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:
- Midnight at the Well of Souls by Jack L. Chalker
- Mindbridge or The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
- A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Which books would you take?