JON COURTENAY GRIMWOOD'S
FAVOURITE CULT SCIENCE FICTION  NOVELS
2002

Beginning in the Spring of 2002, The Guardian, the UK's most popular newspaper began assembling a list of books to form the "Guardian Essential Library." Dozens of writers were and are being asked to choose 10 essential books from their respective fields. The Guardian began publishing these lists on June 1, 2002. This list of favourite cult novels has been prepared by the science fiction novelist Jon Courtenay Grimwood. Mr. Grimwood was born in Malta, and grew up in Malta, England, the Far East and Norway. He has worked as a publisher and a journalist. His novels include neoAddix, Lucifer's Dragon, reMix and redRobe. He lives in Winchester. His comments on each of the titles listed in the below table can be found by clicking HERE.


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1 William Gibson Mona Lisa Overdrive
2 Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and Margarita
3 Jeff Noon Vurt
4 Neal Stephenson The Diamond Age
5 Martin Millar The Good Fairies of New York
6 Bruce Sterling Schismatrix
7 Haruki Murakami The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
8 Alan Garner Red Shift
9 Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo & Mark Bulkingham Death: The High Cost of Living
10 Walter M. Miller A Canticle for Leibowitz

 
 
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