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Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

From one of the best-known editors in modern science fiction, this lively and authoritative guide will appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs of the genre alike. Informative and readable, David Pringle’s choices focus on landmark works by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester and J.G. Ballard, unearth less prominent talents such as Ian Watson, Octavia Butler and Joanna Russ, and highlight breakthrough novels by William Gibson and Philip K. Dick. An essential guide to science fiction literature.
Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels

Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels

Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author’s overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title’s significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a “Brief Bibliography” directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.
The Man In The High Castle

The Man In The High Castle

‘Dick’s best work, and the most memorable alternative world tale…ever written’ SCIENCE FICTION: THE 100 BEST NOVELS

It is 1962 and the Second World War has been over for seventeen years: people have now had a chance to adjust to the new order. But it’s not been easy. The Mediterranean has been drained to make farmland, the population of Africa has virtually been wiped out and America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. In the neutral buffer zone that divides the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that offers an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers didn’t win the war. The novel is a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that?

Subtle, complex and beautifully characterized, The Man in the High Castle remains the finest alternative world novel ever written, and a work of profundity and significance.
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

World War Terminus devastated the Earth. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard searches for the renegade replicants he is sent to ‘retire’, while he dreams of owning a live animal – the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of natural life.

The opportunity of a lifetime: kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard’s world things aren’t that simple, and his assignment turns into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit – and the hunter becomes the hunted . . .

Voted in a Locus poll as one of the 100 pre-1990 SF Novels, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep spawned two blockbuster movies. Philip K. Dick won multiple awards for his works, examining human identity, psychology, conspiracy and paranoia, challenging the idea of objective truth in a manner that remains relevant today.

‘A masterclass in sci-fi wonderment’ – Empire
‘One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction’ – The Sunday Times
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