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Classics of Science Fiction

Description: Add or vote for those books that belong in the canon of science fiction. Vote down any books that don't belong in a canonical list, because they aren't good, classic or science fiction. Please try not to include recently published works (nothing after 1980). True classics only.

Members: 43 participating members (show all)

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14
25,520 members, 460 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

electrice (0): horror

18
7,179 members, 119 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
20
10,316 members, 153 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
21
8,538 members, 224 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
22
8,118 members, 109 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
23
6,446 members, 164 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
24
5,142 members, 153 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
25
2,272 members, 38 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
26
8,563 members, 133 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
27
7,498 members, 125 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)
28
5,987 members, 100 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
29
30,128 members, 844 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)
30
6,486 members, 139 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
31
3,533 members, 125 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
32
1,678 members, 48 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
33
18,671 members, 271 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
34
5,363 members, 139 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
35
3,484 members, 92 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
36
3,251 members, 91 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
37
2,159 members, 42 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
38
1,585 members, 44 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
39
1,533 members, 25 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)
40
1,362 members, 25 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)
41
16,855 members, 265 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, scificomics, MaryVal, b1_, andomck

Thumbs down: merrystar, barney67

Score: 3

42
16,647 members, 204 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: andomck, ahef1963, Smurgi, MaryVal

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 3

43
8,738 members, 147 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: raperper, Smurgi, MaryVal, scificomics, ayaeckel

Thumbs down: andyl, barney67

Score: 3

44
5,625 members, 118 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
45
4,695 members, 72 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: b1_, barney67, ayaeckel

Score: 3

46
4,636 members, 125 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: jburlinson, roby72, barney67

Score: 3

47
4,420 members, 118 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar, hailelib, BruceCoulson, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 3

48
3,937 members, 97 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: andomck, MaryVal, BruceCoulson, andyl

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 3

49
3,737 members, 77 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411, andyl, MaryVal

Score: 3

50
3,501 members, 114 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
51
3,285 members, 69 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: lawecon, ayaeckel, andyl

Score: 3

52
2,662 members, 90 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
53
1,629 members, 19 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
54
1,548 members, 62 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
55
1,165 members, 25 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 3

56
1,137 members, 20 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: andyl, aulsmith, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 3

57
1,012 members, 36 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: andomck, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 3

58
833 members, 12 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, andyl, MaryVal

Score: 3

59
27,151 members, 495 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
60
25,363 members, 649 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: souloftherose, andomck, ahef1963, ayaeckel

Thumbs down: merrystar, barney67

Score: 2

61
10,688 members, 88 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: deven.bookman, Smurgi, barney67

Thumbs down: EnriqueFreeque

Score: 2

62
7,415 members, 167 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: deerhorne, andyl, scificomics

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 2

Explanations:

merrystar (0): published after 1980

63
7,185 members, 120 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027, merrystar

Score: 2

64
6,790 members, 125 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Explanations:

prosfilaes (0): Allegory? Fantasy? Definitely not science fiction.

65
5,389 members, 201 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: deven.bookman, deerhorne

Score: 2

66
5,324 members, 88 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, MaryVal

Score: 2

67
4,982 members, 95 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: roby72, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 2

68
3,098 members, 106 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: jburlinson, merrystar

Score: 2

69
3,077 members, 54 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: jburlinson, MaryVal, Smurgi, hailelib

Thumbs down: andyl, barney67

Score: 2

70
2,910 members, 64 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, barney67

Score: 2

71
2,535 members, 58 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: BruceCoulson

Score: 2

72
2,401 members, 35 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: scorpiusx1, EnriqueFreeque, MaryVal

Thumbs down: andyl

Score: 2

73
1,949 members, 58 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 2

74
1,837 members, 29 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: deven.bookman, scificomics

Score: 2

75
1,766 members, 50 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: asalamon, ayaeckel

Score: 2

76
1,381 members, 39 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 2

77
1,375 members, 33 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 2

78
1,360 members, 23 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: andyl, MaryVal

Score: 2

79
1,099 members, 24 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 2

80
1,069 members, 30 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: Smurgi, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 2

81
1,005 members, 22 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Score: 2

82
9,942 members, 254 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Explanations:

merrystar (0): the novella is much better

andyl (0): Would choose to have the novella version of this story in an anthology.

83
6,511 members, 105 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: merrystar

Score: 1

84
5,626 members, 31 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Score: 1

85
4,207 members, 93 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: longway

Score: 1

86
3,997 members, 63 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: longway

Score: 1

87
3,100 members, 45 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: scificomics

Score: 1

88
3,032 members, 48 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 1

Explanations:

merrystar (0): published after 1980

89
2,792 members, 50 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel

Score: 1

90
2,199 members, 38 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: Elizabeth088, ayaeckel

Thumbs down: andyl

Score: 1

Explanations:

andyl (0): would choose short version in anthology over this expansion

91
2,159 members, 36 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: 1

92
1,974 members, 35 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Score: 1

93
1,756 members, 38 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Score: 1

94
1,377 members, 49 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel

Score: 1

95
1,372 members, 29 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel

Score: 1

96
1,299 members, 39 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: scificomics

Score: 1

97
1,243 members, 25 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: scorpiusx1

Score: 1

98
1,142 members, 18 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: barney67

Score: 1

99
1,127 members, 38 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: barney67

Score: 1

100
969 members, 19 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Score: 1

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (July 2013)

Type: Unnumbered

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