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We could, of course, spend hours suggesting this, that, and the other-
(Vonda McIntyre's *Dreamsnake*, for instance.)

In the end it is always going to come down to whatever suits our individual
tastes...

charley

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Doug Baker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  Interesting list.
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> I agree, it would be better if they didn't include fantasy simply because
> it generally doesn't suit my taste.
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> I was glad to see Heinlein made it on the list three times and HG Wells,
> Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke were not forgotten.
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> The one book that absolutely should have made it not only on the list and
> near the top is Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky. It is easily in the
> top 5 if not the best science fiction book I have ever read.  A Fire Upon
> the Deep Made it, and deservedly so, but A Deepness in the Sky is his best
> work.
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> And that Octavia E. Butler's Kindred isn't on this list is frankly simply
> appalling and shameful.
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> A Brave New World, Vonnegut in general, and William Gibson in my ever so
> humble opinion are entirely overrated, as is Neal Stephenson.
>
> And not one Robert Silverberg??? Okay, he's uneven by if Dying Inside
> doesn't make the list it should be burned.
>
> Too bad he died young but Replay by Ken Grimwood belongs here as well, and
> easily in the top 25.
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> Okay, I'm starting to think I'm not liking the list too much now that I
> think about it.
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> Maybe I will have ponder my own list....
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Fischer <[log in to unmask]>
> To: SF-LIT <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 8:00 am
> Subject: [SF-LIT] NPR's Top 100 SF/Fantasy Novels
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> Though I wish they wouldn't combine fantasy and science fiction, I have
> read
> most of these and those that I read were either excellent or very
> entertaining.
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> http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books
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-- 
Charley
aka Desert Sailor