John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

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

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
The Alteration Kingsley Amis 1976
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Beyond Apollo Barry N. Malzberg 1972
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
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
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Blackfish City Sam J. Miller 2018
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula finalist - novel
The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe 1980-87
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Nebula winner - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Brother to Dragons Charles Sheffield 1992
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Brute Orbits George Zebrowski 1998
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede Bradley Denton 1991
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Central Station Lavie Tidhar 2016
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
The Child Garden Geoff Ryman 1989
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
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
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016SF Masterworks
The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson 2001
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge 1999
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Dervish House Ian McDonald 2010
British Science Fiction Association Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
A Door into Ocean Joan Slonczewski 1986
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
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
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Fairyland Paul J. McAuley 1995
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North 2014
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K. Dick 1974
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
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
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Forever Peace Joe Haldeman 1997
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Gateway Frederik Pohl 1977
Nebula winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo winner - novel
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
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Genesis Poul Anderson 2000
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Genius Plague David Walton 2017
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Gloriana Michael Moorcock 1978
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss 1982
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Nebula finalist - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
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
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Highest Frontier Joan Slonczewski 2011
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
In War Times Kathleen Ann Goonan 2007
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Islanders Christopher Priest 2011
British Science Fiction Association Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Islands in the Net Bruce Sterling 1988
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Jack Glass Adam Roberts 2012
British Science Fiction Association Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Lincoln's Dreams Connie Willis 1987
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Little Brother Cory Doctorow 2008
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Malevil Robert Merle 1974
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
Market Forces Richard K. Morgan 2004
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Mindscan Robert J. Sawyer 2005
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Omega Jack McDevitt 2003
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
On Wings of Song Thomas M. Disch 1979
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Pacific Edge Kim Stanley Robinson 1990
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Permutation City Greg Egan 1994
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
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
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Postman David Brin 1985
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Probability Space Nancy Kress 2002
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Radiomen Eleanor Lerman 2015
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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
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
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Riddley Walker Russell Hoban 1980
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Song of Time Ian R. MacLeod 2008
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Strange Bodies Marcel Theroux 2013
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
The Time Ships Stephen Baxter 1995
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Philip K. Dick Award
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Timescape Gregory Benford 1980
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Nebula winner - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
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
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
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
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
Titan Ben Bova 2006
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 2009
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Years of the City Frederik Pohl 1984
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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