Originally Posted by nstygma
i haven't read many in this genre, but this was really good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_Earth_(novel)
I also liked Dune and the 7 books that kinda round out the series
-I Am Legend - Richard Matheson: i thought this was very good. the most recent movie version did a horrible job
Oh, I forgot about Dune. I read the first 3 and they were great. I read those books and The Planet of the Apes at the same time and remember thinking how awful the movies were of those fantastic books.