and listed in no meaningful order...
253 (the print remix), Geoff Ryman; 253 characters on a brief, memorable journey; a fascinating, innovatively structured anti-novel, orginally composed online at ryman-novel.com
Catch 22, Joseph Heller; hilariously tragic cultural criticism
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, as well as the other four books of the increasingly misnamed trilogy
Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner; also The Shockwave Rider, and The Sheep Look Up
Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut; also Slaughterhouse Five and, well, everything else by Vonnegut
The Cider House Rules, John Irving; also A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Setting Free the Bears, and ....
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Ubik, Philip K. Dick; Reality is now available in a convenient aerosol spray! Safe when used as directed.
The Year's Best Science Fiction, Gardner Dozois, ed.; This annual collection of speculative fiction often turns up writers who think differently.
Meet Me in the Moon Room, Ray Vukcevich;