July 12th, 2007

red panda eating bamboo

Because firecat loves book lists

Here is a post from Readercon about a committee's first attempt to create a "slipstream canon":
http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/91464.html

(insert cf.why_there_are_problems_with_canons)
Also, the comments in the original post about just how definitive one might consider this list are very funny.
Also, if you don't know what slipstream is—I don't—the comments contain some links that might enlighten or further confuse you.


Below the cut are the top 115 books in their canon (some of which are "complete works," so some appear twice). (If you want to know why 115, it's explained in the original post.) I've bolded the ones I've read, italicized the ones I've started and not finished, made various comments, and so on.

I haven't read very many of them, but I've liked enough of the ones I read that I will be using this list to pick other books from. If you liked or disliked particular ones I'd love to hear about it.
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