Top SF Books

SF Signal: SFSignal Reader Challenge #1 – Your Top SF Books
SFSignal takes up the situation of the new SF reviewer at the NY Times by soliciting lists of their top 5 SF books in the comments.
Mine undergoes some variation every time I think about this question, but I answered with the following. Note that all of the votes except for Mote are actually for the entirety of their series.
1. The Mote in God’s Eye (Niven and Pournelle)
2. The Vor Game (Miles Vorkosigan Series), Lois M Bujold
3. Shadow of the Torturer (Book of the New Sun), Gene Wolfe
4. The Dirdir (Planet of Adventure), Jack Vance
5. The Golden Torc (Pliocene Exile), Julian May

NY Times has a new SF reviewer

Across the Universe – Science Fiction – ‘Counting Heads,’ by David Marusek – New York Times
After years of Gerald Jonas running the SF column in the Sunday Book Review of the NY Times, a new gunslinger is in town. Dave Itzkoff is their new reviewer, and he starts off this week reviewing the David Marusek novel “Counting Heads”.
Even more revealing than his review is a list of the SF books that he finds are his favorites.

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What to do with your used books?

Bryant – [Population: One] Where the books are
Via my friend on LJ, a notice from the Public Library system in New Orleans:
The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after Katrina. The staff will assess which titles will be designated for its collections. The rest will be distributed to destitute families or sold for library fundraising. Please send your books to:
Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112