Locus Magazine, 1975 Locus All-Time Poll


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The first Locus poll for all-time best novel combined SF and fantasy in a single category. Results were published in the April 15, 1975 issue of Locus Magazine.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 42

Publication: Locus, 1975

  1. Frank Herbert, Dune (Chilton, 1965)
  2. Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End (Ballantine, 1953)
  3. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Special, 1969)
  4. Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (Putnam, 1961)
  5. Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz (Lippincott, 1959)
  6. Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy (series, 1951-1953)
  7. Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (NAL/Signet, 1957)
  8. Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Putnam, 1966)
  9. Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human (Farrar, Straus & Young/Ballantine, 1953)
  10. Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light (Doubleday, 1967)
  11. John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar (Doubleday, 1968)
  12. Larry Niven, Ringworld (Ballantine, 1970)
  13. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed (Harper & Row, 1974)
  14. Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man (Shasta, 1953)
  15. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (series, 1954-1955)
  16. Hal Clement, Mission of Gravity (Doubleday, 1954)
  17. Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars (Harcourt Brace, 1956)
  18. Philip Josť Farmer, To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Putnam, 1971)
  19. Robert Silverberg, Dying Inside (Scribner's, 1972)
  20. Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama (Gollancz, 1973)
  21. H. G. Wells, The Time Machine (Henry Holt, 1895)
  22. Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (Putnam, 1962)
  23. Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers (Putnam, 1959)
  24. Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles (Doubleday, 1950)
  25. Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth, The Space Merchants (Ballantine, 1953)
  26. H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (Heinemann, 1898)
  27. James Blish, Cities in Flight (Avon, 1970)
  28. James Blish, A Case of Conscience (Ballantine, 1958)
  29. Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey (NAL, 1968)
  30. Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel (Doubleday, 1954)
  31. Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (Putnam, 1973)
  32. Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men (Methuen, 1930)
  33. Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker (Methuen, 1937)
  34. Frank Herbert, The Dragon in the Sea (Doubleday, 1956)
  35. Edgar Pangborn, Davy (St. Martin's, 1964)
  36. Samuel R. Delany, Babel-17 (Ace, 1966)
  37. Robert A. Heinlein, The Door Into Summer (Doubleday, 1957)
  38. Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon (Harcourt, Brace and World, 1966)
  39. Edgar Pangborn, A Mirror for Observers (Doubleday, 1954)
  40. James H. Schmitz, The Witches of Karres (Chilton , 1966)
  41. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  42. Alexei Panshin, Rite of Passage (Ace Special, 1968)

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