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09-04-2013, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ourobouros View Post
Im surprise to see this suggestion here, but yeah, that's a really great and quite unique book (except maybe for the end).

Another "must read" for me is The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe. It's a mix of fantasy and science-fiction set in the far far future, when our Sun is dying. The main charater, a torturer, and the world he is living in, are quite fascinating.
So many outstanding SF authors not yet mentioned (I think). Here's a few.

Canadian William Gibson - the originator of Cyberpunk, John Brunner - who wrote many of the best genre novels ever ( Squares of the City, Stand on Zanzibar, Shockwave Rider, The Sheep Look Up) and Harlan Ellison - maybe the most clever SF writer ever.

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