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Survey of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Type: Preset list created by sturlington

Description: This is a list for the beginning reader in the science fiction and fantasy genres. It is a representative sample of works from the 18th century through today. My initial list of 50 books, identified by date, provide a grounding in the genre. (Some authors have more than one work on the list, in which case, select one of the choices given.) As a bonus, there are an additional 25 works by women writers, plus 15 extra credit choices to encourage further reading in the genres. Feel free to check off books as they are read. If you couldn't finish a book, thumbs it down.

Members: 13 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
79,251 members, 1,052 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (1): Done for SFFCAT

2
34,754 members, 621 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (2), andomck (2), ahef1963 (2), ManWithAnAgenda (3), sturlington (4), Traveller333 (4), OwenRochester (5), rretzler (6), wlindboe (6), hipdeep (14)

3
44,993 members, 880 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: andomck (1), sturlington (2), OwenRochester (2), hipdeep (3), rretzler (3), wlindboe (3), merrystar (4), kiwiflowa (7), ahef1963 (18)

5
33,883 members, 646 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
6
46,652 members, 657 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa (2), andomck (3), merrystar (3), rretzler (4), sturlington (6), OwenRochester (7), ahef1963 (10), ManWithAnAgenda (44)

7
32,763 members, 853 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (4), andomck (6), sturlington (10), hipdeep (10), rretzler (12), wlindboe (12), merrystar (15), ahef1963 (33), ManWithAnAgenda (38)

8
38,989 members, 617 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: andomck (4), sturlington (7), OwenRochester (8), hipdeep (8), rretzler (18), wlindboe (18), kiwiflowa (18), ahef1963 (39), ManWithAnAgenda (40)

9
69,539 members, 1,136 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa (4), Quaisior (5), rretzler (5), wlindboe (5), OwenRochester (6), sturlington (11), ahef1963 (14)

10
17,867 members, 399 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (6), ahef1963 (7), merrystar (8), sturlington (13), rretzler (13), OwenRochester (14), hipdeep (17), ManWithAnAgenda (36)

11
15,467 members, 305 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: andomck (5), ahef1963 (6), sturlington (8), KimarieBee (10), OwenRochester (11), rretzler (11), wlindboe (11)

12
13,382 members, 315 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (7), andomck (8), wlindboe (10), merrystar (12), sturlington (14), OwenRochester (16), ahef1963 (19)

13
37,133 members, 665 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa (5), OwenRochester (9), sturlington (12), hipdeep (12), rretzler (14), ahef1963 (15), ManWithAnAgenda (37)

14
30,541 members, 832 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: andomck (7), sturlington (9), hipdeep (9), OwenRochester (10), kiwiflowa (12), rretzler (17), ahef1963 (30), ManWithAnAgenda (39)

Thumbs down: Quaisior

16
21,523 members, 430 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), Quaisior (8), OwenRochester (19), rretzler (20), ahef1963 (20), sturlington (34)

17
35,348 members, 1,022 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (9), kiwiflowa (15), wlindboe (16), OwenRochester (18), sturlington (27), ManWithAnAgenda (32), ahef1963 (41)

18
13,151 members, 326 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), Quaisior (10), andomck (10), sturlington (19), OwenRochester (25), wlindboe (25)

19
15,599 members, 156 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), wlindboe (4), sturlington (20), OwenRochester (21), ManWithAnAgenda (34)

20
35,714 members, 1,053 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (6), kiwiflowa (10), OwenRochester (15), sturlington (21), rretzler (21), ahef1963 (28), ManWithAnAgenda (33)

Thumbs down: merrystar (23)

21
36,762 members, 671 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: rretzler (7), wlindboe (8), merrystar (11), ahef1963 (13), sturlington (16)

22
33,240 members, 532 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (11), andomck (14), rretzler (25), ManWithAnAgenda (28), OwenRochester (32), sturlington (35)

23
19,799 members, 868 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa (16), wlindboe (17), OwenRochester (20), sturlington (28), ManWithAnAgenda (31), ahef1963 (42)

24
14,686 members, 217 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5), wlindboe (13), merrystar (16), OwenRochester (17), sturlington (18)

25
20,228 members, 326 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), Quaisior (12), andomck (13), sturlington (32), OwenRochester (34)

26
14,318 members, 274 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: andomck (11), wlindboe (14), merrystar (17), sturlington (22), OwenRochester (24)

27
16,575 members, 432 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), OwenRochester (23), rretzler (26), ManWithAnAgenda (29), sturlington (31)

28
53,275 members, 3,323 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (8), OwenRochester (12), sturlington (23), rretzler (23), ahef1963 (35)

29
15,235 members, 491 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: andomck (12), kiwiflowa (13), OwenRochester (22), sturlington (25), ahef1963 (31)

30
6,369 members, 183 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), sturlington (26), OwenRochester (29), wlindboe (30), ahef1963 (40)

31
8,807 members, 199 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (11), rretzler (19), wlindboe (24), OwenRochester (28), sturlington (36)

33
39,489 members, 950 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (12), ManWithAnAgenda (27), OwenRochester (30), sturlington (37), ahef1963 (45)

34
8,692 members, 162 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: rretzler (22), ManWithAnAgenda (26), wlindboe (26), OwenRochester (27), sturlington (38)

35
16,975 members, 463 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (13), ManWithAnAgenda (25), OwenRochester (36), sturlington (39), ahef1963 (46)

36
19,862 members, 258 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: andomck (15), ManWithAnAgenda (24), sturlington (41), ahef1963 (49), OwenRochester (50)

37
17,402 members, 316 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: rretzler (8), wlindboe (9), merrystar (10), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (29), ManWithAnAgenda (30)

Thumbs down: Quaisior, OwenRochester

38
4,437 members, 131 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), merrystar (2), ahef1963 (38)

39
11,926 members, 186 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), wlindboe (19), OwenRochester (26), sturlington (30)

40
7,049 members, 332 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), kiwiflowa (14), ManWithAnAgenda (23), ahef1963 (34), sturlington (42)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

41
9,574 members, 255 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (10), hipdeep (11), OwenRochester (41), sturlington (45)

42
8,818 members, 220 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (9), Quaisior (13), andomck (17), wlindboe (27), sturlington (66)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

43
10,629 members, 160 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (5), ahef1963 (26), OwenRochester (39), sturlington (52)

44
21,415 members, 486 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), merrystar (13), rretzler (15), ahef1963 (21)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

45
7,967 members, 138 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: wlindboe (15), merrystar (21), ahef1963 (37), OwenRochester (44)

46
2,756 members, 38 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12), ManWithAnAgenda (22), sturlington (46), OwenRochester (47)

47
13,919 members, 1,077 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (15), ManWithAnAgenda (21), OwenRochester (43), sturlington (47)

48
9,174 members, 218 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (19), wlindboe (21), OwenRochester (42), sturlington (49)

49
33,348 members, 1,472 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (11), ManWithAnAgenda (20), rretzler (28), sturlington (48), ahef1963 (48)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

50
9,993 members, 163 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (18), andomck (18), ahef1963 (52), sturlington (53)

51
15,188 members, 275 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: wlindboe (20), OwenRochester (37), sturlington (40), ahef1963 (43)

52
22,623 members, 351 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: rretzler (27), OwenRochester (33), sturlington (43), ahef1963 (47)

53
14,631 members, 282 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (14), OwenRochester (51), ahef1963 (56), sturlington (57)

54
50,384 members, 753 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (17), OwenRochester (48), ahef1963 (55), sturlington (56)

55
19,171 members, 290 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8), merrystar (9), ManWithAnAgenda (13), sturlington (58)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

56
17,849 members, 349 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), ManWithAnAgenda (12), ahef1963 (27), sturlington (59)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

57
36,207 members, 984 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: OwenRochester (13), merrystar (14), rretzler (16), sturlington (24), ahef1963 (24)

Thumbs down: Quaisior, ManWithAnAgenda

58
36,668 members, 1,216 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (4), OwenRochester (31), sturlington (33), ahef1963 (44)

Thumbs down: Quaisior

59
9,597 members, 380 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (14), ManWithAnAgenda (16), merrystar (20), ahef1963 (36)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

60
14,307 members, 274 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), OwenRochester (38), sturlington (44)

61
5,305 members, 99 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (7), ahef1963 (53), sturlington (73)

62
3,432 members, 68 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (8), rretzler (24), wlindboe (31), sturlington (68)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

64
11,574 members, 185 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (15), OwenRochester (52), sturlington (70)

65
4,008 members, 85 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: wlindboe (22), OwenRochester (46), sturlington (50)

66
11,610 members, 307 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: wlindboe (32), OwenRochester (40), sturlington (54)

67
4,215 members, 164 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: rretzler (29), OwenRochester (45), sturlington (55)

68
10,351 members, 240 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (1)

69
2,011 members, 47 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: merrystar (18), wlindboe (23)

70
13,986 members, 1,142 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (7), ahef1963 (32), sturlington (60)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

71
6,921 members, 340 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

72
22,503 members, 526 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: andomck (19), sturlington (62)

73
1,162 members, 35 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: andomck (20), sturlington (63)

74
4,446 members, 288 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: andomck (21), sturlington (64)

75
1,495 members, 71 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: andomck (22), sturlington (65)

76
2,073 members, 44 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (16), wlindboe (28), sturlington (77)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

77
4,311 members, 136 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (17), wlindboe (29), sturlington (78)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

78
19,484 members, 435 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25), OwenRochester (35), sturlington (51)

Thumbs down: Quaisior

79
4,004 members, 104 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (50), sturlington (67)

80
9,469 members, 401 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (51), sturlington (69)

81
30,214 members, 1,325 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa (17), OwenRochester (49), sturlington (71)

Thumbs down: KimarieBee

82
14,895 members, 355 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (54), sturlington (72)

83
6,843 members, 369 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (3), sturlington (74)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

84
9,464 members, 136 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4), sturlington (88)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

85
10,176 members, 280 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (6), sturlington (87)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

86
1,876 members, 37 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (18), merrystar (19)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

87
3,676 members, 145 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: rretzler (31)

88
3,565 members, 89 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: wlindboe (34)

89
17,480 members, 275 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (15), sturlington (83)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

90
9,846 members, 115 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: rretzler (30), sturlington (79)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

91
6,097 members, 155 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: wlindboe (33), sturlington (80)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

92
14,847 members, 279 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: kiwiflowa (8), ahef1963 (23), sturlington (75)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, OwenRochester, merrystar (22)

93
15,620 members, 265 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (16), sturlington (76)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, OwenRochester

94
10,675 members, 194 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: sturlington (85)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

95
10,235 members, 186 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: sturlington (86)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

96
8,658 members, 102 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

Lists: sturlington (89)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

97
8,702 members, 152 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: sturlington (90)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

98
8,159 members, 219 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: sturlington (91)

Thumbs down: OwenRochester

99
20,072 members, 292 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (81)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, OwenRochester

100
17,416 members, 336 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (82)

Thumbs down: ManWithAnAgenda, OwenRochester

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About this list

Started by: sturlington (October 2014)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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