Classic stories with at least eight citations.
Classic books with at least twelve citations.
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The Classics of Science Fiction identifies the books and short stories that are most remembered based on how often they are cited by awards, best-of-lists, polls, editors, scholars, and other sources of recognition.
A minimum number of citations are required for works to be included in our classics lists. Books (novels, anthologies, and collections) are required to have at least twelve citations; short stories must have at least eight.
You can use the List Builder to configure your own lists. You can also view the citation sources used for books and short stories.