Locus Online






Best SFFH Books 1999: Picks by Locus reviewers

Previews of Recommended Reading summaries in the February 2000 Locus Magazine...

Russell Letson:

Here I insert my annual, ritual kvetch about having to make five (or a rebellious six) recommendations from a list of 28 books I liked well enough to finish and write about. Who needs prizes, it’s an honor just to be nominated, and so on. Accordingly, my six picks are:

Darwin’s Radio, Greg Bear
All Tomorrow’s Parties, William Gibson
The Cassini Division, Ken MacLeod
Greenhouse Summer, Norman Spinrad
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge


Edward Bryant:

5 Remarkable Books from 1999 You Might Not Have Met on the Street:

Northern Frights 5 edited by Don Hutchison
The Descent by Jeff Long
A Prayer Before Dying by Stewart O’Nan
Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories by John Shirley
Dragon’s Fin Soup by S. P. Somtow


Jonathan Strahan:

My best books of the year, in alphabetical order, are:

Precursor by C.J. Cherryh
A Red Heart of Memories by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
The Rabbits by Shaun Tan & John Marsden

© 2000 by Locus Publications. All rights reserved.