Top 10 Australian SFF books to read before you die (graphic novels included)

Top 10 Australian SFF books

The ABC top 100 list of 100 Aussie books to read before you die is about to be shortlisted to a top 10 by popular vote.


Let’s create our own.  List suggestions in the comments below.  Reply to suggestions to agree with nominations.

There is no need to nominate Margo Lanagan’s Sea Hearts for inclusion in this list, I got the message the first half-dozen times it was nominated 🙂

If anyone spots a nomination that isn’t Australian, please let me know.

Nominations for Top 100 Aussie reads so far
in alphabetical order
Books are NOT ranked

1)     Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

2)     Arrival, The by Shaun Tan

3)     Battle Axe by Sara Douglass

4)     Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

5)     Black Crusade, The by Richard Harland

6)     Blaze of Glory by Michael Pryor

7)     Blood Countess, the by Tara Moss

8)     Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart

9)     Blood Ties by Pamela Freeman

10)  Blue Silence by Michelle Marquardt

11)  Book of Lies by James Maloney

12)  Bottersnikes and Gumbles by S. A. Wakefield

13)  Business of Death, The by Trent Jamieson

14)  Centurion’s Empire, The by Sean McMullen,

15)  Changeling, The by Sean Williams

16)  Courier’s new Bicycle, The by Kim Westwood

17)  Dark Space by Marianne de Pierres,

18)  Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Mariller

19)  Deep Field, The by James Bradley

20)  Displaced Person by Lee Harding

21)  Dragonlinks by Paul Collins

22)  Dreaming Dragons by Damien Broderick

23)  Etched City, The by KJ Bishop

24)  Foxmask by Juliet Marillier

25)  Gathering, The by Isobelle Carmody

26)  Geomancer by Ian Irvine

27)  Gift, The by Alison Croggon

28)  How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

29)  In Hollow Lands by Sophie Masson

30)  Infernal, The by Kim Wilkins

31)  Kelly Country by Bertram Chandler

32)  Killeroo by Darren Close

33)  Less than Human by Maxine McArthur,

34)  Library of Forgotten Books by Rjurik Davidson

35)  Luck of Brin’s Five, The by Cherry Wilder

36)  Madigan Mine by Kirstyn McDermott

37)  Magic Pudding, The by Norman Lindsay

38)  Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

39)  Metal Fatigue by Sean Williams

40)  Midnite by Randolph Stow

41)  Nargun and the Stars, The by Patricia Wrightson

42)  Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres

43)  Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody

44)  Oceanic by Greg Egan

45)  On The Beach by Neville Shute

46)  Permutation City by Greg Egan

47)  Pilo Family Circus, The by Will Elliott

48)  Privateer by Simon Brown

49)  Puzzle Ring, the by Kake Forsyth

50)  Quarantine by Greg Egan

51)  Resurrectionists, The by Kim Wilkins

52)  Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthurs

53)  Rynosseros by Terry Dowling

54)  Sabriel by Garth Nix (It’s a different book than Shade’s Children)

55)  Saturn Returns by Sean Williams

56)  Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

57)  Shade’s Children/Sabriel by Garth Nix

58)  Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman

59)  Slights by Kaaron Warren

60)  Souls in the Great Machine by Sean McMullen

61)  Space Demons by Gillian Rubenstein

62)  Stone Mage & The Sea, The by Sean Williams

63)  Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

64)  The Sea and Summer by George Turner

65)  Threshold by Sara Douglass

66)  Time Future by Maxine McArthur

67)  Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait by KA Bedford

68)  Total Devotion Machine and other stories, The by Rosaleen Love

69)  Velvet Waters by Gerald Murnane

70)  Walking the Tree by Kaaron Warren

71)  When We Have Wings by Claire Corbett

72)  White Abacus by Damien Broderick

73)  Wildwood Dancing by Juliette Marillier

74)  Worldshaker by Richard Harland

75)  X6 novella anthology from Coeur De Lion