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Sci-Fi worth reading

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Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
"History for SF fans! Also the most interesting slant on the enigma story."
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
"Proper use of the genre to make you think about the nature of mind. One of my all time favourites!"
The Left Hand Of Darkness
The Left Hand Of Darkness
"Literary masterpiece. A fascinating study of gender."
Feersum Endjinn
Feersum Endjinn
"Banks' best! Fantastic plot with an excellent pay-off at the end."
Heart Of The Comet
Heart Of The Comet
"A hard SF classic, avoids the slow pace of other Brin books, better written than other Benford books."
Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
Slaughterhouse 5, or The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death
"Surreal SF or antiwar masterpiece, both in my opinion, a life changing book."
The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
"Inevitably. One of the finest stories ever told."
The Man in the High Castle (Essential Penguin)
The Man in the High Castle (Essential Penguin)
"Classic alternate history in Dick's effortlessly surreal style."
A Wizard of Earthsea (Puffin Books)
A Wizard of Earthsea (Puffin Books)
"Better than Harry Potter could ever be, the first volume of the original young persons fantasy series."
Spares
Spares
"Page turning SF thriller with a great sense of humour, SF for fun rather than meaning."
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
"First in a classic space opera series, but one with genuinely interesting plots, and with a fantastic enemy, The Shrike."
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
"The first cyberpunk novel, the best cyberpunk novel. Any objections?"
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (New English Library Science Fiction)
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (New English Library Science Fiction)
"One of heinlens best, before he got old and started publishing his fantasies as novels (see Time enough for Love)"
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
"First book in the best terraforming series, long though."
Time-gifts (Writings from an Unbound Europe)
Time-gifts (Writings from an Unbound Europe)
"Subtle SF from the former Yugoslavia from an author who has published many brilliant stories in Interzone."
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
"Heavy slabs of surreal hmour from your friend and mine, the sadly missed Douglas Adams :-("
The Stainless Steel Rat: The Stainless Steel Rat Book 1
The Stainless Steel Rat: The Stainless Steel Rat Book 1
"Ridiculous but fun, with one of the most over the top SF hero."