Books I like
Ringworld - Larry NIven
One of the first SF novels which look beyond space ships and planets as an allegory for sea ships and countries. Niven throws together a bunch of totally new ideas
Anathem - Neal Stephenson
Cryptomonimicon - Neal Stephenson
There will be Time - Poul Anderson
Footfall - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
The Peripheral - William Gibson
The Starcrossed - Ben Bova
This is satire about science fiction and television. Bova and Harlan Ellison are both characters in this book (with different names). A good writer creates a TV series only to see it destroyed by producers, actors and media executives. Its a great, short, hilarious book.
Friday - Robert Heinlein
Heinlein had a go at cyberpunk around the same time that Neuromancer and Blade Runner came out. He does a great job too. This book pre-dates Distraction (Bruce Sterling) and Show Crash (Neal Stephenson) in describing the break up of the USA.
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