A Word About Science Fiction Novels
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The Short List:

Frank Herbert - Dune

George Orwell - 1984

Robert A Heinlein - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 and

The Martian Chronicles

Arthur C Clarke - Childhood’s End

Isaac Asimov - The Gods Themselves and

The Foundation Trilogy

Philip K Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldricth


The Man in the High Castle

Aldous Huxley- Brave New World

H G Wells - The Time Machine

The War of the Worlds

Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five

Ursula K Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness

Alfred Bester -The Stars My Destination

The Demolished Man

Roger Zelazny - Lord of Light

Walter M Miller - A Canticle for Leibowitz

Mary Shelley - Frankenstein

Philip Jose Farmer - To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Princess of Mars

E E 'Doc' Smith - Grey Lensman

John Brunner - Stand on Zanzibar


The Long List:

Brian Aldiss

Barefoot in the Head
Bow Down to Null
Enemies of the System
The Helliconia Trilogy

Poul Anderson

The High Crusade
Tau Zero
Vault of the Ages

Victor Appleton, Jr.

Tom Swift and his Diving Seacopter
Tom Swift and his Giant Robot
Tom Swift and His Electronic Retroscope
Tom Swift and his Repeletron Skyway
Tom Swift and the Caves of Nuclear Fire
Tom Swift and the Race to the Moon
Tom Swift and the Visitor from Planet X

Isaac Asimov

Caves of Steel
The End of Eternity
Fantastic Voyage
The Gods Themselves
The Foundation Trilogy
Pebble in the Sky

J.G. Ballard

The Crystal World
The Drowned World
Vermillion Sands
The Wind From Nowhere

T. J. Bass

Half-Past Human
The Godwhale

Edward Belamy

Looking Backward

Gregory Benford


Alfred Bester

The Demolished Man
The Stars My Destination

James Blish

A Case of Conscience
Cities in Flight
Midsummer Century

Ben Bova

Asteroid Wars Trilogy
Mercury Jupiter

John Boyd

The Last Starship From Earth
The Pollinators of Eden

Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles
Fahrenheit 451

John Brunner

The Dramaturges of Yan
The Jagged Edge
The Sheep Look Up
Shockwave Rider
Stand on Zanzibar
The Tides of Time

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the Earth's Core
Beyond Thirty
The Land That Time Forgot
The Mastermind of Mars
The Moon Maid
A Princess of Mars
The Pirates of Venus
Tanar of Pellucidar
Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Under the Moons of Mars

William Burroughs

Naked Lunch
Nova Express
The Soft Machine

Octavia Butler

Clay's Ark

John W. Campbell Jr.

The Black Star Passes

Karl Capek

The Absolute At Large

The War with the Newts

C.J. Cherryh

Downbelow Station
Port Eternity
Wave Without a Shore

John Christopher

No Blade of Grass
The Long Winter
The Ragged Edge

Arthur C. Clarke

Against the Fall of Night
Childhood’s End
The Deep Range
The Fountains of Paradise
Imperial Earth
Rendezvous with Rama

Hal Clement

Mission of Gravity

Ray Cummings

The Girl in the Golden Atom
Tama of the Light Country

Samuel R. Delaney, Jr.

Babel 17
The Einstein Intersection

Philip K. Dick

Clans of the Alphane Moon
The Cosmic Puppets
Counterclock World
The Crack in Space
The Divine Invasion
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Dr. Bloodmoney
Eye in the Sky
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
Lies, Inc.
The Man in the High Castle
The Man Who Japed
The Martian Timeslip
A Maze of Death
The Penultimate Truth
A Scanner Darkly
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Time Out of Joint
We Can Build You
The World Jones Made
The Zap Gun

Thomas M. Disch

Camp Concentration
The Genocides
On Wings of Song

E.L. Doctorow

The Waterworks

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World
The Poison Belt

Gordon Eklund

The Eclipse of Dawn

Philip Jose Farmer


Inside Outside
Lord of the Trees/The Mad Goblin
The Lovers
The Riverworld Series
The Unreasoning Mask

Camille Flammarion

Omega: The Last Days of the World

Pat Frank

Alas, Babylon

Hugo Gernsback

Ralph 124C 41+

Mark S. Geston

Lords of the Starship
Out of the Mouth of the Dragon
The Seige of Wonder

William Gibson

Count Zero

William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

The Difference Engine

William Golding

The Inheritors
Lord of the Flies

Ron Goulart

After Things Fell Apart

Richard Grant

Rumors of Spring
Saraband of Lost Time
Through the Heart
Views from the Oldest House

Joe Haldeman

The Forever War

Robert A. Heinlein

Beyond This Horizon
The Door Into Summer
Double Star
Farmer in the Sky
Farnham's Freehold
Methusela's Children
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Orphans of the Sky
The Past Through Tomorrow
Podkayne of Mars
The Puppet Masters
Starship Troopers
The Tunnel in the Sky

Frank Herbert

The Dosadi Experiment
The Dune Trilogy: Dune
Dune Messiah
The Children of Dune
The Eyes of Heisenberg
The Heaven Makers
The Santaroga Barrier
Under Pressure
The White Plagu

Fred Hoyle

A for Andromeda
The Black Cloud
October the First is Too Late

Aldous Huxley

Ape and Essence
Brave New World

Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon

Stephen King

The Mist
Running Man

Henry Kuttner


Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed
The Lathe of Heaven
The Left Hand of Darkness

Fritz Leiber

The Big Time
The Wanderer

Stanislaw Lem

The Futurological Congress
His Master’s Voice
The Invincible

Dorris Lessing

Canopus in Argos Series

Ira Levin

The Boys from Brazil
A Perfect Day
The Stepford Wives

Jack London

Before Adam

Barry N. Malzberg

Beyond Apollo
The Destruction of the Temple
Herovitt's World

Richard C. Meredith

The Sky Is Full Of Ships
Those Of Us Who Died At Breakaway Station

A. Merritt

The Moon Pool

Walter M. Miller Jr.

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Ward Moore

Bring the Jubilee

Larry Niven

The Integral Trees

Larry Niven/Jerry Pournille

Beowulf's Children (With Steven Barnes)
The Legacy of Heorot (With Steven Barnes)
Oath of Fealty

Andre Norton

Crossroads of Time
The Galactic Derelict
Plague Ship
Quest Crosstime
Time Traders
The Sargasso of Space

George Orwell


Edgar Pangborn

A Mirror for Observers

Frederick Pohl

Man Plus
The Years of the City

Frederick Pohl/C.M. Kornbluth

The Space Merchants

Christopher Priest

The Inverted World

Thomas Pynchon

Against the Day
The Crying of Lot 49
Gravity’s Rainbow

Jean Raspeil

The Camp of the Saints

Keith Roberts

The Chalk Giants

Kenneth Robeson (a.k.a. Lester Dent)

Fear Cay
Land of Always-Night
The Land of Terror
The Man Who Fell Up
The Man Who Shook The Earth
Meteor Menace
The Midas Man
The Monsters
Murder Melody
Mystery Under the Sea
The Red Terrors
Red Snow
Resurrection Day
The Roar Devil
The Secret in the Sky
The South Pole Terror
The Spook Legion
The Thing That Pursued
The Vanisher
The Whisker of Hercules

Kim Stanley Robinson

Red Mars
Green Mars
Blue Mars
The Wild Shore
The Years of Rice and Salt

Joanna Russ

And Chaos Died
The Female Man
Picnic on Paradise

Fred Saberhagen

The Veils of Alzaroc

James H. Schimtz

The Demon Breed
The Lion Game
The Witches of Karres

Bob Shaw

Medusa's Children
Palace of Eternity
The Two-Timers

Mary Shelley

The Last Man

Lucius Shepard

Green Eyes
Life During Wartime

M.P. Shiel

The Purple Cloud

Nevil Shute

On the Beach

Robert Silverberg

The Book of Skulls
Downward to the Earth
Dying Inside
The Man in the Maze
Shadrach in the Furnace
Son of Man
The Stochastic Man
Those Who Watch
A Time of Changes
To Live Again
To Open the Sky
Tom O’Bedlam
Tower of Glass
The World Inside

Clifford Simak

Cemetery World
The Goblin Reservation
Ring Around the Sun
Way Station
The Werewolf Principle

Cordwainer Smith


E.E. Doc Smith

The Lensman Series
The Skylark Series
The Vortex Blasters

Norman Spinrad

Bug Jack Barron
The Iron Dream
The Void Captain's Tale

Olaf Stapeldon

Odd John
The Star Maker
The Last and First Men

Robert Lewis Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

George R. Stewert

Earth Abides

Theodore Sturgeon

The Cosmic Rape
The Dreaming Jewels
More than Human

Sheri S. Tepper


Walter Tevis

Steps of the Sun

Joyce Thompson

Conscience Place

Wilson Tucker

The Lincoln Hunters
Resurrection Days
The Time Masters
Year of the Quiet Sun

Jack Vance

Big Planet
The Blue World
The Dragon Masters
The Dying Earth
The Last Castle
Showboat World
Space Opera
To Live Forever

A.E. Van Vogt

The Beast
The Quest for Tomorrow
Rogue Ship
Voyage of the Space Beagle
The War with the Rull
The Weapon Makers
The Weapon Shops of Ishar
The World of Null A

Jules Verne

The Begum's Fortune
City in the Sahara
For the Flag
From the Earth to the Moon
Into the Niger Bend
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Master of the World
Off on a Comet
Propeller Island
Robur the Conqueror
The Steam House
Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Village in the Treetops

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Cat’s Cradle
The Sirens of Titan
Slaughterhouse Five

H.G. Wells

First Men in the Moon
Food of the Gods
The Invisible Man
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Last War
The Sleeper Awakes
The Time Machine
War in the Air
War of the Worlds

Kate Wilhelm

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

David Wingrove

The Middle Kingdom Series

Philip Wylie

The Disappearance
The Gladiator

Philip Wylie/Edwin Bulmer

When Worlds Collide
After Worlds Collide

John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos
The Day of the Triffids

Yevgeny Zamyatin


Roger Zelazny

Creatures of Light and Darkness
The Dream Master
Isle of the Dead
Lord of Light
This Immortal
To Die in Italbar