Saturday, July 19, 2008

20 Must-read British Novels

According to It Doesn't Have to Be Right, here they are:

Take Back Plenty, Colin Greenland
Use of Weapons, Iain M Banks
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Ash: A Secret History, Mary Gentle
Life, Gwyneth Jones
Light, M John Harrison
Absolution Gap, Alastair Reynolds
Behold the Man, Michael Moorcock
The Drowned World, JG Ballard
The Separation, Christopher Priest
Somewhere East of Life, Brian W Aldiss
The Time Machine, HG Wells
The Time Ships, Stephen Baxter
1984, George Orwell
Pavane, Keith Roberts
The Road to Corlay, Richard Cowper
Chronocules, DG Compton
Silver Screen, Justina Robson
Oracle, Ian Watson
The Star Fraction, Ken MacLeod

The list at his site is nicely annotated. I've got a long way to go to finish up this list and have never heard of many of them. The ones I've read are in bold print.

HT: SFSignal

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