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October 07, 2004

Wait, What's Business Week Doing Recommending Sci-Fi?

by Ron Hogan

From The Elegant Variation, one of the best literary blogs NYTBR readers didn't hear about, comes a pointer to Eric Rabkin's 15 favorite science fiction novels, books the English professor has "recommended to friends, students, and science fiction fans, to scientists, businesspeople, and cousins in New Jersey." As with any such endeavor, there's a lot of obvious candidates missing--no Man in the High Castle? no The Languages of Pao?--but I'm impressed by the attention to non-English writers (Zamyatin, Capek, Lem), the selection of the one worthy Heinlein novel, and the inclusion of Richard Powers on a science fiction list.

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