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A publicly ranked list of the best underrated science fiction books. There are books that never got the reception they deserved from the public for whatever the reason. But each of them are fantastic reads and deserve to be read. You may find some of these books become your personal favorite science fiction reads!
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Starfish By P

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5 avg rating
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Parable Of The Sower

by Octavia E. Butler

4 avg rating
Nebula
Locus Science Fiction
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Parable Of The Talents

by Octavia E. Butler

3 avg rating
Nebula
Arthur C. Clarke
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The Magicians

by Lev Grossman

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world 

Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians, the prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the forthcoming The Magician's Land, is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.

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Blackout

by Connie Willis

5 avg rating
Nebula
Hugo
Locus Science Fiction
John W. Campbell
Hugo
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Nifft The Lean

by Michael Shea

PAPERBACK
World Fantasy
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Rewind

by Julia P. Lynde

5 avg rating
Emerging from traumatic events of her past, Shane is left dealing with newfound self revelations until she seeks help from an unexpected quarter.

Veronica is a stunning and powerful business woman who knows what she wants and lives for the seduction involved in getting it.

Complicated doesn't begin to describe the results.
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To Say Nothing Of The Dog

by Connie Willis

4.33 avg rating
Hugo
Locus Science Fiction
Nebula
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Immune Response

by Tak W. Mak

Written in the same engaging conversational style as the acclaimed first edition, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and invaluable resource for college and university students in life sciences, medicine and other health professions who need a concise but comprehensive introduction to immunology. The authors bring clarity and readability to their audience, offering a complete survey of the most fundamental concepts in basic and clinical immunology while conveying the subject's fascinating appeal.

The content of this new edition has been completely updated to include current information on all aspects of basic and clinical immunology. The superbly drawn figures are now in full color, complemented by full color plates throughout the book. The text is further enhanced by the inclusion of numerous tables, special topic boxes and brief notes that provide interesting insights. At the end of each chapter, a self-test quiz allows students to monitor their mastery of major concepts, while a set of conceptual questions prompts them to extrapolate further and extend their critical thinking. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, Primer to The Immune Response, 2nd Edition contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles also form the basis of case studies that are found in the associated online study guide and are designed to reinforce clinical connections.

  • Complete yet concise coverage of the basic and clinical principles of immunology
  • Engaging conversational writing style that is to the point and very readable
  • Over 200 clear, elegant color illustrations
  • Comprehensive glossary and list of abbreviations

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Transit

by Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers’s Transit is an existential, political, literary thriller that explores the agonies of boredom, the vitality of storytelling, and the plight of the exile with extraordinary compassion and insight.
     
Having escaped from a Nazi concentration camp in Germany in 1937, and later a camp in Rouen, the nameless twenty-seven-year-old German narrator of Seghers’s multilayered masterpiece ends up in the dusty seaport of Marseille. Along the way he is asked to deliver a letter to a man named Weidel in Paris and discovers Weidel has committed suicide, leaving behind a suitcase containing letters and the manuscript of a novel. As he makes his way to Marseille to find Weidel’s widow, the narrator assumes the identity of a refugee named Seidler, though the authorities think he is really Weidel. There in the giant waiting room of Marseille, the narrator converses with the refugees, listening to their stories over pizza and wine, while also gradually piecing together the story of Weidel, whose manuscript has shattered the narrator’s “deathly boredom,” bringing him to a deeper awareness of the transitory world the refugees inhabit as they wait and wait for that most precious of possessions: transit papers.
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Infinity Beach

by Jack McDevitt

Nebula
John W. Campbell
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The Men In The Jungle

by Norman Spinrad

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
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First Dawn

by Mike Shepherd

How do you win a war lost 6,000 years before you were born. Those are the orders waiting Launa O'Brian, fresh out of West Point. They want her to help peaceful farmers win a war they're about to lose and beat back the Horse Raiders that destroyed them.
The Army has a time machine. They even tested it once. It didn't work, but trust them, they fixed it. Yeah, Right.
With the whole army to chose from, they've assigned her Captain Jack Walking Bear. As a captain, he outranks her. As a guy, he's got a lot of different ideas about how to run this show.
But the President put Launa in charge, because his old anthropology professor says women spoke first back then and guys paid attention.
So how come the first thing they see is a war band of horsemen who want to hit them over the head and steal everything they brought?
Did the time machine blow it?
Were the anthropologists a bit optimistic?
Is Launa going to kill Jack before the end of the book?
You really want to read this book!

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Anonymous | 2018-09-03 02:39:14
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