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"According to the Science Fiction Book Club, these are the 50 most significant SF & Fantasy Books of 1953-2002. Bold the ones you've read, strike the ones you hated, italicize the ones you couldn't get through, asterisks for the ones you loved."

1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien *

2. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov (not as good as advertised, turns out)

3. Dune by Frank Herbert * (Extra geek points: I still use "Shai-hulud" as an irreverant expletive in regular conversation.)

4. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

5. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin *

6. Neuromancer by William Gibson *

7. Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick *

9. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (glad I read it, but not a favorite)

10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

11. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe

12. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. *

13. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

14. Children of the Atom by Wilmar Shiras

15. Cities in Flight by James Blish

16. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett *

17. Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison

18. Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison

19. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester *

20. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany (Ah, but I lived in Dahlgren, VA from '73-75, does this not count?)

21. Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

22. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card *

23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson

24. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman *

25. Gateway by Frederik Pohl

26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams *

28. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson *

29. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

30. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

31. Little, Big by John Crowley *

32. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny *

33. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

34. Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement

35. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon

36. The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

37. On the Beach by Nevil Shute

38. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

39. Ringworld by Larry Niven

40. Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

41. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien *

42. Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut

43. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson *

44. Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

45. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

46. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

47. Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock

48. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Gods but this was awful)

49. Timescape by Gregory Benford

50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer

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