Classic sci-fi favourites

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Citizen of the Galaxy
1.  Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein
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  "A young slave boy on a distant planet is spotted by an anti-slavery activist as having pure Earth ancestry.  The book follows his long trip home and fight against the slave trade.  Moving and powerful"
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Foundation: 1/3 (The Foundation Series)
2.  Foundation: 1/3 (The Foundation Series) by Isaac Asimov
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  "The first book of Asimov's classic Foundation series - you can't say you've read science fiction until you've read them all."
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2001: A Space Odyssey
3.  2001: A Space Odyssey by Sir Arthur C. Clarke CBE
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  "Arthur C Clarke's classic.  More comprehensible than the film.  Challenges our conceptions of who we are and where we came from."
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Rendezvous With Rama
4.  Rendezvous With Rama by Sir Arthur C. Clarke CBE
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  "The newly discovered asteroid Rama turns out to be an uninhabited alien spaceship with a complete ecosystem inside.  More amazing thinking from Clarke."
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Neuromancer
5.  Neuromancer by William Gibson
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  "The novel that launched the cyberpunk genre.  Gibson produces a fine collection of short stories."
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Space Family Stone
6.  Space Family Stone by Robert A. Heinlein
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  "Cheesy but fun teen sci-fi from Heinlein.  A family from the Moon buy a private space yacht and visit Mars and the asteroids.  Smashing craic!"
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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
7.  Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
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  "If Neuromancer launched cyberpunk, this book is it's grandad."
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Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics)
8.  Brave New World (Flamingo modern classics) by Aldous Huxley
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  "Bleak vision of an authoritarian future."
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The Galaxy Primes
9.  The Galaxy Primes by E. E. 'Doc' Smith
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  "High powered psychics from Earth explore the universe, shagging merrily as they go."
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The Peace War
10.  The Peace War by Vernor Vinge
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  "The Peacers, a group of scientists, are respected for having saved the world from armageddon.  However, their overwheening paternalism keeps the world locked in the 19th century and themselves rich."
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