Greatest Science Fiction of All Time
200 greatest works from 1600 to 2010

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1638
The Man in the Moone
Francis Godwin
England
Novel
1657–1662
Other Worlds
Sauvien Cyrano de Bergerac
France
Novel
1752
Micromégas
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
France
Novel
1816
The Sandman
E.T.A. Hoffmann
France
Story
1818
England
Novel
1827
A Voyage to the Moon
Joseph Atterley
USA
Novel
1835
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall
USA
Story
1839
The Man That Was Used Up
USA
Story
1864
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1865
From the Earth to the Moon
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1870
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1871
The Coming Race
England
Novel
1872
England
Novel
 
The Novel of the Next Century
Maurus Jokai
Hungary
Novel
1873
Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1874
The Mysterious Island
Jules Verne
France
Novel
1884
Flatland
Edwin A. Abbott
England
Novel
1887
Les Xipéhus
J.-H. Rosny
France
Novel
1893
The Angel of the Revolution
George Griffith
Hungary
Novel
1893–1994
Omega: The Last Days of the World
Camill Flammarion
France
Novel
1895
The Time Machine
H.G. Wells
England
Novella
1896
Beyond the Earth
Konstantin Tsiolkovskiy
Russia
Novel
 
The Island of Doctor Moreau
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1897
Two Planets
Kurd Lasswitz
Germany
Novel
 
The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1898
The War of the Worlds
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1901
The First Men in the Moon
H.G. Wells
England
Novel
1902
Le Surmâlle
Alfred Jarry
France
Novel
1907
The Iron Heel
Jack London
USA
Novel
1912
The Lost World
England
Novel
1912–1917
A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
USA
Novel
1914–1963
Pellucidar
Edgar Rice Burroughs
USA
Novels
1920
R.U.R.
Karel Capek
Czech.
Drama
1922
Ayelita
Alexy Tolstoy
Russia
Novel
1924
We
Yevgeny Zamyatin
Russia
Novel
 
The Land That Time Forgot
Edgar Rice Burroughs
USA
Novel
1926
Metropolis
Thea von Harbou
Germany
Novel
1928
The Machine Stops
E.M. Forster
England
Novella
 
The Next Chapter: The War Against the Moon
Andre Maurois
France
Novel
1930
Last and First Men
Olaf Stapledon
England
Novel
1932
England
Novel
1934
Twilight
John W. Campbell
USA
Story
 
A Martian Odyssey
Stanley G. Weinbaum
USA
Story
1937
Star Maker
Olaf Stapledon
England
Novel
 
Call Me Joe
Poul Anderson
USA
Story
 
Forgetfulness
John W. Campbell
USA
Novella
1938
Who Goes There?
John W. Campbell
USA
Novella
 
Helen O'Loy
Lester del Rey
USA
Story
1938–1945
The Space Trilogy
C.S. Lewis
England
Novels
1940
The Roads Must Roll
USA
Story
1941
USA
Story
 
Universe
USA
Novella
 
Microcosmic God
Theodore Sturgeon
USA
Story
1942
Nerves
Lester del Rey
USA
Novella
 
The Weapon Shop
A.E. Van Vogt
USA
Story
 
Mimsey Were the Borogroves
Lewis Padgett
USA
Story
1944
Arena
Fredric Brown
USA
Story
1944–1951
City
Clifford D. Simak
USA
Story
1945
First Contact
Murray Leinster
USA
Story
1946
The Marching Morons
C.M. Kornbluth
USA
Novella
 
Vintage Season
Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore
USA
Novella
 
The Skylark of Space
E.E. "Doc" Smith
USA
Novel
 
Slan
A.E. Van Vogt
USA
Novel
1948
That Only a Mother
Judith Merrill
Canada
Story
 
Scanners Live in Vain
Cordwainer Smith
USA
Story
 
The World of Null-A
A.E. Van Vogt
USA
Novel
1949
England
Novel
 
Dark they Were, And Golden-Eyed
Ray Bradbury
USA
Story
 
Earth Abides
George R. Stewart
USA
Novel
1950
USA
Stories
 
The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury
USA
Stories
 
Coming Attraction
Fritz Leiber
USA
Story
 
The Dying Earth
Jack Vance
USA
Stories
1951
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
The Illustrated Man
Ray Bradbury
USA
Stories
 
Rogue Queen
L. Sprague De Camp
USA
Novel
1951–1993
USA
Novels
1952
The Martian Way
Isaac Asimov
USA
Novella
 
Surface Tension
James Blish
USA
Story
 
A Sound of Thunder
Ray Bradbury
USA
Story
 
Baby Is Three
Theodore Sturgeon
USA
Novella
 
Limbo
Bernard Wolfe
USA
Novel
1953
Childhood's End
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
The Nine Billion Names of God
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Story
 
Ray Bradbury
USA
Stories
 
Bring the Jubilee
Ward Moore
USA
Novel
 
The Space Merchants
Frederick Pohl, C.M. Kornbluth
USA
Novel
1953–1954
Brain Wave
Poul Anderson
USA
Novel
1954
The Caves of Steel
USA
Novel
 
Mission of Gravity
Hal Clement
USA
Novel
 
The Cold Equations
Tom Godwin
USA
Story
 
I Am Legend
Richard Matheson
USA
Novel
 
Untouched by Human Hands
Robert Sheckley
USA
Stories
 
With Folded Hands
Jack Williamson
USA
Novella
1955
The Chrysalids
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
The Long Tomorrow
Leigh Brackett
USA
Novel
1955–1962
Cities in Flight
James Blish
USA
Novels
 
The Midwich Cuckoos
John Wyndham
England
Novel
 
Tunesmith
Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
USA
Story
1958
A Case of Conscience
James Blish
USA
Novel
 
The Big Front Yard
Clifford D. Simak
USA
Novel
1959
Time Out of Joint
USA
Novel
 
The Sirens of Titan
Kurt Vonnegut
USA
Novel
1960
Rogue Moon
Algis Budrys
USA
Novel
 
Dorsai!
Gordon R. Dickson
USA
Novel
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller
USA
Novel
1961
Solaris
Stanislaw Lem
Poland
Novel
 
The Stainless Steel Rat
Harry Harrison
USA
Novel
 
The Moon Moth
Jack Vance
USA
Novella
 
Harrison Bergeron
Kurt Vonnegut
USA
Story
1962
Hothouse
Brian W. Aldiss
England
Novel
 
The Drowned World
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
England
Novel
 
The Ballad of Lost C'mell
Cordwainer Smith
USA
Novella
1963
Monkey Planet
Pierre Boulle
France
Novel
 
A Rose for Ecclesiastes
Roger Zelazny
USA
Story
 
Simulacron-3
Daniel F. Galouye
USA
Novel
 
The Wanderer
Fritz Leiber
USA
Novel
1965
'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman
Harlan Ellison
USA
Story
 
Dune
Frank Herbert
USA
Novel
1965–1993
World of Tiers
USA
Novels
1966
The Crystal World
J.G. Ballard
England
Novel
 
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
USA
Story
 
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
USA
Novel
 
Neutron Star
Larry Niven
USA
Story
 
The Last Castle
Jack Vance
USA
Novella
1967
The Cyberiad
Stanislav Lem
Poland
Stories
 
The Einstein Intersection
Samuel Delaney
USA
Novel
 
Camp Concentration
Thomas Disch
USA
Novel
 
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Harlan Ellison
USA
Story
1968
2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
Stand On Zanzibar
John Brunner
USA
Novel
 
Nova
Samuel Delaney
USA
Novel
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
USA
Novel
1968–1977
The Cornelius Quartet
Michael Moorcock
England
Novels
1969
Super-Toys Last All Summer Long
Brian W. Aldiss
England
Story
 
Behold the Man
Michael Moorcock
England
Novel
 
Ubik
USA
Novel
 
A Boy and His Dog
Harlan Ellison
USA
Novella
 
Make Room! Make Room!
Harry Harrison
USA
Novel
 
Bug Jack Baron
Norman Spinrad
USA
Novel
 
Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
USA
Novel
1970
Ringworld
Larry Niven
USA
Novel
1971
Inconstant Moon
Larry Niven
USA
Story
1971–1983
USA
Novels
1972
Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
England
Novel
 
Roadside Picnic
Arkady and Boris Strugatski
Russia
Story
 
The God Themselves
USA
Novel
 
The Sheep Look Up
John Brunner
USA
Novel
1973
The Embedding
Ian Watson
USA
Novel
1974
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
USA
Novel
 
The Forever War
Joe Haldeman
USA
Novel
 
The Dispossessed
USA
Novel
 
The Mote in God’s Eye
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
USA
Story
 
Home is the Hangman
Roger Zelazny
USA
Story
1975
Dhalgren
Samuel R. Delaney
USA
Novel
 
Deathbird Stories
Harlan Ellison
USA
Stories
 
The Female Man
Joanna Russ
USA
Novel
1976
Man Plus
Frederick Pohl
USA
Novel
1977
Stardance
Spider and Jeanne Robinson
Canada
Novel
 
Gateway
Frederick Pohl
USA
Novel
1978
The Persistence of Vision
John Varley
USA
Story
1978–2004
The Dark Tower
Stephen King
USA
Novels
1979
The Walking Shadow
Brian Stableford
England
Novel
 
Engine Summer
John Crowley
USA
Novel
 
Enemy Mine
George R.R. Martin
USA
Novel
 
Sandkings
Barry B. Longyear
USA
Story
1980
Timescape
Gregory Benford
USA
Novel
 
Riddley Walker
Russell Hoban
USA
Novel
 
Grotto of the Dancing Deer
Clifford D. Simak
USA
Story
1980–1987
The Book of the New Sun
Gene Wolfe
USA
Novels
1981
Radix
A.A. Attanasio
USA
Novel
 
VALIS
USA
Novel
 
The Unreasoning Mask
USA
Novel
1982
Battlefield Earth
L. Ron Hubbard
USA
Novel
1982–1985
Helliconia
Brian W. Aldiss
England
Novels
1984
Neuromancer
William Gibson
Canada
Novel
 
PRESS ENTER
John Varley
USA
Story
 
Blood Music
Greg Bear
USA
Novel
 
Contact
Carl Sagan
USA
Novel
 
Schismatrix
Bruce Sterling
USA
Novel
 
The Road Not Taken
Harry Turtledove
USA
Story
1987
Consider Phlebas
Iain M. Banks
USA
Novel
1988
The Player Of Games
Iain M. Banks
Scotland
Novel
1989
Great Work of Time
John Crowley
USA
Novella
1989–1990
Hyperion Cantos
Dan Simmons
USA
Novels
1990
Use of Weapons
Iain M. Banks
Scotland
Novel
 
The Difference Engine
William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
Canada, USA
Novel
1992
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson
USA
Novel
 
A Fire Upon the Deep
Vernor Vinge
USA
Novel
1992–1996
Mars
Kim Stanley Robinson
USA
Novels
1994
Mother of Storms
John Barnes
USA
Novel
1996
The Reality Dysfunction
Peter F. Hamilton
England
Novel
1999
Cryptonomicon
Neal Stephenson
USA
Novel
2000
Revelation Space
Alastair Reynolds
Wales
Novel
2001
American Gods
Neil Gaiman
England
Novel
2002–2003
The Neanderthal Parallax
Robert J. Sawyer
Canada
Novels
2003
Oryx and Crake
USA
Novel
2005
Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
England
Novel
2006
The Road
Cormac McCarthy
USA
Novel
2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon
USA
Novel

 
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