The sci-fi book memes

Two memes considering sci-fi books (via).

The first meme:

go down the list and bold those writers whose work you know you’ve read, and list the most memorable or significant-to-you work(s) by that writer that you’ve read (or put “all” if the writer’s that good!). Italicize those writers whose work you’ve tried to start reading, but have bogged down, stopped, or not gotten to it for whatever reason. Strike through those writers whose work you’ve read and just can’t stand.

Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake)
Leigh Brackett
Marian Zimmer Bradley
Lois McMaster Bujold
Octavia Butler (bad feminist points. I read Dawn, Adulthood rites, Imago. Don't like biological determinism, xenophobia, binary sexes/genders, hetrosexualism)
Pat Cadigan
Suzy McKee Charnas
C.J. Cherryh
Jo Clayton
Diane Duane
Suzette Haden Elgin
Carol Emshwiller
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Phyllis Gottlieb
Barbara Hambly
Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Nalo Hopkinson
Kij Johnson
Diana Wynne Jones
Nancy Kress
Kathryn Kurtz
Ellen Kushner
Mercedes Lackey
Tanith Lee
Madeline L’Engle
Ursula K. LeGuin
Doris Lessing
R.A. MacAvoy
Anne McCaffrey (Dragonflight, is the only one I read)
Maureen McHugh
Vonda McIntyre
Patricia McKillip
Robin McKinley
Judith Merril
Elizabeth Moon (The Speed of Dark)
C.L. Moore
Andre Norton
Marge Piercy
Anne Rice
J.K. Rowling
Joanna Russ
Pamela Sargent
Melissa Scott
Mary Shelley
Midori Snyder
Caroline Stevermer
Sheri S. Tepper
James Tiptree Jr.
Joan D. Vinge
Kate Wilhelm
Connie Willis
Monique Wittig
Virginia Woolf
Pat Wrede

The other meme:

“Below is a Science Fiction Book Club list most significant SF novels between 1953-2006. The meme part of this works like so: Bold the ones you have read, strike through the ones you read and hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put a star next to the ones you love.”

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien *
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe* (I only read volume one, which I loved, but never got around buying the other volumes)
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett* (can't remember this one, but it is discworld so it gets the benefit of the doubts)
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
22. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling (nothing worth hating)
27. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams*
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin*
31. Little, Big, John Crowley
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny (but I do like Amber)
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien (I have problems keeping track of more then a few names)
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

Enough left to read.