Unlikely Heroes of Science Fiction

A Listmania! list by Behan "J." (uk)
 
The Gods Themselves
1.  The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "Dua is a nebulous jellyfish-thing of indescribable gender, who fends off the expectations of society to become a physicist, and tries to save our universe from her home in another. A must-read."
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Tower Of Glass (Gollancz SF collector's edition)
2.  Tower Of Glass (Gollancz SF collector's edition) by Robert Silverberg
The list author says:
  "Thor Watchman is a sturdy kind of a guy; a strong, intelligent android, grown in a vat, born to serve his master, friend and God, Simeon Krug. But things change, and Thor must learn to be his own man."
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Mockingbird (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
3.  Mockingbird (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Walter Tevis
The list author says:
  "Spofforth is sick of his existence, but being a robot, he is programmed to avoid his own suicide. He is haunted by the fragments of another man's memory, and seeks only to know love, then die."
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Galapagos
4.  Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
The list author says:
  "Leon is the ghost of a welder who sticks around to take a cruise, watch the apocalypse, and to see the last vestiges of mankind evolve, shedding the silly big brains that made Man into dinosaurs."
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Stranger in a Strange Land
5.  Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
The list author says:
  "Jubal Harshaw is getting on in years and a bit of a relic. You may think he's a misogynist, but really he's just old-fashioned. I like the cantankerous old coot; you might not."
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Mission Of Gravity: Mesklinite Book 1 (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
6.  Mission Of Gravity: Mesklinite Book 1 (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Hal Clement
The list author says:
  "Barlennan is the very definition of "plucky"; a foot-long centipede privateer on a quest that shakes all he ever believed, that will change the very nature of his world."
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 1/5 (Hitchhikers Guide 1)
7.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 1/5 (Hitchhikers Guide 1) by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "Arthur Dent is a refugee; Earth is gone, his travelling companions are lunatics and not all of the galaxy is "mostly harmless". If he had forgotten to bring a towel, he would be in real trouble."
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Speed Of Dark: A Novel
8.  Speed Of Dark: A Novel by Elizabeth Moon
The list author says:
  "Lou is one of the last people to grow up autistic. Through his eyes, living alone, surviving office politics, taking up fencing, making friends and enemies and going for lunch are all heroic exploits."
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The Dark Lady: A Romance of the Far Future
9.  The Dark Lady: A Romance of the Far Future by Mike Resnick
The list author says:
  "Leonardo is a humble, self-sacrificing art expert from a rather neurotic alien race. He simply isn't cut out for chasing over the galaxy, searching out mysterious paintings in dangerous places."
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Riverworld: Including to Your Scattered Bodies Go & the Fabulous Riverboat
10.  Riverworld: Including to Your Scattered Bodies Go & the Fabulous Riverboat by Philip Jose Farmer
The list author says:
  "Richard Francis Burton is dead, or undead, or in Hell. He's a victorian polymath stuck on a bizarre planet with Hermann Goering and he'll find out what's going on if it kills him... 777 times!"
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Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
11.  Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Daniel Keyes
The list author says:
  "Algernon is a mouse. Charlie is not so bright. Together, they face a bizarre and tragic destiny..."
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