Citations Directory


science fiction awards database

October 2015--

New citation sources are being added beyond the initial 28 posted in 2013. These include Neil Barron's Anatomy of Wonder, James Gunn's "Basic Science Fiction Library", and John Clute's Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, though initially only principal citations from each source are being posted, with further titles to be posted later. Another 30 or so sources beyond those three will be added in coming weeks.

18 Apr 2013--

Sfadb citations are references to books in critical works, all-time polls, and reading guides. They are included in sfadb to supplement the awards data, as part of the larger project to identify the key works of sf/f/h over the entire history of these genres. Unlike awards, citation selections are not constrained to one per year, and their scope covers many decades before the existence of all the awards.



SF/F/H Critical Lists and Books

0000 - 2015  •

1985 - 2010  •
Broderick, Damien & Paul Di Filippo • Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985 - 2010

0000 - 2010  •
James, Edward & Farah Mendlesohn • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy

0000 - 2008  •
Andrews, Stephen E. & Nick Rennison • 100 Must-Read Fantasy Novels

0000 - 2008  •
Booker, M. Keith, & Anne-Marie Thomas • The Science Fiction Handbook

2000 - 2009  •

1988 - 2007  •

0000 - 2005  •
Andrews, Stephen E. & Nick Rennison • 100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels

0000 - 2005  •
Roberts, Adam • The History of Science Fiction

0000 - 2004  •
Cowie, Jonathan & Tony Chester • Essential SF: A Concise Guide

0000 - 2004  •

0000 - 2003  •

0000 - 2002  •
James, Edward & Farah Mendlesohn • The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

0000 - 2002  •

1953 - 2002  •
Science Fiction Book Club • Top 50 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

1901 - 2000  •

0000 - 1999  •
Lalumière, Claude • The Essential SF Library

0000 - 1998  •
Barron, Neil • Fantasy and Horror

1920 - 1990  •
Hartwell, David G. • Age of Wonders

0000 - 1995  •

0000 - 1994  •

1895 - 1994  •

0000 - 1993  •

0000 - 1987  •
Cawthorn, James & Michael Moorcock • Fantasy: The 100 Best Books

0000 - 2012  •

0000 - 1987  •
Jones, Stephen & Kim Newman • Horror: 100 Best Books

1946 - 1987  •

1949 - 1984  •

0000 - 1983  •
Wingrove, David • The Science Fiction Sourcebook

0000 - 1981  •
Searles, Baird & Beth Meacham, Michael Franklin • A Reader's Guide to Fantasy

1950 - 1980  •
King, Stephen • Danse Macabre

0000 - 1978  •
Searles, Baird & Martin Last, Beth Meacham, Michael Franklin • A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction

1865 - 1977  •

0000 - 1973  •
Spinrad, Norman • Modern Science Fiction

0000 - 1973  •
Allen, L. David • Science Fiction: An Introduction

0000 - 1949  •
Arkham Sampler • The Seventeen Basic SF Titles



SF/F/H Reader Polls

0000 - 2010  •

2000 - 2010  •

0000 - 1990  •
Locus Magazine • Best All-Time SF Novel

0000 - 1990  •
Locus Magazine • Best All-Time Fantasy Novel

0000 - 1990  •
Locus Online • Best All-Time Collection

0000 - 1990  •
Locus Online • Best All-Time Anthology

0000 - 1987  •
Locus Magazine • Best All-Time SF Novels

0000 - 1987  •
Locus Magazine • Best All-Time Fantasy Novels

0000 - 1975  •
Locus Magazine • 1975 Locus All-Time Poll

0000 - 1956  •
Astounding Magazine • The Twenty-six All-Time Best SF Books

0000 - 1952  •
Astounding Magazine • The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books



General Critical Lists and Books

0000 - 2008  •
Guardian Newspaper • 1000 novels everyone must read

0000 - 2008  •

0000 - 2006  •

0000 - 1005  •
Beare, Emma & Cathy Lowne • 501 Must-Read Books

0000 - 2005  •

1923 - 2005  •
Time Magazine • All-Time 100 Novels

1900 - 1998  •

1898 - 1998  •
Radcliffe Publishing Course • 100 Best Novels

0000 - 1993  •



General Reader Polls

0000 - 2002  •

1001 - 2000  •

1900 - 1998  •

1900 - 1996  •
Waterstone's Booksellers • Books of the Century


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