I read a lot of Science Fiction, amongst other things. Here is my idiosyncratic recommendations of the SF Books I like. I guarantee that you will like these books if you like the same books that I do! I have rated all these as 1 and 2, with some 3s.
(I also have some summaries of these, and the rest of the SF I read, but it's definitely not all "recommended"!)
'Sf's no good,'
they bellow till we're deaf.
'But this looks good.'--- 'Well then, it's not sf.'
Robert Conquest, Spectrum 2, 1962
Books will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no books
-- SF trad. variant on Gilbert Shelton
My Most Recently Read SF Recommendations (although these are not always recently published; I'm adding new books to my unread book pile faster than I'm reading them):
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
-- Mark Twain
(remember -- humour is a very personal taste)
Criticizing Asimov because his characters aren't as good as Jane Austen's strikes me as being like criticizing Pride and Prejudice because it doesn't have any robots.
-- Pete McCutchen
We're not into science fiction because it's good literature, we're into it because it's weird.