Friday, March 31, 2006

Memorable fiction I've enjoyed

and listed in no meaningful order...

    253 (the print remix), Geoff Ryman; 253 characters on a brief, memorable journey; a fascinating, innovatively structured anti-novel, orginally composed online at

    Catch 22, Joseph Heller; hilariously tragic cultural criticism

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, as well as the other four books of the increasingly misnamed trilogy

    Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner; also The Shockwave Rider, and The Sheep Look Up

    Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut; also Slaughterhouse Five and, well, everything else by Vonnegut

    The Cider House Rules, John Irving; also A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Setting Free the Bears, and ....

    The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

    Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

    Ubik, Philip K. Dick; Reality is now available in a convenient aerosol spray! Safe when used as directed.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, ed.; This annual collection of speculative fiction often turns up writers who think differently.

    Meet Me in the Moon Room, Ray Vukcevich;

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