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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Book Lists

The Classics of Science Fiction

The Classics of Science Fiction list, compiled by James Wallace Harris and Anthony Bernardo, is an attempt to create a definitive list of the best Science Fiction books. Harris and Bernardo collected 28 different recommended and "best of" lists by noted fans, critics and writers and then cross-tabulated the lists to see which books showed up with the most frequency. The result is a ranked list of 193 books, each having seven or more citations.

Be sure to visit http://classics.jameswallaceharris.com for more information including an extensive essay on the methodology used to create the list.


 1. (1953)
 2. (1953)
 3. (1965)
 4. (1974)
 5. (1959)
 6. (1968)
 7. (1969)
 8. (1895)
 9. (1898)
 10. (1953)
 11. (1950)
 12. (1953)
 13. (1956)
 14. (1970)
 15. (1974)
 16. (1949)
 17. (1952)
 18. (1954)
 19. (1962)
 20. (1932)
 21. (1956)
 22. (1961)
 23. (1971)
 24. (1972)
 25. (1974)
 26. (1977)
 27. (1930)
 28. (1948)
 29. (1953)
 30. (1958)
 31. (1962)
 32. (1966)
 33. (1966)
 34. (1972)
 35. (1937)
 36. (1946)
 37. (1949)
 38. (1962)
 39. (1963)
 40. (1968)
 41. (1980)
 42. (1818)
 43. (1949)
 44. (1967)
 45. (1980)
 46. (1917)
 47. (1924)
 48. (1968)
 49. (1970)
 50. (1981)
 51. (1984)
 52. (1870)
 53. (1930)
 54. (1938)
 55. (1941)
 56. (1946)
 57. (1950)
 58. (1959)
 59. (1959)
 60. (1969)
 61. (1969)
 62. (1972)
 63. (1974)
 64. (1975)
 65. (1975)
 66. (1982)
 67. (1983)
 68. (1989)
 69. (1912)
 70. (1920)
 71. (2011)
 72. (1951)
 73. (1954)
 74. (1954)
 75. (1970)
 76. (1967)
 77. (1968)
 78. (1970)
 79. (1972)
 80. (1965)
 81. (1976)
 82. (1982)
 83. (1864)
 84. (1911)
 85. (1935)
 86. (1944)
 87. (1956)
 88. (1960)
 89. (1964)
 90. (1977)
 91. (1975)
 92. (1978)
 93. (1985)
 94. (1985)
 95. (1726)
 96. (1888)
 97. (1889)
 98. (1920)
 99. (1951)
 100. (1952)
 101. (1955)
 102. (1957)
 103. (1957)
 104. (1966)
 105. (1967)
 106. (1967)
 107. (1968)
 108. (1969)
 109. (1971)
 110. (1972)
 111. (1973)
 112. (1974)
 113. (1959)
 114. (1976)
 115. (1976)
 116. (1979)
 117. (1936)
 118. (1945)
 119. (1948)
 120. (1951)
 121. (1957)
 122. (1961)
 123. (1965)
 124. (1967)
 125. (1970)
 126. (1972)
 127. (1975)
 128. (1975)
 129. (1974)
 130. (1978)
 131. (1980)
 132. (1980)
 133. (1990)
 134. (1993)
 135. (1992)
 136. (1886)
 137. (1886)
 138. (1923)
 139. (1923)
 140. (1927)
 141. (1927)
 142. (1943)
 143. (1945)
 144. (1953)
 145. (1953)
 146. (1955)
 147. (1956)
 148. (1956)
 149. (1957)
 150. (1962)
 151. (1964)
 152. (1966)
 153. (1972)
 154. (1972)
 155. (1979)
 156. (1992)
 157. (1871)
 158. (1871)
 159. (1872)
 160. (1880)
 161. (1896)
 162. (1909)
 163. (1913)
 164. (1915)
 165. (1921)
 166. (1931)
 167. (1932)
 168. (1946)
 169. (1946)
 170. (1948)
 171. (1948)
 172. (2000)
 173. (1952)
 174. (1954)
 175. (1954)
 176. (1955)
 177. (1960)
 178. (1961)
 179. (1966)
 180. (1966)
 181. (1966)
 182. (1968)
 183. (1969)
 184. (1970)
 185. (1971)
 186. (1972)
 187. (1972)
 188. (1973)
 189. (1975)
 190. (1975)
 191. (1976)
 192. (1979)
 193. (1988)
  

  

  

  

  

  

  


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