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David Pringle's Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

David Pringle is a famed Scottish editor who has written several guides to science fiction. His book Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels has been widely read and is still highly regarded today. In the book, Pringle lists his picks for the best SF novels written between 1949 and 1984 with a decided lean towards British SF.


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