lists and lists and lists

I’ve only read 58 of Phobosweb’s top 100 science fiction books. That’s just under half, but then again, I’m not sure I agree with their list really. Off the top of my head Iain M. Banks and Rudy Rucker are missing for sure, and there are a bunch of books that I have read that I would consider mediocre at best.

Their Top 50 sci-fi movies are not really any better in my opinion, but I did add the 16 that I haven’t seen (see below) to my netflix queue when they had them. (Apparently Forbidden Plannet (1956) hasn’t been released on DVD yet, and I couldn’t even find This Island Earth (1955) or Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) which is being remade for release sometime next year as directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans–that should be good for a laugh.)

Speaking of lists, last night I compiled a list of Fringe shows I still really want to see, and realized that this afternoon I’m going to have to try and catch AKESPEARESHAY, and Philosophy: The Music of Ben Folds. I’m sorta skipping a work meeting to see them, but the first one especially is one that I really want to see, and this’ll be the second to last show. (I don’t know if I’ll be able to make the last one.) I’m pretty sure the meeting can be postponed without anybody complaining too much.

movies I haven’t seen in the Phobos top 50:
3. Forbidden Planet Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
6. The Thing Directed by Howard Hawkes & Christian Nyby
7. The Thing Directed by John Carpenter
16. This Island Earth Directed by Joseph M. Newman
17. Them! Directed by Gordon Douglas
18. Five Million Years to Earth Directed by Roy Ward Baker
23. Things to Come Directed by William Cameron Menzies
27. The Incredible Shrinking Man Directed by Jack Arnold
28. The Day After Directed by Nicholas Meyer
32. Zardoz Directed by John Boorman
41. Fantastic Planet Directed by Rene Laloux
42. Earth vs. The Flying Saucers Directed by Fred F. Sears
45. Plan Nine From Outer Space Directed by Edward Wood
46. The Crawling Eye Directed by Quentin Lawrence
47. Dr. Strangelove Directed by Stanley Kubrick
49. When Worlds Collide Directed by Rudolph Mate