Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Marx out of 50

hoyland54 pointed me at one of my favourite things - a list. China Mieville's list of 50 SF stories a socialist must read. I agree about those I have read, and a lot of the others sounds really interesting. Also, good to see so many books by women on his list.

bold=have read

Iain M Banks: Use of Weapons
Edward Bellamy—Looking Backward, 2000–1887
Alexander Bogdanov—The Red Star: A Utopia
Emma Bull & Steven Brust—Freedom & Necessity
Mikhail Bulgakov—The Master and Margarita
Katherine Burdekin (aka “Murray Constantine”)—Swastika Night
Octavia Butler—Survivor
Julio Cortázar—“House Taken Over”
Philip K. Dick—A Scanner Darkly
Thomas Disch—The Priest
Gordon Eklund—All Times Possible
Max Ernst—Une Semaine de Bonté
Claude Farrère—Useless Hands
Anatole France—The White Stone
Jane Gaskell—Strange Evil
Mary Gentle—Rats and Gargoyles
Charlotte Perkins Gilman—The Yellow Wallpaper
Lisa Goldstein—The Dream Years
Stefan Grabiński—The Dark Domain
George Griffith—The Angel of Revolution
Imil Habibi—The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist
M. John Harrison—Viriconium Nights
Ursula K. Le Guin—The Dispossessed
Jack London—Iron Heel
Ken MacLeod—The Star Fraction
Gregory Maguire—Wicked
J. Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon)—Gay Hunter
Michael Moorcock—Hawkmoon
William Morris—News From Nowhere
Toni Morrison—Beloved
Mervyn Peake—The Gormenghast Novels
Marge Piercy—Woman on the Edge of Time
Philip Pullman—Northern Lights

Ayn Rand—Atlas Shrugged
Mack Reynolds—Lagrange Five
Keith Roberts—Pavane
Kim Stanley Robinson—The Mars Trilogy
Mary Shelley—Frankenstein

Lucius Shepard—Life During Wartime
Norman Spinrad—The Iron Dream
Eugene Sue—The Wandering Jew
Michael Swanwick—The Iron Dragon’s Daughter
Jonathan Swift—Gulliver’s Travels
Alexei Tolstoy—Aelita
Ian Watson—Slow Birds
H.G. Wells—The Island of Dr Moreau
E. L. White—“Lukundoo”
Oscar Wilde—The Happy Prince and Other Stories
Gene Wolfe—The Fifth Head of Cerberus
Yevgeny Zamyatin—We
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