Favored books

  1. The Observer's Book of Aircraft,
  2. Pierre Boule's Les Oreilles de Jungle,
  3. Swift's Gulliver's Travels,
  4. Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac,
  5. Larry Niven's Ringworld (not the others in the trilogy),
  6. Mary Stewart's books on King Arthur (novels, but fun),
  7. H.F. Heard's Dopplegangers (it has NOTHING to do with astronauts),
  8. Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast,
  9. Andre Langevin's Une chaine dans le parc,
  10. Victor Papanek's Design for the Real World,
  11. A.C. Clarke's Childhood's End,
  12. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,
  13. Frank Herbert's Dune,
  14. Oliver Statler's Japanese Inn,
  15. Jean Markale's L'epopee celtique d'Irlande,
  16. R.E. Howard's Conan books (and some from others),
  17. J. Blish's A Case of Conscience and the Cities in Flight series, (most Traveller players don't seem to be aware of the influence Blish has had on the game - he rules!),
  18. Dan Simmons' Hyperion,
  19. Philip K. Dick's Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep,
  20. J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings,
  21. E.R. Burroughs' John Carter of Mars series (I never bought into the Tarzan thing, sorry :),
  22. F, Pohl's (too numerous :),
  23. P. Suskind's The Perfume,
  24. Honoré de Balzac,
  25. Emile Zola,
  26. H.P. Lovecraft,
  27. Marcel Aymé's La Vouivre,
  28. P. Anthony's Xanth series,
  29. J. Higgins' The Eagle Has Landed (Good movie too),
  30. J. Irving's The World According to Garp (Better than the movie, not one of Robin Williams' best roles :),
  31. David Brin's Uplift Series (particularly Startide Rising),
  32. N. Gaiman and T. Pratchett's Good Omens.