And now, it’s becoming far more of a thing than you’d think.
As Jagi Lamplighter Wright posts on the Superversive site.
We are actually beginning our Superversive Book List! Our goal is to have a suggested reading list that can be shared about, listing books–from all time periods–that are worth reading! Hopefully, this will eventually lead to a Year’s Best list and a Superversive Award.
But for now, we are merely compiling a list. The results will be posted in a special Superversive Reading List place.
What is a Superversive book, you ask? A book that lives up to the motto: Good storytelling, great ideas.
For convenience sake, while this is not necessary, it would be nice if you could mark your suggestions by catagory:
Superversive — good storytelling, great ideas
Noumenal Superversive (NS) – what I call Superversive–a story that lifts you out of the ordinary into something finer and higher.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe — and all the Narnia books
Wrinkle In Time
Childrens — books that are Superversive, but specifically for children.
The Dark is Rising
So come one, come all!
Write down your favorite Superversive book titles!
I’ve already started to assemble my own list.
- Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International, as well as his Grimnoir Chronicles.
- Wright’s “Iron Chamber of Memory”
- “Les Miserables” — not SF, so that’s probably wrong.
- “Chasing Freedom,” Marina Fontaine
- Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series
- “Out of the Darkness,” by David Webber
- John Ringo’s “Special Circumstances” series
- Timothy Zahn’s “Heir to the Empire”… okay, Zahn doing Star Wars. And Cobra. And … oh, just Zahn.
- James Rollins “Sigma” novels are very scifi and very superversive as well.
I’ll work out some more later.
But right now, the most important thing? They want suggestions. Go ahead, go over to their blog, and post your suggestions right now.
And if you have, please leave a review.