Science Fiction,
the 100 Best Novels
David Pringle
from David Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, an English Language Selection 1949-1984. New York: Carroll and Graf, 1985.
In Alphabetical Order by Author
In Alphabetical Order by Title

In Chronological Order

Name Book Year
Orwell, George Nineteen Eighty Four 1949
Stewart, George Earth Abides 1949
Bradbury, Ray The Martian Chronicles 1950
Heinlein, Robert The Puppet Masters 1951
Wyndham, John Day of the Triffids 1951
Wolfe, Bernard Limbo 1951
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451 1953
Bester, Alfred The Demolished Man 1953
Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood’s End 1953
Harness, Charles L. The Paradox Men 1953
Moore, Ward Bring the Jubilee 1953
Pohl, Frederik and C. M. Kornbluth The Space Merchants 1953
Simak, Clifford Ring Around the Sun 1953
Sturgeon, Theodore More Than Human 1953
Clement, Hal Mission of Gravity 1954
Pangborn, Edgar A Mirror for Observers 1954
Asimov, Isaac The End of Eternity 1955
Brackett, Leigh The Long Tomorrow 1955
Golding, William The Inheritors 1955
Bester, Alfred The Stars My Destination 1956
Christopher, John The Death of Grass 1956
Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars 1956
Heinlein, Robert The Door into Summer 1957
Wyndham, John The Midwich Cuckoos 1957
Aldiss, Brian Non-Stop 1958
Blish, James A Case of Conscience 1958
Heinlein, Robert Have Space-Suit--Will Travel 1958
Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint 1959
Frank, Pat Alas, Babylon 1959
Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959
Vonnegut, Kurt The Sirens of Titan 1959
Budrys, Algis Rogue Moon 1960
Sturgeon, Theodore Venus Plus X 1960
Aldiss, Brian Hothouse 1962
Ballard, J. G. The Drowned World 1962
Burgess, Anthony A Clockwork Orange 1962
Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle 1962
Sheckley, Robert Journey Beyond Tomorrow 1963
Simak, Clifford Way Station 1963
Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle 1963
Aldiss, Brian Greybeard 1964
Burroughs, William S. Nova Express 1964
Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip 1964
Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1964
Leiber, Fritz The Wanderer 1964
Smith, Cordwainer Norstrilia 1964-68
Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney 1965
Herbert, Frank Dune 1965
Ballard, J. G. The Crystal World 1966
Harrison, Harry Make Room! Make Room! 1966
Keyes, Daniel Flowers for Algernon 1966
Zelazny, Roger The Dream Master 1966
Brunner, John Stand on Zanzibar 1968
Delany, Samuel R. Nova 1968
Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep 1968
Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration 1968
Moorcock, Michael The Final Programme 1968
Roberts, Keith Pavane 1968
Carter, Angela Heroes and Villains 1969
LeGuing, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness 1969
Shaw, Robert The Palace of Eternity 1969
Spinrad, Norman Bug Jack Barron 1969
Anderson, Poul Tau Zero 1970
Silverberg, Robert Downward to the Earth 1970
Tucker, Wilson The Year of the Quiet Sun 1970
Disch, Thomas M. 334 1972
Wolfe, Gene The Fifth Head of Cerberus 1972
Moorcock, Michael The Dancers at the End of Time 1972-76
Ballard, J. G. Crash 1973
Reynolds, Mack Looking Backward, From the Year 2000 1973
Watson, Ian The Embedding 1973
Charnas, Suzy McKee Walk to the End of the World 1974
Harrison, M. John The Centauri Device 1974
LeGuin, Ursula K. The Dispossessed 1974
Priest, Christopher Inverted World 1974
Ballard, J. G. High Rise 1975
Malzberg, Barry N. Galaxies 1975
Russ, Joann The Female Man 1975
Shaw, Robert Orbitsville 1975
Amis, Kingsley The Alteration 1976
Piercy, Marge Woman on the Edge of Time 1976
Pohl, Frederik Man Plus 1976
Budrys, Algis Michaelmas 1977
Varley, John The Opiuchi Hotline 1977
Watson, Ian Miracle Visitors 1978
Crowley, John Engine Summer 1979
Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song 1979
Stableford, Brian The Walking Shadow 1979
Wilhelm, Kate Juniper Time 1979
Benford, Gregory Timescape 1980
Broderick, Damien The Dreaming Dragons 1980
Butler, Octavia Wild Seed 1980
Hoban, Russell Riddley Walker 1980
Sladek, John Roderick and Roderick at Random 1980-83
Wolfe, Gene The Book of the New Sun 1980-83
Farmer, Philip José The Unreasoning Mask 1980
Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle Oath of Fealty 1981
Bishop, Michael No Enemy But Time 1982
Batchelor, John Calvin The Birth of the People’s Republic of Anarctica 1983
Gibson, William Neuromancer 1984