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Science Fiction Classics

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: 46 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
15
29,526 members, 533 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Explanations:

electrice (0): horror

sturlington (13): Arguably the first science fiction novel.

18
7,717 members, 137 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
24
12,071 members, 171 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)
25
6,626 members, 107 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
27
7,356 members, 164 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
28
2,478 members, 37 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
29
20,245 members, 308 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
30
8,139 members, 146 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
31
3,860 members, 137 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
32
1,817 members, 52 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
33
32,677 members, 903 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Published after 1980

34
17,738 members, 220 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: andomck, ahef1963, Smurgi, MaryVal, Rtrace, sturlington

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 5

35
9,445 members, 162 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
36
5,966 members, 157 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
37
5,861 members, 208 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
38
4,487 members, 124 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: andomck, MaryVal, BruceCoulson, andyl, Rtrace, sturlington

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 5

39
3,569 members, 76 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
40
3,565 members, 95 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
41
2,830 members, 93 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
42
1,866 members, 56 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
44
18,076 members, 292 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Published after 1980

45
5,197 members, 140 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)
46
4,987 members, 82 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: b1_, barney67, ayaeckel, sturlington

Score: 4

47
4,801 members, 131 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
48
3,832 members, 117 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
49
3,722 members, 95 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
50
3,355 members, 75 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)
51
3,311 members, 59 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
52
2,347 members, 49 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

53
2,018 members, 54 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
54
1,447 members, 27 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)
55
1,253 members, 20 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
56
6,188 members, 127 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

57
4,026 members, 90 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411, andyl, MaryVal, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

58
3,362 members, 51 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: scificomics, Rtrace, sturlington

Score: 3

59
3,343 members, 118 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
60
1,800 members, 24 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
61
1,660 members, 26 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: andomck, aulsmith, MaryVal, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3

62
1,589 members, 40 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel, andyl, sturlington, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: barney67

Score: 3

63
1,188 members, 35 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)
64
29,725 members, 837 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Published after 1980

65
11,502 members, 96 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Not good

66
11,218 members, 286 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Explanations:

merrystar (0): the novella is much better

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

67
8,210 members, 180 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Rtrace, deerhorne, andyl, scificomics

Thumbs down: sturlington, merrystar

Score: 2

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

merrystar (0): published after 1980

68
8,012 members, 130 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cej1027, merrystar, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

69
2,649 members, 38 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: scorpiusx1, EnriqueFreeque, MaryVal, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington, andyl

Score: 2

70
2,218 members, 37 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, sturlington

Score: 2

71
1,963 members, 76 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: SnowyReach, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

72
1,508 members, 47 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, EnriqueFreeque, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

73
1,478 members, 27 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: andyl, MaryVal, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

74
1,294 members, 25 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

75
1,178 members, 29 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: andyl, Rtrace, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

76
1,097 members, 37 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: andomck, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

77
923 members, 13 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

78
7,519 members, 147 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Explanations:

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

79
7,107 members, 118 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: merrystar, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

80
5,789 members, 104 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, MaryVal

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

81
5,572 members, 107 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: roby72, andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington, barney67

Score: 1

82
4,675 members, 101 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: longway, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

83
4,420 members, 76 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: longway, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

84
3,236 members, 53 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Rtrace, andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: sturlington, merrystar

Score: 1

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

merrystar (0): published after 1980

85
3,011 members, 55 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

86
2,767 members, 62 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: sturlington, BruceCoulson

Score: 1

87
2,063 members, 62 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

Explanations:

sturlington (0): On the line--published in 1980.

88
1,997 members, 33 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: deven.bookman, scificomics

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

89
1,803 members, 56 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: sturlington

Score: 1

90
1,455 members, 42 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: scificomics, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

91
1,136 members, 23 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: andyl, EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

92
1,016 members, 21 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

93
997 members, 22 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1

94
14,694 members, 142 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: hipdeep, ahef1963, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington, andyl, barney67

Score: 0

Explanations:

sturlington (0): On the line--published in 1980

95
5,946 members, 37 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: hipdeep

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

96
3,474 members, 42 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ayaeckel, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington, merrystar

Score: 0

Explanations:

sturlington (0): DNF

merrystar (0): published after 1980

97
2,619 members, 38 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: barney67, Rtrace

Thumbs down: sturlington, andyl

Score: 0

Explanations:

andyl (0): not enough core sf

98
2,338 members, 41 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Elizabeth088, ayaeckel

Thumbs down: sturlington, andyl

Score: 0

Explanations:

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

99
2,269 members, 39 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: andyl, MaryVal

Thumbs down: sturlington, merrystar

Score: 0

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Published after 1980.

100
2,001 members, 40 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (July 2013)

Type: Unnumbered

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