Best SF Novel
We've had a pretty rich literary history around here, so what is your favorite SF set novel?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
I'll get things started; my favorite is Frank Norris' McTeague. I love a good homicidal dentist.
this is kinda embarassing--can't think of a single novel set in SF. i can only think of that Josh Hartnett movie--40 days and 40 nights. Ugh.
Okay, this is a little bit pathetic, but I finally came up with one--The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Ick. But I actually can't stand it. The movie was even worse. There has to be something better.
On the Road. I can't believe I forgot Jack Kerouac. although its more of an East Bay novel than strictly a San Fran book. But then again, i'm more of an East Bay Gal.
How about Tales of the City by Armistead Maupan--I love that one and I liked the TV Show too.
On a slightly different topic, I wonder when Michael Chabon will set one of his novels here. I know that he lives in the city, but I don't think he has set anything other than a few short stories here.
I've read his wife's stuff and it is really good. It's non-fiction so it tends to take place in the Bay Area just because that's where they live.
I heard an interview with her on NPR a while back. She sounds really interesting but her stuff is soooo personal. It's almost embarassing to read.