The list author says: "Science Fiction should be the "literature of ideas," but so much of what is called Science Fiction is pure junk. Very little of the science fiction that has been published in the past 25 years is on this list. Why is that? Could it be that it's because recent Sci-Fi is largely BUNK! BTW...There are too few good Sci Fi books to limit authors to one book. Also, Heinlein is still by FAR the best writer the genre of Science Fiction has seen. Send me a message if you know a great book!"
"Yes, it may be Sci-Fantasy but it is wonderful and Dune should be required reading for anyone who is interested in or loves Science Fiction. Anyway, the Sci-Fi written in the past 25 years is mostly abysmal."
"My favorite end of the world book. Great realism. It is a bit dated as it was written in the 1970s, but the breakdown of society seems plausible and authentic. Also read Ringworld. I enjoy Niven¬ís characters."
"This book is set in the not too distant future when we could conceivably have colonized our own local planets, but not yet explored the galaxy. On second thought, the way our space program is going, this book is set in the far, far future, unless something dramatic changes our priorities."
"Excellent. I wish more writers would write current day science fiction based on plausible science. But of course it's much easier to make up strange worlds and weird beings. There is way too much Sci-Fantasy!"
"This is a tad somber, but it's a great allegory of the Vietnam War. This is the opposite of Heinlein's Starship Troopers with reluctant soldiers caught in purposeless combat with first ET life found."
"This is a first-class adventure novel. Since there is virtually no real science fiction written today, pulp like this will have to do. However, it is very fun and enjoyable. Almost as good the movie...kidding."
"Published in 1914, this book, the first of 23 Tarzan adventures by Edgar Rice Burroughs, is better than 97% of Science-Fiction/Fantasy or Adventure Fiction published today. A Princess of Mars and the other 10 in that series are also fun adventure reading."