Classics of Science Fiction
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5 - CSF Short Story Cutoff
10 - CSF Novel Cutoff
The Scope of This Database
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This database contains a very limited subset of science fiction short stories and novels.
Books came from these
recommendation lists, polls, and awards
we used to create
The Classics of Science Fiction
. A book had to have a minimum of 10 citations out of 65 to get on our final list, but you can reset that here.
Short stories came from these
anthologies, lists, awards, and polls
, we used to create
The Classics of Short Science Fiction
. A short story had to have a minimum of 5 citations from dozens of possible recommendation citations to make our final list, but you can reset that here.
We did not select these stories and books —
read about our methodology
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