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Bibliography for Among Others

For everybody who asked for it. Compiled by the awesome bibliotechie, who also brought chocolate shekels to my reading in New York. She's a librarian, obviously.

I have fixed a few minor errors that I noticed -- if you spot any more, please mention in comments.


1. Anthologies, magazines: Best of Galaxy. – Destinies. – Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine! – Ansible!
2. Adams, Douglas: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
3. Anderson, Poul: The Broken Sword. – Ensign Flandry. – Guardians of Time.
4. Anthony, Piers – Chaining the Lady. – A Spell for Chameleon.
5. Asimov, Isaac: The End of Eternity. – Guide to science. – The Left Hand of the Electron.
6. Boyd, John: Last Starship from Earth.
7. Bradley, Marion Zimmer: The Spell Sword.
8. Brooks, Terry: Sword of Shannara.
9. Brunner, John: The Shockwave rider. – Stand on Zanzibar. – Times Without Number.
10. Cherryh, C.J.: Gate of Ivrel.
11. Clarke, Arthur C.: Childhood’s end. – Forgotten Enemy. – Imperial Earth. – 2001.
12. Coney, Michael: Charisma. – Hello Summer, Goodbye.
13. Cooper, Susan: The Dark is Rising (series) – The Grey King -- Silver on the Tree.
14. Delany, Samuel R.: Empire Star. – Triton. – Babel 17. – The Einstein Intersection.
15. Dick, Phillip K.: The Man in the High Castle.
16. Donaldson, Stephen: Lord Foul’s Bane.
17. Engdahl, Sylvia: Beyond the Tomorrow Mountains. – Heritage of the Star.
18. Fisk, Nicholas: Space Hostages.
19. Fowles, John: The Magus.
20. Garner, Alan: Red Shift.
21. Garrett, Randall: Lord Darcy (series) – Too many Magicians.
22. Harrison, Harry: Make room! Make Room!
23. Heinlein, Robert A.: Glory road. – Have Spacesuit Will Travel. – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. – The Number of the Beast. – Time Enough for Love. – Waldo and Magic Inc.
24. Henderson, Zenna: Pilgrimage -- The People: No Different Flesh
25. Herbert, Frank: Dune
26. Hughes, Ted: Crow.
27. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World.
28. Le Guin, Ursula: City of Illusions. – The Dispossessed. – The Eye of the Heron. – The Farthest Shore. – Lathe of Heaven. – Tales of Earthsea. – The Wind’s Twelve Quarters. – Wizard of Earthsea. – The Word for World is Forest.
29. Lewis, C. S.: Mere Christianity. – Narnia (series) – Out of the Silent Planet.
30. McCaffery, Anne: Dragonflight. – Dragonsinger -- Dragonsong. – The White Dragon.
31. Miller, Walter M.: A Canticle for Leibowitz.
32. Moore, Ward: Bring the Jubilee.
33. Niven, Larry and Pournelle, Jerry: The Mote in God’s Eye.
34. Niven, Larry: The Flight of the Horse. – A Gift from Earth. – Ringworld. – World of Ptaavs.
35. Priest, Christopher: A Dream of Wessex. – Inverted World.
36. Richards, Frank (Hamilton, Charles): Greyfriars (series)
37. Roberts, Keith: Pavane.
38. Robinson, Spider: Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon. – Telempath.
39. Silverberg, Robert: Born with the Dead. – Dying inside. – Stepsons of Terra. – Up the line. – Revolt on Alpha C (as "Voyage to Alpha Centauri"). – The World Inside.
40. Simak, Clifford: City.
41. Smith, Dodie: The Starlight Barking.
42. Stewart, Mary: The Crystal Cave.
43. Sturgeon, Theodore: Dangerous Visions “If all men were brothers, would you let one marry your sister?”-- A Touch of Strange.
44. Tey, Josephine: Brat Farrar. – Daughter of Time.
45. Tiptree, James Jr.: “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side”, “Girl Who Was Plugged In”, “Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death”, “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” – Warm Worlds and Otherwise.
46. Tolkien, J. R. R.: Hobbit. Lord of the Rings (trilogy) – Silmarillion. – The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
47. Vonnegut, Kurt: Breakfast of Champions. – Cat’s Cradle. – God Bless You Mr. Rosewater. – Sirens of Titan. – Welcome to the Monkey House.
48. Wyndham, John: The Chrysalids.
49. Zelazny, Roger: Creatures of Light and Darkness. – Doorways in the Sand. – The Dream Master. – The Guns of Avalon. – Isle of the Dead. – Nine Princes in Amber. –Roadmarks. – Sign of the Unicorn. – This Immortal.

SF other authors: Ellison, Harlan. Lord Dunsany (Plunkett, Edward). McIntyre, Vonda. Piper, H. Beam. Smith, Cordwainer (Linebarger, Paul).

Non SF
1. Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women.
2. Auden, W.H.: Selected poems.
3. Austen, Jane: Emma
4. Blyton, Enid: Malory Towers (series)
5. Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre.
6. Carpenter, Humphrey. The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and their Friends.
7. Chaucer, Geoffrey: [Canterbury Tales]
8. Churchill, Winston: History of the English Speaking Peoples.
9. Coolidge, Susan: What Katy Did.
10. Dickens, Charles: Our mutual friend
11. Eliot, T.S.: Four Quartets. – The Waste Land.
12. Farrar, Frederic W: Eric, or Little by Little.
13. Finley, Martha: Elsie Dinsmore (series)
14. Graves, Robert: I Claudius.
15. Hardy, Thomas: Far from the Madding Crowd.
16. Kerr, Judith: When Hitler stole pink rabbit.
17. Kitto, H.D.F.: The Greeks.
18. Marx, Karl. Communist Manifesto.
19. Mitchell, Margaret. Gone with the wind.
20. Montgomery, L.M. Jane of Lantern Hill.
21. Plato. The Laws. – Phaedrus. – The Republic. – The Symposium.
22. Poe, Edgar Allan: “The Raven”
23. Porter, Eleanor H.: Pollyanna.
24. Renault, Mary: Bull From the Sea. – The Charioteer. – The Last of the Wine. – The Persian Boy. – Purposes of Love. – Return to Night.
25. Shakespeare, William: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. – Richard II. – Romeo and Juliet. – Tempest. – Twelfth Night. – Winter’s Tale.
26. Shute, Nevil: An Old Captivity.
27. Smith, Dodie: I Capture the Castle.
28. Virgil: Aeneid.

Other authors: Blume, Judy. Brazil, Angela. Chekhov, Anton. Chesterson, G.K. Cookson, Catherine. Keats, John. Ransome, Arthur. Streatfeild, Mary Noel. Trollope, Anthony.
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Cool, thanks for putting that up. I think I'll carry on relying on your tor.com posts for recommendations, though, cos you've had all those years in between to hone your critical abilities, and besides Mori was reading whatever she could get her hands on, not necessarily the best books available.
Oh, this is a wonderful list! I know after the first 25 pages or so that I was going to have to add nearly all the books being mentioned to my reading list, and now here's a compilation of them! Thanks!
Thanks.

Dragonsong and Dragonsinger are listed as if they were the same book, which of course they are not.
Thank you.

Fixed.
Tangentially, I would love to know whether the poem Mor submitted to the competition exists.
Yes!

And I actually found it, among a whole pile of *really crap* poetry I wrote between 1979 and 1987. Typed. On a typewriter. Why did I save this, and ship it to Canada and everything?

My goodness this is bad. It's worse than I remembered it. This is just laughably bad. Oh, and note, I hadn't seen 2001 when I wrote this, only read the book. The context for this is Eliot's "Ash Wednesday".

The worst thing about it is that I still write poetry just like this, only not awful. This is recognisably me. Oh dear. I can actually see what I was reaching for and failing so laughably to reach.

The Fallen Elm of Libitina copyright 1980

Lady, the third white leopard has golden eyes.
It looked at me and I was frozen.
"Strange" I thought,
Then I thought no more, caught in the golden web of its gaze.
The bones are fallen to the dust
The dust is trod beneath our feet
The shadow of the stricken elm
Lets fall no stripes on the leopards by your throne.

Lady, veiled in golden shadow,
The leopards are still now.
The bones are abandoned.
There no spacestations whirling.
And you will not speak.
The third leopard is very still.
Only the eyes move
Only the tail twitches.
In the night I feel what I cannot see.

Lady, I am more than troubled.
Where are the lights in the sky?
Why is the elm tree shaking?
The leopards are restless.
I saw a cloud rise out of the East
With mushroom shape that rose and fell.
I saw the elm tree fallen
Three dead leopards and a shroud of dust.

rose_lemberg

6 years ago

Marx, Karl. Communist Manifest.

needs an "o" at the end.
Well caught! Fixed.

kip_w

6 years ago

janetl

6 years ago

What a nice resource!

As for corrections, I Capture the Castle isn't SF by any stretch of the imagination. Some of the others are fantasy (Cooper, Tolkien).
It says "SF" not "science fiction" and SF is the broad genre that includes fantasy.

steepholm

6 years ago

ejmam

6 years ago

steepholm

6 years ago

aliseadae

6 years ago

steepholm

6 years ago

ethelmay

6 years ago

Cool! Thanks, Jo, for posting this and many thanks to bibliotechie for compiling it.

(It's "Pollyanna" not "Pollyana". And shouldn't Dodie Smith's ICtC be in the nonSF list?)
Well caught on both.
What about Ansible and other circulations?
Right at the top under "Anthologies & magazines" the very first thing.

mjlayman

6 years ago

This is great to have! Going to send the link to the various friends to whom I have raved about Among Others.

Haven't read Brat Farrar, but I don't think The Daughter of Time is sf--it's historical mystery w/a contemporary [at the time] frame.
Pink Rabbit should be capped -- it's a proper noun. And yes, both the Teys are plain mysteries (though Brat Farrar may be in an alternate universe, most people have never noticed).
I knew some kind pixel-stained technopeasant would do this for the benefit of all.
Thanks for the corrections, no bibliographer is ever satisfied until it is pried from their hands.

I tried to group by author (to keep it as short as possible). C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity is obviously not SF, Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream with fairies and magical transformations could fall under fantasy.
Asimov's Guide to Science and Left Hand of the Electron are non fiction, but I couldn't put Asimov in the other list.

I realize I forgot 'Asimov's Guide to the Bible: The Old and New Testaments' (even though it is one of Sam's books not Mori's) and the periodical New Scientist is mentioned as well but didn't make the list.

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She'd have read them, they just didn't grab her as hard as some other things.

(A lot of people like Bradbury more than I do.)
I read AMONG OTHERS this weekend and had a wonderful time doing so. It was the perfect book for someone recovering from knee surgery. I'm so glad that it made it to the top of my TO READ pile just now because I realized it has a 2010 publication date (i had somehow thought it was 2011) and I've now read it in time to nominate it for the Hugo.
No, you were right first time, it's 2011 -- it came out in January this year.

But thank you for the thought. And get well soon. New knees -- what a lovely idea!

gilraen2

6 years ago

papersky

6 years ago

naomikritzer

6 years ago

papersky

6 years ago

Most excellent! And thanks to all involved. I can stop paging through my copy for book titles, now.
I believe Anne McCaffrey is mis-spelled - should be McCaffrey instead of McCaffery.
I thought Mor mentioned Asimov's Foundation series, too.
I've read the book twice now and simply absolutely love it.
My sci-fi reading days were in the 50's in high school (reading a book a day under my desk) so I am not familiar with a lot of the books and look forward to reading them, too, (the ones she likes).
If I recall correctly from various tor.com posts, you haven't read The Man in the High Castle. Are there any other books up there that Mor read that Jo hasn't?
Without checking, I think it's somebody else who mentions the Dick.

But of that list, I think I've read everything but that and _The Sword of Shannara_.

ethelmay

6 years ago

Thank you so much for this! I just finished Among Others & adored it. Really wonderful. As I left the library after returning it, I thought, oh no, all those books she mentioned, how will I remember them? And now I can!
I just spent the day reading Among Others, and I loved every bit of it. It made the fifteen year old self that stills lives within me feel much less lonely. And now there are a number of books to find and read, or re-read. Thank you!
Is Arlinghurst named after the school in Miss Pym Disposes?
Yes, it absolutely is.

Well spotted.

widgetfox

5 years ago

papersky

5 years ago

widgetfox

5 years ago

I'm pretty sure Dorothy Sayers was mentioned?

I was actually planning to read them in the order mentioned in the book...

Gate of Ivrel is brill, indeed.
Btw, Among Others is also brill, but with big exclamation points necessary - like this:

"Among Others" is brill!!!!
"Voyage to Alpha Centauri" - I seem unable to locate that work anywhere on the web. Is it an alternate title for "Revolt on Alpha C" or just a typo for it?
It's a typo -- or rather a braino -- in the book that we actually did notice and decided to leave in. I should maybe fix it in this bibliography. We fixed it in the printed one, or we did something anyway -- I think we did it as "Revolt on Alpha C" as "Voyage to Alpha Centauri" or something like that.

jophan

4 years ago

papersky

4 years ago

jophan

4 years ago

papersky

4 years ago

wonderful list to refer to from a book I very much enjoyed. I can see my to read pile is going to expand because of it, thank you :-)
Purchased this book and read it today! I identified so closely with your protagonist that I decided to look up the bibliography of works Mori liked. Thank you for this thread :)

While it's fresh in my mind - I did notice a minor continuity issue in the latter part of the book where Alison Carroll suggests that Mori might take her O-Levels in Greek (pg 273) at the school. This is only notable because the same character previously indicated they don't teach Greek at the school (pg 99) to explain why they had a limited collection of books in the Greek language.

I'm sure I only noticed this because I read the book in one sitting, but it took a little away from the wonder of the book by introducing this flaw in continuity - so I thought you'd want to know.

Thank you for a wonderful book :)
You're absolutely right, and you're the only person who has ever noticed, and I will fix it if I get the chance.
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