Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Booking Through Thursday (on Tuesday) and a Suey's Top Ten

This was the question from last week's Booking Through Thursday:

One of my favorite sci-fi authors (Sharon Lee) has declared June 23rd Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day.

As she puts it:

So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day! A day of celebration and wonder! A day for all of us readers of science fiction and fantasy to reach out and say thank you to our favorite writers. A day, perhaps, to blog about our favorite sf/f writers. A day to reflect upon how written science fiction and fantasy has changed your life.

So … what might you do on the 23rd to celebrate? Do you even read fantasy/sci-fi? Why? Why not?

I LOVE fantasy/sci-fi stuff. And what will I do to celebrate? Post another Suey's Top Ten!

Suey's Top Ten Fantasy/Sci-Fi

1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

4. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

5. The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

6. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

8. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

9. Beauty by Robin McKinley

10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

There's so much I haven't read. I'm sure this list is very much lacking some of the biggies. I wish I had time to read just fantasy series and get all caught up. The Wheel of Time series, the Discworld series, countless YA series..... the list is endless.

So tell me, what SF/Fantasy book did I forget?

(Twilight should be on my list too, but I opted for some others instead.)


  1. I haven't read all the ones you listed, but the first ones I thought of that you didn't have listed were: the Time Quintet (starts with A Wrinkle in Time) by L'Engle, and C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.

  2. Great list! I'm planning to read Enders Game soon, so am really happy to see it tops your list. The Goose Girl is near the top of my TBR pile too!

    I'm surprised that The Hunger Games only makes it to number 10. It would be much higher up my list - Happy Fantasy/Sci-Fi day!!

  3. Great list! I have read and enjoyed all of those except for two! :) I should think about making a list. I made one a couple years ago. I should go look it up and see what I would change about it.

  4. Where you gone the same time I was? Welcome home! Do you happen to have a copy of that potato peel book that I could borrow?

  5. Love your list! I have read most of the books on there!

  6. That's a good list. When you need another series, you might want to check out L.E. Modesitt's series about Order and Chaos. Those are excellent. The first book is called "The Magic of Recluse". And his Soprano Sorceress series is also very good.

  7. Wordlily: The Wrinkle in Time books I read so long ago that I forget about them! I need to revisit them and see what I think these days.

    Farmlanebooks: I hope you love Ender!

    Kailana: I bet my list would change day to day.

    Julie: Were you gone too? Welcome home to you too! Yes, I have the potato book, but I can't see it in my shelf right here, so hopefully it's somewhere!

    Chantele: What would you say is your favorite?

    Kaelesa: I've not heard of any of those. But now I'll have to add them to the list!



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