Baiting the trap: science fiction for literary readers

I’ll bet you all know one – someone who reads just as many books as you, but who sticks to the high-brow literary authors and disdains that pulpy science fiction stuff you like, no matter how many times you try to explain that it’s not all Star Trek and Buck Rogers. David Louis Edelman asks which science fiction novel should you give to a literary reader, if they give you one chance to convert them? I have a few titles that have worked in the past, but Dave’s got a whole list of them – as well as ones to definitely avoid.