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Suggestions For Library of America 1970s SF

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  • Started 4 months ago by Ron
  • Latest reply from Dave Truesdale

  1. Ron
    Member

    The Library of America came out with editions of SF novels from the 1950s and 1960s. This thread is to suggest Library of America editions of SF novels from the 1970s.

    I'm not going to nominate books by Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick, because the Library of America already republished them.

    My suggestions:

    THE FOREVER WAR by Joe Haldeman
    THE LATHE OF HEAVEN by Ursula K. Le Guin
    RINGWORLD by Larry Niven
    MAN PLUS by Frederick Pohl
    WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG BY Kate Wilhelm
    BEYOND APOLLO by Barry Malzberg
    THE IRON DREAM by Norman Spinrad
    Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. Dr. Caligari
    Member

    DYING INSIDE, Robert Silvererg

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. Steve R.
    Member

    Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein
    Tunnel in the Sky, Robert Heinlein
    The Marching Morons, C. M. Kornbluth
    ????, Mack Reynolds
    Ensign Flandry Poul Anderson
    Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner

    The time period of 50s and 60s is a bit early for me. Additionally the books that I have read, of this time period, have faded from memory. Surprisingly a few authors who I thought would have had some stories in this time period were a tad bit later, as in the 1970's

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. J-Sun
    Member

    In 2012, after the 50s set came out, I started a series of similar threads on another board. It wasn't restricted to American novels so my top 10 for the 70s included a Clarke but were:

    Poul Anderson - Tau Zero (1970)
    Isaac Asimov - The Gods Themselves (1972)
    Arthur C. Clarke - Rendezvous with Rama (1972)
    Ursula K. Le Guin - The Lathe of Heaven (1972)
    Robert Silverberg - Dying Inside (1972)
    Norman Spinrad - The Iron Dream (1972)
    Joe Haldeman - The Forever War (1974)
    Frederik Pohl - Gateway (1977)
    James Tiptree, Jr. - Up the Walls of the World (1978)
    C.J. Cherryh - The Faded Sun (1978-9)

    An LoA set of the 70s wouldn't have that many, so I'd need to cut a second one. I'd probably, regretfully, drop Up the Walls of the World to make a great eight (though, even then, treating The Faded Sun as one novel published in three parts (which it is) probably wouldn't fly, if only for reasons of space).

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. Thomas M. Disch - On Wings of Song (1979)

    Posted 4 months ago #

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