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Great SF/F for my sister for Christmas

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The Anubis Gates (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
The Anubis Gates (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
"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."
Only Forward
Only Forward
"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."
The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"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."
I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
I Am Legend (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Another older SF classic. Forget the films, read the book. (And this is a freaky cover!!)"
Vurt P
Vurt P
"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!"
His Dark Materials Slipcase
His Dark Materials Slipcase
"Astonishingly good. This is the one on the list  that she would probably have got for herself sometime, I just beat her to it!"
Replay (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
Replay (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
"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."
Passage
Passage
"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!"
Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Another incredible story. The sustained writing effect used in it still leaves me awe-struck."
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station
"Idea after idea after idea. This book is a head-rush. Of the series, this is still the best in my opinion."
American Gods
American Gods
"If you want a good story, well-written :- Neil Gaiman is your man! Again, my sister went out and bought more."
Flash Forward
Flash Forward
"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."
Calculating God
Calculating God
"Another intriguing idea from Robert Sawyer."
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
"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'"
100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
"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."
Dangerous Visions
Dangerous Visions
"Xmas 2009: The classic! Some stories may seem dated, but not that many! Excellent stuff"
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
"2010: Just because it was fun! (I wasn't quite as entertained by the second book though)"
City of the Sun
City of the Sun
"2010: I really enjoyed this. Totalitarian state sci-fi,"
The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files
"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."
Damned Busters (Angry Robot)
Damned Busters (Angry Robot)
"2011: Nice twist on the 'deal-with-the-devil' type of story."