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If you got the create the canon of science fiction or fantasy what would be on your list of books that one must have read?

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Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
A Song of Fire and Ice - :twisted: George R.R. Martin :twisted:
A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen - Steven Erikson
The Braided Path - Chris Wooding

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#1: Legends of Dune
#2: The Wheel of Time
#3: The Lord of the Rings
#4: Warcraft: Day of the Dragon
#5: 2001: A Space Odyssey (and all sequels through to 3001:Final Odyssey)
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In no particular order:

The Neverending Story
Lord of the Rings
The Foundation Trilogy
Ender's Game
Speaker for the Dead
Snowcrash
Watership Down
The Dispossessed
The Word for World is Forest
The Sparrow

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The Foundation Trilogy, who is that by?
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Issac Asimov, foundation is one of the must have read books for all true S.F. fans

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I probably should have put authors:

The Neverending Story - Michael Ende (translated from German)
Lord of the Rings - J R R Tolkien
The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
Snowcrash - Neal Stephenson
Watership Down - Richard Adams
The Dispossessed - Ursula K LeGuin
The Word for World is Forest - Ursula K Leguin
The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

Other notables:
The Giver - Lois Lowry
That Hideous Strength (3rd book of a triology) - C. S. Lewis
Screwtape Letters - C. S. Lewis
Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
The Dark is Rising Sequence - Susan Cooper
The Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
The Elric Saga (1st 6 books) - Michael Moorcock
The Earthsea books - Ursula K LeGuin

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I thought that was it. Wasn't that where the guy discovered that the Empire was going to come to an end and he decided to start a new empire to survive the collapse of the old?
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[quote="Anthentar"]I thought that was it. Wasn't that where the guy discovered that the Empire was going to come to an end and he decided to start a new empire to survive the collapse of the old?[/quote]

what book r u talking about b/c it sounds good

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This is my mix of Fantasy/Science-Fiction, excluding other books that don't meet the criteria. Dune and The Sillmarillian tied at the end, it's not a misprint.

1) The Lord of the Rings

2) Jurassic Park

3) The Ragwitch

4) The Long Walk

5) Harry Potter

6) The Dark Tower

7) Timeline

8) A Wizard of Earthsea

9) The Hobbit

10) The Sillmarillian
10) Dune

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Ah yes. I loved the Silmarillion
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GAH! I accidentally did the emoticon for the cool guy in sunglasses when I did "8" followed by an end parentheses.

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