August 15th, 2008

buzz

The 20 Books from 20 Years meme

See here for explanation. Bold if you've read (all of) them, italicise if you've started but not finished (inc some but not all of a series) and strikethrough if you hated them.

The Culture Novels, Iain M Banks (starting 1987) - definitely.
The Hyperion Cantos, Dan Simmons (starting 1989) - read the first two, liked them but was warned off the others.
Grass, Sherri S Tepper (1989) - agreed; I love this book.
The Aleutian Trilogy, Gwyneth Jones (starting 1991)
The Mars Trilogy, Kim Stanley Robinson (starting 1992) - agreed.
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson (1992) - agreed.
The Flower Cities sequence, Kathleen Ann Goonan (starting 1994) (read Crescent City Rhapsody, quite enjoyed it)
Fairyland, Paul McAuley (1996)
Diaspora, Greg Egan (1997)
Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds (2000) - it didn't do much for me, but I seem to remember reading it on a long plane flight.
The Arabesks, Jon Courtenay Grimwood (starting 2000) - agreed.
Light, M John Harrison (2002) - bounced right off it.
Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (2002) - agreed.
Evolution, Stephen Baxter (2003) - no way!
Pattern Recognition, William Gibson (2003) - agreed.
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2004) - agreed.
Air, Geoff Ryman (2004) - liked it but not totally sure.
River of Gods, Ian McDonald (2004) - agreed.
Accelerando, Charles Stross (2005) - agreed.
Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (2005) - agreed.