Hi Ronch - a couple I'd recommend that I recommend to everyone:
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester. Hard to find a more aggressively page-turning novel. Seminal cyberpunk, in a lot of ways.
Blindsight - Peter Watts. Pretty hard sf first contact novel about intelligibility and the nature of mind. Very spooky spaceship and a SciFi vampire.
Iain M Banks is cool. Neal Stephenson is awesome but you have to have time. Charles Stross has put Accelerando (which I think is indispensable) on line for free, btw.
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