Looking for a good SINGLE SF or fantasy book (not a series)
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I really enjoyed reading beagle757's recent geeklist http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/52467/looking-for-some... looking for good SF or fantasy books.

However many of the responses to the list gave series of books, some of them 12 volumes in length, some not even finished yet.

I find it really despairing that the trend in recent years in SF and fantasy is that if an author doesn't write at least a trilogy, then his books are not worth publishing.

So this what this geeklist is about. I want to hear about good books whose author managed to be concise enough to write them in one volume. They could be 900 pages long, but they are one, complete, book, not a 15 volume never-ending saga.

[Edit] As requested by one of the commenters, here is the list of recommended books in the geeklist - my apologies if I ommited anything:

A fire upon the deep - Vernor Vinge
Anathem - Niel Stephenson
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Man in the Maze - Robert Silverberg
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
House of Leaves. by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Anubis Gates or On Stranger Tides both by Tim Powers
Tiger Tiger (aka The Stars My Destination) by Alfred Bester
Friends Come In Boxes by Michael G Coney
The Godwhale by TJ Bass
The Worm Ouroboros by ER Eddison
Silverlock by John Myers Myers
The Demolished Man by Bester
Fantastic Voyage by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven.
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
The Overlords of War by Gerard Klein
The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
Candy Man by Vincint King, 1971
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Roger Zelazny- A Night in the Lonesome October
Brasyl by Ian McDonald
The Limits Of Enchantment by Graham Joyce
Joe Haldeman's The Forever War
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Excession by Iain Banks
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban.
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn.
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