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Greatest Science Fiction Novels

These science fiction novels are the cream of the crop. They're revolutionary, epic, and superbly written. Which are the best?

Greatest Science Fiction Novels

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Neuromancer - William Gibson

Neuromancer - William Gibson

1984 - Neuromancer is the story of Case, a super-hacker who lives and breathes cyberspace. But as retribution for theft, Case's former employers rob him of the ability to ever jack into cyberspace again, a fate worse than death. Spiraling into utter despair, Case meets a mysterious patron who has the wealth and power to turn it all around, if Case takes his job. Follow Case's journey though hell and back as he discovers the sinister motives of his employer and fights to restore his former self.

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Hyperion - Dan Simmons

Hyperion - Dan Simmons

1989 - In a galaxy threatened by war, seven travels embark on a government sponsored mission to the outback planet of Hyperion. Their mission is to gain insight into the mysterious Time Tombs and understand the deadly Shrike creature. With each member of the expedition holding special knowledge of Hyperion, they set about to share their tales and pieces together mystery. The book is deep, rich, and beautifully written. An homage to the Canterbury Tales, Hyperion's plot is told through the individual stories of each traveler.

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Ringworld - Larry Niven

Ringworld - Larry Niven

1970 - Louis Wu is a reluctant member of the a rag-tag expedition to Ringworld, a gargantuan super-structure encircling a distant star. Wu's been recruited for a secret mission by Nessus, a two-headed alien whose species is threatened by cosmic Armageddon. After crashlanding on the Ringworld, Wu and his crew adventure across the ring in search of a way back to civilization. The story explores who built the Ringworld, its scientific explanation, and Nessus's secret motive for the mission.

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