JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

Barlowe's Guide reading update

(Dear Idiot Self

Why the *&#%$@$%#$^%* didn't you tag the Barlowe's Guide read-so-far list you posted ages ago so that you'd be able to find and copy/paste it for updating reuse? (it will have been tagged "reading" but that's needle in a haystack territory as far as my LJ is concerned because of the frequent use of that tag ... this time it's getting something unique as well.)

Ahem ...

Sometime I-forget-how-long-ago I posted here the notion that I should try to read ALL the books whose extraterrestrial beings had an entry in Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials. At the time a quick flip-through established that I'd already read about a third of them (that I could recall, anyway). And then I promptly got derailed by the longlasting extreme overtime situation at work. But I haven't forgotten and have managed to get my hands on and read several titles (mainly thanks to a combo of Kobo acquiring ebook rights to a lot of out-of-print science fiction classics and Baen's growing ebook publishing of their own backlist). So as of now my score is 24 species encounters (the italicized items) out of 50. So halfway is now within sight ...

Abyormenite: "Cycle of fire" by Hal Clement
Athshean: "The word for world is forest" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Black Cloud: "The Black Cloud" by Fred Hoyle
Chulpex: "Masters of the maze" by Avram Davidson
Cinruss: "Hospital Station" and "Star Surgeon" by James White
Cryer: "Conscience interplanetary" by Joseph Green
Cygnan: "The Jupiter theft" by Donald Moffitt
Cygnostik: "A little knowledge" by Michael Bishop
Czill: "Midnight at the Well of Souls" by Jack L. Chalker
Demon: "A plague of Demons" by Keith Laumer
Demu: "Cage a man" by F.M. Busby
Dextran: "The right hand of Dextra" by David J. Lake
Dilbian: "Spatial delivery" and "Spacepaw" by Gordon R. Dickson
Dirdir: "The Dirdir" by Jack Vance
Garnishee: "Star smashers of the Galaxy Rangers" by Harry Harrison
Gowachin: "The Dosadi experiment" by Frank Herbert
Guild Steersman: "Dune Messiah" by Frank Herbert
Ishtarian: "Fire Time" by Poul Anderson
Ixchel: "A wrinkle in time" by Madeleine L'Engle
Ixtl: "The voyage of the Space Beagle" by A.E. van Vogt
Lithian: "A case of conscience" by James Blish
Master: "The White Mountains", "The city of gold and lead", and "The pool of fire" by John Christopher
Medusan: "The legion of space" by Jack Williamson
Merseian: "Ensign Flandry" by Poul Anderson
Mesklinite: "Misson of gravity" by Hal Clement
Mother: "Strange relations" by Philip José Farmer (currently reading this book but it doesn't count until I've finished it)
Old Galactic: "Legacy" by James H. Schmitz
Old One: "At the Mountains of Madness" by H.P. Lovecraft
Overlord: "Childhood's end" by Arthur C. Clarke
Pnume: "The Pnume" by Jack Vance
Polarian: "Cluster" by Piers Anthony
Puppeteer: "Neutron star" and "Ringworld" by Larry Niven
Radiate: "Memoirs of a spacewoman" by Naomi Mitchison
Regul: "The faded sun: Kesrith" by C.J. Cherryh
Riim: "The voyage of the Space Beagle" by A.E. van Vogt
Ruml: "The alien way" by Gordon R. Dickson
Salaman: "Wildeblood's empire" by Brian M. Stableford
Sirian: "The age of the pussyfoot" by Frederik Pohl
Slash: "Kirlian quest" by Piers Anthony
Soft One: "The gods themselves" by Isaac Asimov
Solaris: "Solaris" by Stanislaw Lem
Sulidor: "Downward to the earth" by Robert Silverberg
The Thing: "Who goes there?" by John W. Campbell
Thrint: "World of Ptavvs" by Larry Niven
Tran: "Icerigger" by Alan Dean Foster
Triped: "Rule golden" by Damon Knight
Tyreean: "Up the walls of the world" by James Tiptree Jr.
Uchjinian: "Exiles at the Well of Souls" by Jack L. Chalker
Vegan: "Have spacesuit will travel" by Robert A. Heinlein
Velantian: "Children of the Lens" by E.E. "Doc" Smith
Tags: reading, reading: barlowe's guide

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