Favorite SF

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer (Menlo Park, CA)
The list author says: "Some of my favorite SF books, not in order. For a series, I just listed the first book. I have a separate list of noirish books. See also the following. (However, definitely some so-so books there, or ones that haven't held up over the years.)
- https://www.worldswithoutend.com/lists_locus_bestsf.asp
- http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books"
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
1.  The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams
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The Last Unicorn
2.  The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
$9.66   Used & New from: $3.56
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Warrior's Apprentice
3.  The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
4.  Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card
$5.01   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,490 customer reviews)

The Morgaine Saga (Daw Book Collectors)
5.  The Morgaine Saga (Daw Book Collectors) by C. J. Cherryh
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel
6.  Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
$6.66   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,135 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Magic Casement (Man of His Word, Book 1)
7.  Magic Casement (Man of His Word, Book 1) by Dave Duncan
The list author says:
  "Also has a number of other fun series: The Seventh Sword Trilogy, The Great Game, The King’s Blades"
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Black Sun Rising: The Coldfire Trilogy #1
8.  Black Sun Rising: The Coldfire Trilogy #1 by C. S. Friedman
The list author says:
  "Also see the Magister Trilogy."
$13.16   Used & New from: $0.01
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Stardust
9.  Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "So many great books, it's hard to choose. The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, …"
$6.41   Used & New from: $1.37
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Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
10.  Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1) by Robin Hobb
$5.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (857 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
11.  Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was by Barry Hughart
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Tigana
12.  Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
The list author says:
  "It's a toss-up between this and The Fionavar Tapestry; see also A Song for Arbonne"
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The Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore
13.  The Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin
The list author says:
  "Also see The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed"
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
14.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
$7.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,228 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Riddle-Master
15.  Riddle-Master by Patricia A. McKillip
The list author says:
  "I've loved almost everything from her: see especially The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, Alphabet Of Thorn"
$15.16   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle)
16.  The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle) by China Miéville
$13.08   Used & New from: $1.63
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Mote in God's Eye
17.  The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
The list author says:
  "See also Ringworld, A World Out of Time, A Gift From Earth, World of Ptavvs, other early "Known Space" books. (His older works are much better than his newer.)"
$8.09   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
18.  The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction) by Tim Powers
The list author says:
  "I love many of his: The Stress of Her Regard, Last Call,…"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mort
19.  Mort by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Almost everything in the Discworld series is great. (But the first few are a bit weaker, so start in the middle.) Some favorites are Pyramids, Small Gods, Night Watch (and related),…"
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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One
20.  The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One by Patrick Rothfuss
$4.99
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Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, The Hero of Ages, & The Well of Ascension)
21.  Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, The Hero of Ages, & The Well of Ascension) by Brandon Sanderson
The list author says:
  "Also see Warbreaker, The Way of Kings, Elantris"
$17.50   Used & New from: $15.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,171 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Cryptonomicon
22.  Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Really hard to choose between this and Snow Crash"
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J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
23.  J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Tales of the Dying Earth
24.  Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance
The list author says:
  "He has a very distinctive style. Also great are the
Alastor books, Lyonesse series, Planet of Adventure series, The Dragon Masters, the Demon Princes"
$17.82   Used & New from: $4.80
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
25.  A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge
The list author says:
  "See also the Peace War, True Names...and Other Dangers,"
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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)
26.  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:
  "Also see related books set in the same universe by Raymond Feist. The earlier books are better, starting with Magician: Apprentice"
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Lord of Light
27.  Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "Also see Creatures of Light and Darkness ,
The Great Book of Amber (earlier books in the series are much better)"
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A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet)
28.  A Betrayal in Winter (Long Price Quartet) by Daniel Abraham
The list author says:
  "Also see The Dagger and the Coin, The Dragon's Path, the start of a new series, others"
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Imajica: Featuring New Illustrations and an Appendix
29.  Imajica: Featuring New Illustrations and an Appendix by Clive Barker
$16.15   Used & New from: $7.10
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Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy)
30.  Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy) by David Brin
$5.99
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Way Station
31.  Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
$21.95
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The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling
32.  The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling by D.M. Cornish
$6.87
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SORCERER'S SON
33.  SORCERER'S SON by PHYLLIS EISENSTEIN
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
34.  The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
$5.05
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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
35.  The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman
$5.60
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The Deed of Paksenarrion (Paksenarrion Series combo volumes Book 1)
36.  The Deed of Paksenarrion (Paksenarrion Series combo volumes Book 1) by Elizabeth Moon
$8.99
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The Night Circus
37.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
$4.99
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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards Book 1)
38.  The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards Book 1) by Scott Lynch
$4.59
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The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle
39.  The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
$5.04
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Loving The Name of the Wind... what Rothfuss book(s) should I read next? 0 3 days ago
Kindle Edition 5 Jul 17, 2014
Something like this but less torture 4 Jun 18, 2014
Book three of this series.... Predictions. 19 Jun 11, 2014
Is the cover shown, the cover shipped? 0 Jun 4, 2014
Why do people like Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice? 28 Mar 9, 2014
Plz Help need help to find a good Fantasy book 4 Mar 3, 2014
If I like Robin Hobb, who else should I read? 96 Jan 16, 2014
Who would you pick to act for the movie? 17 Jan 3, 2014
Why does the paperback cost less than the kindle version? 4 Dec 8, 2013
This Book IS BAD 42 Sep 14, 2013
Literature with capital L 6 Jul 10, 2013
 
   

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