Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books


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One of several reader polls conducted by Astounding and Analog, these results are reproduced from Maxim Jakubowski & Malcolm Edwards' The SF Book of Lists (Berkley, 1983), page 174.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 28

Publication: Astounding Science Fiction, 1952

  1. Raymond J. Healy & J. Francis McComas, eds., Adventures in Time and Space (Random House , 1946)
  2. A. E. van Vogt, Slan (Arkham House, 1946)
  3. H. G. Wells, Seven Famous Novels by H.G. Wells (Knopf, 1934)
  4. Robert A. Heinlein, The Man Who Sold the Moon (Shasta, 1950)
  5. John W. Campbell, Jr., Who Goes There? (Shasta, 1948)
  6. Groff Conklin, ed., The Best of Science Fiction (Crown, 1946)
  7. Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles (Doubleday, 1950)
  8. Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth (Shasta, 1951)
  9. Everett F. Bleiler & T. E. Dikty, eds., Science Fiction Omnibus (Garden City Books , 1952)
  10. Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man (Doubleday, 1951)
  11. L. Sprague de Camp, Lest Darkness Fall (Henry Holt , 1941)
  12. Donald A. Wollheim, ed., The Portable Novels of Science (Viking, 1945)
  13. Edward E. Smith, Gray Lensman (Fantasy Press , 1951)
  14. A. E. van Vogt, The World of Null-A (Simon & Schuster, 1948)
  15. Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy (series, 1953)
  16. John W. Campbell, Jr., ed., The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (Simon & Schuster, 1952)
  17. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  18. Eric Frank Russell, Sinister Barrier (Fantasy Press , 1948)
  19. H. G. Wells, The Short Stories of H.G. Wells (Ernest Benn , 1927)
  20. Groff Conklin, ed., A Treasury of Science Fiction (Crown , 1948)
  21. Lester del Rey, …And Some Were Human (Prime Press, 1948)
  22. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  23. Isaac Asimov, I, Robot (Gnome, 1950)
  24. John W. Campbell, Jr., The Moon Is Hell (Fantasy Press, 1951)
  25. Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon (Fantasy Press, 1948)
  26. A. E. van Vogt, The Weapon Makers (Hadley Publishing, , 1947)
  27. Jack Williamson, The Humanoids (Simon & Schuster , 1949)
  28. S. Fowler Wright, The World Below (W. Collins Sons, 1929)

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