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IO9’s 20 Science Fiction Novels That Will Change Your Life

Posted April 15, 2010 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Listology / 0 Comments

I just stumbled across a list of 20 Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life on the io9 blog. While I haven’t read all the books there are some great choices there and I thought I should share it with my readers as well. Whether you agree or not, this is an interesting list;

  1. Frankenstein (1818), by Mary Shelley
  2. The Time Machine (1895), by H.G. Wells
  3. At the Mountains of Madness (1931), by H.P. Lovecraft
  4. I, Robot (1955), by Isaac Asimov
  5. The Dispossessed (1974), by Ursula LeGuin
  6. Kindred (1979), by Octavia Butler
  7. Wizard (1979), by John Varley
  8. Consider Phlebas (1987), by Iain M. Banks
  9. He, She, and It (1991), by Marge Piercy
  10. Sarah Canary (1991), by Karen Joy Fowler
  11. A Fire Upon the Deep (1992), by Vernor Vinge
  12. The Bohr Maker (1995), by Linda Nagata
  13. The Sparrow (1996), by Mary Doria Russell
  14. Cryptonomicon (2000), by Neal Stephenson
  15. The Mount (2002), by Carol Emschwiller
  16. Perdido Street Station (2002), by China Mieville
  17. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003), by Cory Doctorow
  18. Pattern Recognition (2003), by William Gibson
  19. Newton’s Wake (2004), by Ken MacLeod
  20. Glasshouse (2006), by Charles Stross

For those of you not familiar with io9, it’s a blog part of the gawker network that focuses on the subjects of science fiction, futurism and advancements in the fields of science and technology.