An old friend of mine, Cathy Green, started a series of “15 Books” postings on Facebook a few days ago. The idea is to list 15 favorite books that you can think of within 15 minutes.
Here’s my list:
Illuminatus! — Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea
Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson
The Gold Bug Variations — Richard Powers
Money — Martin Amis
Hyperion — Dan Simmons
Excession — Iain M. Banks
The Book of the New Sun — Gene Wolfe
Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
The World of Late Antiquity — Peter Brown
Nine Hundred Grandmothers — R.A. Lafferty
Main Street — Sinclair Lewis
Pale Fire — Vladimir Nabokov
This Immortal — Roger Zelazny
Islands in the Net — Bruce Sterling
Flag of Ecstasy — Charles Henri Ford
Of course, there are many books I wish I had listed.
After I posted my list, science fiction author L. Neil Smith posted his list of 15 books. You can find his list and other lists here.
What are your favorite 15? Post in the comments.