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The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit)

Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference.

I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read.

PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine.

So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count:

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Posted by John on 2011-09-09
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Top 10 Drupal 7 Books: An Early Look

With the Drupal 7 beta right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the new crop of Drupal 7 books coming to market. Surprisingly, more than ten Drupal 7 books have already been announced and some of them are already shipping. Here's a quick look at the top 10:

Pro Drupal 7 Development

Pro Drupal 7 Development book

What's in the book?: Deep knowledge of Drupal core, building modules from scratch, optimizing Drupal performance, security best practices, and more. Generally regarded as the best developer-focused Drupal book.

Who's the author?: Todd Tomlinson ("Beginning Drupal 7" author), and John K. VanDyk, 7 year member of Drupal.org and seasoned module developer (Workflow, Actions, etc).

When can I get it?: October 2010.

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Posted by John on 2010-09-21

My Favorite New Drupal Book

Learning Drupal 6 Module Development is a new book from Packt Publishing, written by Matt Butcher. The book is aimed at Drupal users who know PHP and want to learn module development.

Learning Drupal 6 Module Development cover

I was one of the Technical Reviewers for this book, so I've had a digital copy for a while, but my final hard copy just arrived today, and I must say, it's quite cool to see my name in print! :)

Learning Drupal 6 Module Development inside

This book will take you through building several different modules, linking them together through hooks, and finally, creating an install profile to incorporate them all into a distributable package. Along the way, you'll find lots of useful tips, and links to relevant topics on Drupal.org.

If you're looking to learn module development, and your focus is Drupal 6, I definitely recommend picking up a copy.

You can grab a sample chapter here (1.3M PDF).

Update: I'm giving away a free copy of this book to the person who writes the best review over at Drupal Modules.

Posted by John on 2008-05-26
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