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Nightside The Long Sun by Gene Wolfe1.1
Lake of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe1.2
Caldé of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe1.3
Exodus from the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe1.4
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein2
The Dying Earth by Jack Vance3.1
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin4
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay5
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley6
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley7
The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe8.1
The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe8.2
The Sword of the Lictor by Gene Wolfe8.3
The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe8.4
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin9
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess10
Dune by Frank Herbert11
Planet of Adventure by Jack Vance12
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien13
All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman14
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick15
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov16
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay17.1
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein18
Stranger in a Strange Land (Uncut Edition) by Robert A. Heinlein18
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin19.1
The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe20
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum21
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll22
Lost Horizon by James Hilton23
Araminta Station by Jack Vance24.1
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson25
1984 by George Orwell26
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury27
More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon28
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov29
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge30
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle31
Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein32
Hyperion by Dan Simmons33.1
Ubik by Philip K. Dick34
True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier by Vernor Vinge35
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein36
Lyonesse by Jack Vance37.1
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut38
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams39
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick41
Farmer in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein42
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott43
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells44
Alastor by Jack Vance45
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson46.1
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card47
The Killing Machine by Jack Vance48
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand49
The Knight by Gene Wolfe50.1
The Wizard by Gene Wolfe50.2
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin51.1
The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin51.2
The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin51.3
Foundation by Isaac Asimov52
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman53
On Blue's Waters by Gene Wolfe54.1
In Green's Jungles by Gene Wolfe54.2
Return to the Whorl by Gene Wolfe54.3
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon55
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut56
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien57
Nightwings by Robert Silverberg58
Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman59
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan60
The Book of Knights by Yves Meynard61
Wildlife by James Patrick Kelly62
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes63
At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft64
A Song For Lya [short story] by George R. R. Martin65
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson66
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson67
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov68
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick69
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury70
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley71
Maske: Thaery by Jack Vance72
Old Man's War by John Scalzi73.1
Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling74
Ringworld by Larry Niven75
Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke76
Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe77
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan78
Griffin's Egg by Michael Swanwick79
Watership Down by Richard Adams80
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers81
The Alteration by Kingsley Amis83
Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin84
Sphere by Michael Crichton85
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.86
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card87
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons88
Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner89
Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch90
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl91
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton92
An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe93
The Company by K. J. Parker94
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke95
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson96
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick97
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress98
Sorcerer's Son by Phyllis Eisenstein99
The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin100

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What to read? It is a question asked mostly by women, who comprise the majority of America's reading public. Males make up some teensy other part. Either sex is challenged by a lack of a path through difficult material. It is difficult to know what is best. Although many have made a distinction between the fantasy and science fiction fields, I see no reason to arbitrary draw such a lien. The novels I find I most enjoy straddle the boundaries of the two, which is not to say that hard science fiction and pure fantasy don't retain their pleasures, and many books characterized at such found their way to this list.

At the nexus of the two genres is where the human imagination begins to reveal frightful and hopeful things about our own society. Sometimes I will come across someone reading what looks to me like a really boring book; e.g. anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald or James Patterson or Bill Bryson. Instead look to the vast store of cheap entertainment found in these immemorial classics of the page.
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