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A popular subcategory of both Science Fiction and Fantasy for many years has been the "Humorous SF" and "Humorous Fantasy". This can range from broad farce and slapstick, to parodies, to strong humorous elements in otherwise serious plots. Whether you enjoy the pun-filled misadventures in Piers Anthony's Xanth stories or Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures, the riotous action parodies of Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series, the incredibly witty contemporary fantasies of Peter David or Tom Holt, the long-running Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett, or just want to try a light-hearted one-shot novel, you're bound to find something in this list that will tickle your futuristic funnybone!

Some of the following novels are "stand alones", but many are entries in popular series. In the cases of stand-alone novels, individual titles are in alphabetical order following the author's name. In the case of series, the novels are arranged in "series order" following the name of the series. We've included a number of titles in this list which are not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries. These appear here for the sake of providing complete series listings, or to identify classic humorous SF or Fantasy series or novels which may be out-of-print. All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Adams, Douglas

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Click title in list to check catalog
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [series]
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe, and Everything
So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish!
Mostly Harmless
The Salmon of Doubt
Don't Panic!: The Official HHGG Companion
 by Neil Gaiman
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency [series]
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
The Salmon of Doubt

Aldiss, BrianThe Eighty-Minute Hour: A Space Opera

Anderson, PoulThe High Crusade

Anthony, Piers

Prostho Plus - Click title in list to check catalog
A Spell for Chameleon [Xanth #1] - Click title in list to check catalog
Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth - Click title in list to check catalog
But What of Earth? A Novel Rendered Into a Bad Example
Prostho Plus

The Magic of Xanth [series]
A Spell for Chameleon
The Source of Magic
Castle Roogna
Centaur Aisle
Ogre, Ogre
Night Mare
Dragon on a Pedestal
Crewel Lye: A Caustic Yarn
Golem in the Gears
Vale of the Vole
Heaven Cent
Man From Mundania
Isle of View
Question Quest
The Color of her Panties
Demons Don't Dream
Harpy Thyme
Geis of the Gargoyle
Roc and a Hard Place
Yon Ill Wind
Faun & Games
Zombie Lover
Xone of Contention
The Dastard
Swell Foop
Up in a Heaval
Cube Route
Currant Events
Pet Peeve
Stork Naked
Air Apparent
Two to the Fifth
Jumper Cable
Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth

Asprin, Robert

Myth-ing Persons [Myth Adventures #6] - Click title in list to check catalog
Phule Me Twice [Phule's Company #3] - Click title in list to check catalog
The Cold Cash War
The Myth Adventures [series]
Another Fine Myth
Myth Conceptions
Myth Directions
Hit or Myth
Myth-ing Persons
Little Myth Marker
M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link
Myth-nomers and Im-pervections
M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action
Sweet Myth-tery of Life
Myth-ION Improbable
Something M.Y.T.H. Inc.

Phule's Company [series]
Phule's Company
Phule's Paradise
Phule Me Twice
No Phule Like an Old Phule

Ball, MargaretMathemagics

Beard, Henry N.

Bored of the Rings: A Parody - Click title in list to check catalog
Bored of the Rings

Bester, Alfred

Virtual Unrealities - Click title in list to check catalog
Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
  [story: "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed"]

Bishop, MichaelThe Secret Ascension: Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas

Bisson, Terry
Pirates of the Universe - Click title in list to check catalog
Voyage to the Red Planet
Pirates of the Universe

Blaylock, JamesDigging Leviathan

Boucher, AnthonyThe Compleat Werewolf and Other Stories

Bowman, DavidBunny Modern

Brooks, Terry

Magic Kingdom for sale/Sold [Landover #1] - Click title in list to check catalog
Magic Kingdom of Landover [series]
Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold!
The Black Unicorn
Wizard at Large
The Tangle Box
Witches' Brew

Brown, FredricThe Best of Fredric Brown
From These Ashes
Martians Go Home!
Paradox Lost

Clarke, Arthur C.Tales From the White Hart

Cook, GlenGarrett, P.I. [series]
Sweet Silver Blues
Bitter Gold Hearts
Cold Copper Tears
Old Tin Sorrows
Dread Brass Shadows
Red Iron Nights
Deadly Quicksilver Lies
Petty Pewter Gods
Faded Steel Heat
Angry Lead Skies
Whispering Nickel Idols
Cruel Zinc Melodies

David, Peter

Sir Apropos of Nothing [first in series] - Click title in list to check catalog
Howling Mad
Sir Apropos of Nothing [series]
Sir Apropos of Nothing
The Woad to Wuin
Tong Lashing

Arthurian novels [series]
Knight Life
One Knight Only

de Camp, L. Sprague
  w/ Fletcher Platt
  or w/ Christopher Stasheff
The Incomplete Enchanter [series]
The Incomplete Enchanter
The Castle of Iron
Wall of Serpents
Sir Harold and the Gnome King
The Enchanter Reborn
The Exotic Enchanter

Denton, BradleyBuddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede

Dick, Philip K.

The Divine Invasion - Click title in list to check catalog
Clans of the Alphane Moon
The Divine Invasion
Eye in the Sky

Dickson, Gordon
 & Anderson, Poul

Hokas Pokas! - Click title in list to check catalog
The Dilbia books [series]
Spacial Delivery
Spacepaw
Naked to the Stars

The Hoka books [series]
Earthman's Burden
Star Prince Charlie
Hoka!  filed under: Anderson, Poul
Hokas Pokas!  filed under: Anderson, Poul

Dunsany, LordJorkens Remembers Africa

Edghill, RosemaryThe Warslayer

Foster, Alan DeanCodgerspace

Friesner, EstherThe Chick is in the Mail
Hooray for Hellywood

Gaiman, Neil
 & Pratchett, Terry

Good Omens - Click title in list to check catalog
Good Omens

Gardner, Craig ShawThe Cineverse Cycle [trilogy]
Slaves of the Volcano God
Bride of the Slime Monster
Revenge of the Fluffy Bunnies

Ebenezum Trilogy [series]
A Malady of Magicks
A Multitude of Monsters
A Night in the Netherhells

Gentle, MaryGrunts

Goulart, RonWhat's Become of Screwloose? and Other Inquiries
Broke Down Engine and Other Troubles With Machines
Nutzenbolts and More Troubles With Machines
Skyrocket Steele Conquers the Universe and Other Media Tales
Odd Job No. 101 and Other Future Crimes and Intrigues
Calling Dr. Patchwork
Big Bang
Brainz, Inc.

The Chameleon Corps [series]
The Sword Swallower
The Fire Eater
Death Cell
The Chameleon Corps and Other Shape Changers
Plunder
Shaggy Planet
Flux
Spacehawk, Inc.
A Whiff of Madness
The Wicked Cyborg
Daredevils, Ltd.
Starpirate's Brain
Everybody Comes to Cosmos

Star Hawk [series]
Empire 99
The Cyborg King

Harrison, Harry

Bill the Galactic Hero [first in series] - Click title in list to check catalog
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell [Rat series #10] - Click title in list to check catalog
Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
Bill the Galactic Hero [series]
Bill the Galactic Hero
Planet of the Robot Slaves
Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Robot Slaves
Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Bottled Brains
Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Zombie Vampires
Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars
Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasures
The Final Incoherent Adventure

The Stainless Steel Rat [series]
The Stainless Steel Rat
The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge
The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
The Stainless Steel Rat for President
A Stainless Steel Rat is Born
The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell
The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus

Heinlein, Robert A.Glory Road
Magic Inc.

Holt, Tom

Expecting Someone Taller - Click title in list to check catalog
Expecting Someone Taller
Flying Dutch
Who's Afraid of Beowulf?
Ye Gods!

Hughart, BarryMaster Li [series]
Bridge of Birds
The Story of the Stone
Eight Skilled Gentlemen
The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox
Idle, Eric

The Road to Mars - Click title in list to check catalog
The Road to Mars: A Postmodern Novel

Jones, TerryDouglas Adams' Starship Titanic

Kessel, JohnGood News From Outer Space
Corrupting Dr. Nice

Kuttner, Henry
 pseud: Lewis Padgett

Robots Have No Tails - Click title in list to check catalog
The Best of Henry Kuttner
The Galloway Gallegher books [series]
Robots Have No Tails
Tomorrow & Tomorrow
The Fairy Chessmen

Lafferty, R.A.Does Anyone Else Have Something Further to Add?

Laumer, Keith

Click titles in list to check catalog
Retief [series]
Envoy to New Worlds
Galactic Diplomat
Retief's War
Retief and the Warlords
Retief: Ambassador to Space
Retief of the CDT
Retief's Ransom
Retief: Emissary to the Stars
Retief at Large
Retief Unbound
Retief: Diplomat at Arms
Retief to the Rescue
The Return of Retief
Retief in the Ruins
Reward for Retief
Retief!

Leiber, Fritz

Swords Against Death [Fafhrd series #2] - Click title in list to check catalog
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser [series]
Swords and Deviltry
Swords Against Death
Swords in the Mist
Swords Against Wizardry
The Swords of Lankhmar
Swords and Ice Magic
The Knight and Knave of Swords

Lem, StanislawThe Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age
Imaginary Magnitude
Peace on Earth

McCrumb, Sharyn

Bimbos of the Death Sun - Click title in list to check catalog
Bimbos of the Death Sun
Zombies of the Gene Pool

Moorcock, MichaelThe Dancers at the End of Time [series]
An Alien Heat
The Hollow Lands
The End of All Songs
Legends From the End of Time
A Messiah at the End of the Time
A Cure for Cancer

Morrow, JamesThis is the Way the World Ends

Pohl, Frederick
 and Kornbluth, C.M.
The Space Merchants

Pratchett, Terry

The Color of Magic [Discworld #1] - Click title in list to check catalog
Going Postal - Click title in list to check catalog
Discworld [series]
The Colour of Magic
The Light Fantastic
Equal Rites
Mort
Sourcery
Wyrd Sisters
Pyramids
Guards! Guards!
Faust Eric
Moving Pictures
Reaper Man
Witches Abroad
Small Gods

Lords and Ladies
Men at Arms
Soul Music
Interesting Times
Maskerade
Feet of Clay
Hogfather
Jingo
The Last Continent
Carpe Jugulum
The Fifth Elephant
The Truth
Thief of Time
The Last Hero
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Night Watch
The Wee Free Men
Monstrous Regiment
A Hat Full of Sky
Going Postal
Thud!
Making Money
Unseen Academicals

Rankin, RobertThe Fandom of the Operator [book-on-CD only]
Nostradamus Ate My Hamster [book-on-CD only]

Reed, KitThe Revenge of the Senior Citizens Plus: A Short Story Collection

Resnick, MikeWill the Last Person to Leave the Planet Please Shut Off the Sun?

Robinson, Spider

The Callahan Chronicles [compilation of first 3 Callahans books] - Click title in list to check catalog
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon [series]
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Time Travelers Strictly Cash
Callahan's Secret
Callahan's Lady
Lady Slings the Booze
The Callahan Touch
Callahan's Legacy
Callahan's Key
Callahan's Con

Russell, Eric FrankWasp

Shaw, BobCosmic Kaleidoscope

Sheckley, Robert  [see also Zelazny, Roger and Sheckley, Robert]

Godshome - Click title in list to check catalog
Dramocles: An Intergalactic Soap Opera
Godshome
Is That What People Do?

Sladek, JohnThe Lunatics of Terra
Roderick: The Education of a Young Machine
Tik-Tok

Smith, Dean Wesley

The Green Saliva Blues - Click title in list to check catalog
Men in Black [series]
The Green Saliva Blues
The Grazer Conspiracy
Smith, ThorneTopper
Topper Takes a Trip

Spinrad, NormanThe Iron Dream

Stasheff, Christopher

The Spell-Bound Scholar [The Warlock #5] - Click title in list to check catalog
My Son the Wizard [Wizard in Rhyme #5] - Click title in list to check catalog
A Company of Stars [Starship Troupers #1] - Click title in list to check catalog
Escape Velocity
The Warlock of Gramarye [series]
The Warlock in Spite of Himself
King Kobold
King Kobold Revived
The Warlock Unlocked
The Warlock Enraged
The Warlock Wandering
The Warlock is Missing
The Warlock Heretical
The Warlock's Companion
The Warlock Insane
The Warlock Rock
Warlock and Son
Warlock's Heirs [series]
M'Lady Witch
Quicksilver's Knight
The Spell-Bound Scholar
Here Be Monsters

The Rogue Wizard [series]
A Wizard in Absentia
A Wizard in Mind
A Wizard in Bedlam
A Wizard in War
A Wizard in Peace
A Wizard in Chaos
A Wizard in Midgard
A Wizard and a Warlord
A Wizard in the Way
A Wizard in a Feud

Wizard in Rhyme [series]
Her Majesty's Wizard
The Oathbound Wizard
The Witch Doctor
The Secular Wizard
My Son, the Wizard
The Haunted Wizard
The Crusading Wizard
The Feline Wizard

Starship Troupers [series]
A Company of Stars
We Open on Venus
A Slight Detour

Stephenson, NealSnow Crash

Twain, Mark

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Click title in list to check catalog
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
[The library owns numerous different editions of this title]

Vance, Jack

Tales of the Dying Earth - Click title in list to check catalog
Tales of the Dying Earth

Vonnegut, Kurt

The Sirens of Titan - Click title in list to check catalog
Cat's Cradle
The Sirens of Titan
Slaughterhouse Five

Waldrop, Howard

Going Home Again: A Collection - Click title in list to check catalog
All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past
Going Home Again
Howard Who?

Watt-Evans, Lawrence
  and Friesner, Esther
Split Heirs

Wells, H.G.Best Science Fiction Stories of H.G. Wells
  [story: "The Truth About Pyecraft"]

Westlake, Donald

Tomorrow's Crimes - Click title in list to check catalog
Tomorrow's Crimes

Williams, Walter JonFacets
  [story: "The Bob Dylan Solution"]
Drake Maijstral novels [series]
The Crown Jewels
House of Shards
Rock of Ages
Willis, Connie

To Say Nothing of the Dog - Click title in list to check catalog
Bellwether
To Say Nothing of the Dog

Zelazny, Roger
 and Sheckley, Robert

Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming - Click title in list to check catalog
Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming
A Farce to Be Reckoned With
If at Faust You Don't Succeed

And a few anthologies in our collection...

813.08 AshThe Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy
813.08 SchAnalog's Lighter Side, Vol. 4
817 AsiLaughing Space: Funny Science Fiction

Printed List June 2000 bwc
Updated for the Web December 2004 sdc / Last updated August 2009 sdc

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