What is the BEST science fiction book (or short story) that absolutely could stand alone but was technically part of a series or had/was a sequel?
I'm going to be gathering up the results of this list and posting them very soon, so if you want to get in on our conversation, time is running out. Remember there are no more polls. We just have a conversation about some good books. Next week (Tuesday probably), I will publish the two lists: one of "undersung heroes," (the books that aren't the best but that you love and want to see more people know about), and the BEST, which will have no ranking other than being listed in order of which got the most seconds.
You can also check out our growing Master List for great recommendations in lots of different categories! (It's also a great way to see the what the results of participation here will look like.) Come check it out!
Please remember to go to the original page to drop your nomination (and familiarize yourself with the rules if you haven't yet). If you put it anywhere else (including a Facebook comment on this post) it will not be counted.
Thank you all for your input. I've really love reading all your comments about the books you treasure and why.