How Great Science Fiction Works

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Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 Aurora Kim Stanley Robinson 2015
2 The Body Snatchers Jack Finney 1955
3 The Book of Phoenix Nnedi Okorafor 2015
4 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe 1980-87
5 Brown Girl in the Ring Nalo Hopkinson 1998
6 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
7 A Case of Conscience James Blish 1958
8 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke 1953
9 Cities in Flight James Blish 1970
10 The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke 1956
11 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain 1889
12 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks 1987
13 Crash J. G. Ballard 1973
14 Doomsday Book Connie Willis 1992
15 Downbelow Station C. J. Cherryh 1981
16 Dune Frank Herbert 1965
17 Earth Abides George R. Stewart 1949
18 Evolution Stephen Baxter 2002
19 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1953
20 The Female Man Joanna Russ 1975
21 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 1966
22 The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1975
23 Forty Signs of Rain Kim Stanley Robinson 2004
24 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov 1951-53
25 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 1818
26 From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne 1865
27 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
28 Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree, Jr. 1990
29 I, Robot Isaac Asimov 1950
30 In the Ocean of Night Gregory Benford 1977
31 Last and First Men Olaf Stapledon 1930
32 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
33 Light M. John Harrison 2002
34 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick 1962
35 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury 1950
36 Neuromancer William Gibson 1984
37 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
38 Orphans of the Sky Robert A. Heinlein 1963
39 Osama Lavie Tidhar 2011
40 A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 1917
41 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
42 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
43 Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds 2000
44 Ring Stephen Baxter 1993
45 The Road Cormac McCarthy 2006
46 Rogue Moon Algis Budrys 1960
47 Sarah Canary Karen Joy Fowler 1991
48 The Scarlet Plague Jack London 1912
49 Seveneves Neal Stephenson 2015
50 The Sheep Look Up John Brunner 1972
51 The Skylark of Space Edward E. Smith 1946
52 Slan A. E. van Vogt 1946
53 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 1992
54 Solaris Stanislaw Lem 1970
55 The Space Merchants Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth 1953
56 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell 1996
57 Star Maker Olaf Stapledon 1937
58 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester 1956
59 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein 1959
60 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961
61 The Time Machine H. G. Wells 1895
62 Utopia Thomas More 1551
63 Walk to the End of the World Suzy McKee Charnas 1974
64 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 1898
65 The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi 2015
66 We Yevgeny Zamyatin 1924
67 The Word for World is Forest Ursula K. Le Guin 1976
68 The World Inside Robert Silverberg 1971
69 Zeitgeist Bruce Sterling 2000