Alphabetically on author. Reviewed books are hyperlinked. Non-reviewed books will get a reread & review somewhere in the future.

Iain M. Banks

Excession (1996)

John Brunner

Stand on Zanzibar (1968)

Don DeLillo

Zero K (2016)

Greg Egan

Schild’s Ladder (2002)

M. John Harrison

You Should Come with Me Now (2017)

Frank Herbert

Dune (1965)

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)

Cixin Liu

The Three-Body Problem (2007)

Ada Palmer

Too Like the Lightning (2016)

Dexter Palmer

Version Control (2016)

Kim Stanley Robinson

Aurora (2015)
The Ministry for the Future (2020)

Carter Scholz

Radiance (2002)
Gypsy (2015)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus (1818)

Neal Stephenson

Anathem (2008)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

Gene Wolfe

The Book of the New Sun (1980-83)

Check my favorite fantasy list here. Consult the author index for a list of all reviews, or my other favorite lists.

Click here for an index of my non-fiction or art book reviews only, and here for an index of my longer fiction reviews of a more scholarly & philosophical nature.


  1. Rabindranauth

    Will be interesting to see how your list changes over time! I’ve only read 6 of these.

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  2. I’ve been trying to start “Excession” for a few months now, but I know I will need more concentration than I can afford right now to enjoy it. But I see that many of my own favorite books are in your list 🙂

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    • I like Excession so much because the protagonists are all Ships. I would have liked another few Culture novels that focussed on Ships, since they are so awesom & funny at the same time, but sadly Banks died.


    • Btw, I think it’s a pretty standard, fairly classic SF favorite list, featuring the usual suspects like Dune & Foundation, so I guess (a big) overlap with other people’s lists is to be expected. Not that that’s a problem…


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