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Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts

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There's nothing better than spending the holidays buried in a fantastic new book. Want to help your friends and family escape for the holidays using nothing more than their minds? We've got some terrific suggestions for gift books and sets that will light your loved ones' imaginations on fire.


We've focused here on books published this year, which make good gifts because they're special editions, coffee table books, or nice collections of classic works. Check in the comments below for our recommendations, and please add your own!

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Annalee Newitz

American Science Fiction: 9 Classic Novels of the 1950s, curated by Gary Wolfe

A fantastic collection of novels, including satirical dystopia The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, future evolution mindbender More Than Human, by Theodore Sturgeon, Double Star by Robert Heinlein, and much more. This is the perfect box of escapism to help people while away the winter months ahead. [via Amazon]