November 18th, 2005

I see you.

Geek books meme...

Ripped from seawasp... Bold what you've read, strike out what you don't like, italicize what you'd like to read but haven't yet...
1. The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams (All of it.)
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell (Read it many years ago. Yes, important message, etc - but not enjoyable.)
3. Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley (I really dig this book.)
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Philip K. Dick (I've been meaning to read this for years and years, since I saw Bladerunner.)
5. Neuromancer -- William Gibson (Classic!)
6. Dune -- Frank Herbert (I actually have no desire to read this. Seen a couple of versions of it on the screen, not interested.)
7. I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov (I think I may have never read any Asimov...)
8. Foundation -- Isaac Asimov (Like I just said...)
9. The Colour of Magic -- Terry Pratchett (I know I've read some Pratchett, like Good Omens, and liked it, so I might try more.)
10. Microserfs -- Douglas Coupland (Another book I've been meaning to read for a while.)
11. Snow Crash -- Neal Stephenson (One of my favorites.)
12. Watchmen -- Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (It has been so long I want to read this again, I don't remember most of it, but I know I read it in college.)
13. Cryptonomicon -- Neal Stephenson (A tome, but I liked it...)
14. Consider Phlebas -- Iain M Banks (Never heard of it...)
15. Stranger in a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein (Don't think I've read any Heinlein either...)
16. The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K Dick (How much geek cred do I lose for saying I don't think I've read any PKD either?)
17. American Gods -- Neil Gaiman (On my Amazon Wishlist actually...)
18. The Diamond Age -- Neal Stephenson (Ok, so I've read most of his books. He's currently one of my favorite authors. Next is Book 2 of the Baroque Cycle: The Confusion.)
19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy -- Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson (Everyone should read this. ;-) Actually I've read most, maybe all, of RAW's books, fiction and non.)
20. Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham (Never heard of this either.)