At the time, I had read 11 out of 40 award-winning novels. There are now 41 novels. I read the 1973 award winner, Rendevous with Rama, in Spring 2004. I read the 1996 winner, Slow River, and the 1997 winner, The Moon and the Sun, earlier this year. (I guess I never blogged them.) Both of them required me to request the Anne Arundel Public Library's only copy...it's kind of sad that less than 10 years after winning one of science fiction's most prestigious awards, these books are fairly difficult to track down. I read the 1999 award winner, Parable of the Talents, during Fall 2004. I read the 2000 winner, Darwin's Radio, last summer. I read the 2001 winner, The Quantum Rose this past winter. I read the 2003 winner, The Speed of Dark, in Spring 2004. I read the 2004 winner, Paladin of Souls, this past October.
So where does this leave me?
- 1965: Dune, Frank Herbert
- 1970: Ringworld, Larry Niven
- 1973: Rendevous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
- 1975: The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
- 1984: Neuromancer, William Gibson
- 1985: Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
- 1986: Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
- 1992: Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
- 1993: Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
- 1994: Moving Mars, Greg Bear
- 1996: Slow River, Nicola Griffith
- 1997: The Moon and the Sun, Vonda N. McIntyre
- 1998: Forever Peace, Joe Haldeman
- 1999: Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler
- 2000: Darwin's Radio, Greg Bear
- 2001: The Quantum Rose, Catherine Asaro
- 2002: American Gods, Neil Gaiman
- 2003: The Speed of Dark, Elizabeth Moon
- 2004: Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold
One thing that holds me back from some of the other is my aforementioned need to read series in order. The 1983 winner, Startide Rising, is a sequel to a book called Sundiver, which I read yesterday. At the time, I couldn't remember which one won the Nebula, and which one was the first...Brin kept referring to past events, and I wondered if it was a gentle reminder of the events of a previous book. I guess not.
(It may amuse you to know that when I spell-checked this I had misspelled "library's" as "libary's". Blogger's spell checker suggested "Liberace.")