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The mission of this blog is simple: To give my thoughts, feelings, impressions and judgments on the top 100 Science Fiction novels of all time (as selected by Sci Fi Lists). I’m not interested in getting into an argument over … Continue reading

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#1 – Ender’s Game Review – Orson Scott Card

Summary | Review | Movie | Quotes | Buy With its high stakes interstellar conflict, menacing alien threat, sympathetic child protagonists and a twist ending that would make The Sixth Sense jealous, Ender’s Game is an instant classic and one that … Continue reading

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#2 – Dune Review – Frank Herbert

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy Few books on this list have had a bigger cultural impact than Frank Herbert’s 1965 masterpiece. Often cited as the best selling science fiction novel of all time (over 10 million copies sold), … Continue reading

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#3 – Foundation Review – Isaac Asimov

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy I have to admit, when I first read Foundation (probably sometime around age 15), I didn’t really understand much of what was going on. I remember reading it partly because it was supposed to be … Continue reading

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#4 – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Review – Douglas Adams

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy While the genre of Science Fiction isn’t particularly known for its sense of humor, the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams is a prime example of how the format’s unique characteristics … Continue reading

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#5 – 1984 Review – George Orwell

Summary | Review | Quotes | Movie | Buy This is another novel that I’d been meaning to read since I was young but only just recently got around to. I knew what the basic premise was, and I was … Continue reading

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#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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#7 – Fahrenheit 451 Review – Ray Bradbury

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 shares a lot of similarities with Orwell’s 1984. Both take place in a dystopian future where intellectual freedom and free thought are suppressed. Both tell the story of a … Continue reading

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#8 – 2001: A Space Odyssey Review – Arthur C. Clarke

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy While most people know 2001: A Space Odyssey from the classic Stanley Kubrick-directed film, the original story and novel were developed by Arthur C. Clarke, based on a short story called The Sentinel. … Continue reading

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#9 – I, Robot Review – Isaac Asimov

Summary | Review | Movie | Buy The second book from Isaac Asimov on this list actually takes place in the same fictional universe as the first one, albeit thousands of years previous. Years before Hari Seldon starts preparing the … Continue reading

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