Category Archives: Religion

#6 – Stranger in a Strange Land Review – Robert Heinlein

Summary | Quotes | Buy Few books deserve the title of “Cult Classic” more than Robert Heinlein’s 1961 novel about a Martian-raised human who returns to earth and ends up transforming human culture in profound ways. Although it started out … Continue reading

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#11 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Review – Philip K. Dick

Summary | Review | Buy Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is Philip K. Dick’s masterful vision of a near future world in which bounty hunters are paid to “retire” rogue androids that have escaped and infiltrated human society. While … Continue reading

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#15 – Hyperion Review – Dan Simmons

Summary | Review | Buy Hyperion is one of the truly revelatory books that I came across while working my way through this list. While discovering some of the other books on this list felt like finding a $100 bill … Continue reading

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#26 – The Left Hand of Darkness Review – Ursula K Le Guin

Summary | Review | Buy The Left Hand of Darkness is the first novel on this list from a female author. And while it’s no secret that women are severely underrepresented in the world of Science Fiction, the ones that … Continue reading

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#33 – Lord of Light Review – Roger Zelazny

Summary | Review | Buy I wanted to like this book, I really did. Check out that sweet cover of the glowing florescent Buddha! Science Fiction mixed with Hindu mythology and Buddhist mysticism? Sign me up. A world where humans … Continue reading

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#37 – Cat’s Cradle Summary – Kurt Vonnegut

Summary | Review | Buy Cat’s Cradle is the second Kurt Vonnegut novel on this list and, although I personally would have put The Siren’s of Titan (#57) ahead of this one, I can still see why this book is … Continue reading

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#48 – A Canticle for Leibowitz Review – Walter M. Miller

Summary | Review | Buy Science Fiction has always had a tenuous relationship with religion and religious themes in general. Most Sci-Fi books are set in technologically advanced societies and civilizations that have outgrown the need for religion or at … Continue reading

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#66 – The City and the Stars Review – Arthur C Clarke

Summary | Review | Buy While Arthur C. Clarke’s first novel, The City and the Stars, may not be as instantly memorable or critically celebrated as some of his later works, it does give us a¬†tantalizing¬†glimpse into the groundbreaking talent … Continue reading

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#71 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Review – Philip K Dick

Summary | Review | Buy Very few science fiction writers have the ability to merge so many different themes and ideas together in a single novel as Philip K Dick. With its exploration of drug addiction, precognition, marketing, enhanced evolution, … Continue reading

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