Ten Classic Science Fiction Novels One Should Actually Read

Well, this is more a horror site than science fiction which may explain why I , too, haven’t read (at least all the way through) a majority of these, but I don’t really claim to have read them all either.  However as August approaches, for summer lazy-day reading pleasure, perhaps one might pick a few on the assumption they’ll not only be fun but worth one’s while.1363732712306776645

As compiler Charlie Jane Anders explains it:  “Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books — but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting.  So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read.  And why you should actually read them.

“From Asimov to Pynchon, science fiction contains some fantastic, ambitious works of genre fiction.  But a lot of us get overwhelmed.  And it’s not that hard to fake a first-hand knowledge of these books, because they’re everywhere, and we’ve heard people talk about them so many times.  We SF fans are good at pretending.  But these books are classics for a reason — and they’re worth reading.”

The list itself is from IO9.COM and, truth to tell, I just happened to blunder across it on Facebook.  Regardless, press here.


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