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Mind-bending Science Fiction

This is a list of books that expand the mind or are marvels of invention ... or both.
Unfortunately, since people can add books to this list, it now contains many books that I do not consider entirely appropriate. Dune is a popular fantasy adventure with some sci-fi tropes and not hard science fiction or mind-bending or perception altering. I like the book, but it should not be on here.
This list was intended for the science fictional works of people like Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang, Arthur C. Clarke, Greg Bear, Isaac Asimov, Hal Clement, Robert Forward, and Philip K. Dick.
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209 books · 144 voters · list created January 16th, 2014 by S. Zahler (votes) .
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BookLovingLady @S. Zahler
I can remove book titles for you, if you like (after all, it is your list...). Just let me know the name of the title and the number, and I'll remove it.


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