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  •  Looking at the NPR list, I find I've read at least (7+ / 0-)

    68 of their top 100, possibly 70 (there were two that I suspect I read in my early teens, but have no real memory of) and there were two others that I read halfway through.

    What may be more disturbing is that I have at least 50 of those in my library. I don't want to actually go count, even though they are alphabetized by author and title, because my oldest son has moved a metric ton of his stuff into the room. Library is currently only an honorary title.

    •  Pretty solid. I've read 47, but I don't have many (6+ / 0-)

      in my library. Library is a bit of a white elephant for me - well, I'm happy with most of what I've got, but I've been dieting the beast for awhile, to fit on his allotted shelves.

      Either you're a voracious fan of SF/Fantasy, or you have reliably good taste - probably a bit of both.

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      by Brecht on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 10:56:04 PM PDT

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    •  I've read 60 I reckon ... (3+ / 0-)
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      ... but that is heavily slanted toward the Science Fiction in the SF&Fantasy list ... surely 30+ of the ones that I've missed are fantasy.

      The SF I've missed must be from the past couple of decades, I've not read at anything like the pace I once did, plus there are those Fantasy titles that I did read, which runs to thousands of pages that a younger me would have spent on SF.

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      by BruceMcF on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 01:10:11 AM PDT

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      •  Many of us are in the same boat, which is our loss (1+ / 0-)
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        There is so much brilliant SF coming out nowadays, the field is more fertile than ever before. Which makes it harder to sort through the piles and find the gems.

        I've thought about writing a catch-up diary, covering the must-read SF since 1980. I feel like I'd have to read at least 40 more SF books, just to know what to put in that diary.

        "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

        by Brecht on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:22:24 AM PDT

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