Bookwyrmmes: Avid Readers of the Fantastical, Impractical, and Techno-Babblical
This is a book club community for people who like to read fantasy and science fiction. A new book or series will be looked at every month, and books for all ages are game for reading.
This community is open to anyone and all members are allowed to post as long as it relates to what we are reading, fantasy and science fiction, other book suggestions, or reading in general (especially of the fantasy/sci-fi variety).
June Books: The Hidden Dragon by Irene Radford The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
Past Books with Bookwyrmmes Ratings (1-10) 04/04-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams-9 04/04-The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett-8.75 05/04-Neuromancer by William Gibson-8.4 05/04-A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine-9.5 06/04-Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein-7.75 06/04-Dracula by Bram Stoker-9 07/04-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card-8.83 07/04-The Princess Bride by William Goldman-9 08/04-I, Robot by Isaac Asimov-7.91 08/04-The Once and Future King by T.H. White-8 09/04-Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman-8.33 09/04-Dune by Frank Herbert-7 10/04-A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.-8.25 10/04-Mort by Terry Pratchett-8.7 11/04-Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick-6.75 11/04-The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin-7 01/05-Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb-7.83 01/05-To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis-8.8 02/05-Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier9.14 02/05-The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger-8.17 03/05-Stardust by Neil Gaiman-8.64 03/05-Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green-7 04/05-Eragon: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini-8.27 04/05-The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley-8.67 05/05-Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey-8.57 05/05-There Will Be Dragons by John Ringo-7.14 06/05-Rhapsody: Child of the Blood by Elizabeth Haydon-8 06/05-Silver Metal Lover by Tannith Lee-7.4 07/05-Sunshine by Robin McKinley-9 07/05-Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson-6.67 08/05-Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones-8.29 08/05-City of Pearl by Karen Traviss-9.5 11/05-Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman-8 11/05-Archangel by Sharon Shinn-8.57 12/05-Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlin-8.5 12/05-Green Rider by Kristan Britain-8.1 01/06-Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffery-8.3 01-06-The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan-7.71 02/06-Welcome, Chaos by Kate Wilhelm-7.5 02/06-The Decoy Princess by Dawn Cook-7.5 03/06-Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold-7.8 03/06-Spindle's End by Robin McKinley-8.4 04/06-Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler 04/06-The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint
Bookwyrmmes Recommended Reading The Hitchhiker's "Trilogy" by Douglas Adams Watership Down by Richard Adams Incarnations of Immortality by Piers Anthony The Foundation Trilogy and The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum The Last Unicorn and Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear Transformation by Carol Berg The Demolished Man and The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Martian Chronicles, and Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Startide Rising by David Brin The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner The Incomplete Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt The Ender and Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey Through the Looking Glass and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter Cyteen and Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh The Tripods Series by John Christopher Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama, Childhood's End, and The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement Little, Big by John Crowley Sir Apropos of Nothing by Peter David Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delaney Dreams Underfoot by Charles DeLint The Game Players of Titan and Ubik by Philip K. Dick The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan The Belgariad by David Eddings The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison The Neverending Story by Michael Ende Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer Midshipman's Hope by David Feintuch The Empire Trilogy by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts The Bone Doll's Twin and Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward Stardust and Coraline by Neil Gaiman The Architecture of Desire by Mary Gentle Something from the Nighside by Simon R. Green Replay by Ken Grimwood The Forever War by Joe Haldeman The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison Glory Road, Double Star, Starship Troopers, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Liveship Traders, Farseer, and Tawny Man series by Robin Hobb A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The Lions of Al-Rassan and The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Psychohistorical Crisis by Donald Kingsbury Deryni Rising by Katherine Kurtz Earthsea series, The Dispossessed, and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Time Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle The Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Dragonflight and Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip Perdido Street Station by China Mieville The Eternal Champion serii by Michael Moorcock The Bohr Maker by Linda Nagata Ringworld by Larry Niven The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix Witch World by Andrew Norton Eragon by Christopher Paolini Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake Gateway by Frederik Pohl The Anubis Gates and The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers Discworld by Terry Pratchett The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn The Golden Key by Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, and Kate Elliott Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg City and Way Station by Clifford D. Simak Hyperion by Dan Simmons Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith Last and First Men and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson Earth Abides by George R. Stewart The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon The Visitor and Grass by Sheri S. Tepper The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Dying Earth series by Jack Vance The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells City of Golden Shadow--Otherland and Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams Passage and Doomsday Book by Connie Willis The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe Nine Princes in Amber and Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny Sorcerer's Treason by Sarah Zettel Beowulf - Anon
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Bookwyrmmes has two sister-communities. world_of_wonder is for writers of the fantasy and science-fiction genres, and beyond_real is for the artists. Please look into these communities as well!
Other communities of interest: __fantasynovel - A community for discussion of fantasy creatures and cultures. addme_fantasy - An add-me community for meeting and friending other sci-fi/fantasy fans. used_books - A community to buy/sell/trade books. ubergeeks - A great community for all things geek! rapidreaders - Exactly what the name says. A general book club with two books a month.