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I'm glad to see Gene Wolfe just squeaked onto the list, but IMO the New Sun series ranks up there with Dune.

Pohl's "Gateway" and Gibson/Sterling's "The Difference Engine" would have been nice additions, too.

Otherwise, it's a nice starting point. There are a few titles I hadn't heard about that I'll be reading, if I can find the time.

Agreed, I spent the entirety of the list going "Yes, this is a good book, but where's Gene Wolfe?" Anyone who loves literature is doing themselves a disservice by not reading it.

Though I think I prefer Long Sun and Short Sun. :)

Agreed about Gene Wolfe. Wolfe is also much better (in literary terms) writer than most of the entries in the list, and New Sun ranks much higher than Dune in my opinion.

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