Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy ever

A Listmania! list by Strango (Scotland)
 
The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
1.  The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Joe Haldeman
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  "Breathtakingly ambitious. A must-read."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Hyperion (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
2.  Hyperion (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "Dense, complex, challenging, but brilliant"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

The Sparrow
3.  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
The list author says:
  "So powerful.  Spiritually and emotionally devastating"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Snow Crash
4.  Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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  "If you only read one cyberpunk novel...."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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The Stand
5.  The Stand by Stephen King
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  "One of these "can't put it down" books"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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The Reality Dysfunction: 1/3 (Night's Dawn Trilogy)
6.  The Reality Dysfunction: 1/3 (Night's Dawn Trilogy) by Peter F. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "The rest of the trilogy isn't so hot, but this is superb action-packed stuff"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

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Bug Jack Barron (Overlook SF & F Classics)
7.  Bug Jack Barron (Overlook SF & F Classics) by Norman Spinrad
The list author says:
  "Slightly crazy but really inventive and compelling"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Second Foundation (Book Three of The Foundation Series)
8.  Second Foundation (Book Three of The Foundation Series) by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "The original trilogy is essential reading.  This is the best"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Voyage
9.  Voyage by Stephen Baxter
The list author says:
  "It really could've happened like this"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The High King (Chronicles of Prydain)
10.  The High King (Chronicles of Prydain) by Lloyd Alexander
The list author says:
  "Children's book?  Yeah, but this is the best fantasy series ever, and walks all over H**ry P**ter"
5.05   Used & New from: 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Gollancz)
11.  Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Gollancz) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "Possibly the best SF novel ever"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dune
12.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "I'm not too keen  on the rest of the series but this is good"
8.18   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

Ubik (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
13.  Ubik (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "A second Philip K Dick book in the list, but everything he's done is worth reading"
7.27   Used & New from: 1.74
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12
14.  The Eye Of The World: Book 1 of the Wheel of Time: 1/12 by Robert Jordan
The list author says:
  "OK, the series drags a wee bit, but the first few novels are unbeatable"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Dark is Rising
15.  The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Another kids' series, but this is one of my favourite books.   Avoid the film"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Chronicles of Amber: "Nine Princes in Amber", "The Guns of Avalon", "Sign of the Unicorn", "The Hand of Oberon", "The Courts of Chaos" (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
16.  Chronicles of Amber: "Nine Princes in Amber", "The Guns of Avalon", "Sign of the Unicorn", "The Hand of Oberon", "The Courts of Chaos" (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "A bit dated but fantastically imaginative"
6.99   Used & New from: 1.23
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
17.  Ender's Game (Ender Saga) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "A relentless page-turner, to use a cliche"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)

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Gardens of the Moon (Book 1 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen)
18.  Gardens of the Moon (Book 1 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen) by Steven Erikson
The list author says:
  "A real eye-opener.  Intelligent, mature, massively complex.  Brilliant stuff"
6.29   Used & New from: 0.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)

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is A wheel of time series worth it? 12 13 Nov 2013
Looking for "end-of-the-world" scenario books 9 20 Jan 2013
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The Strand (kindle edition) 6 19 Oct 2011
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Revised version 0 16 Jul 2011
Uncut? 2 20 Feb 2011
Stepha King? 2 20 Feb 2011
Michel Gondry Directing Ubik 0 19 Feb 2011
extended version? 0 29 May 2009
Robert Jordan RIP 0 18 Sep 2007
 
   

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