Hard Sci-Fi, Space Opera, Far Future, Sci-Fi Series

A Listmania! list by Heather Martin (Brooklyn, NY)
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The list author says: "I've listed my favorite sci-fi books and series. For series, the first is shown and the remaining books in the series are listed in the descriptions."
Dune
1.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "My favorite series of all time. #1 Dune, #2 Dune Messiah, #3 Children of Dune, #4 God Emporer of Dune, #5 Chapterhouse Dune, #6 Heretics of Dune"
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The Reality Dysfunction: Emergence - Part I
2.  The Reality Dysfunction: Emergence - Part I by Peter F. Hamilton
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  "Night's Dawn Series: One of the best SF space operas. Read all six books in the series. (Reality Dysfunction 1&2, Neutronium Alchemist 1&2, Naked God 1&2)"
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Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
3.  Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) by Dan Simmons
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  "Amazing and rich. Also #1 Hyperion, #2 Fall of Hyperion, #3 Endymion, #4 Fall of Endymion"
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A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
4.  A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge
The list author says:
  "Incredibly inventive new race, great twist on the process of "thinking"."
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A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought)
5.  A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge
The list author says:
  "No one draws aliens as imaginatively as Vinge."
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Ilium
6.  Ilium by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "Ilium and Olympos stay with you for a long time. The writing can be dense but it is a remarkable duo. #1 Ilium #2 Olympos"
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The Dune Encyclopedia: The Complete, Authorized Guide and Companion to Frank Herbert's Masterpiece of the Imagination
7.  The Dune Encyclopedia: The Complete, Authorized Guide and Companion to Frank Herbert's Masterpiece of the Imagination by Willis E. McNelly
The list author says:
  "This is a masterpiece that expands the Dune world. Read it front-to-back like a novel, or just look up your favorites. This is out of print and a bit pricey, but fantastic if you're a big Dune fan."
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The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF
8.  The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF by Kathryn Cramer
The list author says:
  "This is one of the best hard sf anthologies available. If you love hard sf, you have to read this."
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Eon
9.  Eon by Greg Bear
The list author says:
  "This is one of my favorites, although some friends didn't love it as much. If you're a Greg Bear fan, this is one of his best. #1 Eon, #2 Eternity"
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The Stars My Destination
10.  The Stars My Destination by Phyllis Eisenstein
The list author says:
  "Alfred Bester's ideas and writing are among the best ever in sf."
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The Demolished Man
11.  The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The list author says:
  "It's terrible that he didn't have more time to write before his death."
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Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga)
12.  Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga) by Peter F. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "This universe sets the groundwork for his recent Void series. #1 Pandora's Star, #2 Judas Unchained"
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The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
13.  The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by Mary Doria Russell
The list author says:
  "Not hard sf, but worth mentioning. It's a great novel with rich characters; a tale of "first contact" without the usual sf fairytale ending."
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The Dreaming Void (Commonwealth: The Void Trilogy)
14.  The Dreaming Void (Commonwealth: The Void Trilogy) by Peter F. Hamilton
The list author says:
  "Series set in the world of Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained. #1 The Dreaming Void, #2 The Temporal Void, #3 The Evolutionary Void (March 2010)"
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Probability Moon (Probability Trilogy)
15.  Probability Moon (Probability Trilogy) by Nancy Kress
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  "Also Probability Space and Probability Sun."
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Beggars in Spain (Beggars Trilogy)
16.  Beggars in Spain (Beggars Trilogy) by Nancy Kress
The list author says:
  "I'm not a huge fan of Earth-based sf, but the story and the characters are intriguing. #1 Beggars in Spain, #2 Beggars and Choosers, #3 Beggars Ride"
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
17.  The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute
The list author says:
  "This books keeps reinventing itself because I often look up new entries for books I've recently discovered. It's fun to have!"
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Far Futures
18.  Far Futures by Gregory Benford
The list author says:
  "An excellent anthology of far future works. Features Puol Anderson, Greg Bear, Joe Haldeman, Charles Sheffield, Donald Kingsbury"
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Ringworld (A Del Rey book)
19.  Ringworld (A Del Rey book) by Larry Niven
The list author says:
  "I passed on Niven for a long time, but enjoyed this. Give Ringworld Engineers a try, but don't bother with the rest."
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Gateway (Heechee Saga)
20.  Gateway (Heechee Saga) by Frederik Pohl
The list author says:
  "Great SF for the beach. Quick and interesting. The others in the series are decent. #1 Gateway, #2 Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, #3 Heechee Rendezvous, #4 Annals of Heechee"
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"Dune" & "Thomas Covenant" fan seeking more great reads 9 Mar 3, 2014
Quality of Kindle Dune (40th Ed) finally being addressed -- better late than never? 35 Jun 11, 2013
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Overpriced 9 May 8, 2013
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The Shrike vs Neo 0 Jan 13, 2013
Rest of Sleepless Trilogy 0 Oct 5, 2012
Prior knowledge of Trojan War/Iliad 4 Jul 26, 2012
$140 for a book??? 4 Dec 26, 2011
Read A Deepness in the Sky first? 3 Apr 27, 2010
 
   

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