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Nayad's Favorite Books

Updated September 28, 2010

Novels & Novellas:
Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl
Kage Baker - The Company novels; The Empress of Mars
Elizabeth Bear - The Jenny Casey trilogy; New Amsterdam
James Blaylock - The Last Coin; All the Bells on Earth; The Knights of the Cornerstone
Gary A. Braunbeck - In Silent Graves; Mr. Hands
Emma Bull - Territory
Frances Hodgson Burnett - A Little Princess
Orson Scott Card - Lost Boys; Ender's Game
Jonathan Carroll - The Ghost in Love
Michael Chabon - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Justin Cronin - The Passage
Charles de Lint - Memory & Dream
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince
Philip K. Dick - Martian Time-Slip; Ubik
Cory Doctorow - Little Brother; Makers
Theodore Dreiser - Sister Carrie
Carol Emshwiller - The Secret City
Jeffrey Ford - The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque; The Shadow Year
Neil Gaiman - Coraline; The Graveyard Book
William Goldman - The Princess Bride
Daryl Gregory - Pandemonium
Ken Grimwood - Replay
Shirley Jackson - The Haunting of Hill House
Ellen Klages - The Green Glass Sea; White Sands, Red Menace
Dean Koontz - Lightning
Jennifer McMahon - Island of Lost Girls
China Miéville - The City & The City
Audrey Niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife
Chuck Pahlaniuk - Diary
David R. Palmer - Emergence
Tim Powers - The Anubis Gates; A Soul in a Bottle; Last Call; Expiration Date; Three Days to Never
Cherie Priest - Boneshaker
Mary Doria Russell - The Sparrow
John Scalzi - The God Engines
Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
Caroline Stevermer - A College of Magics
Theodore Sturgeon - More Than Human; The Synthetic Man (AKA The Dreaming Jewels)
John Varley - The Golden Globe; Steel Beach
Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth
Connie Willis - Bellwether; Doomsday Book; Blackout

Story Collections:
Daniel Abraham - Leviathan Wept and Other Stories
Kage Baker - Mother Aegypt; Dark Mondays
James Blaylock - Thirteen Phantasms; In for a Penny
Jeffrey Ford - The Fantasy Writer's Assistant and Other Stories; The Empire of Ice Cream
Pam Houston - Waltzing the Cat
Henry James - The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Ellen Klages - Portable Childhoods
Nancy Kress - The Aliens of Earth
Kelly Link - Pretty Monsters; Magic for Beginners
Sarah Monette - The Bone Key
Holly Phillips - In the Palace of Repose
Tim Powers - Strange Itineraries
Ken Scholes - Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys
Connie Willis - The Winds of Marble Arch

Anthologies:
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume One - Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 - Rich Horton, ed.
The Living Dead - John Joseph Adams, ed.
Wastelands - John Joseph Adams, ed.

Nonfiction:
Charlotte Joko Beck - Everyday Zen
Anne Bernays & Pamela Painter - What If?
Gary A. Braunbeck - Fear in a Handful of Dust
Orson Scott Card - Characters & Viewpoint
Malcolm Gladwell - The Tipping Point; Outliers
Stephen King - On Writing
Damon Knight - Creating Short Fiction
Anne Lamott - Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions
Noah Lukeman - The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
Robert McKee - Story
Ken Rand - The 10% Solution; From Idea to Story in 90 Seconds
Heather Sellers - Page After Page; Chapter After Chapter
Lawrence Shainberg - Ambivalent Zen: One Man's Adventures on the Dharma Path
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