How Big of a Literary Geek Are You?

New meme. Bold the titles. You know the drill. (via this guy)

Here goes:

1. The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four — George Orwell
.3. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip Dick
5. Neuromancer — William Gibson
6. Dune — Frank Herbert
7. I, Robot — Isaac Asimov
8. Foundation — Isaac Asimov
9. The Colour of Magic — Terry Pratchett
10. Microserfs — Douglas Coupland
11. Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson
12. Watchmen — Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
13. Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson
14. Consider Phlebas — Iain M Banks
15. Stranger in a Strange Land — Robert Heinlein
16. The Man in the High Castle — Philip K Dick
17. American Gods — Neil Gaiman
18. The Diamond Age — Neal Stephenson
19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy — Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
20. Trouble with Lichen – John Wyndham


  1. HA! 18 of 20 here, with my American bias showing in that I only haven’t read the Pratchett and Wyndham. But I feel that I should get bonus points for reading truly geeky books like The Languages of Pao and The Planet Buyer.

  2. Haven’t read Watchmen (yes, I know, ridiculous…) or Microserfs; have only read first part of Illuminatus and the first half of Consider Phlebas (I love Iain Banks without the M., I think I’ve read all of his except this latest one about drinking whisky, but admit I find the heavy-duty science-fiction stuff pretty dreary going, I have stopped halfway through a couple of them); read everything else (my parents are British and had all those John Wyndham books lying around when I was growing up, this is definitely one of the best). I love science fiction! But it’s depressing to me that all these are by men….

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