Favorite Books of Science Fiction and Fantasy part 2

A Listmania! list by SRT "udadoo" (New York)
 
To Reign in Hell: A Novel
1.  To Reign in Hell: A Novel by Steven Brust
The list author says:
  "Why did Satan rebel?  It was all one big misunderstanding"
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Blood Music
2.  Blood Music by Greg Bear
The list author says:
  "A "mad scientist's" experiment leads to the end of mankind as we know it"
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Contact
3.  Contact by Carl Sagan
The list author says:
  "Proof Sagan could have made a fine fiction writer"
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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
4.  Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card
The list author says:
  "First and best book of the Ender series.  Kids, and one special one in particular, trained to war with an alien species"
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Daughter of the Empire: An Epic Saga of the World on the Other Side of the Riftwar (Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy)
5.  Daughter of the Empire: An Epic Saga of the World on the Other Side of the Riftwar (Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy) by Janny Wurts
The list author says:
  "The first book of a trilogy that I was surprised to find I would end up loving so much.  Works as a companion to Feist's Riftwar series"
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Replay
6.  Replay by Ken Grimwood
The list author says:
  "Great fun! Manages to make the "time travel" theme fresh again"
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Hyperion
7.  Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "A group of pilgrims, each with their own agenda, journey to confront the mysterious Shrike.  Fantastic!  This is the first book of a four book series.  The first two are the best and can easily stand alone"
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
8.  Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Who knew the Apocalypse could be so much fun?  Gaiman and Pratchett complement each other well"
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Homeland: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 1 (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I) (Bk. 1)
9.  Homeland: The Dark Elf Trilogy, Part 1 (Forgotten Realms: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I) (Bk. 1) by R. A. Salvatore
The list author says:
  "It's not Tolkien, but so what?  Many fantasy fans ridicule these books but I think in "some" cases it's just snobbery.  Fun stuff"
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Tigana: Anniversary Edition
10.  Tigana: Anniversary Edition by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "Epic complex story of good and evil.  Three dimensional "villain""
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
11.  A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge
The list author says:
  "On the edge of your seat space saga overcomes it's flaws to be a pretty good read.  Vinge manages to create two well defined distinct alien races in this novel.  Although not quite as good, the sorta prequel "A Deepness In The Sky" is worth reading also"
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A Song for Arbonne
12.  A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "Perhaps more historical fiction rather that fantasy, but great nevertheless"
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Doomsday Book
13.  Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "A researcher travels back in time.  Obviously Willis did a ton of research and it's really well done but any book that takes place during the black plague is bound to be a downer"
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The Guns of the South
14.  The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
The list author says:
  "A group of time traveling white supremacists change history when they arm the Confederate army with automatic weapons.  Pretty good alternate history read, although, it does have it's faults"
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Steel Beach
15.  Steel Beach by John Varley
The list author says:
  "Life is perfect on the Luna colony, so why the high incidence of depression and suicide?  Reminiscent of Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress."
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The Engines of God
16.  The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt
The list author says:
  "Pretty good archaeological adventure in space.  The ending may frustrate some as you're left with some unanswered questions-just like "real" archaeology!"
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The Lions of Al-Rassan
17.  The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "Takes place in a fictional medieval Spain.  Strong women characters, although, not many elements of actual fantasy."
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Neverwhere
18.  Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "A side of London you never knew existed"
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To Say Nothing of the Dog
19.  To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The list author says:
  "A fun romp through time"
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The Golden Globe
20.  The Golden Globe by John Varley
The list author says:
  "Perhaps not up to Varley's usual standards, but still entertaining."
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Perdido Street Station
21.  Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
The list author says:
  "New Crobuzon is a wonderful creation.  Mieville has yet to let me down.  Also, check out "The Scar" which is not really a sequel but takes place in the same world as Perdido."
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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels)
22.  Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs Novels) by Richard K. Morgan
The list author says:
  "Sort of a Raymond Chandler novel set in the 25th century. Great stuff with a cool anti hero to root for.  Unfortunately, the other books in the series have been disapointing"
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Kiln People (The Kiln Books)
23.  Kiln People (The Kiln Books) by David Brin
The list author says:
  "In a world where one can make copies of his/her self to handle life's more tedious tasks, detective Albert Morris attempts to solve the mystery behind a scientists death. Fun novel which explores issues of identity, self and memory.  Definitely recommended, although, the final 1/4 of the book where Brin decides to get "deep" somehow doesn't fit in with the rest of the novel."
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The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1)
24.  The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) by Jonathan Stroud
The list author says:
  "A YA trilogy that adults will enjoy also.  A young magician summons an ancient djinn."
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Battle Royale
25.  Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
The list author says:
  "A class of Japanese students are picked to participate in the Battle Royale; a brutal free for all that will leave only one student standing"
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The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad
26.  The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust
The list author says:
  "Funky sci-fi with an afrocentric slant. High geek factor and that's a good thing. Loads of fun with engaging characters"
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
27.  Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
The list author says:
  "Two rival magicians return magic to England.  Wonderful novel that works as a fantasy, alternative history or historical fiction"
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Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga)
28.  Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga) by Peter F. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "Big, big book about man's curiosity getting the best of him as unwittingly a dangerous enemy is unleashed.  Tons of characters and plotlines.  Be prepared to read the sequel immediately afterwards.  A fun ride."
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Elantris
29.  Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
The list author says:
  "Okay, well a fantasy that is a single volume is always going to win some points with me.  As a bonus it's a pretty good book that suffers from just some slight subpar writing. Defintely recommended nevertheless."
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Mistborn: The Final Empire (Book No. 1)
30.  Mistborn: The Final Empire (Book No. 1) by Brandon Sanderson
The list author says:
  "First book of a very enjoyable, original trilogy.  I do want to say that it did lag for me at a few points.  Also, it never quite recovers from the loss of a character from the first book.  Still definitely recommended"
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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards)
31.  The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards) by Scott Lynch
The list author says:
  "Easily one of the better fantasy books I've read in some time.  The orphaned Locke Lamora becomes a sucessful thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist until a dangerous enemy threatens to destroy everything Locke holds dear.  First book of an ongoing series"
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