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Best Sci-Fi Novels

Arthur Ramos Jr.
 
Dune
Dune
"Dense intricate novel that two, count 'em, 2 movies could not get right"
Childhood's End
Childhood's End
"Movies "V", "Independence Day" & "Alien Nation" have ripped off scenes from this novel"
Mission of Gravity (SF Collector's Edition) (Gollancz SF collector's edition)
Mission of Gravity (SF Collector's Edition) (Gollancz SF collector's edition)
"Best novel concerning contact with a REAL alien species and a planet unsuitable for human habitation"
The Time Machine
The Time Machine
"Quibble with the science, I still would like to visit the year 802,701"
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
"A moon revolt! Meet Mycroft Holmes the computer! What more do you want?"
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
"Recruits are trained to fight an invading alien race."
Last and First Men and Star Maker : Two Science Fiction Novels
Last and First Men and Star Maker : Two Science Fiction Novels
"Last and First Men tells the future history of man until the end of existence"
The Night Land
The Night Land
"Witness The Last Redoubt and the narrators travels to our (early 20th Century) time."
Ringworld (A Del Rey book)
Ringworld (A Del Rey book)
"The classic about a huge alien built world that could hold millions of earths"
Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five
"A man who lives a time disjointed life centered around the firebombing of Dresden in WW2"
The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle
"Hitler wins and a group discovers that it should not have happened"
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book)
"The Brothers Of St Leibowitz preserves human knowledge after WW III"
Sea of Glass
Sea of Glass
"How do you deal with an Overpopulated world and the impending final war?"
Lord of Light
Lord of Light
"On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon"
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
"The terraforming and colonization of mars - check  out Green Mars & Blue Mars also"
Foundation
Foundation
"Saves the galaxy from the dark ages - continued in Foundation And Empire & Second Foundation"
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos)
"great though it is really 1/2 a novel -- must read The Fall Of Hyperion right afterward to get whole story"
A Secret History: The Book Of Ash, #1
A Secret History: The Book Of Ash, #1
"The Book Of Ash was cut into 4 books for U.S. distribution. Get all 4 and read."
Rendezvous with Rama
Rendezvous with Rama
"And get the trilogy written with Gentry Lee that is a sequel to this novel"
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
"The first major Cyberpunk novel"
Snow Crash
Snow Crash
"Fun read, gets silly in places, but love the Sumerian link."
Blood Music
Blood Music
"Frightening novel of genetic engineering - Read Bloom by Wil McCarthy as a sequel"
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang: A Novel
Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang: A Novel
"Survival after nuclear cruise missles destroys civilization"
A Case of Conscience (Del Rey Impact)
A Case of Conscience (Del Rey Impact)
"A priest on a mission to contact an alien species has to decide if this race is a trick of the devil"
The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
"An offbeat tale of the colonization of Mars"