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My Favorite Science Fiction Novels

Kiwi
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)
The Weapon (Freehold Series)
"Got to be my all time favorite. SF & Special Forces. Great characterization and story. Incredible action."
The Domination
The Domination
"The Draka Trilogy, spanning Marching Through Georgia, Under the Yoke, and The Stone Dogs. Probably the best (or worst dystopia in SF."
Caliphate
Caliphate
"Another dystopia, but unfortunately one that's a lot more likely to come true in one form or another."
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers
"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)
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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
Lt Leary, Commanding
"The first book in an entertaining series."
Live Free or Die: Troy Rising I
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
The Peshawar Lancers
"Entertaining alternative history from Steve Stirling. Love the whole conceptual alternative world behind this one."
Budayeen Nights
Budayeen Nights
"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)
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)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
The Man-kzin Wars
The Man-kzin Wars
The Mote in God's Eye
The Mote in God's Eye
Lucifer's Hammer
Lucifer's Hammer
Prince of Mercenaries (Falkenberg's Legion)
Prince of Mercenaries (Falkenberg's Legion)
Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volume 1 (Triplanetary, First Lensman, Galactic Patrol )
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."
Norstrilia
Norstrilia
""Cordwainer Smith" wrote a very interesting and readable series of books and short stories."
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
Miles Errant (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)
Miles Errant (Miles Vorkosigan Adventures)
The Stars at War (The Starfire series)
The Stars at War (The Starfire series)
Weapons of Choice (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 1)
Weapons of Choice (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 1)
Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
"One of Heinlein's best."
The Telzey Toy
The Telzey Toy
Space Prison
Space Prison
We Few
We Few
The Day of the Triffids (20th Century Rediscoveries)
The Day of the Triffids (20th Century Rediscoveries)
No Blade of Grass
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
On the Beach
Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
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)
Dorsai Spirit: Two Classic Novels of the Dorsai: 'Dorsai!' and 'The Spirit of Dorsai' (Dorsai/Childe Cycle)
The Chanur Saga
The Chanur Saga
The Dosadi Experiment (Tor Science Fiction)
The Dosadi Experiment (Tor Science Fiction)
The Two-Space War
The Two-Space War
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