The books in my header image

by Jeff Secker | Originally posted on 

I had a lot of fun creating the image for the header of my website. I pulled out 29 of my favourite science fiction, fantasy and horror novels from my bookcases, and then arranged them on my deck in full sun. I stood on a chair and held the camera over my head, to get the perspective I wanted. I provide an alphabetized list of these 29 books below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on (one or more of) these books, so please leave a comment!

  1. The Foundation Trilogy (Isaac Asimov, 1982)
  2. The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet (Becky Chambers, 2014)
  3. Childhood’s End (Arthur C. Clarke, 1953)
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke, 1968)
  5. The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton, 1969)
  6. Timeline (Michael Crichton, 1999)
  7. The Wildings: Book I – Under My Skin (Charles de Lint, 2012)
  8. The Apollo Murders (Chris Hadfield, 2021)
  9. Dune (Frank Herbert, 1965)
  10. The Stand (Stephen King, 1978)
  11. The Dark Tower: Book I – The Gunslinger (Stephen King, 1982)
  12. The Left Hand Of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin, 1969)
  13. A Wizard of Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  14. A Wrinkle In Time (Madeleine L’Engle, 1962)
  15. I Am Number Four (Pittacus Lore, 2010)
  16. A Time And A Place (Joe Mahoney, 2016)
  17. Ringworld (Larry Niven, 1970)
  18. His Dark Materials – Book I: The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman, 1995)
  19. The Mote In God’s Eye (Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, 1974)
  20. Gateway (Frederik Pohl, 1976)
  21. The World At The End Of Time (Frederik Pohl, 1990)
  22. Red Mars (Kim Stanley Robinson, 1993)
  23. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling, 1999)
  24. Contact (Carl Sagan, 1985)
  25. Rollback (Robert J. Sawyer, 2007)
  26. Wake (Robert J. Sawyer, 2009)
  27. Children Of Time (Adrian Tchaikovsky, 2015)
  28. The Lord Of The Rings: Part I – The Fellowship Of The Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien, 1956)
  29. A Fire Upon The Deep (Vernor Vinge, 1992)