50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903)

Titles in bold are on the Classics of Science Fiction v5 list.

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
Across the Zodiac Percy Greg 1880
3
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
After London Richard Jefferies 1885
3
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other Worlds Wladislaw Somerville Lach-Szyrma 1883
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Angel of the Revolution George Griffith 1893
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman's Destiny Julius Vogel 1889
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Around the Moon Jules Verne 1870
3
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Begum's Fortune Jules Verne 1879
2
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Brick Moon Edward Everett Hale 1869
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Caesar's Column Ignatius Donnelly 1890
3
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
A Crystal Age W. H. Hudson 1887
3
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett P. Serviss 1898
3
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Erewhon Samuel Butler 1872
4
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The First Men in the Moon H. G. Wells 1901
9
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Flatland Edwin A. Abbott 1884
7
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Force ennemie John Antoine Nau 1903
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne 1865
11
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
The Future Eve Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam 1886
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Hartmann the Anarchist or The Doom of the Great City Edward Douglas Fawcett 1893
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Human Drift King Camp Gillette 1894
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Inner House Walter Besant 1888
2
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Invisible Man H. G. Wells 1897
10
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Island of Doctor Moreau H. G. Wells 1896
13
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
A Journey in Other Worlds John Jacob Astor IV 1894
2
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Journey to Mars Gustavus W. Pope 1894
2
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne 1864
13
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
La Guerre au vingtième siècle Albert Robida 1887
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Looking Backward Edward Bellamy 1888
8
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Lumen Camille Flammarion 1872
2
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Mizora: World of Women Mary E. Bradley Lane 1881
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Mysterious Island Jules Verne 1874
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
News from Nowhere William Morris 1890
4
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Off on a Comet Jules Verne 1877
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Omega: The Last Days of the World Camille Flammarion 1894
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Purple Cloud M. P. Shiel 1901
5
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Revolt of Man Walter Besant 1882
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Robur the Conqueror Jules Verne 1886
2
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 1886
9
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille 1888
3
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Supermale Alfred Jarry 1902
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Thoth Joseph Shield Nicholson 1888
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The Time Machine H. G. Wells 1895
29
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
To Venus in Five Seconds Fred T. Jane 1897
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
A Traveler from Altruria William Dean Howells 1894
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne 1872
16
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Unveiling a Parallel Alice Ilgenfritz JonesElla Merchant 1893
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Le Vingtième Siècle Albert Robida 1883
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Le Vingtième siècle. La vie électrique Albert Robida 1890
1
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Vril, the Power of the Coming Race Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1871
2
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 1898
30
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
When the Sleeper Wakes H. G. Wells 1899
3
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
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