My mum brought me home this book from the grown-ups part of the library when I was too young to borrow books from there myself.
The latest list contains my favourite SF Novels. I may even tell you why I like them...
Star Rangers, by Andre Norton
This was one of the first SF Novels I remember reading.
Tunnel in the Sky, by Robert A. Heinlein
Another early read and a classic RAH juvenille
The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
Very Hard-SF. Counterpoint to Starship Troopers
HardWired, by Walter John Williams
Alternative Cyberpunk future to Bill Gibson's. Grittier if anything. Watch out for the Snake!
The Mote in God's Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
This has got to be one of the all-time best stories of First Contact. Who can decipher the mystery of the Moties?
Footfall, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Alien invasion epic which predates Independence Day.
Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein
A story about Why Men Fight
Time Enough for Love, by Robert A. Heinlein
An interwoven series of tales from the life of Lazarus Long. Worth it for The Tale of the Adopted Daughter
A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge
Want to see the future of the net?
Dune, by Frank Herbert
The God Makers, by Frank Herbert
My mum brought me home this book from the grown-ups part of the library when I was too young to borrow books from there myself. I read this long before Dune.
Cyteen, by C.J. Cherryh
Alliance/Union explored from the viewpoint of the bad guys. Also a murder mystery, a novel of politics and an exploration of the life of clones.
Count Zero, by William Gibson
My first introduction to William Gibson. The middle book of the Sprawl trilogy.