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5 Great Novels to Help You Forget Star Wars

It seems that the Los Angeles Times rung in the New Year with a piece controversially noting that Star Wars is not the beginning and end of science fiction. It lists five great SF novels and it pleases us greatly that three of them are SF Masterworks.

Can you guess which author is described as ‘a science fiction master unappreciated by the general reader but known as an important influence on Stephen King and the “cyberpunk” movement’?

Which book is lauded as ‘A uniquely imagined world, and a unique reading experience’?

Who ‘went beyond merely creating an imagined world, but created a religion built out of “bittersweet lies”‘?

No? Well, here’s a hint . . .

The full article can be found here and is well worth a read.