The SF Book Club's "The Most Significant SF & Fantasy Books of the Last 50 Years From 1953-2002"

Given by The Science Fiction Book Club

50 Works 722,121 Books 13,248 Reviews 4.1
List of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy produced between 1953 and 2002 as composed by the Science Fiction Book Club.
WorkOrder Label
The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings (1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien
1
The Foundation Trilogy (1951) by Isaac Asimov
2
Dune (1965) by Frank Herbert
3
Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) by Robert A. Heinlein
4
A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) by Ursula K. Le Guin
5
Neuromancer (1984) by William Gibson
6
Childhood's End (1954) by Arthur C. Clarke
7
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. Dick
8
The Mists of Avalon (1982) by Marion Zimmer Bradley
9
Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury
10
The Book of the New Sun (1980) by Gene Wolfe
11
A Canticle for Leibowitz (1955) by Walter M. Miller Jr.
12
The Caves of Steel (1953) by Isaac Asimov
13
Children of the Atom (1953) by Wilmar H. Shiras
14
Cities in Flight (1970) by James Blish
15
The Colour of Magic (1983) by Terry Pratchett
16
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories (1967) by Harlan Ellison
17
Deathbird Stories (1975) by Harlan Ellison
18
The Demolished Man (1952) by Alfred Bester
19
Dhalgren (1975) by Samuel R. Delany
20
Dragonflight (1968) by Anne McCaffrey
21
Ender's Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card
22
Lord Foul's Bane (1977) by Stephen R. Donaldson
23
The Forever War (1974) by Joe Haldeman
24
Gateway (1977) by Frederik Pohl
25
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) by J. K. Rowling
26
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams
27
I Am Legend (1954) by Richard Matheson
28
Interview with the Vampire (1976) by Anne Rice
29
The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) by Ursula K. Le Guin
30
Little, Big (1981) by John Crowley
31
Lord of Light (1967) by Roger Zelazny
32
The Man in the High Castle (1962) by Philip K. Dick
33
Mission of Gravity (1953) by Hal Clement
34
More Than Human (1953) by Theodore Sturgeon
35
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (1993) by Cordwainer Smith
36
On the Beach (1957) by Nevil Shute
37
Rendezvous With Rama (1973) by Arthur C. Clarke
38
Ringworld (1970) by Larry Niven
39
Rogue Moon (1960) by Algis Budrys
40
The Silmarillion (1977) by J. R. R. Tolkien
41
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
42
Snow Crash (1992) by Neal Stephenson
43
Stand on Zanzibar (1968) by John Brunner
44
The Stars My Destination (1956) by Alfred Bester
45
Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein
46
Stormbringer (1965) by Michael Moorcock
47
The Sword of Shannara (1977) by Terry Brooks
48
Timescape (1980) by Gregory Benford
49
To Your Scattered Bodies Go (1971) by Philip José Farmer
50

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