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A Listmania! list by Malenfant (London)
 
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)
1.  The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Fantastic stuff, nanotechnology, cultural darwanism and a gripping plot."
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The God Delusion
2.  The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "I've always liked the subtitle given to his TV show, Relgion: The Root of All Evil. As suncinct as it is accurate."
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Fight Club
3.  Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "I hear people saying that this is Catcher in the rye for my generation which I'm sure would make more sense if I'd ever read it."
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Perdido Street Station
4.  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The list author says:
  "The is one of the few exceptions to my "Fantasy is brainrot" rule. It's deeply original and lacks the communist party pamphlet vibe his other novels have."
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Use of Weapons
5.  Use of Weapons by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "The fact that this is SF has nothing to do with my enjoyment of it. It's a truly gripping read only made better by it's setting in the Culture."
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The Light of Other Days
6.  The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke
The list author says:
  "This book ties in perfectly with his other book Transcendent, the idea of a man made god at the end of time fascinates me."
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Transcendent (Destiny's Children)
7.  Transcendent (Destiny's Children) by Stephen Baxter
The list author says:
  "Basically Baxter stomps out onto the battlefield of theology with some big guns, what if god exists, is all powerful, all knowing, and is us. It's the atheist god again and it's awe inspiring."
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A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire)
8.  A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Political machinations that would make Machiavelli wince, no character is safe from the axe, the fact it's fantasy was an afterthought by the author (true, he wasn't going to bother with dragons)."
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Accelerando
9.  Accelerando by Charles Stross
The list author says:
  "I love the idea of the technological singularity, I love even more the term Stross gave it, The Nerd Apocalypse."
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Permutation City
10.  Permutation City by Greg Egan
The list author says:
  "His whole theory of dust is totally insane but the books exploration of Determinism and Imortality is fascinating."
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Quarantine
11.  Quarantine by Greg Egan
The list author says:
  "Egan didn't go nearly far enough with this idea, he could have created some of the most insane action sequances and gotten away with them. This is the best excuse for the ultimate action movie."
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Diaspora
12.  Diaspora by Greg Egan
The list author says:
  "Transhumanism is oddly hard to find in SF, mostly because it's just so hard to write stories about it. Egan makes a pretty bold stab at it and pulls off some great ideas."
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Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
13.  Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson
The list author says:
  "Anything that debunks the idea of "Fine Art" is fantastic in my mind."
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What did you expect!!!! 66 18 days ago
Biblical inaccuracies 36 26 days ago
Does God exist? 1181 27 days ago
books that you pretend you have read 0 28 Nov 2013
Atheism is just another religion 98 18 Oct 2013
Faith - the conmans tool 98 18 Oct 2013
Keith Ward - doubting Dawkins 73 5 Aug 2013
Giving the Lie to Dickie Dawkins. 57 3 Jun 2013
The good that relgion does 1 7 May 2013
Ian Banks.... Where should I start? 0 4 Dec 2011
Where can i find the trade paperback? 2 3 Aug 2011
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