The one's I'll never forget - no particular order

A Listmania! list by K. Barton (UK)
 
The Martian Chronicles (Flamingo Modern Classic)
1.  The Martian Chronicles (Flamingo Modern Classic) by Ray Bradbury
The list author says:
  "'Great' SF / Fantasy: truly unique ideas, wonderfully written.  Scary AND Beautiful... ?!"
£7.19   Used & New from: £1.70
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts
2.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four: A Trilogy in Four Parts by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "A bible for the 20th C. Every time I see an aftershave ad, I think of Wonko the Sane"
£10.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Skallagrigg
3.  Skallagrigg by William Horwood
The list author says:
  "Fiction: Mystery & romance in asylums / workhouses. Laugh, weep, cringe - amazing stuff"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books)
4.  The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree (Puffin Books) by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Good vs Evil, magic and mystery. Beautifully written, evocative, engrossing."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Synners
5.  Synners by Pat Cadigan
The list author says:
  "Seminal Cyberpunk. So good it makes your brain ache. "Gibson? Ha!""
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Homeward Bounders
6.  The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones
The list author says:
  "DWJ always superb. But this has a depth and scope I greatly admire."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Gods of the Greataway (Song of Earth/Michael Coney, Vol 2)
7.  Gods of the Greataway (Song of Earth/Michael Coney, Vol 2) by Michael Coney
The list author says:
  "SF/Fantasy: some BRILLIANT ideas, atmospheric, charming, memorable"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Dune (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
8.  Dune (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "Fully conceptualised, intricate and densely-woven... better mental exercise than crosswords and more fun"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (358 customer reviews)

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The Stainless Steel Rat: The Stainless Steel Rat Book 1
9.  The Stainless Steel Rat: The Stainless Steel Rat Book 1 by Harry Harrison
The list author says:
  "Tongue-in-cheek SF. I laughed the whole way through - and all the others too."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Reaper Man: (A Discworld Novel)
10.  Reaper Man: (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Pratchett fantastic. Why this one? For the 'small child', and the fields of wheat at the end."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Notes From A Small Island
11.  Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "70s England through the eyes of a Yank- I laughed till it hurt and bought the others"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)

Tomorrow's Children: Eighteen Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Orbit Books)
12.  Tomorrow's Children: Eighteen Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Orbit Books) by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "Asimov-edited anthology. Big SF authors, great stories, very thought-provoking"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Beyond Lies The Wub: Volume One Of The Collected Stories
13.  Beyond Lies The Wub: Volume One Of The Collected Stories by Philip K. Dick
The list author says:
  "A fascinating author, always mind-expanding/thought provoking - what better could you ask of a book?"
£9.99   Used & New from: £2.91
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books)
14.  The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard Of Earthsea"; "The Tombs of Atuan"; "The Farthest Shore"; "Tehanu" (Puffin Books) by Ursula Le Guin
The list author says:
  "Ged and his inner demons, the struggle for wisdom and discipline. And Magic, of course."
£7.69   Used & New from: £1.56
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Hobbit
15.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The most approachable Tolkien novel, great fun and a nice entry point to the biggies"
£18.80   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,370 customer reviews)

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Centenary Edition
16.  Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: Centenary Edition by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "All Wilde's stories and plays: eloquent, hilarious, incisive, philosophical - perfection"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Tank Girl: v. 1
17.  Tank Girl: v. 1 by Jamie Hewlett
The list author says:
  "Oh Yes! Aussie Barbarella crossed with Lizzie Borden and Granny Weatherwax. 'Roo humping! Tanks! Big guns!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Olivia
18.  Olivia by Ian Falconer
The list author says:
  "Soooooo cute! And funny! And true! And well drawn! One for all you little girls out there."
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

The Magic Roundabout Set: "Adventures of Dougal", "Adventures of Brian", "Adventures of Dylan", "Adventures of Ermintrude"
19.  The Magic Roundabout Set: "Adventures of Dougal", "Adventures of Brian", "Adventures of Dylan", "Adventures of Ermintrude" by Eric Thompson
The list author says:
  "My brother, when I was 8 and sickly, read me "Mr McHenry and the Mad Squirter." I'll remember till I die how much I laughed"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 1: (Jeeves & Wooster): No.1
20.  The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 1: (Jeeves & Wooster): No.1 by P.G. Wodehouse
The list author says:
  "Any Wodehouse would do, he always makes me smile - beautifully written."
£15.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Owl Service (Collins Modern Classics)
21.  The Owl Service (Collins Modern Classics) by Alan Garner
The list author says:
  "A strange and compelling story rooted in welsh mythology. Fascinating, scary, beautiful"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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The Ship Who Sang: Fantasy
22.  The Ship Who Sang: Fantasy by Anne McCaffrey
The list author says:
  "One of the 'shell people' series - great fun, thought provoking, emotionally provocative"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
23.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Harry meets the labours of hercules... a great read, though Azkaban also good"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,002 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Milne & Shepard : Gsx: Pooh'S Library (Winnie-the-Pooh)
24.  Milne & Shepard : Gsx: Pooh'S Library (Winnie-the-Pooh) by A A Milne
The list author says:
  "Funny, moving - childhood in a bottle. The poetry can be lovely."
£33.20   Used & New from: £24.33
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Chronicles of Narnia / The Magician's Nephew / The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Boxset]
25.  The Chronicles of Narnia / The Magician's Nephew / The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Boxset] by C.S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Wonderful fun & deeply involving with a philosophical / theological subtext for dessert"
Used & New from: £2.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews)

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