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simply some of the best sf, in no particular order

P. Perry "food utensil critic"
 
Look To Windward
Look To Windward
"Banksie's best, and that says something. even better than Use of Weapons."
Rats and Gargoyles
Rats and Gargoyles
"extraordinary. Gentle has made a playground of arcane lore, and it's fun to play in"
Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
"who could have thought a 900 page novel about maths and cryptography could be so humane and entertaining?"
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
"the first of Stan's incredible story of our journey to and colonisation of our nearest neighbour"
Shadow and Claw: The First Half of the Book of the New Sun
Shadow and Claw: The First Half of the Book of the New Sun
"the start of one of the finest works in modern literature. read it now."
His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
His Dark Materials Gift Set: "Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
"deserves all the plaudits it got. the most adult themes, amazing writing."
Watchmen
Watchmen
"yes it's a comicbook. yes it's literature. yes you should read it."
The Prestige (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Prestige (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"Priest is one of the best Brit writers around. this tale of rival Victorian stage magicians is his best - so far"
The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
The Stars My Destination (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
"it should be called Tiger! Tiger! but it is still one of the best sci fi novels ever written"
Helliconia Spring (Helliconia Trilogy, Book 1)
Helliconia Spring (Helliconia Trilogy, Book 1)
"had to include some Aldiss, so the first of his magnificent Helliconia trilogy seems a good idea"