Great SF/F for my sister for Christmas

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The Anubis Gates (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
1.  The Anubis Gates (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Tim Powers
The list author says:
  "The first one I got for her years ago and still one of the best. Jam-packed with great scenes and concepts. She went out and bought more Tim Powers after this."
£7.89   Used & New from: £2.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Only Forward
2.  Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
The list author says:
  "A modern SF classic (and I don't use that lightly). My sister enjoyed it. Her son enjoyed it and my father enjoyed it. Cracking pace and cracking ideas."
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
3.  The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Alfred Bester
The list author says:
  "Alfred Bester wrote few novels. This one still feels fresh. If you haven't tried him, either this, the short stories or 'The Demolished Man' are highly recommended."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
4.  I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "Another older SF classic. Forget the films, read the book. (And this is a freaky cover!!)"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)

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Vurt
5.  Vurt by Jeff Noon
The list author says:
  "The only 'failure' on the list. She just couldn't get into it. Personally I loved the style and rhythm of the writing. And the story is good too!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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His Dark Materials Slipcase
6.  His Dark Materials Slipcase by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Astonishingly good. This is the one on the list  that she would probably have got for herself sometime, I just beat her to it!"
Used & New from: £0.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (453 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Replay (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
7.  Replay (FANTASY MASTERWORKS) by Ken Grimwood
The list author says:
  "The best 'If I had my time again' novel. A bit more character based than the previous books. My sister was disappointed that there was so little else by Mr. Grimwood."
£8.99   Used & New from: £4.14
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Passage
8.  Passage by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "OK. It's not Connie Willis' best novel (could have used a stern editor), but I chose this so that my sister could discover 'Doomsday Book' etc. for herself. I'm not sure it worked!"
Used & New from: £0.31
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
9.  Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Daniel Keyes
The list author says:
  "Another incredible story. The sustained writing effect used in it still leaves me awe-struck."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.28
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)

Perdido Street Station
10.  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The list author says:
  "Idea after idea after idea. This book is a head-rush. Of the series, this is still the best in my opinion."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

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American Gods
11.  American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "If you want a good story, well-written :- Neil Gaiman is your man! Again, my sister went out and bought more."
£6.29   Used & New from: £2.71
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (333 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Flash Forward
12.  Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer
The list author says:
  "This and the next book were part of the same gift! Robert Sawyer isn't well-enough known in the U.K., but he's a great exponent of what is known as hard-sf. This is an unusual time-based story."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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Calculating God
13.  Calculating God by Robert Sawyer
The list author says:
  "Another intriguing idea from Robert Sawyer."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
14.  The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Xmas 2008. A choice between this or 'Snow Crash', I felt this would be better. And both are better than the horribly overwritten historical novels 'The Baroque Cycle'"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
15.  100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels by Christopher Priest
The list author says:
  "Xmas 2008. A reasonable set of novels covering the genre quite well. I wouldn't necessarily read them all, but it has still shown me other directions for SF."
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Dangerous Visions
16.  Dangerous Visions by Harlan Ellison
The list author says:
  "Xmas 2009: The classic! Some stories may seem dated, but not that many! Excellent stuff"
Used & New from: £33.51
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
17.  Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard
The list author says:
  "2010: Just because it was fun! (I wasn't quite as entertained by the second book though)"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

City of the Sun
18.  City of the Sun by Sarah Bryant
The list author says:
  "2010: I really enjoyed this. Totalitarian state sci-fi,"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
19.  The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files by Charles Stross
The list author says:
  "2011: Funny stuff from the incredibly fertile mind of Charles Stross. BUT, if you're expecting something like his hard sci-fi, this book might disappoint."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Damned Busters (Angry Robot)
20.  Damned Busters (Angry Robot) by Matthew Hughes
The list author says:
  "2011: Nice twist on the 'deal-with-the-devil' type of story."
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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