Hidden Gems of Science Fiction
A few of science fiction's best and most tragically overlooked titles.
1 The Martian
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2 Ready Player One
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 134,600 ratings
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3 A Scanner Darkly
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 44,371 ratings
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4 Dragon Dawn (Dinosaurian Ti...
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4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 83 ratings
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5 Vurt
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 5,533 ratings
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6 We
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 30,903 ratings
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7 Good Omens: The Nice and Ac...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 214,601 ratings
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8 China Mountain Zhang
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,885 ratings
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9 Parable of the Sower (Earth...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 15,748 ratings
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10 Riddley Walker
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 4,098 ratings
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11 Blindsight
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 9,274 ratings
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12 Metaplanetary
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 262 ratings
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13 Superluminal
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 149 ratings
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14 A Wizard of Earthsea (Earth...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 112,977 ratings
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15 Daemon (Daemon, #1)
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 18,000 ratings
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16 Summer of Love
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 155 ratings
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17 Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 56,085 ratings
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18 Stations of the Tide
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,219 ratings
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19 The Hunger Games (The Hunge...
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 3,104,944 ratings
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20 When Gravity Fails (Marîd A...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,634 ratings
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21 Slow River
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,977 ratings
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22 Carve the Sky
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 67 ratings
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23 The Quantum Thief
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,717 ratings
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24 Ring of Swords
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 142 ratings
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25 Felaheen
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 462 ratings
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26 Wrapt in Crystal
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 1,144 ratings
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26 Ghost in the Wires: My Adve...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 8,034 ratings
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28 Engine Summer
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 914 ratings
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29 The Magician's Nephew (Chro...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 213,056 ratings
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30 Becoming Alien (Saga of Tom...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 138 ratings
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31 Being Alien (Saga of Tom Re...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 74 ratings
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32 Eyes of the Calculor (Great...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 297 ratings
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33 Seed to Harvest (Patternmas...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,553 ratings
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34 50,000 A.D. The Awakening
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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 35 ratings
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35 The Faded Sun Trilogy (The ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 3,220 ratings
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36 Human to Human (Saga of Tom...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings
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37 The Golden Nineties
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 39 ratings
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38 The Slave and The Free: Boo...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 110 ratings
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39 Six Moon Dance
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,133 ratings
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40 Soldier, Ask Not (Childe Cy...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,553 ratings
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41 Pashazade
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 794 ratings
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42 Effendi
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 493 ratings
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43 Lords Of The Starship
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 49 ratings
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44 All of an Instant
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 51 ratings
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45 Grass (Arbai, #1)
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 5,982 ratings
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46 Brightness Falls from the Air
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 405 ratings
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47 Warchild (Warchild, #1)
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,028 ratings
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48 Succession (Succession #1-2)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 112 ratings
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49 Remnant Population
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,896 ratings
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50 Becoming Human (Harmony of ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 79 ratings
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51 Testament (Harmony of World...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 41 ratings
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52 Queen of Angels (Queen of A...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,787 ratings
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53 Learning the World: A Scien...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,126 ratings
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54 Remnant Population
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,896 ratings
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55 A Billion Days of Earth
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 39 ratings
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56 Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 8,183 ratings
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57 In the Light of Sigma Draco...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings
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57 The Pride of Chanur (Compac...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 4,162 ratings
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57 Freedom™ (Daemon, #2)
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 12,422 ratings
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60 The Snow Queen (The Snow Qu...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,371 ratings
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61 Changing Women (A Woman of ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 22 ratings
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61 Brasyl
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,734 ratings
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63 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and ...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 49,780 ratings
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64 Decision at Doona (Doona, #1)
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 3,118 ratings
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65 The Black Cloud
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,105 ratings
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66 Little Fuzzy
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,338 ratings
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67 Flow My Tears, the Policema...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16,911 ratings
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68 Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,472 ratings
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68 Valor's Choice (Confederati...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,541 ratings
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70 A Woman of the Iron People
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 150 ratings
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70 Daughter of the Bear King
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2.92 of 5 stars 2.92 avg rating — 25 ratings
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70 Farewell Horizontal
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 283 ratings
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70 Inherit the Stars (Giants, #1)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,110 ratings
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74 Pangaea  Book I: Imperium W...
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 16 ratings
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75 Titan (Gaea, #1)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 4,866 ratings
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76 Saraband of Lost Time
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 24 ratings
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76 Through the Heart
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 43 ratings
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76 Rumors of Spring
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 97 ratings
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79 The Graveyard Book
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 211,235 ratings
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80 Goblin Market
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings
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81 Wicked: The Life and Times ...
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 414,531 ratings
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82 Winterlong (Winterlong, #1)
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 522 ratings
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83 Mistborn: The Final Empire ...
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 126,292 ratings
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84 Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1)
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 21,997 ratings
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85 Ammonite
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,964 ratings
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86 Babel-17
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5,561 ratings
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87 Mission of Gravity (Mesklin...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 4,160 ratings
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88 The Einstein Intersection
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 2,497 ratings
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89 The Nordic
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89 Road to Megara (Knife of Tr...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 15 ratings
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89 Empire of the Gods
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 19 ratings
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89 Robyn's Egg - A Futuristic ...
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89 GREETINGS EARTHLINGS, My na...
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings
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89 Courtship Rite
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 329 ratings
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89 Virtue
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings
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89 The Circle
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 43,586 ratings
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89 Orb
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 91 ratings
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89 Jackboot Britain
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 21 ratings
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89 Creating Monsters
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 47 ratings
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89 City of Golden Shadow (Othe...
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253 books · 209 voters · list created March 11th, 2011 by Sally Moen (votes) .
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message 1: by Livie (last edited May 19, 2014 02:02AM) (new)

Livie Is it just me, or does it seem like Artemis Fowl doesn't belong here... ? Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems pretty popular. I've heard a lot of people talk about it. Also, Neil Gaiman and Phillip K. Dick are pretty popular, too


message 2: by Michele (new)

Michele The Enchanted is an awesome book but it is not science fiction.


message 3: by M (new)

M Scott Love me some Hunger Games, but by what measure is this gem hidden?


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