Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Number one Classic Bizarro Science Fiction novel according to me!
Over the summer I did a ten week countdown of my favorite horror novels of all time. I had fun doing it and it seems based on the numbers that a lot of people were reading them. I enjoyed the discussions and so I decided to do another top down. So here are some rules, one book by each author because in this list it runs the risk of becoming the Philip K.Dick list. The second rule is nothing published in the 21st century. There are great gonzo sci-fi novels released in the last thirteen years for sure, The Skinner by Neal Asher and Dr. Identity by D.Harlan Wilson are great examples. They are great but we are talking old school now. The more weird the better, they can be serious or totally funny, the most important thing is that they are bizarro and awesome. 10.Shockwave Rider by John Brunner 9. Transmaniacon By John Shirley 8.Void Captain’s Tale By Norman Spinrad 7. Beyond Apollo by Barry Malzberg 6. Software by Rudy Rucker 5. Always Coming Home by Ursala K.Leguin 4. Two Hawks from Earth By Philip Jose Farmer 3. City by Clifford Simak 2. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem And the Number one classic bizarro Science Fiction novel of all in my opinion is: