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


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Astounding 1952 <— Citations thread —> Locus 1975
Readers' poll results, reproduced in Maxim Jakubowski & Malcolm Edwards' The SF Book of Lists (Berkley, 1983), page 174-5.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 26

Publication: Astounding Science Fiction, 1956

  1. Raymond J. Healy & J. Francis McComas, eds., Adventures in Time and Space (Random House , 1946)
  2. Clifford D. Simak, City (Gnome Press, 1952)
  3. Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles (Doubleday, 1950)
  4. Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human (Farrar, Straus & Young/Ballantine, 1953)
  5. A. E. van Vogt, Slan (Arkham House, 1946)
  6. Robert A. Heinlein, The Man Who Sold the Moon (Shasta, 1950)
  7. Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man (Shasta, 1953)
  8. John W. Campbell, Jr., ed., The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (Simon & Schuster, 1952)
  9. Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End (Ballantine, 1953)
  10. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  11. A. E. van Vogt, The World of Null-A (Simon & Schuster, 1948)
  12. Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy (series, 1951-1953)
  13. John W. Campbell, Jr., Who Goes There? (Shasta, 1948)
  14. Olaf Stapledon, edited by Basil Davenport, To the End of Time (Funk & Wagnalls, 1953)
  15. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  16. H. G. Wells, Seven Famous Novels by H.G. Wells (Knopf, 1934)
  17. Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth (Shasta, 1951)
  18. Hal Clement, Mission of Gravity (Doubleday, 1954)
  19. Jack Williamson, The Humanoids (Simon & Schuster , 1949)
  20. L. Sprague de Camp, Lest Darkness Fall (Henry Holt , 1941)
  21. Isaac Asimov, I, Robot (Gnome, 1950)
  22. Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man (Doubleday, 1951)
  23. Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars (Harcourt Brace, 1956)
  24. Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth, The Space Merchants (Ballantine, 1953)
  25. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine, 1953)
  26. Arthur C. Clarke, Prelude to Space (Galaxy, 1951)

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