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#10 – Starship Troopers Summary – Robert Heinlein

Summary | Review | Quotes | Buy This is the first book on the list that could legitimately be classified as “Military Science Fiction,” in that it examines the nature of war, conflict and military service in the future (usually … 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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#12 – Neuromancer Review – William Gibson

Summary | Quotes | Buy Neuromancer¬†is another one of those novels that I didn’t appreciate fully the first time I read it. While I clearly remember the ideas and characters being fascinating, I had a hard time deciphering the dense … Continue reading

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#13 – Ringworld Review – Larry Niven

Summary | Review | Buy Any book that begins with the main character teleporting to different time zones in order to prolong his 200th birthday party is worth giving a chance. And while Ringworld doesn’t exactly live up to its … Continue reading

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#14 – Rendezvous With Rama Review – Arthur C. Clarke

Summary | Review | Buy It’s fitting that Rendezvous with Rama comes directly after Ringworld on this list, as both books deal with mysterious mega-structures built by unknown alien civilizations and our attempts to understand their purpose and meaning. But … 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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#16 – The Time Machine Review – H.G. Wells

Summary | Review | Buy Although it clocks in at less than 150 pages long, H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine is still one of the most influential Science Fiction novels ever written. Not only was it the first book to … Continue reading

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#17 – Brave New World Review – Aldous Huxley

Summary | Review | Buy While Brave New World is often compared to Orwell’s 1984 in that they both present a portrait of a disturbing future dystopia, the mechanisms in which their future societies impose control over the individual are … Continue reading

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#18 – Childhood’s End Review – Arthur C. Clarke

Summary | Review | Buy Childhood’s End shares many similarities with Clarke’s first novel on this list, 2001, in that it describes a jump in human evolution brought about by an advanced alien species. But while the aliens of 2001 … Continue reading

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#19 – The War of the Worlds Review – H.G. Wells

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