Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Norton Book of Science Fiction - Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery

Academic focused anthology with some truly bizarre choices at times, so much so that it only comes out at 3.38. Aimed at the English student types hence it goes for the simple, often. It only covers 1960-1990.

Norton Book of SF : The Handler - Damon Knight
Norton Book of SF : Alpha Ralpha Boulevard - Cordwainer Smith
Norton Book of SF : Tandy's Story - Theodore Sturgeon
Norton Book of SF : 2064 or Thereabouts - David R. Bunch
Norton Book of SF : Balanced Ecology - James H. Schmitz
Norton Book of SF : The House the Blakeneys Built - Avram Davidson
Norton Book of SF : Over the River and Through the Woods - Clifford D. Simak
Norton Book of SF : How Beautiful with Banners - James Blish
Norton Book of SF : Nine Hundred Grandmothers - R. A. Lafferty
Norton Book of SF : When I Was Miss Dow - Sonya Dorman
Norton Book of SF : Comes Now the Power - Roger Zelazny
Norton Book of SF : Day Million - Frederik Pohl
Norton Book of SF : The Winter Flies [The Inner Circles] - Fritz Leiber
Norton Book of SF : High Weir - Samuel R. Delany
Norton Book of SF : Kyrie - Poul Anderson
Norton Book of SF : For the Sake of Grace - Suzette Haden Elgin
Norton Book of SF : As Simple as That - Zenna Henderson
Norton Book of SF : Good News from the Vatican - Robert Silverberg
Norton Book of SF : Gather Blue Roses - Pamela Sargent
Norton Book of SF : The Women Men Don't See - James Tiptree Jr.
Norton Book of SF : Feather Tigers - Gene Wolfe
Norton Book of SF : The Mountains of Sunset the Mountains of Dawn - Vonda N. McIntyre
Norton Book of SF : The Private War of Private Jacob - Joe Haldeman
Norton Book of SF : The Warlord of Saturn's Moons - Eleanor Arnason
Norton Book of SF : Making It All the Way Into the Future on Gaxton Falls of the Red Planet - Barry N. Malzberg
Norton Book of SF : The New Atlantis - Ursula K. Le Guin
Norton Book of SF : A Few Things I Know About Whileaway - Joanna Russ
Norton Book of SF : Strange Wine - Harlan Ellison
Norton Book of SF : Lollipop and the Tar Baby - John Varley
Norton Book of SF : Night-Rise - Katherine MacLean
Norton Book of SF : Frozen Journey - Philip K. Dick
Norton Book of SF : Precession - Edward Bryant
Norton Book of SF : Elbow Room - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Norton Book of SF : Tauf Aleph - Phyllis Gotlieb
Norton Book of SF : Exposures - Gregory Benford
Norton Book of SF : The Gernsback Continuum - William Gibson
Norton Book of SF : The Start of the End of the World - Carol Emshwiller
Norton Book of SF : Schrodinger's Plague - Greg Bear
Norton Book of SF : the World as We Know 't - Howard Waldrop
Norton Book of SF : The Byrds - Michael G. Coney
Norton Book of SF : Speech Sounds - Octavia E. Butler
Norton Book of SF : Distant Signals - Andrew Weiner
Norton Book of SF : The Lucky Strike - Kim Stanley Robinson
Norton Book of SF : The Life of Anybody - Robert Sheckley
Norton Book of SF : Interlocking Pieces - Molly Gloss
Norton Book of SF : The War at Home - Lewis Shiner
Norton Book of SF : The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things - Karen Joy Fowler
Norton Book of SF : Snow - John Crowley
Norton Book of SF : After the Days of Dead-Eye 'Dee - Pat Cadigan
Norton Book of SF : The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software and Satori Support Services Consortium Ltd. - Michael Bishop
Norton Book of SF : His Vegetable Wife - Pat Murphy
Norton Book of SF : The Brains of Rats - Michael Blumlein
Norton Book of SF : Out of All Them Bright Stars - Nancy Kress
Norton Book of SF : Rat - James Patrick Kelly
Norton Book of SF : America - Orson Scott Card
Norton Book of SF : Schwarzschild Radius - Connie Willis
Norton Book of SF : Stable Strategies for Middle Management - Eileen Gunn
Norton Book of SF : Kirinyaga [short story] - Mike Resnick
Norton Book of SF : A Midwinter's Tale - Michael Swanwick
Norton Book of SF : Learning About Machine Sex - Candas Jane Dorsey
Norton Book of SF : We See Things Differently - Bruce Sterling
Norton Book of SF : Half-Life - Paul Preuss
Norton Book of SF : Homelanding - Margaret Atwood
Norton Book of SF : And the Angels Sing - Kate Wilhelm
Norton Book of SF : Aunt Parnetta's Electric Blisters - Diane Glancy
Norton Book of SF : Midnight News - Lisa Goldstein

Dwarf act gotcha.

2.5 out of 5


Hard to believe in France.

3 out of 5


Burned brownie.

2.5 out of 5


Dream dead.

2.5 out of 5


Violent diamondwood negotiator humbugged.

3.5 out of 5


Techno rebuilding.

2.5 out of 5


Forbesing off time.

3.5 out of 5


Bubble suit Titan tearaway.

4 out of 5


Old Special Aspects.

3.5 out of 5


Protean patterns.

4 out of 5


Mind block.

3 out of 5


Stored love.

3.5 out of 5


Cryptic power recruit.

3.5 out of 5


Useless spudpeople on mars.

2.5 out of 5


Supernova human alien telepathic communication ending prolonged.

4 out of 5


Poet prestige or prison, girly.

4 out of 5


Torn Time.

3 out of 5


Robopope.

3.5 out of 5


Sympathetic pain inheritance.

3 out of 5


Crash alien intro.

4 out of 5


Hologram beasties not the scary part.

3.5 out of 5


I can do this dying thing by myself, really. Just need the dirt.

3.5 out of 5


Brain enhanced switch.

3 out of 5


Writing dull.

3 out of 5


No space.

2.5 out of 5


Earthquakes etc., totally not our fault.

3.5 out of 5


Bears. Also gnats.

3.5 out of 5


Bears. Also gnats.

3 out of 5


Mother love hunt black hole sneaky convo.

3.5 out of 5


Kali cult population pressure sacrifice solution.

3.5 out of 5


Slightly warm with the memories.

4 out of 5


Lobe hike.

3.5 out of 5


Checkout the loner.

3.5 out of 5


New machine tradition.

3 out of 5


Astronomical observations.

3 out of 5


Not a fan of retro sf design.

4 out of 5


Klimp cats.

3 out of 5


Coin toss experimental global philosophy pandemic probability.

3.5 out of 5


Phlogiston Great Experiment mistake, Bumppo.

3.5 out of 5


Naked flying granny.

2.5 out of 5


Literacy despair youth hope glimmer.

4.5 out of 5


Alien bad tv.

2 out of 5


Japan nuke near miss punishment.

4.5 out of 5


Reality tv much better with porn.

2.5 out of 5


Brain transplant choice.

3.5 out of 5


Vietnam not memories.

3.5 out of 5


Reunion memory.

3.5 out of 5


Memorial replay random deterioration.

4 out of 5


Blast you sneaky slimer.

4 out of 5


God software.

3 out of 5


Grown personally, colonywise.

3 out of 5


This one or the other one.

3.5 out of 5


Aliens make me mad.

4 out of 5


Spook tail left with the Dust.

4 out of 5


Got your gear off, Mormon boy? Good, let's make a god.

4 out of 5


War message disease.

3.5 out of 5


Getting a head through corporate bioengineering.

3.5 out of 5


Demon baby killer Maintenance.

4 out of 5


Alien beastie xmas chat.

3.5 out of 5


Chipboard, brainboard, shagboard.

4.5 out of 5


Downtrodden rock tour coke killer.

4 out of 5


Cure sick.

3 out of 5


Plants and dead people, then politics, please.

3 out of 5


Alien escapee local journalism.

4 out of 5


Alien escapee local journalism.

2 out of 5


Helena's choice.

3 out of 5



3.5 out of 5

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