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A Listmania! list by Mr. P. Crowe (Kent, England)
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The list author says: "over the last 30 years these are the books that have captured my imagination and transported me to other worlds. I'd like to share them with you."
The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
1.  The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction) by Tim Powers
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  "A gentle beginning that builds into a wild roller coaster of a book! Tim Powers best work mixes time travel, fortean oddities, thieves guilds, ancient Egyptian incantations and manages to evoke a dirty London that is so gritty and so real that you can almost smell the rotting filth floating in the river Thames."
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Second Genesis
2.  Second Genesis by Donald Moffitt
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  "The story follows on from Moffitt's earlier (and slower paced) Genesis Quest. A band of genetically reconstructed humans embark on an odyssey covering immense distances to return to their home world."
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A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
3.  A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge
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  "Vernor Vinge excels himself in this book and single handedly raises space opera to a new and powerful level. Hard to put down and unforgetable."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (370 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ubik
4.  Ubik by Philip K. Dick
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  "A typically mad story from a writer who at his peak can produce the most unexpected twists and turns and make you believe."
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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
5.  The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
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Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
6.  Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip Jose Farmer
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Ringworld
7.  Ringworld by Larry Niven
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (256 customer reviews)

The Mote in God's Eye
8.  The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (326 customer reviews)

The Peace War
9.  The Peace War by Vernor Vinge
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Lord of Light
10.  Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Nineteen Eighty-Four, Centennial Edition
11.  Nineteen Eighty-Four, Centennial Edition by George Orwell
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,529 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Brave New World
12.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,428 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Last and First Men
13.  Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2)
14.  Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (Heechee Saga, Book 2) by Frederik Pohl
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Gateway (Heechee Saga)
15.  Gateway (Heechee Saga) by Frederik Pohl
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

The Player of Games (Culture)
16.  The Player of Games (Culture) by Iain M. Banks
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Consider Phlebas (Culture)
17.  Consider Phlebas (Culture) by Iain M. Banks
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Permutation City
18.  Permutation City by Greg Egan
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Kiln People (The Kiln Books)
19.  Kiln People (The Kiln Books) by David Brin
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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A Splendid Chaos
20.  A Splendid Chaos by John Shirley
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Up the Line
21.  Up the Line by Robert Silverberg
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The Boat of A Million Years
22.  The Boat of A Million Years by Poul Anderson
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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