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Convenience Store Clerk of Dune: A Summer Reading List

July 15, 2012 at 11:30PM • 1 hour 22 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

Summer's here and it's time to get to the beach with a good sci-fi novel. Our panelists are well read and of exquisite taste, so we've got a boatload of suggestions for you. From funny to serious, there's a book in our list that will hit the spot the next time you're looking for something to read.

Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Lex Friedman, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.

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The Incomparable Book List

  1. "Altered Carbon" by Richard K. Morgan (Moren)
  2. Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov (McNulty)
  3. "Dune" by Frank Herbert (Fleishman)
  4. "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger (Friedman)
  5. "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle (Caldwell)
  6. "When Gravity Fails" by George Alec Effinger (Snell)
  7. "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis (Moren)
  8. "The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester (McNulty)
  9. "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons (Fleishman)
  10. "The Long Walk" by Stephen King (Friedman)
  11. "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes (Caldwell)
  12. "Pattern Recognition" by William Gibson (Snell)
  13. "Galactic Pot Healer" by Philip K. Dick (Fleishman)
  14. "The Devil You Know" by Mike Carey (Moren)
  15. "Contact" by Carl Sagan (Caldwell)
  16. "My Teacher is an Alien" by Bruce Coville (Friedman)
  17. "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman (Snell)
  18. "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell (McNulty)