Almost 50 replies to the AI poll -- thanks to all -- I assume a few more will come in -- I answered some but not all, but all are very welcome. The request arises from the possibility offered at Yale to co-teach a course in both reading and writing SF. After consultation the co-teacher and I agreed we ought to limit the subject to something manageable and chose AI. We both had read many of the same books and each of us some the other had not (he more well-read than me, no surprise), and we wanted to survey the field to find some good things beyond the usual suspects (though Androids/Sheep and Neuromancer were on both our preliminary lists.) I of course knew where to go. Your contributions vastly elnlarge the pool, and I have some reading to do.