Monday, March 21, 2011

Save These Books

If you had to leave your house in a hurry, and you could only grab five volumes off your shelf, which five would they be and why?

We answered that question over at Grasping For The Wind a Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog we follow.

Here’s my 2 cents worth but there are a lot of other blogs represented there. Please visit by clicking the link above and perusing the list. Its eclectic and catholic in scope.

The Alternative @ The Alternative One: The five books I’d have to take if fleeing a fire are (in no particular order):

  • Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany (fantasy and poetry – just can’t beat that combination)
  • The Stand [Complete and Uncut version] by Stephen King (because, you know, it’s 1150 pages and like 4 books long)
  • Gateway by Fredrik Pohl (one of my all-time favorites)
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (great story –well worth re-reading over and over again)
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (ditto)

If I could squeeze in five more I’d take:

Which books would you take?

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