BestSFBooks recently got in touch to congratulate me on inclusion in their sacred halls. What an honor and a thrill! Going through their alphabetized author pages is like scanning a who’s who of the genre’s finest. I sincerely believe that I don’t belong there and that the universe will soon correct for this, but I took a screen shot so at least the memory will last. And check it, they already have I, ZOMBIE on my page. The other fine works of literature must be horrified.
One of the things BestSF likes to do is have authors submit their favorite sci-fi works with a few words on why they were chosen. I jumped at the chance. And yeah, there are quite a few classics on here, boring choices I’m sure, but there’s a reason some of these show up on list after list. They are the works that drew many of us into the genre and caused us to dream of contributing one day. If there are any on my list you haven’t read, I urge you to check them out when you get some time. They are each the sort of book that I’ve read often and look forward to reading again.
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Dammit, how did Card end up at the top of my list? He’s my nemesis, for Pete’s sake! I’ll get to the bottom of this, I promise!
Hugh, you really don’t know? When you get over 3,000 positive reviews on Amazon your name will magically incorporate into people’s lists, sentences, wishes, menus, and whatnot. That’s how Card does it, this I’m positive on.
You’re nearly halfway there, pal.
I never thought I’d garner 100 reviews on a single book. I did a silly dance the first time it happened!
Its a great list. I suspected PKD and Asimov might be on there given your style (which I love). I was first hooked by Wool 1 which has a similar premise to PKD’s penultimate truth but then blew me away with different direction it took. Thrilled that I have 8 more books of yours to read. Thanks for getting up each morning and writing.