Thursday, October 01, 2015

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

6 comments:

Todd Mason said...

The 10 "weird" items no one's reading is perhaps the least useless i09 post I've read so far, so there's that.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Required by whom, because I must have missed that memo.

(I've read one.)


Jeff

Bill Crider said...

I don't know who requires them. I've read most of them.

Deb said...

It's the use of "weird" that bugs me. Isn't most SF non-traditional in many aspects? Wouldn't all of it be "weird" in one way or another?

/I was behind a guy at Goodwill one day who was stoked that he'd found a first edition of Dahlgren on the shelves. He was planning to sell it on-line; but this article says there were a million copies in the first edition, so I wonder if it's all that rare.

Bill Crider said...

It's not rare. You can get a first edition pretty cheap if you want one.

Don Coffin said...

I've read about half (the earlier half), and I wouldn't call them particularly weird, especially for SF. Maybe if they were being pitched as "mainstream" fiction, whatever that might be.