Fiction


Listed alphabetically by author's last name, below please find links to the fictional work reviewed to date on this blog. (You may click on Rating System for more info on the stars--err, asterisks...)

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

A
Abbott, Edwin
Flatland (1884) ****½

Abercrombie, Joe
First Law [trilogy review] (2006-2008) **

Abraham, Daniel
Long Price quartet
    A Shadow in Summer (2006) ***½
    A Betrayal in Winter (2007) ***
    An Autumn War (2008) **½
    The Price of Spring (2009) ***
Hunter's Run (w/ Gardner Dozois & George R.R. Martin) ***½

Adams, Richard
Watership Down (1972) ****

Ahmed, Saladin

Aldiss, Brian
Non-Stop (1958) ***½
Hothouse (1962) ***
"The Saliva Tree" [novella] (1966) ****
The Moment of Eclipse [collection] (1970) ***½
Helliconia 
    Helliconia Spring (1983) ***½
    Helliconia Summer (1984) ****
    Helliconia Winter (1986) ****½
The Secret of this Book [collection] (1995) ****½
Super-State (2002) ****

As editor:
The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus [anthology] (1961-1964) ***½

Allan, Nina
"Spin" [novella] (2013) ****
The Race (2014) ****½

Anderson, Poul
The Broken Sword (1954) ****
The High Crusade (1960) *½
Tau Zero (1970) **½
"The Queen of Air and Darkness" [novella] (1971) ***
"The Saturn Game" [novella] (1981) ***½ 

Asher, Neal

Spatterjay series
    The Skinner (2002) **½
    The Voyage of the Sable Keech (2006) **½
Prador Moon (2006) **½

Ashley, Mike (ed.)

Asimov, Isaac
Foundation (1951) ***
The Caves of Steel (1953) **½
The End of Eternity (1955) ***½

Atwood, Margaret
The Handmaid's Tale (1985) *****
Oryx and Crake (2003) ****
The Penelopiad (2005) ****½

B
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Pump Six and Other Stories [collection] (2008) *** 
The Windup Girl (2010) ***½
"The Alchemist" [novella] (2011) ***
Ship Breaker (2011) ***½
The Drowned Cities (2012) ***½
The Water Knife (2015) ***

Baker, Kage
"The Empress of Mars" [novella] (2003) *** 

Bakker, R. Scott
The Prince of Nothing series
    The Darkness that Comes Before (2003) ***½
    The Warrior Prophet (2005) ***½ 
    The Thousandfold Thought (2006) ***½ 
The Aspect-Emperor series
    The Judging Eye (2009) ***½
    The White Luck Warrior (2011) ***½
    The Great Ordeal (2016) ***½ 

Ballard, J.G.

The Drowned World (1962) ***½
The Drought (aka The Burning World) (1964) ***½
The Terminal Beach [collection] (1964) ****
The Crystal World (1966) ****½
The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) ***** 
Vermilion Sands [collection] (1971) ****
High-Rise (1975) ****½

Banks, Iain M.
The Wasp Factory (1984) ***
Culture series
    Consider Phlebas (1987) ***
    The Player of Games (1988) ****
    Use of Weapons (1990) ****
    The State of the Art [collection] (1991) **
    Excession (1996) ****½
    Inversions (1998) ****
    Look to Windward (2000) ****
    Matter (2008) ****
    Surface Detail (2010) **½
Feersum Endjinn (1994) ***½
The Algebraist (2004) **½ 

Barry, Max
Lexicon (2013) **½

Baxter, Stephen 
Raft (1991) ***½

Bear, Elizabeth
Undertow (2007) ***

Bear, Greg
"Hardfought" [novella] (1983) ****
Blood Music (1988) ***
Moving Mars (1994) ***
Hull Zero Three (2010) ****

Beaulieu, Bradley

Beauman, Ned

Boxer, Beetle (2010) ****
Glow (2014) *** 

Beckett, Chris
Eden series
    Dark Eden (2012) ****
    Mother of Eden (2015) ***½
Marcher (2014) **** 

Benford, Gregory
Timescape (1980) ***½ 

Bester, Alfred
The Demolished Man (1951) ***½

Beukes, Lauren
Zoo City (2010) ***½
The Shining Girls (2013) ****
Broken Monsters (2014) ****½

Bishop, K.J.
The Etched City (2000) ***½

Bishop, Michael
"The White Otters of Childhood" [novella] (1973) ****
And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees (alt. title Beneath the Shattered Moons) (1976) ***½
"The Samurai in the Willows" [novella] (1976) ****
Transfigurations (1979) ****
    ("Death and Designation Among the Asadi" [novella] (1973) *****)
No Enemy but Time (1981) ****½
Unicorn Mountain (1988) ****
"Cri de Coeur" [novella] (1994) ***½

Blaylock, James P.
Langdon St. Ives series
    The Adventures of Langdon St. Ives [omnibus] (2008) ***½
        Homunculus (1986) ***½
        Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992) ***½
    The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives [omnibus] (2016) ***½ 
The Last Coin (1988) ****
The Paper Grail (1991) ****

Blish, James

Cities in Flight sequence 
    They Shall Have Stars (1956) ***½
    A Life for the Stars (1962) ***
A Case of Conscience (1958) **½ 

Borges, Jorge Luis
Labyrinths [collection] (1962) ****½

Bova, Ben
Titan (2006) **

As editor:
The Best of Analog [anthology] (1978) ****

Brackett, Leigh
Sea Kings of Mars and Otherworldly Stories [collection] (1942-1963) **½ 
    ("Black Amazon of Mars" [novella] (1951) ***)
The Sword of Rhiannon (1953) **½
The Long Tomorrow (1955) ****½

Bradbury, Ray
The Martian Chronicles [collection] (1950) *****
The Illustrated Man [collection] (1951) ***½
Fahrenheit 451 (1953) ****
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962) ****

Bradley, James
Clade (2015) ***½

Brin, David
Startide Rising (1983) ***½
The Postman (1985) **½

Brooks-Dalton, Lily
Good Morning, Midnight (2016) **** 

Brunner, John
The Squares of the City (1965) ***½ 
Stand on Zanzibar (1968) *****
The Jagged Orbit (1969) *****
The Traveler in Black [collection] (1971) ***
The Shockwave Rider (1975) ****½

Buckell, Tobias
"The Executioness" [novella] (2011) *½

Budrys, Algis
Who? (1958) ****½
The Falling Torch (1959) ***½
The Unexpected Dimension [collection] (1960) ****
Rogue Moon (1960) **** 
"The Silent Eyes of Time" [novella] (1975) ****
 
Bulgakov, Mikhail 

Burgess, Anthony
A Clockwork Orange (1962) ****

Burroughs, Edgar Rice 
Barsoom
    A Princess of Mars (1912) **
    The Gods of Mars (1914) **
    The Warlord of Mars (1919) **

Butler, Octavia
Kindred (1979) ****

C
Cadigan, Pat
Mindplayers (1987) ****½
Fools (1992) *****

Cady, Jack
"The Night We Buried Road Dog" [novella] (1993) ****½

Caless, Kit (ed.)
An Unreliable Guide to London [anthology, ed. with Gary Budden] (2016) ****

Calvino, Italo
Invisible Cities (1982) *****

Camus, Albert
The Stranger (1942) *****
 
Card, Orson Scott
Ender's Game (1985) ***½

Carey, Jacqueline
Kushiel's Dart (2001) ***½

Carroll, Jonathan
"Uh-Oh City" [novella] (1992) **** 

Carter, Angela
The Magic Toyshop (1967) ****½ 

Cervantes, Miguel de 
Don Quixote (1605 Vol.I, 1615 - Vol.II) *****

Chabon, Michael
The Yiddish Policemen's Union (2008) ****
Moonglow (2016) ****

Charnock, Anne
A Calculated Life (2013) ****

Cherryh, C.J.
Downbelow Station (1981) ***½
Port Eternity (1982) ***
Foreigner series
    Foreigner (1994) ***½
    Invader (1995) ****
    Inheritor (1996) ***
    Precursor (1999) ***½
    Defender (2001) ***½ 
    Explorer (2003) ***½

Chiang, Ted
Stories of Your Life and Others [collection] (2002) ****½
     ("Story of Your Life" [novella] (1998) ****½)  
     ("Seventy-Two Letters" [novella] (2000) ****½)
     ("Liking What You See: A Documentary" [novella] (2002) ****½)
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" [novelette] (2007) ****
"The Truth of Fact, Truth of Feeling" [novelette] (2013) ***½

Chwedyk, Richard
Bronte's Egg [novella] (2002) ***½

Clarke, Arthur C.
The Best of Arthur C. Clarke: 1937-1971 [collection] (1937-1971) **½ 
    ("A Meeting with Medusa" [novella] (1972) ***)
Childhood's End (1953) ****
Earthlight (1955) ***
The City & the Stars (1956) ****
A Fall of Moondust (1961) ***
Rendezvous with Rama (1972) ****½

Clarke, Neil (ed.)
Upgraded [anthology] (2014) *** 

Clarke, Susanna

Clough, Brenda W.
"May Be Some Time" [novella] (2001) **

Compton, D. G.
Nomansland (1993) **½

Cook, Glen
The Black Company (1984) **½

Cowper, Richard
"The Custodians" [novelette] (1976) ****
The Road to Corlay (1978) ***½
    ("The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" [novella] (1976) ****)

Crowley, John
The Deep (1975) **** 

Cussler, Clive
Lost City (2004) * 

D
Delany, Samuel R.
The Fall of the Towers (1963-1965) ***
Babel-17 (1966) ***½

Delillo, Don
Zero K (2016) ****½

Denton, Bradley
"Sergeant Chip" [novella] (2004) ***

Di Filippo, Paul
The Steampunk Trilogy [collection] (1995) ****
Ribofunk [collection] (1996) ***½
Lost Pages [collection] (1998) ****
"A Year in the Linear City" [novella] (2002) ****
Cosmocopia (2008) ****½
Roadside Bodhisattva (2010) ***½ 
 
Dick, Philip K.
Martian Time-slip (1964) ****
Ubik (1969) ****
A Scanner Darkly (1977) ****½

Disch, Thomas
Camp Concentration (1968) ****½
"The Brave Little Toaster" [novella] (1980) ***½

Doctorow, Cory
Little Brother (2008) *½

Donaldson, Stephen R.
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series
    Lord Foul's Bane (1977) ***
    The Illearth War (1977) ***
    The Power that Preserves (1977) ***
The Gap Cycle

Dozois, Gardner
Hunter's Run (w/ Daniel Abraham & George R.R. Martin) ***½

As editor:
Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance [anthology ed. with George R.R. Martin] (2009) **½
Old Venus [anthology ed. with George R.R. Martin] (2015) **½

Duncan, Andy
"The Executioner's Guild" [novella] (1999) ****
"Fortitude" [novella] (1999) ****
"The Chief Designer" [novella] (2001) ****

Durham, David Anthony
The Other Lands (2009) ***
The Sacred Band (2011) ***

Durrani, Haris A. 
Technologies of the Self (2016) **** 

E
Eddison, E.R.
The Worm Ouroboros (1922) ***½

Effinger, George Alec
When Gravity Fails (1987) ***

Egan, Greg
Permutation City (1994) ****
Distress (1995) ***½
Dark Integers and Other Stories [collection] (1995-2007) ***
     ("Oceanic" [novella] (1998) ****)
"Oracle" [novella] (2000) ****
The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred [novella] (2016) ***

Elliot, Kate
"Riding the Shore of the River of Death" [novelette] (2009) *½

Ellison, Harlan
Paingod and Other Delusions [collection] (1965) ***½
    ("'Repent Harlequin!", Said the Ticktockman" [novelette] (1967) ****)
Voice from the Edge Vol. 1: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream [collection] (2002) ****
Voice from the Edge Vol. 4: Deathbird and Other Stories [collection] (2011) ****

Erikson, Steven
Malazan Book of the Fallen [series review] (1999-2010) ***½

F
Farmer, Nancy
The Sea of Trolls (2005) ****

Farmer, Philip Jose
"Riders of the Purple Wage" [novella] (1967) *****

Flynn, Michael
"Eifelheim" [novella] (1986) *

Foster, Emily
"The Drowning Eyes" [novella] (2016) **

Ford, Jeffrey
The Well-Built City trilogy
    The Physiognomy (1997) ***½
    Memoranda (1999) ****
    The Beyond (2001) ****
The Cosmology of the Wider World (2005) ****
The Empire of Ice Cream: Stories [collection] (2006) ****
    ("Empire of Ice Cream" [novelette] (2003) ****)
The Shadow Year (2008) ****
Crackpot Palace: Stories [collection] (2012) ****
A Natural History of Hell [collection] (2016) ***½

Friedman, Celia

Friend, Oscar J. (ed.)
Race to the Stars [anthology] (1958) (ed. with Leo Margulies) **

G
Gaiman, Neil
"Coraline" [novella] (2002) ****
Anansi Boys (2005) ****
The Graveyard Book (2008) ***½ 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2014) ****

Galouye, Daniel
Dark Universe (1961) ***½  
Simulacron-3 (1964) ****

Gemmell, David 
Legend (1989) **½
Dark Moon (1996) *½ 

Gentle, Mary
Ash: A Secret History (2000) *****

Gerrold, David

Ghosh, Amitav
The Circle of Reason (1986) ****½

Gibson, William
Burning Chrome [collection] (1977-1985) ****
Sprawl series
    Neuromancer (1984) ****
    Count Zero (1987) ****½
    Mona Lisa Overdrive (1989) ****
The Difference Engine (with Bruce Sterling) (1990) ****
Bridge series
    Virtual Light (1994) ****
    Idoru (1997) ****½
    All Tomorrow's Parties (2000) ****
The Peripheral (2014) ***½

Gilman, Carolyn Ives
Dark Orbit (2015) ****

Greene, Graham
The Quiet American (1955) ****½
The Honorary Consul (1973) ****

Gregory, Daryl

Griffith, Nicola
Slow River (1995) **** 

Grimwood, Jon Courtenay

neoAddix (1997) ***
Arabesk trilogy 
    Pashazade (2001) ***½
    Effendi (2002) ***½
    Felaheen (2003) ***½
9Tail Fox (2005) ****
End of the World Blues (2006) ****½
Assassini trilogy
    The Fallen Blade (2011) *** 
    The Outcast Blade (2012) ***
    The Exiled Blade (2013) ***

H
Haldeman, Joe
The Forever War (1976) ****
"The Hemingway Hoax" [novella] (1990) ***½ 
Forever Peace (1997) ***½
Forever Free (1999) **½

Hamilton, Edmond
City at World's End (1951) **½

Hamilton, Peter F.
The Dreaming Void (2007) **

Hand, Elizabeth
"Last Summer at Mars Hill" [novella] (1994) ****
Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories [collection] (2006) ****½
    ("Cleopatra Brimstone" [novella] (2001) ***½)
    ("Least Trumps" [novella] (2002) ****½)
Illyria (2007) ****
Generation Loss (2007) ****
Radiant Days (2012) ****
Errantry: Strange Stories [collection] (2012) **** 
    ("The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon" [novella] (2010) ****½) 
Wylding Hall (2015) ****

Harkaway, Nick
The Gone-Away World (2009) ***
Angelmaker (2012) ***½
Tigerman (2014) **** 

Harness, Charles L.
The Rose [collection] (1966) ***½
"The Alchemist" [novella] (1967) ***
"Summer Solstice" [novella] (1984) ***

Harrison, Harry
Deathworld (1960) **½
Eden trilogy
    West of Eden (1984) ***½ 
    Winter in Eden (1986) ***½
    Return to Eden (1988) ****  

Harrison, M. John
Viriconium
    The Pastel City (1971) ****½
    A Storm of Wings (1980) *****
    Viriconium Nights [collection] (1985) ****½
The Centauri Device (1975) ****½
Kefahuchi Tract
    Light (2002) *****
    Nova Swing (2006) ****½
    Empty Space (2012) *****  

Heinlein, Robert
Starship Troopers (1959) ***½
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1967) ****½  

Helgadottir, Margret

Herbert, Frank
Dune (1965) ***½
Dune Messiah (1970) **
Children of Dune (1976) **½
God Emperor of Dune (1981) ***½
Heretics of Dune (1984) **½

Hilton, James
Lost Horizon (1933) ****

Hobb, Robin
The Farseer [trilogy review] (1995-1997) ***½

Hocking, Ian
Deja Vu (2014) ***

Hodder, Mark

Hodgson, William Hope

Holdstock, Robert
Mythago Wood (1984) ****

Horton, Rich (ed.)
The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014 Edition [anthology] (2014) ***½

Houellebecq, Michel
The Map & the Territory (2010) ***

Howard, Robert E.
Conan the Warrior [collection] (1935) ½

Hughart, Barry
Bridge of Birds (1984) ****
The Story of the Stone (1988) ****

Hurley, Kameron
God's War (2011) **
The Mirror Empire (2014) **½

Hutchinson, Dave
Fragmented Europe series
    Europe in Autumn (2014) ****
    Europe at Midnight (2015) ***½
    Europe in Winter (2016) ***½
Sleeps with Angels [collection] (2015) ***½

Huxley, Aldous
Brave New World (1932) ****½ 

I 

Ishiguro, Kazuo
The Buried Giant (2015) *****

J
Jacques, Brian
Redwall (1986) ****

Jemisin, N.K.

Jiang, Rong
Wolf Totem (2004) ****½

Johnson, Kij
At the Mouth of the River of Bees [collection] (2012) ****
    ("The Man Who Bridged the Mist" [novella] (2011) ***½)
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (2016) ****

Jones, Diana Wynne
Howl's Moving Castle (1986) *****

Jones, Gwyneth
"Proof of Concept" [novella] (2017) **
 
K
Kay, Guy Gavriel 
Tigana (1990) ***½
A Song for Arbonne (1992) **
Sarantine Mosaic
    Sailing to Sarantium (1998) ***½
    Lord of Emperors (2000) ***½
Under Heaven (2011) ***½
River of Stars (2013) ****

Kearney, Paul
Monarchies of God series
    Hawkwood's Voyage (1995) ***
    The Heretic Kings (1996) ***
    The Iron Wars (1999) ***
    The Second Empire (2000) ***
    Ships from the West (2002) ***
Macht series
    The Ten Thousand (2008) ***½
    Corvus (2010) *** 
    Kings of Morning (2011) ***
The Wolf in the Attic (2016) ****

Kelly, James Patrick
Look into the Sun (1989) ***½
Think Like a Dinosaur and Other Stories [collection] (1997) ****
    "Mr. Boy" [novella] (1990) **** 
    ("The Wreck of the Godspeed" [novella] (2004) ****)
    ("Men Are Trouble" [novelette] (2004) ****)
    ("Burn" [novella] (2005) ****)
"The Last Judgment" [novella] (2012) ****

As editor with John Kessel:

Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology [anthology] (2006) ****
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology [anthology] (2007) ****

Kessel, John
"Another Orphan" [novella] (1982) ****½
Good News from Outer Space (1989) ****½ 

As editor with James Patrick Kelly:

Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology [anthology] (2006) ****
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology [anthology] (2007) ****

Kiernan, Caitlin R.
The Red Tree (2009) ****

Kloos, Marko
Terms of Enlistment (2013) **

Kornbluth, C. M.
The Space Merchants (with Frederik Pohl) (1952) **** 
The Marching Morons & Other Famous Science Fiction Stories [collection] (1959) ***½

Kosmatka, Ted
The Flicker Men (2015) ***½

Kress, Nancy
"Beggars in Spain" [novella] (1991) ***½

Kroese, Robert
The Big Sheep (2016) ** 

Kushner, Ellen
Swordspoint (1987) ***½

L
Landis, Geoffrey A.
"Elemental" [novella] (1984) *
"Ecopoiesis" [novella] (1997) *½ 
"The Sultan of the Clouds" [novella] (2010) ***

Lang, Andrew (ed.)

Langmead, Oliver
Dark Star (2015) ****
Metronome (2017) ***½

Lansdale, Joe R.
Savage Season (1990) *** 
The Bottoms (2000) **** 
 
Le Guin, Ursula
Planet of Exile (1966) ***½
Earthsea Cycle
    A Wizard of Earthsea (1969) ****½
    The Tombs of Atuan (1971) ****
    The Farthest Shore (1973) ****½
    Tehanu (1990) ****
    Tales from Earthsea [collection] (2001) ***½
    The Other Wind (2001) **** 
The Lathe of Heaven (1971) ****
The Dispossessed (1974) *****
Four Ways to Forgiveness [collection] (1995) ***½
The Telling (2000) ***½

Leckie, Ann

Lee, Tanith
Night's Master (1978) ****½
The Book of the Damned (1988) ***** 
"All the Birds of Hell" [novelette] (1998) ****½ 

Lee, Yoon Ha
Ninefox Gambit (2016) ***½ 

Leiber, Fritz
The First Book of Lankhmar [collection] (1939-1968) **
Conjure Wife (1943) ***½
The Big Time (1958) ****½
"The Night of Long Knives" [novella] (1960) ***½
Ship of Shadows [collection] (1979) ****
    ("Ship of Shadows" [novella] (1969) ****)
Our Lady of Darkness (1977) ****

Lem, Stanislaw
The Investigation (1959) ****½
Solaris (1961) *****
The Invincible (1964) ****
The Cyberiad (1967) *****
The Futurological Congress (1971) ****½
Peace on Earth (1995) ***½

Lethem, Jonathan
Amnesia Moon (1995) ****
Motherless Brooklyn (1999) ****½ 

Lindsay, David
A Voyage to Arcturus (1920) ****½ 

Link, Kelly
"Magic for Beginners" [novella] (2005) ***½

Liu, Cixin
The Three-Body Problem (2014) ****½

Liu, Ken
The Grace of Kings (2015) ****
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories [collection] (2016) *** 
    "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" [novella] (2011) **** 

As editor:
Invisible Planets [anthology] (2016) ****

Loeff, David

Longyear, Barry
"Enemy Mine" [novella] (1979) ***½

Lovecraft, H.P.

Lowry, Lois
The Giver (1993) **½

Luo Guangshou & Shi Nai'an
Outlaws of the Marsh (13th century) *****
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (14th century) *****

Lynch, Scott 

M
Macleod, Ian R.
The Great Wheel (1997) ***½ 
Aether stories 
    The Light Ages (2003) ****½
    The House of Storms (2005) ****
    "The Master Miller's Tale" [novella] (2007) ****½
Breathmoss and Other Exhalations [collection] (2004) ****
    ( The Summer Isles" [novella] (1998) ****)
    ("New Light on the Drake Equation" [novella] (2001) ****½)
    ("Breathmoss" [novella] (2002) ***½)
The Summer Isles (2005) *****
 
Macleod, Ken
Fall Revolution series
    The Star Fraction (1995) **** 
    The Stone Canal (1996) ****
    The Cassini Division (1998) ***½
    The Sky Road (1999) ****
Cosmonaut Keep (2000) **½
Learning the World (2005) *** 
The Night Sessions (2008) ***½
The Restoration Game (2010) ***½ 
Descent (2014) ***½ 

Malzberg, Barry
Beyond Apollo (1973) ****½
Galaxies (1975) *****

Margulies, Leo (ed.)
Race to the Stars [anthology] (1958) (ed. with Oscar J. Friend) **

Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Martel, Yann 
Life of Pi (2001) ****

Martin, George R.R. 

Dying of the Light (1977) ***
"A Song for Lya" [novella] (1974) ****½
"Nightflyers" [novella] (1980) *** 
Fevre Dream (1982) ***
A Song of Ice and Fire series
    A Game of Thrones (1996) ***½
    A Clash of Kings (1998) ***
    A Storm of Swords (2000) ***½
    A Feast of Crows (2005) **½
    A Dance with Dragons (2011) **½
Hunter's Run (w/ Gardner Dozois & Daniel Abraham) ***½

As editor:
Old Venus [anthology ed. with Gardner Dozois] (2015) **½

Marusek, David
"The Wedding Album" [novella] (1999) ****

Masson, David L.
The Caltraps of Time [collection] (1968) ***

Matheson, Richard
I Am Legend (1954) ***
The Shrinking Man (1956) ***½

McAuley, Paul
Eternal Light (1991) ***
The Secret of Life (2001) ***
"The Choice" [novelette] (2011) ***½ 

McCaffrey, Anne
Dragonflight (1968) ** 

McCarthy, Cormac

Blood Meridian (1985) *****
The Road (2006) *****

McCarthy, Tom
Remainder (2005) ****½
Satin Island (2015) ****½

McDevitt, Jack
Ancient Shores (1996) ***½
Chindi (2002) **½ 

McDonald, Ian
Desolation Road (1988) ****
Out on Blue Six (1989) ***
Chaga series
    "Tendeleo's Story" [novella] (2000) ***½ 
River of Gods (2004) ****½
"The Tear" [novella] (2008) ***½
Cyberabad Days [collection] (2009) ****
The Dervish House (2010) ***½
Planesrunner (2012) ***½
Luna: New Moon (2015) ***½ 

McHugh, Maureen
China Mountain Zhang (1992) ****½
"Protection" [novella] (1992) ****
Mothers & Other Monsters [collection] (2005) ****
    ("The Cost to Be Wise" [novella] (1996) ***½)
After the Apocalypse [collection] (2011) **** 

McIntyre, Vonda 
Dreamsnake (1978) ***½ 
Fireflood and Other Stories [collection] (1979) ****
    ("Aztecs" [novella] (1977) ***½)  

McMaster Bujold, Lois
"The Mountains of Mourning" [novella] (1989) **½
Barrayar (1991) **½
The Curse of Chalion (2001) ***½

Mieville, China
Bas-Lag series
    Perdido Street Station (2000) ***½
    The Scar (2002) ***½
    Iron Council (2004) **
Looking for Jake and Other Stories [collection] (2005) ***
The City & the City (2009) ****½
Kraken (2010) ***½
Three Moments of an Explosion (2015) ****
This Census-Taker (2016) ****½
Last Days of New Paris (2016) ****½

Miller, Walter M. 

Mirrlees, Hope
Lud-in-the-Mist (1926) ****½

Mitchell, David
Ghostwritten (1999) ***½
Cloud Atlas (2004) ****

Moles, David
"Finisterra" [novelette] (2007) **

Moorcock, Michael 
Elric cycle
    The Stealer of Souls (1963) ***
    Stormbringer (1965) ***
"Behold the Man" [novella] (1966) ****½
The History of the Runestaff [series] (1967-1969) **½
Nomad of the Time Streams trilogy
    The Warlord of the Air (1971) ***½
    The Land Leviathan (1974) ***½
    The Steel Tsar (1981) ***½

Morden, Simon
Equations of Life (2011) ***

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
Signal to Noise (2015) **½

Morgan, Richard

Takeshi Kovacs
    Altered Carbon (2001) ***
    Broken Angels (2003) **
Market Forces (2004) ***½

Morrow, James
Galapagos Regained (2015) ****½

Murakami, Haruki
Norwegian Wood (1987) ***½

Murphy, Pat
"Bones" [novella] (1990) ***½

N
Nagata, Linda
  
Niven, Larry
Ringworld (1970) ***
"A.R.M." [novella] (1975) **½

Noon, Jeff
Vurt (1993) ****

Norton, Andre
Plague Ship (1956) **½
"Voodoo Planet" [novelette] (1959) **
Witch World (1963) **½ 

Nowlan, Philip Francis
"Armageddon 2419 A.D." [novella] (1928) *

O
Okorafor, Nnedi
Lagoon (2014) ****½

Orwell, George
Nineteen Eighty-four (1949) ***** 

P

Palmer, Dexter
Version Control (2016) ****½
 
Park, Paul

Parks, Richard

Parker, K.J.
Devices and Desires (2005) **½
"Let Maps to Others" [novella] (2012) ***½
 
Peake, Mervyn
Titus Groan (1946) *****
Gormenghast (1951) *****
Titus Alone (1959) *****
 
Pohl, Frederick
The Space Merchants (with C. M. Kornbluth) (1952) ****
Man Plus (1976) ****
Gateway (1977) ****½
Starburst (1982) **
"Outnumbering the Dead" [novella] (1990) ***½

Polansky, Daniel
"The Builders" [novella] *½ 

Powers, Tim
The Anubis Gates (1984) ****
On Stranger Tides (1987) *** 
Last Call (1992) ****
Declare (2000) ***½
The Bible Repairman and Other Stories [collection] (2011) ***½
"Down and Out in Purgatory" [novella] (2016) ***½ 

Pratchett, Terry
The Colour of Magic (1983) ***½
The Light Fantastic (1986) ***½
Equal Rites (1987) ****
Mort (1987) ***½
Pyramids (1989) ***½
Guards! Guards! (1989) ***½
Moving Pictures (1990) ****
Witches Abroad (1991) ***½
Eric (1991) ***½
Men at Arms (1993) ***
Jingo (1997) ****
Thief of Time (2001) ****
The Last Hero (2001) ****
Tiffany Aching series
    The Wee Free Men (2003) ***½
    A Hat Full of Sky (2004) ****
    Wintersmith (2006) ***½ 
    I Shall Wear Midnight (2010) ***½ 
    The Shepherd's Crown (2015) ***½
Thud! (2005) ***½ 
Making Money (2007) ****

Priest, Cherie
Boneshaker (2009) ***½

Priest, Christopher
Indoctrinaire (1970) ***½
Inverted World (1973) **** 
A Dream of Wessex (1977) ***½
The Affirmation (1981) *****
The Glamour (1984) *****
The Prestige (1995) *****
The Extremes (1998) ****

Pulley, Natasha
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (2015) **½ 

Pullman, Phillip
The Subtle Knife (1997) ***½
The Amber Spyglass (2000) ***½

Q
R
Rajaniemi, Hannu
Collected Fiction [collection] (2015) ***

Reed, Robert
"Marrow" [novella] (1997)**
"A Billion Eves" [novella] (2006) *** 

Reiss, Alter
Sunset Mantle (2015) *

Resnick, Mike
"Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" [novella] (1994) ***½

Reynolds, Alastair

Revelation Space universe
    Revelation Space (2000) **
    Chasm City (2001) **
    "Turquoise Days" [novella] (2002) *½
    The Prefect (2007) *** 
Century Rain (2004) *½
Pushing Ice (2005) *½
Galactic North [collection] (2006) ** 
"Troika" [novella] (2010) ***

Roberts, Adam
Salt (2000) ****½
Stone (2002) ***½
Polystom (2002) ***½ 
Gradisil (2007) ****
New Model Army (2010) ****½
"Anticopernicus" [novelette] (2011) ***½
Jack Glass (2013) ***
Saint Rebor [collection] (2015) *** 
The Thing Itself (2015) ***½

Roberts, Keith
Pavane (1968) *****
The Grain Kings [collection] (1976) ****
Kiteworld (1985) ****½ 
Grainne (1987) ***** 

Robinson, Jeanne & Spider
"Stardance" [novella] (1979) *** 

Robinson, Kim Stanley

Orange County series
    The Wild Shore (1984) ****
    The Gold Coast (1988) ****
    Pacific Edge (1990) ****
"The Blind Geometer" [novella] (1986) ***½
"Escape from Kathmandu" [novella] (1986) **½ 
Mars series
    Red Mars (1992) ****
    Green Mars (1994) ****½
    Blue Mars (1996) ****½
    The Martians [collection] (1999) ***
Science in the Capital series
    Forty Signs of Rain (2004) ***½
    Fifty Degrees Below (2005) ***½
    Sixty Days and Counting (2007) ***½
Shaman (2013) ****
Aurora (2015 ****½
New York 2140 (2017) **** 

Rosencrans, William
The Epiphanist (2012) ****½
Freaksome Tales: Ten Hitherto Uncollected Stories of V.V. Swigferd Gloume [collection] (2013) ***½

Rucker, Rudy
Software (1982) ****
Wetware (1988) ***½ 
Freeware (1998) ***½ 
Realware (2000) ***½ 

Ruckley, Brian
The Godless World [trilogy review] (2006-2009) ***½
The Free (2014) ***

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
"The Gallery of His Dreams" [novella] (1991) ****
"Recovering Apollo 8" [novella] (2007) ***

Rushdie, Salman
Midnight's Children (1980) ****½

Russ, Joanna
"Souls" [novella] (1983) ***½

Russell, Eric Frank
"...And Then There Were None" [novella] (1951) ***½ 

S
St. John Mandel, Emily
Station Eleven (2014) ****½

Sales, Ian
"Adrift on the Sea of Rains" [novella] (2012) ***½
"Then Will the Great Ocean Wash Deep Above" [novella] (2013) ****

Samatar, Sofia
A Stranger in Olondria (2014) ****

Sanderson, Brandon
The Hero of Ages (2008) *½ 

Sapkowski, Andrzej
The Last Wish [collection] (1993) **½ 

Sawyer, Robert J.
Hominids (2002) *½
"Identity Theft" [novella] (2005) **

Scalzi, John
Old Man's War (2006) **½
The Last Colony (2007) **½
"The God Engines" [novella] (2009) **½

Schenk, Hilbert
"The Battle for the Abaco Reefs" [novella] (1979) **½

Schmitz, James
A Tale of Two Clocks (aka Legacy) (1962) **

Shaw, Larry T. (ed.)
Great Science Fiction Adventures [anthology] (1963) **

Sheckley, Robert
Untouched by Human Hands [collection] (1954) ****
Immortality, Inc. (1959) **** 
The Tenth Victim (1965) ***½
Dimension of Miracles (1968) ****½
Crompton Divided (1978) ***½

Shelley, Mary
Frankenstein (1818) *****

Shepard, Lucius
The Dragon Griaule [collection] (1984-2012) ****½
The Jaguar Hunter [collection]  (1987) ****
    ("R&R" [novella] (1983) ****)
    ("The Traveler's Tale" [novella] (1984) ***½)
"Shades" [novelette] (1987) ****
The Golden (1993) ***
    ("Barnacle Bill the Spacer" [novella] (1992) **½)
"Stars Seen through Stone" [novella] (2007) ***½ 

Sienkiewicz, Henryk

Silverberg, Robert
"Hawksbill Station" [novella] (1967) ****½
A Time of Changes (1971) ***½
Nightwings (1972) ****½
Dying Inside (1972) ***½
The Second Trip (1972) **
The Book of Skulls (1972) ****
"Born with the Dead" [novella] (1974) ***½
Majipoor series
    Lord Valentine's Castle (1980) ****
    Majipoor Chronicles [collection] (1982) ****
    Valentine Pontifex (1983) ***
"Sailing to Byzantium" [novella] (1985) ****

Simak, Clifford
City (1952) ***
Way Station (1963) ***½ 
"The Thing in the Stone" [novella] (1970) ****
"Auk House" [novella] (1977) **

Simmons, Dan 
Song of Kali (1985) ****
Hyperion Cantos
    Hyperion (1989) ****
    The Fall of Hyperion (1990) ****
    Endymion (1996) ***½
    The Rise of Endymion (1997) ***½
Hollow Man (1992) **
Hardcase (2001) **½
Worlds Enough & Time [collection] (2002) ***
Ilium/Olympos duology
    Ilium (2003) ***
    Olympos (2005) **½
The Terror (2007) ****
Flashback (2011) **½

Sladek, John
Tik-tok (1983) ****½

Slonczewski, Joan
A Door into Ocean (1986) ***½

Smith, Andrew
Grasshopper Jungle (2015) ***½  

Smith, Cordwainer
The Rediscovery of Man [collection] (1950-1966) *****

Smith, L. Neil
Taflak Lysandra (1988) *

Smythe, James
The Explorer (2012) ****

Spinrad, Norman
The Iron Dream (1972) ****
"Riding the Torch" [novella] (1974) ****½
"Journals of the Plague Years" [novella] (1988) ****
The People's Police (2017) ***½ 

Stableford, Brian

Halcyon Drift (1972) **½
Man in a Cage (1975) *****
"Le Fleurs du Mal" [novella] (1994) ****
"Mortimer Gray's History of Death" [novella] (1995) ****½

Stapledon, Olaf
Odd John (1935) ****½
Star Maker (1937) ***** 
Sirius (1944) ****½

Staveley, Brian
The Emperor's Blades (2014) **½ 

Steele, Allen
"The Death of Captain Future" [novella] (1996) ***½
Coyote series
    Coyote (2002) ***
    Coyote Rising (2004) ***½
    Coyote Frontier (2005) ***

Steinbeck, John
In Dubious Battle (1936) ****

Stephenson, Neal 
Snow Crash (1992) ***
The Diamond Age (1996) ***
Cryptonomicon (1999) ****½
Baroque Cycle
    Quicksilver (2003) ****
    The Confusion (2004) ****
    The System of the World (2004) ****
Anathem (2008) ****½
Reamde (2011) **½
Seveneves (2015) ***

Sterling, Bruce
Schismatrix (1985) ****
Islands in the Net (1988) ****
Crystal Express [collection] (1989) ***
The Difference Engine (with William Gibson) (1990) ****
Holy Fire (1996) ****½
Distraction (1998) ***** 
A Good Old-fashioned Future [collection] (1999) ***½
"Kiosk" [novelette] (2007) ***½ 
The Caryatids (2009) ****
Pirate Utopia (2016) ****½

As editor:
Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology [anthology] (1986) **** 

Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stewart, George
Earth Abides (1949) **½

Stewart, Sean
Nobody's Son (1994) ***½
Resurrection Man (1995) ****

Strahan, Jonathan (ed.)
Eclipse series
    Eclipse One [anthology] (2007) ***½ 
    Eclipse Two [anthology] (2008) ***
    Eclipse Three [anthology] (2009) ***
    Eclipse Four [anthology] (2011) ***
Godlike Machines [anthology] (2010) ***
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year series
Infinity series
    Engineering Infinity [anthology] (2010) ***½
    Edge of Infinity [anthology] (2012) ***
    Reach for Infinity [anthology] (2014) ***½
    Meeting Infinity [anthology] (2015) ***½
    Bridging Infinity [anthology] (2016) ***
Drowned Worlds [anthology] (2016) **½

Stross, Charles
Toast [collection] (2002) ***
"The Concrete Jungle" [novella] (2004) *½ 
Accelerando (2005) ***½
Glasshouse (2006) ***
Halting State (2007) ***
Wireless [collection] (2009) ***½
    ("Missile Gap" [novella] (2005) **½) 
    ("Palimpsest" [novella] (2009) ****½)

Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris
Roadside Picnic (1971) *****

Sturgeon, Theodore

The Dreaming Jewels (1950) ****
More Than Human (1953) ***½
Venus Plus X (1960) *****

Sullivan, Michael J.

Swanwick, Michael
"Griffin's Egg" [novella] (1991) ***
Stations of the Tide (1991) ****
The Dragons of Babel (2008) ****½
    ("Lord Weary's Empire" [novella] (2006) ****)
Not So Much, Said the Cat [collection] (2016) ***½  

Swirsky, Rachel

T

Theroux, Marcel
Far North (2009) ***
 
Tidhar, Lavie
"Gorel and the Pot-Bellied God" [novella] (2011) **½
Osama (2012) ****½
A Man Lies Dreaming (2014) ***
Central Station (2016) ***

Tiptree Jr., James 
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever [collection] (1990) ****
    ("The Girl Who Was Plugged In" [novella] (1973) ****½)
    ("Houston, Houston, Do You Read" [novella] (1976) ****½)
"The Only Neat Thing to Do" [novella] (1985) ***½
 
Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Hobbit (1937) ****½
The Silmarillion (1977) *****
Unfinished Tales [collection] (1980) ***½

Tucker, Wilson
Time:X [collection] (1954) ***½

U
V
Valente, Catherynne M.
"Silently and Very Fast" [novella] (2012) ****½
Radiance (2015) ****½

van Gelder, Gordon (ed.)
The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Volume 2 [anthology] (2014) ****

van Vogt, A. E.
The Best of A.E. van Vogt [collection] (1940-1968) **½
The World of Null-A (1948) ***½
 
Vance, Jack
The World-Thinker and Other Stories [collection] (1945-1966) **½
The Golden Girl and Other Stories [collection] (1945-1972) **½
The Potter of Firsk and Other Stories [collection] (1946-1962) **
Son of the Tree and Other Stories [collection] (1946-1967) **½
    "Son of the Tree" [novella] (1950) **
Tales of the Dying Earth (1950-1984) ****½
The Moon Moth and Other Stories [collection] (1951-1973) ***
The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories [collection] (1954-1967) **½
     ("The Houses of Iszm" [novella] (1953) **)
Big Planet (1957) ***
"The Miracle Workers" [novella] (1957) ***
"The Dragon Masters" [novella] (1963) ***½
The Demon Princes [series review] (1964-1981) ***½
Space Opera (1965) ***½
The Blue World (1966) ****
"The Last Castle" [novella] (1966) ****
Planet of Adventure [series review] (1968-1970) ****
Emphyrio (1968) ***½ 
Galactic Effectuator (1973-1974) **½
Durdane Chronicles [series review] (1973-1975) ***½
Maske: Thaery (1976) ***½
Lyonesse [trilogy review] (1983-1989) ***½
The Cadwal Chronicles [trilogy review] (1987-1992) ***½
Night Lamp (1996) ***½

VanderMeer, Jeff
Veniss Underground (2003) ****
Ambergris series
    City of Saints and Madmen (2004) *****
    Shriek: An Afterword (2006) *****
    Finch (2009) ****
Wonderbook [Non-fiction] (2013)
Area X: Southern Reach trilogy
    Annihilation (2014) *****
    Authority (2014) ***** 
    Acceptance (2014) ****½ 

As editor with Ann VanderMeer:
Steampunk [anthology] (2008) ****

Varley, John

The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977) ***½
"The Persistence of Vision" [novella] (1978) ***½
"Blue Champagne" [novella] (1981) ***½
Millennium (1982) ***
"Press Enter_" [novella] (1984) ***½
Steel Beach (1992) ***½

Verne, Jules

Vinge, Joan D.
"Fireship" [novella] (1979) ***
The Snow Queen (1980) **½

Vinge, Vernor
"Fast Times at Fairmont High" [novella] (2001) **
"The Cookie Monster" [novella] (2003) *

Vonnegut, Kurt
Cat's Cradle (1963) ****½ 
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) ****

W
Warren, Rosalie
Lena's Nest (2015) **

Watson, Ian
The Embedding (1973) ****½
Miracle Visitors (1987) ****

Watts, Peter
Ten Monkeys, Ten Minutes [collection] (2001) ***½
Blindsight series
    Blindsight (2006) ****
    Echopraxia (2014) ***½ 
Beyond the Rift [collection] (2013) **** 

Weisman, Jacob (ed.)
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature [collection] (2016) ****

Wells, H. G.
The Time Machine (1895) ****
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896) ****½
The Invisible Man (1897) ****

Wendig, Chuck
"Interlude: Swallow" [novella] (2015) **

Whates, Ian
Pelquin's Comet (2015) **½

As editor:
Solaris Rising series
    Solaris Rising [anthology] (2011) ***
    Solaris Rising 1.5 [anthology] (2012) **
    Solaris Rising 2 [anthology] (2013) *** 
    Solaris Rising 3 [anthology] (2014) ***

Whiteley, Aliya
The Beauty (2014) ****
The Arrival of Missives (2016) *** 

Wilde, Oscar

Wilhelm, Kate
"The Gorgon Field" [novella] (1985) **

Williams, Sean
Saturn Returns (2007) ***
"Cenotaxis" [novella] (2007) ***½

Williams, Walter Jon
Hardwired (1986) ****
"Surfacing" [novella] (1988) ****

Williamson, Neil
Secret Language [collection] (2016) ***½

Willis, Connie
Doomsday Book (1992) **½
"The Winds of Marble Arch" [novella] (2000) **

Wilson, Kai Ashante
Sorcerer of the Wildeeps (2015) ****

Wilson, Robert Charles

Darwinia (1998) **
The Chronoliths (2001) ****
Spin (2005) ***
"The Cartesian Theater" [novelette] (2006) ****
The Affinities (2015) **** 
Last Year (2016) **½

Wolfe, Gene
"The Death of Doctor Island" [novella] (1973) ****½
Solar Cycle
    The Book of the New Sun  [series review] (1981-1984) ****½
    The Urth of the New Sun (1987) ***½
    The Book of the Long Sun [series review] (1993-1996) ****½
    The Book of the Short Sun [series review] (1999-2001) ****½
Soldier/Latro series
    Soldier of the Mist (1986) *****
    Soldier of Arete (1989) ****½
    Soldier of Sidon (2006) ****½
The Wizard Knight (2004) *****
Pirate Freedom (2007) ****

Wooding, Chris
Retribution Falls (2010) **½ 

Wu, Cheng'en
Journey to the West (1550) *****

Wyndham, John

Wyss, Johann David

X
Y
Z
Zahn, Timothy
"Cascade Point" [novella] (1983) ***
The Thrawn Trilogy [series review] (1991-1993) ***
Hand of Thrawn [duology review] (1997-1998) **½

Zamyatin, Yevgeni
We (1921) ****½

Zebrowski, George

Brute Orbits (1998) ***½ 
In the Distance, and Ahead in Time [collection] (2002) ***½ 

Zelazny, Roger
This Immortal (1966) ***½
"He Who Shapes" [novella] (1966) ****
Lord of Light (1967) ****
Damnation Alley (1969) ***
Jack of Shadows (1971) ***  
To Die in Italbar (1973) **½
"Home Is the Hangman" [novella] (1975) ****



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