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22 Books That Changed Science Fiction and Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 22 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.
These are books which clearly inspired a generation of authors, and made a huge splash either in publishing success or critical acclaim. Or both. And these are in no particular order.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
3
Dhalgren
Dhalgren
4
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
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The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds
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Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
Foundation (Iaac Asimov)
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Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
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Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison)
Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison)
9
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
10
Ringworld (Larry Niven)
Ringworld (Larry Niven)
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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
12
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
13
Snow Crash
Snow Crash
14
A Game of Thrones
A Game of Thrones
15
Kindred (Octavia Butler)
Kindred (Octavia Butler)
16
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
17
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
18
The Wind-Up Girl (Paolo Bacigalupi)
The Wind-Up Girl (Paolo Bacigalupi)
19
The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
20
Slaughter-House-Five
Slaughter-House-Five
21
The Martian Chronicles
The Martian Chronicles
22
Dune
Dune
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