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The Ultimate SF list - don't argue

A Listmania! list by R White "aesir69" (Devon, UK)
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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The novel which became 'Blade Runner' (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
1.  Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The novel which became 'Blade Runner' (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "Blade Runner - classic Dick. Flow my tears the Policeman said is also v good"
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Gateway (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
2.  Gateway (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Frederik Pohl
The list author says:
  "A superb hardcore SF book from the late 70's. a masterpiece!"
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The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
3.  The Forever War (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Joe Haldeman
The list author says:
  "Another top SF selection. hard astronomy meets space war"
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American Woman
4.  American Woman by Rodrigo Garcia Y Robertson
The list author says:
  "Superb but is it SF? i dont know but he is one of the top new SF writers, His Knight Errant trilogy was drivel but he does great comic opera SF"
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American Gods
5.  American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "again is it SF? it won a hugo and is fab"
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Snow Crash
6.  Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "all his books are good - but i love this one - rough and ready SF"
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The Best of John W. Campbell
7.  The Best of John W. Campbell by James Blish
The list author says:
  "if you want to know where SF came from read this. he ruled the sf world for 40 yrs. the original of "The Thing" is in here too"
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Burning Chrome
8.  Burning Chrome by William Gibson
The list author says:
  "hard to choose a best one for Gibson, but this collection of early stories shows where this master is coming from"
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Heavy Weather (Bantam Spectra Book)
9.  Heavy Weather (Bantam Spectra Book) by Bruce Sterling
The list author says:
  "some of his books are good some aint but this one is very good"
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To Your Scattered Bodies Go
10.  To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer
The list author says:
  "yep if you aint read it you aint trendy"
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A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 Part 1)
11.  A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3 Part 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "one day this series (and you have to read them all in order) will be very very famous. well it is now actually. but more famous"
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Shatterday
12.  Shatterday by Harlan Ellison
The list author says:
  "ahhhh Ellison - a master of darkness. if you can get your hands on this - read it."
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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
13.  Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "one of 4 books so beware you might get addicted. also Carrion Comfort is fun"
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Foundation (The Foundation Series)
14.  Foundation (The Foundation Series) by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "dont need to say much bout this one - cept if you aint read it then dont speak to me lol"
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Space War Blues
15.  Space War Blues by Richard A. Lupoff
The list author says:
  "zombies, space war etc - a shorter and better version appeared in Ellisons Again Dangerous Visions in the 70's"
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The Player Piano
16.  The Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "again hard to choose a best one from Kurt but this of Cat's Cradle are great - oh and the obvious of course"
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Fahrenheit 451
17.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The list author says:
  "dont be put off by the film this book is one of the classics"
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Tales of Pirx the Pilot
18.  Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanislaw Lem
The list author says:
  "Ahhh the master from behind the iron curtain. Solaris is the obvious choice but i love this book"
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Jack Faust
19.  Jack Faust by Michael Swanwick
The list author says:
  "Oh god sooo hard to choose with Swanwick! most of his books are good"
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Dreamsnake
20.  Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
The list author says:
  "forget your dr who books, put down your Herbert, open your mind. actually if you read all the novels that have won Hugos you cant go far wrong"
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Ender's Game (Ender Saga)
21.  Ender's Game (Ender Saga) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "Ahhh the list just gets better - this book is another classsic!"
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Starship Troopers
22.  Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
The list author says:
  "One of Heinlein's classics - one of the true grandmasters of SF"
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The World of Null-A
23.  The World of Null-A by A.E.Van Vogt
The list author says:
  "OK OK I know theres so many others and respect to them all - but this is one of the classic books of the SF's Golden Age. Very strange indeed. I really cant believe half these books are out of print"
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Bug Jack Barron
24.  Bug Jack Barron by Norman Spinrad
The list author says:
  "Norman still writes reviews for Asimov's, that mag and Analog are where to go if you want to read the best new SF. This book is my fav of his. Actually come to think of it - its the only one i've read"
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Warm Worlds and Otherwise
25.  Warm Worlds and Otherwise by James Tiptree
The list author says:
  "last one. total class - weird 70's sf from 1of the best. also read The Man who Walked Home. Marvelous"
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