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Favorite SF

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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
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
The Warrior's Apprentice
The Warrior's Apprentice
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
The Morgaine Saga (Daw Book Collectors)
The Morgaine Saga (Daw Book Collectors)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
Magic Casement (Man of His Word, Book 1)
Magic Casement (Man of His Word, Book 1)
"Also has a number of other fun series: The Seventh Sword Trilogy, The Great Game, The King’s Blades"
Black Sun Rising: The Coldfire Trilogy #1
Black Sun Rising: The Coldfire Trilogy #1
"Also see the Magister Trilogy."
Stardust
Stardust
"So many great books, it's hard to choose. The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, ¬Ö"
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was
Tigana
Tigana
"It's a toss-up between this and The Fionavar Tapestry; see also A Song for Arbonne"
The Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore
The Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore
"Also see The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed"
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
Riddle-Master
Riddle-Master
"I've loved almost everything from her: see especially The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, Alphabet Of Thorn"
The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle)
The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle)
The Mote in God's Eye
The Mote in God's Eye
"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.)"
The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
The Anubis Gates (Ace Science Fiction)
"I love many of his: The Stress of Her Regard, Last Call,¬Ö"
Mort
Mort
"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),¬Ö"
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One
Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, The Hero of Ages, & The Well of Ascension)
Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set (Mistborn, The Hero of Ages, & The Well of Ascension)
"Also see Warbreaker, The Way of Kings, Elantris"
Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
"Really hard to choose between this and Snow Crash"
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
J.R.R. Tolkien Boxed Set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
Tales of the Dying Earth
Tales of the Dying Earth
"He has a very distinctive style. Also great are the Alastor books, Lyonesse series, Planet of Adventure series, The Dragon Masters, the Demon Princes"
A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
A Fire Upon The Deep (Zones of Thought)
"See also the Peace War, True Names...and Other Dangers,"
Daughter of the Empire: An Epic Saga of the World on the Other Side of the Riftwar (Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy)
Daughter of the Empire: An Epic Saga of the World on the Other Side of the Riftwar (Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy)
"Also see related books set in the same universe by Raymond Feist. The earlier books are better, starting with Magician: Apprentice"
Lord of Light
Lord of Light
"Also see Creatures of Light and Darkness , The Great Book of Amber (earlier books in the series are much better)"
A Betrayal in Winter (The Long Price Quartet)
A Betrayal in Winter (The Long Price Quartet)
"Also see The Dagger and the Coin, The Dragon's Path, the start of a new series, others"
Imajica: Featuring New Illustrations and an Appendix
Imajica: Featuring New Illustrations and an Appendix
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2)
Startide Rising (Uplift Trilogy Book 2)
Way Station
Way Station
The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling
The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling
SORCERER'S SON
SORCERER'S SON
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
The Deed of Paksenarrion (Paksenarrion Series combo volumes Book 1)
The Deed of Paksenarrion (Paksenarrion Series combo volumes Book 1)
The Night Circus
The Night Circus
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, Book 1)
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards, Book 1)
The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle (The Demon Cycle Series 1)
The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle (The Demon Cycle Series 1)