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by JACK VANCE ( 1957)
A marvellous planetary romance set on a vast low- density world crowded with exotic civilisations. Very influential, and was later followed up by Showboat World.
THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN
by GENE WOLFE ( 1980- 83)
The growth to manhood of a boy, Severian, set in a totally transformed world of the very far future, over four volumes. Gobsmacking.