CUSFS' Favourite Obvious SF Classics ¤ by The Librarian

What makes a classic? We have no idea. But here are some titles that undoubtedly fit the bill, regardless of age, style, and quantity of aliens.

  • Dune ¤ Frank Herbert, 1965
    Book 1 of the Dune series

    The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and i ... [more]

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    Dune
  • The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy ¤ Douglas Adams, 1979
    Book 1 of the HHG series

    It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed wit ... [more]

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    The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth ¤ Jules Verne

    A team of explorers makes an expedition into a crater in Iceland which leads to the center of the earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.

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  • Lord of Light ¤ Roger Zelazny, 1967

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    Lord of Light
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? ¤ Philip K. Dick, 1968

    World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his ch ... [more]

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    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  • Foundation ¤ Isaac Asimov, 1951
    Book 1 of the Foundation series

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  • Ringworld ¤ Larry Niven, 1970
    Book 1 of the Ringworld series

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    Ringworld
  • Rendezvous with Rama ¤ Arthur C. Clarke, 1974

    Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System, A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artifact. It is Mankind's first visitor from the stars and must be investigated . . . Winner of the Hugo Award for best ... [more]

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  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress ¤ Robert A. Heinlein

    On Luna - an open penal colony of the twenty-first century - a revolution is being plotted. The conspirators are a strange assortment: an engaging jack-of-all-trades, his luscious blonde girlfriend, and a lonely talking computer. Their aim - the overthrow of the hated Authority. Everything goes well until...

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    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Slaughterhouse 5 ¤ Kurt Jr. Vonnegut

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    Slaughterhouse 5