I’ve drawn my list from the Classics list as well, as I thought since I don’t read much Sci-fi, what I DO read should be a classic. So, here goes…and correct me if I’m wrong and you have better suggestions for a sci-fi neophyte…
1. Invisible Man by H. G. Wells–classic
2. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes–Is this considered sci-fi?
3. Dune by Frank Herbert–My brother-in-law’s favorite
4. Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood–I liked Oryx and Crake…
5. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick–I liked his books-to-movies Minority Report and Adjustment Bureau…
6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy–This is on so many lists!
7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley–classic
8. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury–Classic
9. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman–not even sure if this is categorized as sci-fi, as much of Gaiman’s work is fantasy, but it sounded good.
10. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein–The only other thing I read of his is Stranger in a Strange Land, which I loved. Don’t know why I never followed up with something else..