Literate SF

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The list author says: "Science fiction is much too important to bog down in science."
Micromegas (Syren)
1.  Micromegas (Syren) by Francois Voltaire
The list author says:
  "Very brief story by Voltaire, a satiric visit from another star."
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Casanova's Icosameron, Or, the Story of Edward and Elizabeth: Who Spent Eighty-One Years in the Land of the Megamicres, Original Inhabitants of Proto
2.  Casanova's Icosameron, Or, the Story of Edward and Elizabeth: Who Spent Eighty-One Years in the Land of the Megamicres, Original Inhabitants of Proto by Giacomo Casanova
The list author says:
  "Little-known work by Casanova - yes, that Casanova. A visit to the Earth's interior"
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy)
3.  Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "C. S. Lewis' famous "Space Trilogy", a Christian parable."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (815 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)
4.  Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "The Space Trilogy continues"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (815 customer reviews)

That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3)
5.  That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3) by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "The Space Trilogy ends. The best of the set, in my opinion, but you have to accept the 1940s view of male/female relations."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)

The Time Traveler's Wife
6.  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The list author says:
  "One little SF theme, mostly just a good novel with a strong romantic side to it."
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The Handmaid's Tale
7.  The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "As chilling as Orwell's 1984, but touches more modern fears and realities."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,852 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1)
8.  Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1) by Octavia E. Butler
The list author says:
  "Anything by Butler - SF backdrops for very human stories."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

The Left Hand of Darkness
9.  The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The list author says:
  "After the late Butler, LeGuin is the one SF writer you can really count on for gentle, thoughtful speculation - a wonderful vision that turns inwards as often as outwards."
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Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5 (Vintage International)
10.  Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5 (Vintage International) by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "The start of Lessing's five-book Canopus series, but wait - the series gets better"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (Canopus in Argos: Archives)
11.  The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (Canopus in Argos: Archives) by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "The seocnd in Lessing's series, and my favorite."
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The Sirian Experiments: the Report by Ambien II, of the Five
12.  The Sirian Experiments: the Report by Ambien II, of the Five by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "#3 of Lessing's 5."
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The Making of the  Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives)
13.  The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives) by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "Strength and tragedy, and another good one in the series."
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The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire
14.  The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire by Doris Lessing
The list author says:
  "5/5 - very acute commentary on the triumph of words over thoughts."
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The Compleat Traveller in Black (Collier Nucleus Science Fiction)
15.  The Compleat Traveller in Black (Collier Nucleus Science Fiction) by John Brunner
The list author says:
  "Too gentle to be satire, but too pointed to be anything else. Charming fantasy in eloquent and paradoxical praise of reason."
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A Voyage to Arcturus (Fantasy Masterworks)
16.  A Voyage to Arcturus (Fantasy Masterworks) by David Lindsay
The list author says:
  "A dreamlike allegory, baffling but beautiful"
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Return From The Stars (Helen and Kurt Wolff Books)
17.  Return From The Stars (Helen and Kurt Wolff Books) by Stanislaw Lem
The list author says:
  "An Eastern European voice, tender, funny, and pointedly satiric by turns."
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Solaris
18.  Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
The list author says:
  "Enigmatic - the protagonist voyages to a mysterious planet, perhaps to discover himself. More serious than lots of his other work, but it's all worth reading."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews)

Brave New World
19.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The list author says:
  "A mindless world, inanely happy and smug but sterile in every way that matters."
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Star Maker
20.  Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
The list author says:
  "A philosophical exploration. What is the nature of God, the Star Maker, as revealed in his creation? I'm no theist, but it's a remarkable conjecture."
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Heavy Metal Presents Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human the Graphic Story Version
21.  Heavy Metal Presents Theodore Sturgeon's More Than Human the Graphic Story Version by Theodore Sturgeon
The list author says:
  "Despite its title, a very human story. Theodore Sturgeon wrote it first as a novel, then authorized this comic version. Good either way."
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Frankenstein
22.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The list author says:
  "A truly sensitive and thoughtful essay on scientists' responsibilities."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,422 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Man Who Fell to Earth (The Criterion Collection)
23.  The Man Who Fell to Earth (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ David Bowie
The list author says:
  "A movie, but fits the category. Cryptic, but centered on closeness and (especially) separation."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Robot Stories
24.  Robot Stories DVD ~ John Cariani
The list author says:
  "Another movie, a collection of four warm, caring short films. Barely SF, and one piece (maybe the most moving) has no SF elements at all."
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Stalker
25.  Stalker DVD ~ Alisa Freyndlikh
The list author says:
  "A post-Chernobyl dreamscape, with a little nightmare thrown in."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Ficciones
26.  Ficciones by Anthony Kerrigan
The list author says:
  "Elegant fiction, often with subtle themes drawn from mathematics."
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Cosmicomics
27.  Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
The list author says:
  "Charming, literary interpretations of cosmic themes."
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