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cruise (January 16th, 2003, 10:29 pm)

But it's general enough that I'll put it here anyway...

www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/6113/top100.html

The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy Books. Very useful resource if ever you're short of reading material :P

Edit by Narain: Added URL tags. Why don't people remember to use these?

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Wanderer (January 17th, 2003, 12:24 am)

Right.... browsing through the list i noticed have stil alot of reading to do. Right now, i can mark as read: 2, 6, 7, 23, 27, 42, 43, 62 and 89. Heh, i'm not even getting up to 10.... I'm kind of suprised Arthur Clarcke has only one entry, and that say: Jack Vance or Greg Bear aren't in it at all.

Oh man

Narainsbrain (January 17th, 2003, 5:49 am)

I've only seen about 10% of these in a Delhi bookstore. Their SF sections are all stacked with Star Wars fanfiction... :(

warez

Siedhr (January 17th, 2003, 8:54 am)

I take books from mIRC. don't have the money or a place to get everything i'd want to read. I can tell you how if you want to (if it's not illegal to post it here).

Ah...

Semirrahge (January 17th, 2003, 4:11 pm)

Another topic for insistent wrangling. :)

But first, my prowess on the Top 100 list!

I have read:

1 (The first book, anyhow)

2 *

4 *

6 *

7 (almost - bear with me, I've read over half the nearly 30 books)

9

16 (YES!!! It's so awsome that this is here!)

18

25

26

27

42

56

63

83 (why is this so low on the list?)

Heh. That makes 15! But remember that 7 is a series (Discworld).

Ok. Warez.

I have no problem with warez. I like warez. I think it would be "legal" (well, dunno, exactly) to put links here, but. What with the file sharing nightmares going on right now, and it only looking to get worse... I say we make it another TSFE no-no. If you want to share files, do it by email or IM, not with TSFE bandwidth. This is what's known as a neutral stance. :P

* Each of these, notice, have over a THOUSAND votes each. The only book that comes close to this is #27 (The Hobbit), with 854. Aside from that, it seems the next highest is maybe 500. What does that tell you?

great list!

Gond (January 17th, 2003, 4:45 pm)

While we're keeping track, I've read 21 on the list =) But, like Semirrahge, several of these 21 are a series... Anyway, I can't wait to go to the library and check these out!

Self-Owned Trumpet Blowing

cruise (January 17th, 2003, 8:21 pm)

Please notice how few votes Chung Kuo by David Wingrove has? One of them is mine :P It deserves a hell of a lot more recognition.

Anyway, my read stuff:

2, 4, 6, 7, 15, 18, 19, 23, 27, 40, 42, 48, 53, 56, 60, 63, 68, 71, 83, 87, 89, 92, 100

Twenty-three, counting books in a series as one...counting each individual books within each series, it makes thirty-one plus however many are in the Discworld series...

I win :P

disadvantaged reader

Siedhr (January 17th, 2003, 10:33 pm)

i have 2, 4, 6, 2 volumes of 7, 19, 27, 34, 37, 42, 45, 49, 54, 56, 63, 89. not that many. :(

Hmm...

Hellkeepa (January 18th, 2003, 1:04 pm)

HELLo!

Seems as if I got a LOT of reading to do, and then I mean a LOT!

Happy fraggin'!

Grr.

Semirrahge (January 18th, 2003, 3:30 pm)

Man... How do you guys do it? I'm charging through books as fast as I can, and yet... Hmmph.

I will have to read Chung Kuo, though.

Ben (January 19th, 2003, 10:46 pm)

I've only read 14 items on the list (probably because I've read very little SF in the past 3 years or so)

2, 4, 19 (the short story version, actually), 23, 26, 27, 40, 47, 56, 58, 63, 83, 89, 98.

spinning-plates (January 27th, 2003, 10:25 pm)

I've read 13

1,2,4,6,19,27,40,42,57,63,73,89,95

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