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Excellent Stand-Alone Fantasy and Science Fiction

Sure, long, drawn-out series are fun. But sometimes you just want a straightforward, one-and-done story. These are the best of the best stand-alonebooks of sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction.
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11/22/63
11/22/63
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Almanac of the Dead (Leslie Marmon Silko)
Almanac of the Dead (Leslie Marmon Silko)
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Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon
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American Gods
American Gods
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Anathem
Anathem
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The Antelope Wife (Louise Erdrich)
The Antelope Wife (Louise Erdrich)
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Ash (Melinda Lo)
Ash (Melinda Lo)
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Battle Royale (Koushun Takami)
Battle Royale (Koushun Takami)
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Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)
Binti (Nnedi Okorafor)
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The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell)
The Bone Clocks (David Mitchell)
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The Book of Lost Things (John Connolly)
The Book of Lost Things (John Connolly)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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Brown Girl in the Ring (Nalo Hopkinson)
Brown Girl in the Ring (Nalo Hopkinson)
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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
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Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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Contact
Contact
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Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
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Dhalgren
Dhalgren
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The Diamond Age
The Diamond Age
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The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Dracula
Dracula
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The Dune Chronicles
The Dune Chronicles
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Ender's Game
Ender's Game
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Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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Fledgling
Fledgling
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Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
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The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
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Foundation
Foundation
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
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The Gilda Stories (Jewelle Gomez)
The Gilda Stories (Jewelle Gomez)
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The Goblin Emperor (Katherine Addison)
The Goblin Emperor (Katherine Addison)
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The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker)
The Golem and the Jinni (Helene Wecker)
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Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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