Actually, there is a section of these boards devoted to Appendix N.viewforum.php?f=77
I'll probably move this thread there soon.
My apologies for not catching that!
I'm not entirely certain what you mean by "a comprehensive book list" since in most cases Gary is pretty specific about which books he had in mind. What he didn't do is list off every book in a given series....
I mean that -- listing every book, which makes it easier to see what you need when standing in the used bookstore, seeing what you already own or have read, etc. -- plus providing a recommendation for authors where Gary didn't list a specific title/series. The end product is a list of books you can grab and use with no additional work.
By the way, in general I like the concept of your list but have issues with the disproportionate number of books for some authors. For example, Edger Rice Burroughs has 11 Barsoom books, 7 Peludicar books, and 5 Venus books. As great an author as he is, in a "limited to 100" list I'd personally have a tough time assigning 23% of Appendix N to ERB.
It's actually not a "limited to 100" list, it just happened to wind up being 100. It's every book Gary mentioned by name, plus every book in every series he mentioned by name, plus one recommendation per author where Gary did neither.