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Great Science-Fiction
& Fantasy Works

science-fiction & fantasy literature:
a critical list with discussions

Particular Science-Fiction & Fantasy Books By Author:
Last Name Begins With X


Notes:

· This is not a complete bibliography of each of the listed authors. It is a list of the books of each that I know and like. Omission of a given book may mean I didn't think highly enough of it to include it or may simply mean that I haven't read the book.

· Each author name below is a link to a page here about that author. That page will contain the same list of the author's books as does this page, plus a brief discussion of the author and those books. Those discussions are introductory, not profound analyses: they are only meant to help you rank the author and the books on your personal "to-read" list. (Right now, though all the author pages are there, the discussions are missing from some; I am completing them as I can.) The "stars" after each author name indicate my rough assessment of that author's overall literary merit.

· Each book title below is, in turn, a link to a page here showing all editions of that book currently available new (if any), through any Amazon national division (I am an affiliate of all six), and from which page you can--obviously--buy a copy of any such edition from whichever division or divisions have it, plus, in all cases, a one-click link to an Abebooks search for used copies. (The layout and content of those individual-title pages is explained in detail on the Buying New Books page of this site.)

· All listed books are novels or collections of stories each about the same few characters unless the listing is followed by an asterisk(*), in which case they are collections of unrelated stories.

· For a few authors--those of high quality with many works--I have included some books that I have not myself read, purely on the strength of authorship; each such book is marked with a "hash sign" (#) in front of the title. I intend to get to those books as quickly as resources--such as time--allow, though many are unavailable or available only at extortionate prices. (I am in a rural area with limited library resources.)

· There is also a single complete list that contains this and the other 25 alphabetical files into one master list--but be aware that it is large (circa ¼ megabyte) and could take a while to download on a slow internet connection.


You might want to also look at the listings on the two pages bullet-listed below, which are of authors and books not yet read here but which appear, for various reasons--typically, many strongly positive reviews by sources I consider credible--to be plausible candidates for these lists:




The Authors:

    There are NO authors in these lists whose last names begin with X.

Particular Books By Author, Other Last Names

Click on the letters below to go to the other sections of this listing of books organized by author. Each links to all authors listed here whose last names begin with that letter.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

(Or see them all in that single large (possibly long-download) master list file.)




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    Overlooked Gems of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 wonderful works sadly under-known
    Light-Hearted Science-Fiction & Fantasy:
 there's more than you might think
    Religiously Themed Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 something the field handles wonderful well
    Science Fiction & Fantasy For Younger Readers:
 a selection from these lists of appropriate works
    100 Great Works of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
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