We imagine this list of 15 Great Science Fiction Novels from Business Week will be dissected and commented upon by those who know more about it than we do, but we pass it along for your consideration. The bottom third of this list reads as follows:
11. Man Plus (Frederik Pohl, 1976) If you lose a leg, are you still yourself? And if you gain wings? And what if you remake yourself perfectly for an inhuman environment?
12. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (Kate Wilhelm, 1976)
In a world of exhausted fertility, will the technologies of reproduction bind us together, change us all forever, or separate us from our offspring?
13. China Mountain Zhang (Maureen F. McHugh, 1992)
In a backwater America, outsiders dominate through the strength of their technologies. This novel questions whether American values of individualism can survive.
14. Galatea 2.2 (Richard Powers, 1995)
The arts and the sciences make up two different cultures. Artificial intelligence thrives at the point where they intersect.
15. Calculating God (Robert J. Sawyer, 2000)
If we are not alone, what does the Other make of us? And if the Other is more powerful yet seems to want to help us, what do we make of the Other?
You can find the top ten on the site.