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100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels (2006)

by Stephen E. Andrews

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100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels is, like its fantasy counterpart, pretty predictable in many ways. There are some I hadn't heard of, but it's still predominantly from the white male establishment. There is some lip service to the increasing diversity of science fiction in the introduction, but that isn't really carried through to the books. Flicking through it, I landed on female SF writers only twice in 84 pages.

On the other hand, the introduction is an interesting whip through of the foundations of the SF genre, and there are a fair number of novels here that I hadn't heard of or hadn't got round to yet that are now (higher) on my reading list. As long as you realise that it is limited in scope and not a definitive list of the best SF novels out there, it could be a useful resource. ( )
  shanaqui | Jan 25, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0713675853, Paperback)

Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction.

The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

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"Inside 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels you'll find: an extended introduction to the genre, its background and history; 100 titles highlighted A-Z by author, with 500 'read-on' recommendations; 'read on a theme' categories; and lists of award winners, book club recommendations and film adaptations."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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