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My Favorite Science Fiction Novels
The list author says: "Just a list of personal favorites. All SF, no Fantasy.
Where the books is part of a series I enjoy, I've only listed one book of the series."
The Weapon (Freehold Series)
"Got to be my all time favorite. SF & Special Forces. Great characterization and story. Incredible action."
"The Draka Trilogy, spanning Marching Through Georgia, Under the Yoke, and The Stone Dogs. Probably the best (or worst dystopia in SF."
"Another dystopia, but unfortunately one that's a lot more likely to come true in one form or another."
"I've worn out 2 different copies of this, now on my 3rd. One of the all-time great military SF novels with a strong philosophical content."
Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, Book 2)
"Picked up my first copy of this in a second hand bookstore in Kathmandu and couldn't put it down until I'd finished."
Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)
"I don't care for all the sequels, but Dune has to be another of the all-time greats."
Time for the Stars
"The first SF childrens novel I ever read, when I was about 10 years old. Got me hooked on SF. I still reread this every now and then."
The Van Rijn Method: The Technic Civilization Saga #1 (Technic Civilization Series)
"Poul Anderson's Polseotechnical League novels are great SF - entertaining and original."
The Complete Hammer's Slammers: Volume I
"Loved these novels from the first one that I read. Great military SF. Vol's 2 and 3 are just as good!"
On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington)
"What can I say. Honor Harrington has to be one of the great SF characters. Just wish they'd make a movie out of it. Angelina Jolie as Honor! Own every book in the series."
Lt Leary, Commanding
"The first book in an entertaining series."
Live Free or Die: Troy Rising I
"Great space opera! Great military SF. Great entertainment! Gotta love the way John Ringo runs with these themes."
The Peshawar Lancers
"Entertaining alternative history from Steve Stirling. Love the whole conceptual alternative world behind this one."
"Another "cyberpunk" writer. Set in an Islamic New Orleans, this is a weird, off-beat classic that's well worth a read (and not like anything you've read before)."
A Desert Called Peace (Baen Science Fiction)
"The first in a series by Kratman. Outstanding military SF with a very strong political / philosophical theme. You either love Kratman's books, or you hate 'em. Guess which category I fall into :)"
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
The Man-kzin Wars
The Mote in God's Eye
Prince of Mercenaries (Falkenberg's Legion)
Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volume 1 (Triplanetary, First Lensman, Galactic Patrol )
"Classic space opera from the 1930's. An early Japanese anime SF movie based on these novels was a key influence on George Lucas and Star Wars."
""Cordwainer Smith" wrote a very interesting and readable series of books and short stories."
Miles Errant (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)
The Stars at War (The Starfire series)
Weapons of Choice (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 1)
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
"One of Heinlein's best."
The Telzey Toy
The Day of the Triffids (20th Century Rediscoveries)
No Blade of Grass
"One of the early "end of the world as we know it" novels written by a British SF author from the 60's. Set in the UK and very British-oriented. Interesting premise (ALL grass dies worldwide)."
On the Beach
Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
Dorsai Spirit: Two Classic Novels of the Dorsai: 'Dorsai!' and 'The Spirit of Dorsai' (Dorsai/Childe Cycle)
The Chanur Saga
The Dosadi Experiment (Tor Science Fiction)
The Two-Space War
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