Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Booklist: Lindalee Stuckey Recommends these Classic SF Books for Young Adults

Said RFFer Lindalee, "I would Recommended these classic SF books for Young Adults. I would also recommend all of the Heinlein "juveniles" except Podcayne. Sorry I find her a terrible role model."

(Note from Valerie: I liked Podkayne of Mars, but this is Lindalee's list!)
* all of the Heinlein "juveniles"
* Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
* Earthmans Burden by Poul Anderson.
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* Guardians of Time by Poul Anderson.
* The High Crusade by Poul Anderson.
* The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov.
* Nightfall and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov.
* Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
* Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
* Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov.
* Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
* Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh.
* Red Sands of Mars by Arthur C. Clark.
* Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement.
* Dune by Frank Herbert.
* The Lensman Series by E.E. Smith.
* The Skylark Series by E.E. Smith.
* Loch Ness Monster by Sheila Williams.
* Slan by A.E. Van Vogt.
* The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.
* The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
* The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
* Encounter Near Venus by Leonard Wibberly.
* The Legion of Space by Jack Williamson.
* The Legion of Time by Jack Williamson

Lindalee provided this list as part of a Talking RFF dialog this month on criteria for recommending books. She closed her message with, "I love many other books but I would have to know the kid and the parent before making other recommendations."

Lindalee Stuckey is active in Duckon, the sponsoring organization for the Worldcon's annual presentation of the Golden Duck Award and the Hal Clement Award.

More about the Dialog on Talking RFF
Read the upcoming series "To Share or Not to Share" beginning this month in this blog.

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