My 26 year old son recently finished his first hardcore science fiction novel, Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. He asked for a recommendation for his next read. I need to set the Sci-Fi hook. My recommendations are:
- Isaac Asimov - Foundation Trilogy
- Robert Heinlein - Starship Troopers
- Joe Haldeman - The Forever War
- William Gibson - Neuromancer
- Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
- Alfred Bester - The Stars My Destination
- Phillip K. Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Jack Chalker - Dancers in the Afterglow
- Tim Powers - Dinner at Deviant's Palace
- Niven & Pournelle - Lucifer's Hammer
It is important to me that my son continue on his Sci-Fi education. I've read nearly everything published in the genre, as has my wife. This list is my favorites. I would like to hear your recommendations and/or critiques. What are your Top 10 Sci-Fi books?