AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books

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Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 Acme Novelty Library #19 Chris Ware 2008
2 Alas, Babylon Pat Frank 1959
3 Behold the Man Michael Moorcock 1969
4 Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932
5 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
6 The Chrysalids John Wyndham 1955
7 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks 1987
8 Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson 1999
9 The Death of Grass John Christopher 1956
10 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester 1952
11 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 1968
12 The Drowned World J. G. Ballard 1962
13 Dune Frank Herbert 1965
14 Earth Abides George R. Stewart 1949
15 Embassytown China MiƩville 2011
16 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
17 Falling Free Lois McMaster Bujold 1988
18 The Female Man Joanna Russ 1975
19 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov 1951-53
20 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979
21 Hothouse Brian W. Aldiss 1962
22 Hyperion Dan Simmons 1989
23 The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury 1951
24 Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne 1864
25 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
26 Little Brother Cory Doctorow 2008
27 Logan's Run William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson 1967
28 The Long Tomorrow Leigh Brackett 1955
29 Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison 1966
30 Man Plus Frederik Pohl 1976
31 Mission of Gravity Hal Clement 1954
32 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
33 Nor Crystal Tears Alan Dean Foster 1982
34 Odd John Olaf Stapledon 1935
35 Old Man's War John Scalzi 2005
36 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
37 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
38 Ribofunk Paul Di Filippo 1996
39 Ring Around the Sun Clifford D. Simak 1953
40 Ringworld Larry Niven 1970
41 Roadside Picnic Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky 1972
42 The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1959
43 Solaris Stanislaw Lem 1970
44 The Stand Stephen King 1978
45 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein 1959
46 Uglies Scott Westerfeld 2005
47 Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon 1960
48 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 1898
49 When Worlds Collide Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer 1933
50 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle 1962