And you thought I forgot. For those of you who have forgotten, a quick recap. And now on to the results!
1. Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) by Dan Simmons – 7 votes
2. Dune by Frank Herbert – 6 votes
3. Use Of Weapons (Culture Series) by Iain M. Banks – 5 votes
4. Startide Rising (Uplisft Series) by David Brin – 4 votes
5. Neuromancer by William Gibson – 4 votes
6. The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin – 4 votes
7. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke – 4 votes
8. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – 4 votes
And a bunch more with 3 and 2 votes. This is an interesting mix, and it seems to follow the 10 year rule. I believe the ‘newest’ book listed is Hyperion. Out of the 8 listed above, I liked all of them except for Neuromancer (Gibson would rather play with words than write an actual story), while The Left Hand Of Darkness I found tedious in the extreme to read because it felt like I was reading a philosophy textbook. Otherwise, all the rest I hihghly recommend to anyone who hasn’t read them, with Hyperion and Use OF Weapons topping my recommndations.
All in all, there was a bunch of good stuff listed. I encourage everyone to go back to the orginal post and read through the comments and maybe find something you haven’t read yet! (Tim…. :D)