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Brian Aldiss
The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths (novel) 1966
White Mars; or, The Mind Set Free: A 21st Century Utopia (novel) 1999
The Cretan Teat (novel) 2002

Margaret Atwood
Life before Man (novel) 1979
The Handmaid's Tale (novel) 1985

John Banville
Nightspawn (novel) 1971
Birchwood (novel) 1973
Doctor Copernicus (novel) 1976
Kepler (novel) 1981
Mefisto (novel) 1986
The Newton Letter: An Interlude (novel) 1982

John Barth
The Sot-Weed Factor (novel) 1967

Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 (novel) 1953
Dandelion Wine: A Novel (novel) 1957
Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines: A Fable (novel) 1998
One More for the Road: A New Short Story Collection (short stories) 2002

William S. Burroughs
*Junkie (novel) 1953
The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead (novel) 1971
Cities of the Red Night (novel) 1981
The Place of the Dead Roads (novel) 1983
Queer (novel) 1985
The Western Lands (novel) 1987

Italo Calvino
**Il castello dei destini incrociati [The Castle of Crossed Destinies] (novel) 1973

Angela Carter
The Passion of New Eve (novel) 1977
Nights at the Circus (novel) 1984
Black Venus (short stories) 1985

J. M. Coetzee
Foe (novel) 1986

Susan Cooper
Dawn of Fear (novel) 1970
The Dark Is Rising (novel) 1973
King of Shadows (novel) 1999

Joseph Heller
Catch-22 (novel) 1961

Maxine Hong Kingston
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of A Girlhood among Ghosts (novel) 1976

Ursula K. Le Guin
Planet of Exile (novel) 1966
A Wizard of Earthsea (novel) 1968
The Tombs of Atuan (novel) 1971
The Farthest Shore (novel) 1972
The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia (novel) 1974
The Eye of the Heron (novel) 1978
Tales from Earthsea (novel) 2001

Gabriel García Márquez
“The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship” (short story) 1972

Patricia McKillip
The House on Parchment Street (novel) 1973
Ombria in Shadow (novel) 2002
Alphabet of Thorn (novel) 2004

Toni Morrison
Beloved (novel) 1987

Jane Palmer
The Watcher (novel) 1986

Marge Piercy
Small Changes (novel) 1969
He, She, & It (novel) 1991; republished as Body of Glass, 1992

Thomas Pynchon
The Crying of Lot 49 (novel) 1966
Gravity's Rainbow (novel) 1973

Anne Rice
Interview with the Vampire: A Novel (novel) 1976
The Vampire Lestat (novel) 1985
The Queen of the Damned: The Third Book in the Vampire Chronicles (novel) 1988
The Tale of the Body Thief (novel) 1992
Memnoch the Devil (novel) 1995
Blood Canticle (novel) 2003

Mercè Rodoreda
Tots els contes (novel) 1979
La meva Christina i altres contes [My Christina and Other Stories] (novel) 1966

J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (novel) 1997; published in the U.S. as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1998
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (novel) 1998
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (novel) 1999
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (novel) 2000
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (novel) 2003

Salman Rushdie
Midnight's Children (novel) 1981
Shame (novel) 1983
The Satanic Verses (novel) 1988

Joanna Russ
The Female Man (novel) 1975

D. M. Thomas
The White Hotel (novel) 1981

Alice Walker
The Color Purple (novel) 1982

Jeannette Winterson
Sexing the Cherry (novel) 1989

Monique Wittig
Virgile, non [Across the Acheron] (novel) 1985

*Published as Junkie, by William Lee, bound with Narcotic Agent, by Maurice Helbrant, in 1953. The book was republished by William Burroughs in 1964, and in an unexpurgated edition as Junky, by William S. Burroughs, in 1977.

**Il castello dei destini incrociati was first published in Tarocchi: Il mazzo visconteo di Bergamo e di New York (1969; translated as Tarots: The Visconti Pack in Bergamo and New York, 1976).

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