It's a hefty volume, one that's difficult to balance on your chest while lying in bed.
While I hope and expect that I will be returning to a heavier commitment to it soon now, in the meantime I thought to augment the site a bit with a list of some yet-unlisted here books by authors already in the lists. The attentive visitor to this site will have noticed that the main lists already contain books not yet read by me--all duly marked with a sign before the title--and so may wonder why the particular unread books here are not also in those lists.
Well, there are some authors who are so good that anything by them can be trusted; and there are others who, if not "for the ages", are both acceptably good and consistent.
Works by either sort may, in my opinion, be recommended unread, subject to two provisos: Such, in my opinion, are the books now in the lists. There remain quite a number of authors who can at least on occasion rise to acceptable quality, as evidenced by their being represented in these lists at all, but whose output shows significant variations in quality "quality" always, of course, meaning "quality as I perceive it".
That category naturally includes a number of writers of middling ability, who can now or then hit the bell; but it also includes a nontrivial number of authors of presumed excellence who nevertheless--to me--seem capable of producing occasional potboilers or worse along with their better work.
Let us get one thing clear: This is emphatically not a list of "marginal" works of dubious quality. It is simply a list of works not yet read and evaluated, and so far as I can tell of unpredictable quality. So, while it doubtless contains a deal of marginal work, and even some drek, it likely also contains not a few wondrous gems.
I put it forth simply so that should anyone come to this site looking for some thoughts on where to expand their current reading acquaintance they can have the regular lists--necessarily limited by what one man can read in a given span--augmented by at least plausible suggestions about authors who have already proved, whether once or repeatedly, that they are capable of producing worthwhile reading.
Note also that these are by no means complete bibliographies of these writers, even just with the field of speculative fiction.
I have, in a few cases, included some limited comments about the author, but only as an aide-memoire, not as any sort of definitive analysis. And I say yet again: I really don't know much about any of these books save that their respective authors have produced at least some work of merit.
The List In these listings: The key distinction in these lists is that a title that is not boldfaced is a work that I am not sure qualifies as either science-fiction or fantasy. It may also happen that a title that is boldfaced is not either, since I am going by general repute, not actual reading experience.John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (/ ˈ w ɪ n d əm /; 10 July – 11 March ) was an English science fiction writer best known for his works written using the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes.
Common Knowledge Publisher Series New York Review Books Classics. Publisher Series: New York Review Books Classics. Publisher Series by cover. Chocky by John Wyndham: The Chrysalids by John Wyndham: Broadview Literary Texts. Classics of Science Fiction.
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Search Search. The Chrysalids (New York Review Books Classics) [John Wyndham, Christopher Priest] on tranceformingnlp.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Chyrsalids is set in the future after a devastating global nuclear war. David, the young hero of the novel.
Chocky, John Wyndham’s last novel published in is a story about a David and Mary Gore and their two children Matthew and Polly, living in England in what appears to be the quainter side of the s.
Lord Hornblower: The Body Artist: Warday: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: The Diamond Age: The Children of Men: Wings of Fire: A Devil's Chaplain: The Best Awful There Is: Elidor: B.