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10 great Sci-Fi novels of the true "golden age": 1965-1980

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Mockingbird (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Mockingbird (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"The End-of-an-Era novel: a dreamlike Greek tragedy about Man's disengagement from reality and society."
Tower Of Glass (Gollancz SF collector's edition)
Tower Of Glass (Gollancz SF collector's edition)
"A timeless Tower-of-Babel story about ambition and destiny, featuring one of SF's greatest antiheroes."
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Human cloning is the spur for a powerful investigation of morality, family and society."
Rendezvous With Rama (S.F. Masterworks S.)
Rendezvous With Rama (S.F. Masterworks S.)
"A more classic kind of SF: simply a story about alien contact that tries not to test the reader's belief too far."
A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
A Scanner Darkly (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"Drugs, huh? An authentic, flawlessly-observed and paranoid adventure through a subculture of addled minds."
The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed
"An immense achievement; a political thought experiment that could only be achieved in SF, far more balanced than the rhetoric of "1984" and a harsh indictment of modern society's ambitions."
The Gods Themselves
The Gods Themselves
"Again, a more classic form of SF, but Asimov dares to wander off his established course and returns triumphant."
Hothouse (Penguin Modern Classics)
Hothouse (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Science Fantasy at its most appealing; pure escapism."
The Alteration (Vintage Classics)
The Alteration (Vintage Classics)
"Virtually science-free, a knowing and adventurous alternate history tale"
Behold The Man (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Behold The Man (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"A daring "new-wave" novel about a neurotic young man who goes in search of Jesus in ancient Palestine"