Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read

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Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan 2002
2 Babel-17 Samuel R. Delany 1966
3 Blood Music Greg Bear 1985
4 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe 1980-87
5 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
6 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1963
7 The Centauri Device M. John Harrison 1974
8 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke 1953
9 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham 1951
10 The Death of Grass John Christopher 1956
11 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester 1952
12 The Difference Engine Bruce Sterling, William Gibson 1990
13 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
14 The Drowned World J. G. Ballard 1962
15 Dune Frank Herbert 1965
16 Dying Inside Robert Silverberg 1972
17 Embassytown China MiƩville 2011
18 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
19 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1953
20 The Female Man Joanna Russ 1975
21 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 1992
22 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 1966
23 The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1975
24 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov 1951-53
25 Gateway Frederik Pohl 1977
26 Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss 1982
27 Helliconia Summer Brian W. Aldiss 1983
28 Helliconia Winter Brian W. Aldiss 1985
29 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979
30 I Am Legend Richard Matheson 1954
31 Inverted World Christopher Priest 1974
32 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
33 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny 1967
34 Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison 1966
35 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick 1962
36 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein 1966
37 Neuromancer William Gibson 1984
38 Pavane Keith Roberts 1968
39 The Player of Games Iain M. Banks 1988
40 The Reality Dysfunction Peter F. Hamilton 1996
41 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
42 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
43 Ringworld Larry Niven 1970
44 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 1992
45 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner 1968
46 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester 1956
47 Sundiver David Brin 1980
48 Timescape Gregory Benford 1980
49 Ubik Philip K. Dick 1969
50 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 1898
51 The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 2009
52 Zoo City Lauren Beukes 2010