Science Fiction Masterworks

One of my long term goals is to review all of Gollancz’ SF Masterworks which I consider as canon works. There are a couple of lists for them, e.g. from WorldsWithoutEnds, on Wikipedia, Goodreads, or ISFDB (Orion) and ISFDB (Gollancz)

The links in the list lead to my reviews.

Old Design, published by Orion

  1. The Forever War — Joe Haldeman
  2. I Am Legend — Richard Matheson
  3. Cities in Flight — James Blish
  4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip K. Dick
  5. The Stars My Destination — Alfred Bester
  6. Babel17 — Samuel R. Delany
  7. Lord of Light — Roger Zelazny
  8. The Fifth Head of Cerberus — Gene Wolfe
  9. Gateway — Frederik Pohl
  10. The Rediscovery of Man — Cordwainer Smith
  11. Last and First Men — Olaf Stapledon
  12. Earth Abides — George R. Stewart
  13. Martian Time-Slip — Philip K. Dick
  14. The Demolished Man — Alfred Bester
  15. Stand on Zanzibar — John Brunner
  16. The Dispossessed — Ursula K. Le Guin
  17. The Drowned World — J.G. Ballard
  18. The Sirens of Titan — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  19. Emphyrio — Jack Vance
  20. A Scanner Darkly — Philip K. Dick
  21. Star Maker — Olaf Stapledon
  22. Behold the Man — Michael Moorcock
  23. The Book of Skulls — Robert Silverberg
  24. The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds — H.G. Wells
  25. Flowers for Algernon — Daniel Keyes
  26. UBIK — Philip K. Dick
  27. Timescape — Gregory Benford
  28. More Than Human — Theodore Sturgeon
  29. Man Plus — Frederik Pohl
  30. A Case of Conscience — James Blish
  31. The Centauri Device — M. John Harrison
  32. Dr. Bloodmoney — Philip K. Dick
  33. Non-Stop — Brian W. Aldiss
  34. The Fountains of Paradise — Arthur C. Clarke
  35. Pavane — Keith Roberts
  36. Now Wait for Last Year — Philip K. Dick
  37. Nova — Samuel R. Delany
  38. The First Men on the Moon — H.G. Wells
  39. The City and the Stars — Arthur C. Clarke
  40. Blood Music — Greg Bear
  41. Jem — Frederik Pohl
  42. Bring the Jubilee — Ward Moore
  43. Valis — Philip K. Dick
  44. The Lathe of Heaven — Ursula K. Le Guin
  45. The Complete Roderick — John Sladek
  46. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said — Philip K. Dick
  47. The Invisible Man — H.G. Wells
  48. Grass — Sheri S. Tepper
  49. A Fall of Moondust — Arthur C. Clarke
  50. Eon — Greg Bear
  51. The Shrinking Man — Richard Matheson
  52. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch — Philip K. Dick
  53. The Dancers at the End of Time — Michael Moorcock
  54. The Space Merchants — Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth
  55. Time Out of Joint — Philip K. Dick
  56. Downward to Earth — Robert Silverberg
  57. The Simulacra — Philip K. Dick
  58. The Penultimate Truth — Philip K. Dick
  59. Dying Inside — Robert Silverberg
  60. Ringworld — Larry Niven
  61. The Child Garden — Geoff Ryman
  62. Mission of Gravity — Hal Clement
  63. Maze of Death — Philip K. Dick
  64. Tau Zero — Poul Anderson
  65. Rendezvous with Rama — Arthur C. Clarke
  66. Life During Wartime — Lucius Shepard
  67. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sing — Kate Wilhelm
  68. Roadside Picnic — Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
  69. Dark Benediction — Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  70. Mockingbird — Walter Tevis
  71. Dune — Frank Herbert
  72. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress — Robert A. Heinlein
  73. The Man in the High Castle — Philip K. Dick

New Design published by Gollancz (no numbering)

The Forever War — Joe Haldeman
I Am Legend — Richard Matheson
Cities in Flight by James Blish
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Babel-17 — Samuel R. Delany
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
The Fifth Head of Cerberus — Gene Wolfe
Gateway — Frederik Pohl
The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith
Inverted World Christopher Priest
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Helliconia Brian Aldiss
The Food of the Gods by H. G. Wells
The Body Snatchers Jack Finney
The Female Man Joanna Russ
Arslan M. J. Engh
The Difference Engine William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
The Prestige Christopher Priest
Greybeard Brian Aldiss
Sirius Olaf Stapledon
Hyperion — Dan Simmons
City Clifford D. Simak
Hellstrom’s Hive Frank Herbert
Of Men and Monsters William Tenn
R.U.R. and War with the Newts Karel Capek
The Affirmation Christopher Priest
Floating Worlds Cecelia Holland
Rogue Moon Algis Budrys
Dangerous Visions Harlan Ellison
Odd John Olaf Stapledon
The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Synners Pat Cadigan
Sarah Canary Karen Joy Fowler
Ammonite Nicola Griffith
The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe D. G. Compton
Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Doomsday Book Connie Willis
Unquenchable Fire Rachel Pollack
The Caltraps of Time David I. Masson
Engine Summer John Crowley
Take Back Plenty Colin Greenland
Slow River Nicola Griffith
The Gate to Women’s Country Sheri S. Tepper
The Sea and Summer George Turner
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
A Canticle for Leibowitz — Walter M. Miller
Wasp Eric Frank Russell
To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis
The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
This Is the Way the World Ends James Morrow
The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells
The Deep John Crowley
Time is the Fire: The Best of Connie Willis Connie Willis
No Enemy But Time Michael Bishop
Double Star Robert A. Heinlein
Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds
Random Acts of Senseless Violence Jack Womack
Transfigurations Michael Bishop
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
The Door Into Summer — Robert A. Heinlein
Life, the Universe and Everything Douglas Adams
Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick
Half Past Human T. J. Bass
The Long Tomorrow Leigh Brackett
The Godwhale T. J. Bass
Jem by Frederik Pohl
The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
A Case of Conscience by James Blish
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr
Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement
The Word for World Is Forest Ursula K. Le Guin
Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
Hard to Be a God Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Night Lamp Jack Vance
Life During Wartime by Lucius Shepard
Nova by Samuel R. Delany
Monday Begins on Saturday by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Fairyland by Paul J. McAuley
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Swastika Night by Murray Constantine
China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh
Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
Sword and Citadel by Gene Wolfe
Limbo by Bernard Wolfe
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
The Invisible Man / The Shape of Things to Come / The Food of the Gods / The First Men in the Moon / The War of the Worlds / The Time Machine
The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
Raising the Stones by Sheri S. Tepper
The Embedding by Ian Watson
Cryptozoic by Brian Aldiss
Land Under England by Joseph O’Neill
Raft by Stephen Baxter
Dreaming in Smoke by Tricia Sullivan
Fools by Pat Cadigan
The Best of R. A. Lafferty by R. A. Lafferty
Light by M. John Harrison
Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin
The Snail on the Slope by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
Lord Valentine’s Castle by Robert Silverberg
River of Gods by Ian McDonald
A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg
The Andromeda Anthology by Fred Hoyle and John Elliot
Worlds of Exile and Illusion by Ursula K. Le Guin
Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones
Desolation Road by Ian McDonald
Castles Made of Sand by Gwyneth Jones
The Best of Greg Egan by Greg Egan
The Inhabited Island by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Separation by Christopher Priest
Needle in a Timestack by Robert Silverberg
White Queen by Gwyneth Jones
The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
Dancers at the End of Time by Michael Moorcock
The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Ringworld by Larry Niven

Hardcovers (2001 edition):

I – Dune – Frank Herbert
II – The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin
III – The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick
IV – The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester
V – A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller, Jr.
VI – Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke
VII – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein
VIII – Ringworld – Larry Niven
IX – The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
X – The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

2 Responses to Science Fiction Masterworks

  1. pdtillman says:

    Thanks for the list! I’ve read most of these over the years, and own copies of many. Good series.

    Liked by 1 person

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