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Old 04-28-2014, 10:42 PM
Boyo Jim is offline
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I would dump Speaker for the Dead for one of your second tier. Another Heinlein, or Algernon.

I'm rethinking 1984 -- I'm wonder if it's more Cold War political polemic than science fiction. And you could say the same thing about On the Beach. Both are outstanding books, but IMO are more fiction than science fiction.

Generally speaking, though, it's a very fine list.