James Nicoll wants to know.
C.J. Cherry's Cyteen. Because that's the one that can still get me involved after more than a dozen re-reads.
(It's not my favorite CJC, though. That would be Hellburner.)
He did a later post with tickyboxen, so you could choose more than one!
LOL! I didn't blog that I was re-reading the Chanur series, for the same reason!
I wonder when CJC is going to write some more Reseune. Foreigner obviously pays her bills, leaving little time for other things. *sigh* The only parts of Regenesis I really liked were the domestic aspects of the new wing, and what everyone's apartments were like. Sometimes I want a tremendously rich and powerful friend to design a new living space just for me, too!
Awww, I love Left Hand of Darkness, even if it isn't my favorite. James did a later version of the poll with tickyboxen, so you could pick more than one thing, and I picked LHOD there, along with American Gods and several others.
The poll does specify your favorite, rather than the one you think is the best book. I was very pleased that many of the commenters had the same reaction that I did, which was that picking a favorite was an emotionally stressful thing. (And commenters whom I know are male said that as often as ones I know are female, which made me happy too.)
Well, to be fair, all James asked for each commenter's favorite book among this list of books, really: he didn't ask whether the commenters thought these were the best books written in those years.
I mean, it's like going to a steak place on someone else's nickel and having the host ask you to pick your favorite thing on the menu. You may actually prefer sushi and think that steak is over-rated, but that doesn't mean the host has offered an invalid choice or something.
I don't find Connie Willis all that interesting, although my sister (who is also one fo my best friends) likes her a lot.
I think a lot of SF fans automatically find nihilistic or trippy SF superior to fantasy, even fantasy as noir-ish as Amber. I enjoyed the hell out of the first Amber book (although in retrospect I find the stereotyped roles of the female characters a bit grating), but I got tired of it a couple of books in, and I never bothered with the second series at all.
James did a later poll with tickies instead so you could pick more than one work.
>>because ... we share an interest, and let it not be said I am unbiased by fannish communities<<