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The Four Agreements

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Everything we do is based on agreements we have made - agreements with ourselves, with other people, with God, with life. But the most important agreements are the ones we make with ourselves. In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible. One single agreement is not such a problem, but we have many agreements that come from fear, deplete our energy, and diminish our self-worth."

"In these agreements we tell ourselves who we are, how to behave, what is possible, what is impossible." In this powerful book that has remained on The New York Times Bestseller List for over five years, don Miguel reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. When we are ready to change these agreements, there are four deceptively simple, yet powerful agreements that we can adopt as guiding principles. The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don't Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you wonít be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don't Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Nebula Award Winners

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Lists of Bests : Nebula Award Winners

Nebula Award Winners

YR  TITLE  AUTHOR
1965 Dune Frank Herbert
1966 Babel-17 Samuel R. Delaney
1966 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
1967 The Einstein Intersection Samuel R. Delaney
1968 Rite of Passage Alexei Panshin
1969 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
1970 Ringworld Larry Niven
1971 A Time of Changes Robert Silverberg
1972 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
1973 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke
1974 The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia Ursula K. Le Guin
1975 The Forever War Joe Haldeman
1976 Man Plus Frederik Pohl
1977 Gateway Frederik Pohl
1978 Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre
1979 The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke
1980 Timescape Gregory Benford
1981 The Claw of the Conciliator Gene Wolfe
1982 No Enemy but Time Michael Bishop
1983 Startide Rising David Brin
1984 Neuromancer William Gibson
1985 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
1986 Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card
1987 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy
1988 Falling Free Lois McMaster Bujold
1989 The Healer's War Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
1990 Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea Ursula Le Guin
1991 Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick
1992 Doomsday Book Connie Willis
1993 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
1994 Moving Mars Greg Bear
1995 The Terminal Experiment Robert J. Sawyer
1996 Slow River Nicola Griffith
1997 The Moon and the Sun Vonda N. McIntyre
1998 Forever Peace Joe Haldeman
1999 Parable of the Talents Octavia E. Butler
2000 Darwin's Radio Greg Bear
2001 The Quantum Rose Catherine Asaro
2002 American Gods Neil Gaiman
2003 The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon

Hugo Award Winners

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Hugo Award Winners

YR  TITLE  AUTHOR
1946 The Mule Isaac Asimov
1951 Farmer in the Sky Robert A. Heinlein
1953 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester
1955 They'd Rather Be Right Mark Clifton and Frank Riley
1956 Double Star Robert A. Heinlein
1959 A Case of Conscience James Blish
1960 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein
1961 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr.
1962 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
1963 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
1964 Way Station Clifford D. Simak
1965 The Wanderer Fritz Leiber
1966 ... And Call Me Conrad Roger Zelazny
1966 Dune Frank Herbert
1967 The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein
1968 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny
1969 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
1970 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
1971 Ringworld Larry Niven
1972 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip Jose Farmer
1973 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
1974 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke
1975 The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia Ursula K. Le Guin
1976 The Forever War Joe Haldeman
1977 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Kate Wilhelm
1978 Gateway Frederik Pohl
1979 Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre
1980 The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke
1981 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge
1982 Downbelow Station C. J. Cherryh
1983 Foundation's Edge Isaac Asimov
1984 Startide Rising David Brin
1985 Neuromancer William Gibson
1986 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
1987 Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card
1988 The Uplift War David Brin
1989 Cyteen C. J. Cherryh
1990 Hyperion Dan Simmons
1991 The Vor Game Lois McMaster Bujold
1992 Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold
1993 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge
1993 Doomsday Book Connie Willis
1994 Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
1995 Mirror Dance Lois McMaster Bujold
1996 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson
1997 Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
1998 Forever Peace Joe Haldeman
1999 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis
2000 A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge
2001 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling
2002 American Gods Neil Gaiman
2003 Hominids Robert J. Sawyer

The Philip K. Dick Award Winners

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The Philip K. Dick Award Winners

YR  TITLE  AUTHOR
1982 Software Rudy Rucker
1983 The Anubis Gates Tim Powers
1984 Neuromancer William Gibson
1985 Dinner at Deviant's Palace Tim Powers
1986 Homunculus James P. Blaylock
1987 Strange Toys Patricia Geary
1988 400 Billion Stars Paul J. McAuley
1988 Wetware Rudy Rucker
1989 Subterranean Gallery Richard Paul Russo
1990 Points of Departure Pat Murphy
1991 King of Morning, Queen of Day Ian McDonald
1992 Through the Heart Richard Grant
1993 Growing Up Weightless John M. Ford
1993 Elvissey Jack Womack
1994 Mysterium Robert Charles Wilson
1995 Headcrash Bruce Bethke
1996 The Time Ships Stephen Baxter
1997 The Troika Stepan Chapman
1998 253: The Print Remix Geoff Ryman
1999 Vacuum Diagrams Stephen Baxter
2000 Only Forward Michael, Marshall Smith
2001 Ship of Fools Richard Paul Russo
2002 The Mount Carol Emshwiller
2003 Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan

The Most Significant SF and Fantasy Books

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The SF Book Club's "The Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years (1953-2002)"

#  TITLE  AUTHOR
1 The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
2 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov
3 Dune Frank Herbert
4 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
5 A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin
6 Neuromancer William Gibson
7 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke
8 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick
9 The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley
10 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
11 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe
12 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr.
13 The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov
14 Children of the Atom Wilmar Shiras
15 Cities in Flight James Blish
16 The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett
17 Dangerous Visions Harlan Ellison
18 Deathbird Stories Harlan Ellison
19 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester
20 Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
21 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey
22 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
23 The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Stephen R. Donaldson
24 The Forever War Joe Haldeman
25 Gateway Frederik Pohl
26 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone J.K. Rowling
27 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
28 I Am Legend Richard Matheson
29 Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice
30 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
31 Little, Big John Crowley
32 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny
33 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
34 Mission of Gravity Hal Clement
35 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon
36 The Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith
37 On the Beach Nevil Shute
38 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke
39 Ringworld Larry Niven
40 Rogue Moon Algis J. Budrys
41 The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien
42 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
43 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
44 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
45 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
46 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein
47 Stormbringer Michael Moorcock
48 The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks
49 Timescape Gregory Benford
50 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip Jose Farmer

100 Science Fiction Books You Just Have to Read

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Phobos Entertainment's "100 Science Fiction Books You Just Have to Read"

#  TITLE  AUTHOR
1 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke
2 Foundation Isaac Asimov
3 Dune Frank Herbert
4 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
5 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein
6 Valis Philip K. Dick
7 Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
8 Gateway Frederik Pohl
9 Space Merchants Frederik Pohl
10 Earth Abides George R. Stewart
11 Cuckoo's Egg C.J. Cherryh
12 Star Surgeon James White
13 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Philip K. Dick
14 Radix A. A. Attanasio
15 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
16 Ringworld Larry Niven
17 A Case of Conscience James Blish
18 Last and First Man Olaf Stapledon
19 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
20 Way Station Clifford D. Simak
21 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon
22 Gray Lensman E.E. "Doc" Smith
23 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
24 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
25 Behold the Man Michael Moorcock
26 Star Maker Olaf Stapledon
27 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
28 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
29 Heritage of Hastur Marion Zimmer Bradley
30 The Time Machine H. G. Wells
31 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
32 Slan A. E. Van Vogt
33 Neuromancer William Gibson
34 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
35 In Conquest Born C. S. Friedman
36 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny
37 Eon Greg Bear
38 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey
39 Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne
40 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
41 Cosm Gregory Benford
42 The Voyage of the Space Beagle A. E. Van Vogt
43 Blood Music Greg Bear
44 Beggars in Spain Nancy Kress
45 Omnivore Piers Anthony
46 I, Robot Isaac Asimov
47 Mission of Gravity Hal Clement
48 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip Jose Farmer
49 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
50 The Man Who Folded Himself David Gerrold
51 1984 George Orwell
52 The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyl And Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
53 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
54 Flesh Philip Jose Farmer
55 Cities in Flight James Blish
56 Shadow of the Torturer Gene Wolfe
57 Startide Rising David Brin
58 Triton Samuel R. Delany
59 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
60 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
61 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
62 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr.
63 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
64 No Blade of Grass John Christopher
65 The Postman David Brin
66 Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
67 Berserker Fred Saberhagen
68 Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
69 Planiverse A. K. Dewdney
70 Dragon's Egg Robert L. Forward
71 Downbelow Station C. J. Cherryh
72 Dawn Octavia E. Butler
73 The Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein
74 The Doomsday Book Connie Willis
75 Forever War Joe Haldeman
76 Deathbird Stories Harlan Ellison
77 Roadside Picnic Arkady Strugatsky
78 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge
79 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
80 Drowned World J.G. Ballard
81 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
82 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
83 Upanishads Various
84 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
85 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
86 The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin
87 The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham
88 Mutant Henry Kuttner
89 Solaris Stanislaw Lem
90 Ralph 124C41+ Hugo Gernsback
91 I Am Legend Richard Matheson
92 Timescape Gregory Benford
93 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester
94 War with the Newts Karl Kapek
95 Mars Ben Bova
96 Brain Wave Poul Anderson
97 Hyperion Dan Simmons
98 The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton
99 Camp Concentration Thomas M. Disch
100 A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs

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