These are my favorite books. Many, I’ve read multiple times, because they are that good. Books like The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks, The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick, The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester.
You’ll eventually find my first novel here, when I finish it. Meanwhile, I’ll add books I’ve read and enjoyed enough to recommend. You can purchase any of these books from Amazon by selecting the cover image.
This collection is far from complete. It does not yet represent the full scope of my bookshelves and boxes of books in storage. It is simply a work in progress, a labor of love that will grow by fits and starts. Do not doubt that it will change and grow. That, I promise.
Iain M. Banks was one of the greatest writers of all time. His literary career began in 1984 with The Wasp Factory. His first Science Fiction novel, Consider Phlebas, came out three years later in 1987. I’ve read most of his novels and I present here those I consider to be the best. His novels are at the top of my favorite books list.
Though I seek out Science Fiction first, I do read fantasy from time to time. When a fantasy world takes me some place unexpected, with complicated and engaging characters, I’m all in. This collection represents the best of the best.