The Flashman series by George Fraser.
The James Bond books by Ian Fleming (the originals, not the post-Fleming attempts).
The Axis of Time series by John Birmingham.
The 163x series by Eric Flint.
The Lord of the Rings seriesw by JRR Tolkien.
The Dune series by Frank Herbert.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams.
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- Neil Armstrong