Sun
The Robots of Dawn
Robots and Empire

Nightfall and Other Stories
Earth is Room Enough
The Martian Way and Other Stories

The Gods Themselves

The Hugo Winners (two volumes, published as one volume by SFBC)
The New Hugo Winners, Volume 1
The New Hugo Winners, Volumes 2

Barker, M.A.R. (Professor):

The Man of Gold
Flamesong

Barlowe, Wayne Douglas:

Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials: Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature
Expedition: Being an Account in Artwork of the 2358 A.D. Voyage to Darwin IV
The Alien Life of Wayne Barlowe

Baxter, Stephen

The Manifold Trilogy:

Manifold: Time
Manifold: Space
Manifold: Origin

Phase Space (contains short fiction by Baxter, including fragments from the Manifold sequence)

The Xeelee Series:

Vacuum Diagrams
Coalescent
Exultant
Transcendent
TimeLike Infinity
Flux
Raft
Ring

Alternate History:

Anti-Ice
The Time Ships
Voyage
Titan

Bear, Greg:

The Darwin Sequence:

Darwin’s Radio
Darwin’s Children

The Eon Sequence:

Legacy
Eon
Eternity

The Forge of God Sequence:

The Forge of God
Anvil of Stars

Future History Sequence:

Queen of Angels
Heads
Moving Mars
Slant (“/”)

Tangents
Blood Music
The Collected Stories of Greg Bear
Dinosaur Summer

Benford, Gregory:

The Galactic Center Series:

In the Ocean of Night
Across the Sea of Stars
Great Sky River
Tides of Light
Furious Gulf
Sailing Bright Eternity

In Alien Flesh (short stories)
Worlds Vast and Various (short stories)
Matter’s End (short stories)

Timescape
Eater
Artifact
Cosm

The Martian Race
The Sunborn

Bester, Alfred:

The Demolished Man
The Stars My Destination
Starburst (short stories)
The Dark Side of Earth (short stories)
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester (short stories)
ReDemolished (short stories)
Psycho Shop (with Roger Zelazny)
The Deceivers
The Computer Connection
Golem 100

Blish, James

Cities in Flight (made up of They Shall Have Stars, A Life for the Stars, Earthman Come Home and The Triumph of Time)
A Torrent of Faces (with Norman L. Knight)
A Case of Conscience

Bova, Ben:

The Kinsman Saga:

Kinsman
Millennium
The Kinsman Saga
Colony

The Grand Tour:

Tales from the Grand Tour
Privateers
Powersat
Empire Builders
Mars
Moonrise
Moonwar
Return to Mars
Jupiter
The Precipice
The Rock Rats
The Silent War
Saturn
Titan
Venus
Mercury

The Sam Gunn Tales:

Sam Gunn Unlimited
Sam Gunn Forever


Boyd, John: The Last Starship from Earth

Brackett, Leigh:

The Stark Series:

Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
Eric John Stark: Outlaw of Mars

The Best of Leigh Brackett (short stories)
Martian Quest: The Early Brackett (short stories)

The Long Tomorrow
The Starmen

Ray Bradbury:

Classic Stories (SS)
A Medicine for Melancholy
Long After Midnight
The Illustrated Man
Dandelion Wine
The Martian Chronicles
The October Country
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow
Fahrenheit 451
I Sing the Body Electric
From the Dust Returned

Brin, David:

The Uplift Tales:

Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin’s Uplift Universe
Sundiver
Startide Rising
The Uplift War
Brightness Reef
Infinity’s Shore
Heavens Reach

The River of Time (SS)
Otherness (SS)

Earth
The Postman
Kiln People
Glory Season
The Heart of the Comet (with Benford, Gregory)

Brown, Frederic:

Martians, Go Home
The Best of Frederic Brown (SS)
The Lights in the Sky Are Stars

Brunner, John:

The Compleat Traveler in Black
A Maze of Stars
The Sheep Look Up
Stand on Zanzibar
The Shockwave Rider
The Whole Man
The Best of John Brunner (SS)
The Crucible of Time
Children of the Thunder
Quickstand
The Squares of the City
The Jagged Orbit

Bujold, Lois McMaster

The Miles Vorkosigan Saga:

Falling Free
Shards of Honor
Barrayar
The Warrior’s Apprentice
The Vor Game
Cetaganda
Ethan of Athos
Brothers in Arms
Borders of Infinity
Mirror Dance
Memory
Komarr
A Civil Campaign
Diplomatic Immunity

Burdick, Eugene and Wheeler, Harvey: Fail-Safe

Burroughs, Edgar Rice:

The Martian Tales

A Princess of Mars (Under the Moons of Mars)
The Gods of Mars
The Warlord of Mars
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
The Chessmen of Mars
The Master Mind of Mars
A Fighting Man of Mars
Swords of Mars
Synthetic Men of Mars
Llana of Gathol
John Carter of Mars

Tarzan of the Apes

Caidin, Martin: Marooned

Campbell, John W.:

The Morey, Wade and Arcot Tales:

The Black Star Passes
Islands of Space
Invaders from the Infinite
The Incredible Planet

The Aarn Munro Tales:

The Mightiest Machine

The Moon is Hell
The Ultimate Weapon
The Cloak of Aesir
The Planeteers
The Space Beyond
The Best of John W. Campbell

Carroll, Lewis: The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (edited and annotated by Martin Gardner)

Chalker, Jack L.:

The Well of Souls Series:

Midnight at the Well of Souls
Quest for the Well of Souls
Exiles at the Well of Souls
The Return of Nathan Brazil
Twilight at the Well of Souls
Echoes of the Well of Souls
Shadow of the Well of Souls
Gods of the Well of Souls
The Sea is Full of Stars
Ghost of the Well of Souls

The Web of the Chozen
And the Devil Will Drag You Under

A. Bertram Chandler:

The Saga of John Grimes (in rough order):

Frontier of the Dark (history)
The Rim of Space (Calver)
The Ship from Outside (Calver)
When the Dream Dies (Rim Worlds)
Bring Back Yesterday (Rim Worlds)
Beyond the Galactic Rim (Rim Worlds)
The Road to the Rim/The Hard Way Up
Spartan Planet/The Commodore at Sea
The Inheritors/Gateway to Never
The Big Black Mark
The Far Traveler
Star Courier
To Keep the Ship
Matilda’s Stepchildren
The Anarch Lords
The Last Amazon
The Wild Ones
The Rim Gods/The Dark Dimensions
Into the Alternate Universe/Contraband from Outer Space
The Way Back

Chant, Joy: The High Kings: Arthur’s Celtic Ancestors

Cherryh, C.J.:

The Alliance-Union Series:

Heavy Time
Hellburner
Downbelow Station
40,000 in Gehenna
Merchanter’s Luck
Rimrunners
Tripoint
Finity’s End
Cyteen (initially published as three volumes, Cyteen: The Betrayal, Cyteen: The Rebirth and Cyteen: The Vindication)

The Chanur Series:

Pride of Chanur
Chanur’s Venture
The Kif Strike Back
Chanur’s Homecoming
Chanur’s Legacy

Serpent’s Reach
Voyager in Night

Clarke, Arthur C.:

The Lion of Comarre/Against the Fall of Night
The City and the Stars
Islands in the Sky
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (SS)
Glide Path
The Deep Range
A Fall of Moondust
The Sands of Mars
The Songs of Distant Earth
Imperial Earth
The Fountains of Paradise
The Ghost from Grand Banks
Dolphin Island
Reach for Tomorrow (SS)
Childhood’s End
Earthlight
Expedition to Earth (SS)
Tales from the “White Hart”
Prelude to Space
The Hammer of God
The Other Side of the Sky (SS)
The Wind from the Sun (SS)

The 2001 Series:

2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: Odyssey Two
2061: Odyssey Three
3001: The Final Odyssey
The Lost Worlds of 2001
The Odyssey File (with Hyams, Peter J.)

The Rama Series:

Rendezvous With Rama
Rama II (with Lee, Gentry)
The Garden of Rama (with Lee, Gentry)
Rama Revealed (with Lee, Gentry)

Clement, Hal (Harry C. Stubbs):

The Essential Hal Clement, Volume 1: Trio for Slide Rule and Typewriter (Needle, Ice Planet, Close to Critical)
The Essential Hal Clement, Volume 2: Music of Many Spheres (short stories)
The Essential Hal Clement, Volume 3: Variations on a Theme by Sir Isaac Newton (Mission of Gravity, Starlight; the short stories Lecture Demonstration and Under and the essay Whirligig World as well as some items not by Clement)
Mission of Gravity
Starlight
Heavy Planet (Mission of Gravity, Starlight, Lecture Demonstration, Under, Whirligig World but not the other items in the above volume)
Needle
Through the Eye of a Needle
The Nitrogen Fix
Iceworld
The Best of Hal Clement (SS)
Close to Critical
Cycle of Fire
Still River
Half Life
Noise
Intuit

Correy, Lee (Stine, G. Harry):

Space Doctor
Shuttle Down

Coyle, Harold: Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III

Crichton, Michael: Eaters of the Dead

de Camp, L. Sprague:

The Compleat Complete Enchanter (with Pratt, Fletcher)
Land of Unreason (with Pratt, Fletcher)

The Reluctant King (and associated stories):

The Goblin Tower
The Clocks of Iraz
The Unbeheaded King
The Honorable Barbarian

The Purple Pterodactyls (SS)
The Fallible Fiend
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp
Lest Darkness Fall
The Great Fetish
The Hostage of Zir
The Virgin and the Wheels
Rogue Queen
Solomon’s Stone
The Glory That Was

del Rey, Lester: Nerves

Delany, Samuel R.:

Babel-17
Empire Star
Dhalgren
The Balled of Beta-2
Nova
Distant Stars (SS)
Aye, and Gomorrah and Other Stories (SS)

Dick, Philip K.:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Man in the High Castle
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
A Scanner Darkly

Dickson, Gordon R.:

The Childe Cycle:

Three to Dorsai (containing Necromancer, Tactics of Mistake, Dorsai!)
Necromancer
Tactics of Mistake
Dorsai!
Soldier, Ask Not
Lost Dorsai (SS)
The Spirit of Dorsai (SS)
The Final Encyclopedia (published initially as one volume, subsequent publications are two volumes with additional material)
The Chantry Guild
Young Bleys
Other

The Dragon and the George
The Right to Arm Bears
The Far Call

Drake, David

Hammer’s Slammers

The Hammer’s Slammers Omnibus, Volume 1
The Hammer’s Slammers Omnibus, Volume 2
The Hammer’s Slammers Omnibus, Volume 3
Hammer’s Slammers
At Any Price
Counting the Cost
Rolling Hot
The Warrior
Paying the Piper
The Butcher’s Bill
Caught in the Crossfire
The Tank Lords
The Sharp End
Cross the Stars (peripheral)
The Voyage (peripheral)

Ellison, Harlan:

I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay (based on the stories of Isaac Asimov)
The City on the Edge of Forever
Phoenix Without Ashes (with Bryant, Edward)
Deathbird Stories (SS)

Finney, Jack:

Time and Again
From Time to Time
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Flynn, Michael:

The Firestar Chronicles:

Firestar
Rogue Star
Lodestar
Falling Stars
The Wreck of the River of Stars

Ford, John M.:
Web of Angels
Growing up Weightless
The Final Reflection

Forward, Robert L.:

The Dragon Chronicles:
Dragon’s Egg
Starquake

The Rocheworld Chronicles:
Rocheworld
Return to Rocheworld
Marooned in Eden
Ocean Under the Ice
Rescued from Paradise

Foster, Alan Dean:

The Chronicles of the Humanx Commonwealth:
Nor Crystal Tears
Phylogenesis
Dirge
Diuturnity’s Dawn
Voyage to the City of the Dead
Midworld
Icerigger
For Love of Mother-Not
The Tar-Aiym Krang
Mission to Moulokin
Orphan Star
The Deluge Drivers
The End of the Matter
Flinx in Flux
Mid-Flinx
Reunion
Drowning World
Flinx’s Folly
Sliding Scales
Bloodhype
Sentenced to Prism
Cachalot
The Howling Stones

Raymond Z. Gallun:
The Planet Strappers
The Best of Raymond Z. Gallun
Skyclimber

Randall Garrett:
Lord Darcy (omnibus)
Lord Darcy Investigates
Murder and Magic
Too Many Magicians

Kenneth F. Gantz: Not in Solitude

Hugo Gernsback: Ralph 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660

David Gerrold:

Near Future Sequence:
Jumping Off the Planet
Bouncing Off the Moon
Leaping to the Stars

The Star Wolf Series:
The Voyage of the Star Wolf
The Middle of Nowhere
Blood and Fire
Star Hunt

Trackers:
Under the Eye of God
A Covenant of Justice

William Gibson:
Pattern Recognition
Difference Engine (with Bruce Sterling)

Sprawl:
Burning Chrome
Neuromancer
Count Zero
Mona Lisa Overdrive

Virtual Light:
Virtual Light
Idoru
All Tomorrow’s Parties

Alexis A. Gilliland:

The Rosinante Trilogy:
The Revolution from Rosinante
A Long Shot for Rosinante
The Pirates of Rosinante

Tom Godwin: The Cold Equations and Other Stories (edited by Eric Flint)

William Goldman: The Princess Bride

Rex Gordon: First on Mars

Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows

James Gunn: The Listeners

H. Rider Haggard:
She
King Solomon’s Mines
Allan Quatermain
The Return of She
The People of the Mist
The World’s Desire (with Andrew Lang)
The Saga of Eric Brighteyes
Heart of the World
Morning Star

Jack C. Haldeman, II: High Steel (with Jack Dann)

Joe Haldeman:

The Forever War:
The Forever War
Forever Free

Mindbridge
All My Sins Remembers
Infinite Dreams
There Is No Darkness (with Jack C. Haldeman, II)
Dealing in Futures
The Hemingway Hoax
Buying Time
The Coming
Forever Peace

The Worlds Series:
Worlds
Worlds Apart
Worlds Enough and Time

Edmond Hamilton:
What’s It Like Out There?
The Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror
Starwolf (omnibus)
City at Worlds End
Crashing Suns
Outside the Universe
The Star of Life
The Haunted Stars
The Best of Edmond Hamilton
Battle for the Stars/The Nemesis from Terra (with Leigh Brackett)
Stark and the Star Kings (with Leigh Brackett)

Peter F. Hamilton:
Fallen Dragon
Pandora’s Star

The Confederation Universe:
The Confederation Handbook
A Second Chance at Eden
Consolidation (The Neutronium Alchemist)
Conflict (The Neutronium Alchemist)
The Emergence (Reality Dysfunction)
Expansion (Reality Dysfunction)
Flight (The Naked God)
Faith (The Naked God)

(The Neutronium Alchemist, Reality Dysfunction and The Naked God are the names of the hardcover editions; the other names given are the split paperback names.)

Greg Mandel:
Mindstar Rising
A Quantum Murder
The Nano Flower

Charles R. Harness:
Rings
An Ornament to His Profession

Harry Harrison:
The Deathworld Trilogy (omnibus)

The Stainless Steel Rat:
A Stainless Steel Rat is Born
The Adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat (omnibus)
The Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge
The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!
The Stainless Steel Rat for President
The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell

Bill the Galactic Hero
Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
The Lifeship (with Gordon R. Dickson)
The Technicolor Time Machine

William K. Hartmann: Mars Underground

Robert A. Heinlein:
For Us, The Living
The Past Through Tomorrow
The Man Who Sold the Moon
The Green Hills of Earth
Revolt in 2100/Methuselah’s Children
Orphans of the Sky
Time Enough for Love
The Number of the Beast
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
To Sail Beyond the Sunset
Rocket Ship Galileo
Red Planet
Space Cadet
The Rolling Stones
Farmer in the Sky
Between Planets
Have Space Suit—Will Travel
The Star Beast
Tunnel in the Sky
Time for the Stars
Citizen of the Galaxy
Starman Jones
Podakayne of Mars
Starship Troopers
The Puppet Masters
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
I Will Fear No Evil
Job: A Comedy of Justice
Friday
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
Waldo & Magic, Inc.
Double Star
The Door into Summer
Day After Tomorrow/Sixth Column
Menace from Earth
Assignment in Eternity
Beyond This Horizon
Glory Road
Expanded Universe
Farnham’s Freehold
Grumbles from the Grave
A Stranger in a Strange Land
Requiem

Zenna Henderson: Ingathering: The Complete People Stories

Frank Herbert:
Under Pressure
The Book of Frank Herbert
The Worlds of Frank Herbert
The Santaroga Barrier

Dune:
Dune
Dune Messiah
Children of Dune

Bureau of Sabotage:
Whipping Star
The Dosadi Experiment

God-Computer:
Destination Void
The Lazarus Effect (with Bill Ransom)
The Jesus Incident (with Bill Ransom)
Ascension Factor (with Bill Ransom)

P.C. Hodgell:
Tai-tastigon:
Dark of the Gods
Seeker’s Mask
Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry

William Hope Hodgson:
The House on the Borderland
Carnacki, The Ghost-Finder
The Night Land
The Ghost Pirates
The Boats of the Glen Carrig
Out of the Storm

James P. Hogan:

The Titan Sequence:
Code of the Lifemaker
The Immortality Option

The Giants Sequence:
Inherit the Stars
The Gentle Giants of Ganymede
Giant’s Star
Entoverse
Mission to Minerva

Cecilia Holland: Floating Worlds

Homer:
The Iliad (translated by Robert Fagles)
The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fagles)

William Horwood

The Wind in the Willows Sequels:
The Willows in Winter
Toad Triumphant
The Willows and Beyond

Robert E. Howard:
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
Bran Mak Morn: The Last King
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors

Conan:
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
The Bloody Crown of Conan
The Conquering Sword of Conan

Fred Hoyle
The Black Cloud

The Andromeda Stories:
A for Andromeda (with John Elliot)
The Andromeda Breakthrough (with John Elliot)

Barry Hughart:

Master Li:
Bridge of Birds
Eight Skilled Gentlemen
The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (omnibus)

C.J. Cutliffe Hyne: The Lost Continent

Shirley Jackson: The Haunting of Hill House

Baron of Jomini: The Art of War

Nikos Kazantzakis: The Last Temptation of Christ

Donald Kingsbury: The Psychohistorical Crisis

Damon Knight:
In Search of Wonder (essays)
Creating Short Fiction

C.M. Kornbluth:
A Mile Beyond the Moon
The Best of C.M. Kornbluth
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C.M. Kornbluth

Theodore Krulik: The Complete Amber Sourcebook (see Roger Zelazny)

Geoffrey A. Landis:
Mars Crossing
Impact Parameter and Other Quantum Realities

Ursula K. LeGuin:
The Dispossessed
The Left Hand of Darkness

Fritz Leiber:
A Pail of Air
Gather, Darkenss!
The Wanderer
You’re All Alone
The Silver Eggheads
Conjure Wife
The Green Millennium
Our Lady of Darkness
The Ghost Light
The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich
A Spectre is Haunting Texas
The Best of Fritz Leiber

Spider War:
Changewar
The Big Time

Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser:
Ill Met in Lankhmar
Lean Times in Lankhmar
Return to Lankhmar
Farewell to Lankhmar

Murray Leinster:
Med Ship
A Logic Named Joe
Planets of Adventure
First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster

Madeline L’Engle: A Wrinkle in Time

Anthony R. Lewis: A Concordance to Cordwainer Smith (see Cordwainer Smith)

C.S. Lewis:
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra
That Hideous Strength

H.P. Lovecraft:
Tales
The Lurker at the Threshold (w/August Derleth)
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Shadow Out of Tiime
The Watchers Out of Time (w/August Derleth)
The Dunwich Horror and Others
Dagon and Other Macabre Tales
At the Mountains of Madness
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Doom that Came to Sarnath
The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Other Stories of Horror
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories
The Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories

R.A MacAvoy: Tea with a Black Dragon

George MacDonald:
Evenor
Lilith
Phantastes

Arthur Machen
The Three Imposters and Other Stories
The White People and Other Stories: The Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen
The Terror and Other Tales: The Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen
The Great God Pan
Tales of Horror and Supernatural

Ken MacLeod:
Newton’s Wake: A Space Opera
Learning the World

The Fall Revolution:
The Star Fraction
The Cassini Division
The Sky Road
The Stone Canal

The Engines of Light:
Cosmonaut Keep
Dark Light
Engine City

Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte D’Arthur

George R. R. Martin:
Sandkings
Tuf Voyaging
Nightflyers
Dying of the Light
Fevre Dream
Windhaven (w/Lisa Tuttle)

Thrones Series:
The Hedge Knight
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows

Richard Matheson:
Shock I
Shock II
Shock III
The Shrinking Man
A Stir of Echoes
I Am Legend
The Shores of Space

Paul J. McAuley:
Of the Night
Eternal Light
Red Dust
Four Hundred Billion Stars

The Confluence:
Child of the River
Ancients of Days
Shrine of Stars

Wil McCarthy:

The Queendom of Sol:
The Collapsium
The Wellstone
Lost in Transmission
To Crush the Moon

The Dark Side of Nanotechnology:
Murder in the Solid State
Bloom

Michael McCollum:
Thunderstrike!
The Sails of Tau Ceti
Gibraltar Earth
A Greater Infinity
The Clouds of Saturn
Gridlock and Other Stories

Life Probe:
Life Probe
Procyon’s Promise

Antares Trilogy:
Antares Dawn
Antares Passage
Antares Victory

Jack McDevitt:
Infinity Beach
Eternity Road
Moonfall

Alex Benedict:
A Talent for War
Polaris
Seeker

The Engines of God:
The Engines of God
Deepsix
Chindi
Omega

Ian MacDonald:
Terminal Cafe
Desolation Road

Vonda N. McIntyre:

Starfarers:
Starfarers
Transition
Metaphase
Nautilus

Patricia A. McKillip:
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

The Riddle-Master of Hed:
The Riddle-Master of Hed
Heir of Sea and Fire
Harpist in the Wind

Dr. Willis E. McNelly (editor): The Dune Encyclopedia (see Frank Herbert)

Jean Merrill: The Pushcart War

Judith Merrill: The Shadow on the Hearth

A. Merritt:
Seven Footprints to Satan
The Metal Monster
Ship of Ishtar
Dwellers in the Mirage
The Face in the Abyss
Burn Witch Burn
The Moon Pool
The Black Wheel (w/Hannes Bok)

Walter M. Miller, Jr.:
The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr.

The Leibowitz Canticles:
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman (w/Terry Bisson)

Donald Moffitt:
The Jupiter Theft

Genesis:
The Genesis Quest
Second Genesis

Elizabeth Moon:

Herris Serrano:
Hunting Party
Sporting Chance
Winning Colors

Esmay Suiza:
Once a Hero
Rules of Engagement
Change of Command
Against the Odds

Kylara Vatta:
Trading in Danger
Marquee and Reprisal

Michael Moorcock:
Kane of Old Mars
A Nomad of the Time Streams
The Ice Schooner

Elric:
Elric of Melnibone
Song of the Black Sword
The Fortress of the Pearl
The Sailor on the Seas of Fate
The Weird of the White Wolf
The Vanishing Tower
The Revenge of the Rose
The Bane of the Black Sword
Stormbringer

Runestaff:
The Jewell in the Skull
Mad God’s Amulet
The Sword of the Dawn
The Runestaff

C. L. Moore:
Jirel of Joiry
Northwest Smith
Judgment Night
The Best of C. L. Moore
Doomsday Morning
Earth’s Last Citadel (w/Henry Kuttner)

Ward Moore: Bring the Jubilee

William Morris:
The Well at World’s End
The Wood Beyond the World
The Sundering Flood
The Water of the Wondrous Isles
On the Lines of Morris’ Romances: Two Books that Inspired J.R.R. Tolkien
More to William Morris: Two Books that Inspired J.R.R. Tolkien

Larry Niven:
Bridging the Galaxies
N-Space
Playgrounds of the Mind
Convergent Series (also contains Known Space, Draco’s Tavern, Leshy Circuit, Warlock)
A Hole in Space (also contains Known Space, Draco’s Tavern, Leshy Circuit, Warlock)
Limits (also contains Draco’s Tavern)

Draco Tavern:
The Draco Tavern
(plus also see collections above)

Warlock:
Flight of the Horse (also contains Svetz)
The Magic Goes Away
The Burning City (w/Jerry Pournelle)
The Magic May Return

Svetz:
Rainbow Mars
(see also Warlock)

Smoke Ring/Leshy Circuit
A World Out of Time
The Integral Trees
Smoke Ring

Known Space:
Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven
Three Books of Known Space
The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton
Flatlander
The Patchwork Girl
World of Ptaavs
Protector
A Gift from Earth
Neutron Star
Crashlander
Ringworld
Ringworld Engineers
The Throne of Ringworld
Ringworld’s Children
(Also some individual stories in the Man-Kzin Wars series, mostly by other authors)

Andre Norton:
Star Man’s Son
Ice Crown
Android at Arms
Operation Time Search
Secret of the Lost Race
No Night Without Stars
The Sioux Spaceman
Operation Time Search
The X Factor
Wheel of Stars
Iron Cage
Star Gate
Dark Piper
Dread Companion

Blake Walker/Crosstime:
The Crossroads of Time
Quest Crosstime

Central Control:
Star Rangers
Star Guard

Dipple:
Catseye
Night of Masks

Forerunner/Shan Lantee:
Storm Over Warlock
Ordeal in Otherwhere
Forerunner Foray
Forerunner
Forerunner: Second Venture

Free Traders:
Moon of Three Rings
Exiles of the Stars
Flight in Yiktor
Dare to Go A-Hunting

Hosteen Storm:
The Beast Master
Lord of Thunder

Janus:
Judgment on Janus
Victory on Janus

Jern Murdock:
The Zero Stone
Uncharted Stars

Pax/Astra:
The Stars Are Ours!
Star Born

Time Traders:
The Time Traders
Galactic Derelict
The Defiant Agents
Key Out of Time

Solar Queen:
Sargasso in Space
Plague Ship
Voodoo Planet
Postmarked the Stars

Alan E. Nourse:
Rocket to Limbo
Star Surgeon
Blade Runner
PSI High and Others
Raiders from the Rings
Scavengers in Space

Philip Francis Nowlan: Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Patrick O’Brian:

The Jack Aubrey Series:
Master and Commander
Post Captain
H.M.S. Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon’s Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason’s Harbor
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
The Truelove
The Wine-Dark Sea
The Commodore
The Yellow Admiral
The Hundred Days
Blue at the Mizzen
21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

Chad Oliver:
A Star Agove It
Far from This Earth
The Shores of Another Sea

George Orwell:
1984
Animal Farm

Edgar Pangborn:
A Mirror for Observers
West of the Sun
Davy
Still I Persist in Wondering

Mervyn Peake
Titus Groan
Gormenghast
Titus Alone
Boy in Darkness: Titus Groan’s Journey from Gormenghast

Charles R. Pellegrino:
The Killing Star
Flying to Valhalla (w/George Zebrowski)

Ludesk Pesek:
The Earth is Near
Log of a Moon Expedition

Ellis Peters:
The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael:
A Rare Bendictine
A Morbid Taste for Bones
One Corpse Too Many
Monk’s Hood
St. Peter’s Fair
The Leper of Saint Giles
The Virgin in the Ice
The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Devil’s Novice
Dead Man’s Ransom
The Pilgrim of Hate
An Excellent Mystery
The Raven in the Foregate
The Rose Rent
The Hermit of Eyton Forest
Confession of Brother Haluin
The Heretic’s Apprentice
The Potter’s Field
The Summer of the Danes
The Holy Thief
Brother Cadfael’s Penance

H. Beam Piper
The Terro-Human Future History
Federation
First Cycle (w/Michael Kurland)
Four Day Planet/Lone Star Planet
The Fuzzy Papers
Fuzzies and Other People
Uller Uprising
The Cosmic Computer
The Space Viking
Empire

The Paratime Series
Paratime
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen

The Worlds of H. Beam Piper
Murder in the Gunroom

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett (Lord Dunsany, Eighteenth Baron of Dunsany):
Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley
The King of Elfland’s Daughter
Over the Hills and Far Away
Beyond the Fields We Know
The Charwoman’s Shadow
At the Edge of the World
Gods, Men and Ghosts
The Food of Death
The Curse of the Wise Woman
Seven Modern Comedies
The Collected Jorkens (three volumes)

Edgar Allen Poe: Selected Poetry and Prose of Poe

Frederik Pohl:
Man Plus
The Coming of the Quantum Cats
JEM
The Way the Future Was: A Memoir
The Cool War
The Age of the Pussyfoot
Starburst
Black Star Rising
Midas World
Planets Three
Day Million
The Best of Frederik Pohl
Pohlstars
Homegoing
Narabedla, Ltd.
The World at the End of Time
The Day the Martians Came
Chernobyl
Slave Ship
The Years of the City
Stopping at Slowyear
Mining the Oort
The Voices of Heaven
O Pioneer!
The Early Pohl

The Gateway Series:
The Gateway Trip
Gateway
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Heechee Rendezvous
The Annals of the Heechee
The Boy Who Would Live Forever

The Eschaton Sequence:
The Other End of Time
The Siege of Eternity
The Far Shore of Time

Venus, Inc. Series
The Space Merchants (w/C.M. Kornbluth)
Venus, Inc.

Search the Sky (w/C.M. Kornbluth)
Our Best (w/C.M. Kornbluth)
Wolfbane (w/C.M. Kornbluth)

The Starchild Series (w/Jack Williamson):
The Reefs of Space
Starchild
Rogue Star

The Saga of Cuckoo (w/Jack Williamson):
Farthest Star
Wall Around a Star

The Undersea Trilogy (w/Jack Williamson):
Undersea City
Undersea Fleet
Undersea Quest

Land’s End (w/Jack Williamson)
Jerry Pournelle:
The Falkenberg Series:
West of Honor
The Mercenary
Prince of Mercenaries
Go Tell the Spartans (w/S.M. Stirling)
Prince of Sparta (w/S.M. Stirling)

The Empire Series:
A Spaceship for the King/King David’s Spaceship
The Mote in God’s Eye (w/Larry Niven)
The Gripping Hand (w/Larry Niven)

Future History:
High Justice
Exiles to Glory

Birth of Fire
Lucifer’s Hammer (w/Larry Niven)
Oath of Fealty (w/Larry Niven)
Footfall (w/Larry Niven)

Tim Powers:
Expiration Date
Earthquake Weather
The Annubis Gates
On Stranger Tides
The Drawing of the Dark
The Stress of Her Regard
Last Call
Declare
Strange Itineraries
Three Days to Never

Terry Pratchett:
The Discworld Series:
The Color of Magic
The Light Fantastic
Equal Rites
Mort
Sourcery
Wyrd Sisters
Pyramids
Guards! Guards!
Eric
Moving Pictures
Reaper Man
Witches Abroad
Small Gods
Lords and Ladies
Men at Arms
Soul Music
Interesting Times
Maskerade
Feet of Clay
Hogfather
Jingo
The Last Continent
Carpe Jugulum
The Fifth Elephant
The Truth
Thief of Time
The Last Hero
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Night Watch
The Wee Free Men
Monstrous Regiment
A Hat Full of Sky
Going Postal
Thud!

Fletcher Pratt
The Well of the Unicorn
The Blue Star
The Land of Unreason (w/L. Sprague de Camp)

Steven Pressfield: Gates of Fire

Paul Preuss:
Starfire

The Venus Prime Series
Breaking Strain
Maelstrom
Hide and Seek
The Medusa Encounter
The Diamond Moon
The Shining Ones

Alastair Reynolds:
Understanding Space and Time
Century Rain
Pushing Ice

The Cojoiner Tales
Galactic North
Revelation Space
Chasm City
Redemption Ark
Absolution Gap
Turquoise Days/Diamond Dogs

Mack Reynolds:
Compounded Interests

The North Africa Trilogy:
Border, Breed, Nor Birth
Blackman’s Burden
The Best Ye Breed

Rex Bader:
Five Way Secret Agent/The Mercenary from Tomorrow
Satellite City
Lagrange Five

Lagrange Five:
The Lagrangists (w/Dean Ing)
Chaos in Lagrangia (w/Dean Ing)
Trojan Orbit (w/Dean Ing)

John Ringo:
Into the Looking Glass
Von Neumann’s War (w/Travis S. Taylor, Ph.D.)

Frank M. Robinson:
The Dark Beyond the Stars
The Power
Waiting

Kim Stanley Robinson:
Years of Rice and Salt
Icehenge
The Memory of Whiteness
Antarctica

The Global Warming Trilogy:
Forty Signs of Rain
Fifty Degrees Below

The Mars Tetralogy:
Red Mars
Green Mars
Blue Mars
The Martians

The California Trilogy:
The Wild Shore
The Gold Coast
Pacific Edge

Spider Robinson:
By Any Other Name
The Free Lunch
User Friendly
LifeHouse
Very Bad Deaths

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon/Lady Sally’s Place:
Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
Time Traveler’s Strictly Cash
Callahan’s Secret
Callahan’s Lady
Lady Slings the Booze
The Callahan Touch
Callahan’s Legacy
Callahan’s Key
Callahan’s Con
Off the Wall at Callahan’s

The Stardance Trilogy:
Stardance
Starseed
Starmind

Mordecai Roshwald: Level 7

Tony Rothman: The World is Round

Rudy Rucker:
The Hacker and the Ants, Version 2.0
Gnarl!
White Light
Freeware
Master of Space and Time
The Hollow Earth

Ed Ruggero:
38 North Yankee
The Common Defense
Firefall
Breaking Ranks
The Academy

Eric Frank Russell:
Sinister Barrier
Major Ingredients
Entities: The Selected Novels of Eric Frank Russell
The Best of Eric Frank Russell
The Great Explosion
The Mindwarpers
Wasp
Sentinels from Space
Next of Kin
Three to Conquer
Design for Great-Day (w/Alan Dean Foster)

Multi-author short story collections:

Benford, Gregory and Zebrowski, George: Skylife: Space Habitats in Story and Science

Boucher, Anthony (edtior): A Treasury of Great Science Fiction (two volumes)

Bova, Ben:

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIA
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IIB

Carr, Terry: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I

Clarke, Arthur C. and Proctor, George R.: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume 3

Clarke, Arthur C. and Brin, David: Project Solar Sail

Conklin, Groff:

Omnibus of Science Fiction
Science Fiction Thinking Machines

Dozois, Gardner:

The Good Old Stuff
The Good New Stuff
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming
The Year’s Best Science Fiction (twenty-two volumes plus a best of volume and counting)

Ellison, Harlan:

Dangerous Visions
Again, Dangerous Visions

Medea: Harlan’s World

James Gunn:
Astounding Stories: The 60th Anniversary Collection (three volumes)

The Road to Science Fiction:
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells
The Road to Science Fiction: From Wells to Heinlein
The Road to Science Fiction: From Heinlein to Here
The Road to Science Fiction: From Here to Forever
The Road to Science Fiction: The British Way

Peter Haining: Gothic Tales of Terror (two volumes)

Harry Harrison: Astounding: The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology

David G. Hartwell:
Age of Wonders
The Year’s Best SF (ten volumes to date)
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (with Kathryn Cramer)
The Hard SF Renaissance (with Kathryn Cramer)

Raymond J. Healy:
New Tales of Space and Time
Nine Tales of Space and Time

Jane Hipolito and Willis E. McNelly: Mars, We Love You

Damon Knight:
A Science Fiction Argosy
Science Fiction of the 30’s
A Century of Science Fiction
The Orbit anthology series

Robert P. Mills: The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction

Sam Moskowitz: Science Fiction by Gaslight

Andre Norton: Space Pioneers

Frederik Pohl:
Door to Anywhere (The Tenth Galaxy Reader)
Star Science Fiction Stories (multiple volumes)
The SFWA Grand Masters (multiple volumes)
Assignment in Tomorrow
The Expert Dreamers

Jerry Pournelle:
Far Frontiers (edited w/Jim Baen) (various volumes)
The Endless Frontier (edited w/John F. Carr) (various volumes)
2020 Vision
Black Holes
The Crash of Empire (edited w/John F. Carr) (various volumes)
There Will Be War (edited w/John F. Carr) (various volumes)

A. Kingsley Russell: Science Fiction by the Rivals of H.G. Wells

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Slide Rules

Anyone who can't use a slide rule is a cultural illiterate,
and should not be allowed to vote.


—Robert A. Heinlein


Well, I used to know how to use a sliderule. I still can do some basic calculations on it and have a book on how to use a slipstick that I hope to get to this summer. Just to show that these "obsolete" devices can still be used, I present The International Slide Rule Group, The International Slide Rule Museum and The Slide Rule Universe!
Foundation

I've been reading Isaac Asimov's massive two-volume original autobiography (In Memory Yet Green and In Joy Still Felt). Yesterday I picked up Foundation, the first of the original Foundation novels, and finished most of it while traveling to and from a picnic. Between the autobiography and the novel, I was curious to see what the names of the original stories were. A query to a list I run (Space Opera, on Yahoo) turned up a link to this page by Raja Thiagarajan, who has done an excellent job of pulling together original art, changes in titles, and changes between magazine and book versions.

Interjection (May 23, 2007): This next section was posted as three separate items few days later at the Late, Great Planet Blog, so I'll post it here insrtead of as another item triplet.

In The Event That This Fantastic Voyage...

It's been a bit of an Isaac Asimov week here. Saturday I read most of Foundation. I'm about two-third's finished with In Joy Still Felt, the second volume of his autobiography. I ordered a couple of second hand books by him—including a hardcover edition of Fantastic Voyage to replace a very worn paperback—by him from Powells.com. And, the Illustrious Mr. Chung pointed me to this and this on the Starship Modeler site.

By the way, my favorite quote from In Joy Still Felt (page 194):

I had to visit Harry Stubbs periodically to deliver chapters for his consideration and to pick up those he had gone over and annotated. On May 2, 1960, when I visited him, it somehow came up in the conversation that I had never looked through a telescope.

"Doesn't that bother you?" he asked, astonished.

"No," I said, philosophically, "what's the difference? I've seen photographs of the various astronomical objects, and I have it all in my mind's eye."

But Harry wouldn't have it so. He taught general science at Milton Academy and he had a small observatory there with a couple of telescopes in it. It was a clear evening and he got me into his automobile and drove me to the observatory. He was insistent on having the author of Nightfall look through a telescope at least once in his life.

He focused on a comet, which looked like a dim, tiny patch of fuzz, utterly unspectacular, and on a star cluster, which looked like a collection of glitter.

Then he focused on the Moon, and it was then I made what I consider one of my all-time silly remarks. I looked into the eyepiece, looked at Harry in amazement, and said, "My goodness, it does have craters."


Is Asimov Bin Laden's Spiritual Father?

Via Gravity Lens, and firmly in the barking moonbats department...did Isaac Asimov inspire Osama Bin Laden?

Timeline

At some point, Isaac Asimov started linking up his various books in the previously distinct Robot and Foundation series. He also linked in what were called the Empire books (e.g., Pebble in the Sky). I even think he tossed in The End of Eternity at some point. Here's an excellent resource that shows you where all the various books and stories fit together, including stories from the setting that are not by Asimov.

Note that in 2004, in addition to flying cars, we are missing servants like Robbie.

(With a tip of the spacesuit visor to SF Signal!)

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Digital Rights

The Illustrious Mr. Chung has found a great quote by Robert A. Heinlein which neatly spears the RIAA, DRM, etc.:

Before we leave this matter I wish to comment on the theory implied by you, Mr. Weems, when you claimed damage to your client. There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary public interest.

This strange doctrine is not supported by statute nor common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back, for their private benefit. That is all.


Lifeline, Robert A. Heinlein