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The greatest SF Novels ever written

A Listmania! list by M. I. Popovski (London)
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell
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  "Not strictly SF, but its genius ensures the top spot. Genuinely disturbing ideas and a compelling read."
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Brave New World
2.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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  "Facinating analysis on the emptyness of hedonism. Makes you question what happiness really means."
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Fahrenheit 451
3.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The list author says:
  "Completes the 'trilogy' of SF dystopias. The short stories are also worth a look."
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Dune
4.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "Simply the best SF book, ever! The Sequel 'Dune Messiah' is also excellent, but the rest of the series gradually diminishes in quality."
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The Forever War (S.F. Masterworks)
5.  The Forever War (S.F. Masterworks) by Joe Haldeman
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  "A SF book based on the author's experience in Vietnam. Very very good."
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Foundation (The Foundation Series)
6.  Foundation (The Foundation Series) by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "This series fully exibits the author's talent for storytelling. Explores the interesting idea of psychohistory. The robot novels (Caves of Steel et. al.) are brilliant as well."
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The Fountains Of Paradise (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
7.  The Fountains Of Paradise (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Arthur C. Clarke
The list author says:
  "Widely regarded as his finest book because of the beautiful depiction of the geography and history of the fictional land of Taprobane."
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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The novel which became 'Blade Runner' (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
8.  Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The novel which became 'Blade Runner' (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
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  "The most famous of his novels although almost  everything he writes is golden."
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Time
9.  Time by Stephen Baxter
The list author says:
  "Many interesting ideas explored, but the highlight is the sequence where the characters explore the future of our universe."
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Redemption Ark (Revelation Space)
10.  Redemption Ark (Revelation Space) by Alastair Reynolds
The list author says:
  "Improves on the faults of Revelation Space. What Star Wars would be like if it was intelligent, well written and scientifically plausible."
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The War of the Worlds
11.  The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
The list author says:
  "Poor compared to modern examples of the genre, but an interesting read purely to understand where it all started."
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Last And First Men (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
12.  Last And First Men (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Olaf Stapledon
The list author says:
  "Another oldie, but this book is both beautifully written and comendable for its huge scope. Also very influential on later writers."
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Watchmen
13.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Couldn't resist slipping this in. Very good."
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