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Researching

12 August 2009

Back to the Sydney Jones Library for the first time in a decade and of course the mind goes blank having not yet done a research reading list. I have complete runs – more or less – of SFS and Foundation, and most Extrapolations back to 1969, so the usual sources are covered at home. I spent two days going through F&SF, skimming the book and film reviews, gleaning comments about key works and the times.

One for the Must Be Kicking Themselves Award:

“Women who cry out that modern sf does not recognze their sex as anything but bicthes and/or love objects will have to shut up where this story is concerned, properly chastised by the fact that few (if any) female sf authors have ever given women the prominence or depthful characterization that Tiptree gives here with little fuss and seeming ease. … the intricate play should make someof the readers if the Lib movement curl up in shame when they see that a man recognizes their ambitions better than they do themselves.”

I haven’t necessarily been noting first and last pages of reviews, and some of the film reviews have titles so no doubt I will be back at some point.

Recently read:
Octavia Butler, Kindred
Angela Carter, Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Joe Haldeman, The Forever War
Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

All good – and most of the way into The Passion of New Eve

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Novels: Towards a Master List

11 July 2008

This is a list of sf novels (and collections) published between 1970 and 1980, largely drawing on awards and awards shortlists. This is excluding what I will call (but not define) slipstream and (some) fantasy. Think of it as a reading list:

  • Anderson, Poul, Tau Zero (1970)
  • Clement, Hal, Starlight (1970)
  • Compton, D G, Chronocules (1970)
  • Compton, D G, The Steel Crocodile (1970)
  • Heinlein, Robert A, I Will Fear No Evil (1970)
  • Lafferty, R A, Fourth Mansions (1970)
  • Niven, Larry, Ringworld (1970)
  • Russ, Joanna, And Chaos Died (1970)
  • Saxton, Josephine, Vector for Seven: The Weltanschaung [sic] of Mrs Amelia Mortimer and Friends (1970)
  • Silverberg, Robert, Tower of Glass (1970)
  • Tucker, Wilson, The Year of the Quiet Sun (1970)
  • van Vogt, A E, Children of Tomorrow (1970)
  • Adlard, Mark, Interface (1971)
  • Anderson, Poul, The Byworlder (1971)
  • Bass, T J, Half Past Human (1971)
  • Cowper, Richard, Domino (1971)
  • Eklund, Gordon, The Eclipse of Dawn (1971)
  • Farmer, Philip, To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971)
  • Gutteridge, Lindsay, Cold War in a Country Garden (1971)
  • Harrison, M John, The Committed Men (1971)
  • Harrison, M John, The Pastel City (1971)
  • Lafferty, R A, The Devil Is Dead (1971)
  • Le Guin, Ursula K, The Lathe of Heaven (1971)
  • Lessing, Doris, Briefing for a Descent into Hell (1971)
  • McCaffrey, Anne, Dragonquest (1971)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The Warlord of the Air (1971)
  • Pedlar, Kit and Gerry Davis, Mutant 59: The Plastic-Eater (1971)
  • Pery, Walker, Love in the Ruins: The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World (1971)
  • Saxton, Josephine, Group Feast (1971)
  • Silverberg, Robert, A Time of Changes (1971)
  • Simak, Clifford D, Destiny Doll (1971)
  • van Vogt, A E, Quest for the Future (1971)
  • Wilhelm, Kate, Margaret and I (1971)
  • Zelazny, Roger, Jack of Shadows (1971)
  • Adlard, Mark, Volteface (1972)
  • Anderson, Poul, There Will Be Time (1972)
  • Asimov, Isaac, The Gods Themselves (1972)
  • Brunner, John, The Sheep Look Up (1972)
  • Compton, D G, The Missionaries (1972)
  • Coney, Michael, Mirror Image (1972)
  • Cowper, Richard, Clone (1972)
  • Effinger, George Alec, What Entropy Means to Me (1972)
  • Gerrold, David, When Harlie Was One (1972)
  • Gunn, James E, The Listeners (1972)
  • Malzberg, Barry N, Beyond Apollo (1972)
  • Moorcock, Michael, An Alien Heat (1972)
  • Moorcock, Michael, Breakfast in the Ruins (1972)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The English Assassin (1972)
  • Priest, Christopher, Fugue for a Darkening Island (1972)
  • Silverberg, Robert, Dying Inside (1972)
  • Silverberg, Robert, The Book of Skulls (1972)
  • Simak, Clifford D, A Choice of Gods (1972)
  • Spinrad, Norman, The Iron Dream (1972)
  • Stableford, Brian, The Halcyon Drift (1972)
  • Williamson, Jack, The Moon Children (1972)
  • Zebrowski, George, The Omega Point (1972)
  • Aldiss, Brian, Frankenstein Unbound (1973)
  • Anderson, Poul, The People of the Wind (1973)
  • Ballard, J G, Crash (1973)
  • Clarke, Arthur, Rendezvous with Rama (1973)
  • Coney, Michael, Friends Come in Boxes (1973)
  • Coney, Michael, Syzygy (1973)
  • Cowper, Richard, Time out of Mind (1973)
  • Dickinson, Peter, The Green Gene (1973)
  • Gerrold, David, The Man Who Folded Himself (1973)
  • Gutteridge, Lindsay, Killer Pine (1973)
  • Heinlein, Robert A, Time Enough for Love: The Lives of Lazarus Long (1973)
  • Lessing, Doris, The Summer Before the Dark (1973)
  • Merle, Robert, Malevil (1973)
  • Niven, Larry, Protector (1973)
  • Pynchon, Thomas, Gravity’s Rainbow (1973)
  • Simak, Clifford D, Cemetery World (1973)
  • Stableford, Brian, Rhapsody in Black (1973)
  • Tennant, Emma, The Time of the Crack (1973)
  • Tiptree, James, Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home (1973)
  • Watson, Ian, The Embedding (1973)
  • Anderson, Poul, Fire Time (1974)
  • Ballard, J G, Concrete Island (1974)
  • Bass, T J, The Godwhale (1974)
  • Charnas, Suzy McKee, Walk to the End of the World (1974)
  • Compton, D G, The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (1974)
  • Cowper, Richard, The Twilight of Briareus (1974)
  • Dick, Philip, Flow My Tears the Policeman Said (1974)
  • Disch, Thomas M, 334 (1974)
  • Dozois, Gardner, Strangers (1974)
  • Eklund, Gordon, All Times Possible (1974)
  • Harrison, M John, The Centauri Device (1974)
  • Jones, D F, The Fall of Colossus (1974)
  • Le Guin, Ursula K, The Dispossessed (1974)
  • Lessing, Doris, The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The Hollow Lands (1974)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The Land Leviathan (1974)
  • Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God’s Eye (1974)
  • Pedlar, Kit and Gerry Davis, Brainrack (1974)
  • Pisechia, Doris, Star Rider (1974)
  • Priest, Christopher, The Inverted World (1974)
  • Stableford, Brian, Promised Land (1974)
  • Stableford, Brian, The Fenris Device (1974)
  • Stableford, Brian, The Paradise Game (1974)
  • Tennant, Emma, The Last of the Country House Murders (1974)
  • Adlard, Mark, Multiface (1975)
  • Anderson, Poul, A Midsummer Tempest (1975)
  • Ballard, J G, High-Rise (1975)
  • Bester, Alfred, The Computer Connection (1975)
  • Bishop, Michael, A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire (1975)
  • Bradley, Marion Zimmer, The Heritage of Hastur (1975)
  • Coney, Michael G, Brontomek! (1975)
  • Coney, Michael, Charisma (1975)
  • Coney, Michael, Hello Summer Goodbye (1975)
  • Cover, Arthur, Autumn Angels (1975)
  • Crowley, John, The Deep (1975)
  • Delany, Samuel R, Dhalgren (1975)
  • Doctorow, E L, Ragtime (1975)
  • Gutteridge, Lindsay, Fratricide is a Gas (1975)
  • Haldeman, Joe, The Forever War (1975)
  • Harding, Lee, A World of Shadows (1975)
  • Lee, Tanith, The Birthgrave (1975)
  • MacLean, Katherine, The Missing Man (1975)
  • Malzberg, Barry N, Guernica Night (1975)
  • McIntyre, Vonda N, The Exile Waiting (1975)
  • Mitchison, Naomi, Solution Three (1975)
  • Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle, Inferno (1975)
  • Pedlar, Kit and Gerry Davis, The Dynostar Menace (1975)
  • Russ, Joanna, The Female Man (1975)
  • Shaw, Bob, Orbitsville (1975)
  • Sheckley, Robert, Options (1975)
  • Silverberg, Robert, The Stochastic Man (1975)
  • Simak, Clifford D, Enchanted Pilgrimage (1975)
  • Sky, Kathleen, Birthright (1975)
  • Stableford, Brian, Swan Song (1975)
  • Tiptree, James, Warm Worlds and Otherwise (1975)
  • Wilson, Robert Anton, Leviathan (1975)
  • Wilson, Robert Anton, The Eye in the Pyramid (1975)
  • Wilson, Robert Anton, The Golden Apple (1975)
  • Zelazny, Roger, Doorways in the Sand (1975)
  • Amis, Kingsley, The Alteration (1976)
  • Bova, Ben, Millennium (1976)
  • Butler, Octavia, Patternmaster (1976)
  • Delany, Samuel R, Triton (1976)
  • Gotlieb, Phyllis, O Master Caliban! (1976)
  • Haldeman, Joe, Mindbridge (1976)
  • Harding, Lee, Future Sanctuary (1976)
  • Herbert, Frank, Children of Dune (1976)
  • Holdstock, Robert, Eye Among the Blind (1976)
  • Jeter, K W, The Dreamfields (1976)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The Adventures of Una Persson and Catherine Cornelius in the Twentieth Century (1976)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The End of All Songs (1976)
  • Piercy, Marge, Woman On The Edge Of Time (1976)
  • Pohl, Frederik, Man Plus (1976)
  • Pratchett, Terry, The Dark Side of the Sun (1976)
  • Randall, Marta, Islands (1976)
  • Sargent, Pamela, Cloned Lives (1976)
  • Silverberg, Robert, Shadrach in the Furnace (1976)
  • Simak, Clifford D, Shakespeare’s Planet (1976)
  • Tennant, Emma, Hotel de Dream (1976)
  • Vonnegut, Kurt, Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (1976)
  • Watson, Ian, The Jonah Kit (1976)
  • Wilhelm, Kate, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (1976)
  • Williamson, Jack, The Power of Blackness (1976)
  • Aldiss, Brian, Brothers in the Head (1977)
  • Benford, Gregory, In the Ocean of Night (1977)
  • Bradley, Marion Zimmer, The Forbidden Tower (1977)
  • Budrys, Algis, Michaelmas (1977)
  • Butler, Octavia, Mind of my Mind (1977)
  • Carr, Terry, Cirque (1977)
  • Dick, Philip, A Scanner Darkly (1977)
  • Dickson, Gordon R, Time Storm (1977)
  • Gaskell, Jane, Some Summer Lands (1977)
  • Haldeman, Joe, All My Sins Remembered (1977)
  • Holdstock, Robert, Earthwind (1977)
  • Jones, D F, Colossus and the Crab (1977)
  • Kilworth, Garry, In Solitary (1977)
  • Martin, George R R, Dying of the Light (1977)
  • Moorcock, Michael, The Condition of Muzak (1977)
  • Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle, Lucifer’s Hammer (1977)
  • Pohl, Frederik, Gateway (1977)
  • Scott, Jody, Passing for Human (1977)
  • Simak, Clifford D, A Heritage of Stars (1977)
  • Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris, Roadside Picnic (1977)
  • Varley, John, The Ophiuchi Hotline (1977)
  • Watson, Ian, Alien Embassy (1977)
  • Watson, Ian, The Martian Inca (1977)
  • Zebrowski, George, Ashes and Stars (1977)
  • Zebrowski, George, The Monadic Universe (1977)
  • Aldiss, Brian, Enemies of the System: A Tale of Homo Uniformis (1978)
  • Ballard, J G, The Unlimited Dream Company (1978)
  • Benson, Donald R, And Having Writ… (1978)
  • Bova, Ben, Colony (1978)
  • Butler, Octavia, Survivor (1978)
  • Charnas, Suzy McKee, Motherlines (1978)
  • Chayefsky, Paddy, Altered States (1978)
  • Cherryh, C J, The Faded Sun Trilogy (1978-1979)
  • Cowper, Richard, The Road to Corlay (1978)
  • Kilworth, Garry, The Night of Kadar (1978)
  • McCaffrey, Anne, The White Dragon (1978)
  • McIntyre, Vonda N, Dreamsnake (1978)
  • Moorcock, Michael, Gloriana (1978)
  • Priest, Christopher, Palely Loitering (1978)
  • Reamy, Tom, Blind Voices (1978)
  • Sheckley, Robert, The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton (1978)
  • Simak, Clifford D, Mastodonia (1978)
  • Simak, Clifford D, The Fellowship of the Talisman (1978)
  • Sterling, Bruce, Involution Ocean (1978)
  • Tiptree, James, Star Songs of an Old Primate (1978)
  • Turner, George, Beloved Son (1978)
  • Varley, John, The Persistence Of Vision (1978)
  • Vidal, Gore, Kalki (1978)
  • Vinge, Joan, The Outcasts of Heaven Belt (1978)
  • Watson, Ian, Miracle Visitors (1978)
  • Benford, Gregory, Timescape (1979)
  • Bova, Ben, Kinsman (1979)
  • Buffery, Judith, Saffron (1979)
  • Buffery, Judith, The Sheeg (1979)
  • Butler, Octavia, Kindred (1979)
  • Clarke, Arthur, The Fountains of Paradise (1979)
  • Cowper, Richard, Profundis (1979)
  • Crowley, John, Engine Summer (1979)
  • Disch, Thomas M, On Wings of Song (1979)
  • Disch, Thomas M, The Brave Little Toaster (1979)
  • Dodderidge, Esme, The New Gulliver or The Adventures of Lemuel Gulliver Jr. in Capovolta (1979)
  • Fairburns, Zoes, Benefits (1979)
  • Jeter, K W, Morlock Night (1979)
  • Kilworth, Garry, Split Second (1979)
  • Pohl, Frederik, Jem (1979)
  • Varley, John, Titan (1979)
  • Watson, Ian, God’s World (1979)
  • Watson, Ian, The Very Slow Time Machine (1979)
  • Wilhelm, Kate, Juniper Time (1979)
  • Williamson, Jack, Brother to Demons Brother to Gods (1979)
  • Broderick, Damien, The Dreaming Dragons (1980)
  • Buffery, Judith, Gringol Weed (1980)
  • Buffery, Judith, The Iron Clog (1980)
  • Butler, Octavia, Wild Seed (1980)
  • Charnas, Suzy McKee, Vampire Tapestry (1980)
  • Compton, D G, Ascendencies (1980)
  • Ford, John M, Web of Angels (1980)
  • Gearheart, Sally Miller, The Wanderground: Stories of the Hill Women (1980)
  • Niven, Larry, The Ringworld Engineers (1980)
  • Pohl, Frederik, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (1980)
  • Sargent, Pamela, The White Death (1980)
  • Saxton, Josephine, The Travails of Jane Saint (1980)
  • Silverberg, Robert, Lord Valentine’s Castle (1980)
  • Simak, Clifford D, The Visitors (1980)
  • Stallman, Robert, The Orphan (1980)
  • Sterling, Bruce, The Artificial Kid (1980)
  • Tevis, Walter, Mockingbird (1980)
  • Varley, John, The Barbie Murders (1980)
  • Varley, John, Wizard (1980)
  • Vinge, Joan, The Snow Queen (1980)
  • Wolfe, Gene, The Shadow of the Torturer (1980)
  • Bryant, Edward Particle Theory (1981)
  • Tiptree, James, Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions (1981)
  • Holdstock, Robert, In the Valley of the Statues (1982)
  • Varley, John, Demon (1984)