Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gollancz SF Masterworks: What I've Read

I saw this list posted by Neth, who is currently participating in an interesting project to review all the titles in Gollancz' SF Masterworks and Fantasy Masterworks series. I will be following this blog with interest. I've read a couple of books in the SF Masterworks series myself but, after going over the list, not nearly as many as I would like. I'm still not particularly well read in SF classics.
Bold means I've read it, italics that I own but haven't read it, and plain means I don’t own it and haven’t read it. Links to reviews on this blog have been included. Some books appear on the list twice because they have been published as a hardcover and the regular paperback. Also note that after The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick, no numbers have been assigned to the books and that some books have been published in both the old and the new style.

I - Dune - Frank Herbert
II - The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
III - The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (added 10-may-2011)
IV - The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
V - A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller, Jr.
VI - Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke (added 04-sep-2010)
VII - The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein (different edition)
VIII - Ringworld - Larry Niven
IX - The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
X - The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

1 - The Forever War - Joe Haldeman
2 - I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
3 - Cities in Flight - James Blish
4 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
5 - The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
6 - Babel-17 - Samuel R. Delany (added 08-okt-2011)
7 - Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny
8 - The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Gene Wolfe
9 - Gateway - Frederik Pohl
10 - The Rediscovery of Man - Cordwainer Smith

11 - Last and First Men - Olaf Stapledon
12 - Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
13 - Martian Time-Slip - Philip K. Dick
14 - The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
15 - Stand on Zanzibar - John Brunner
16 - The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin (added 29-nov-2010)
17 - The Drowned World - J. G. Ballard
18 - The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
19 - Emphyrio - Jack Vance
20 - A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick

21 - Star Maker - Olaf Stapledon
22 - Behold the Man - Michael Moorcock
23 - The Book of Skulls - Robert Silverberg
24 - The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
25 - Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
26 - Ubik - Philip K. Dick
27 - Timescape - Gregory Benford
28 - More Than Human - Theodore Sturgeon
29 - Man Plus - Frederik Pohl
30 - A Case of Conscience - James Blish

31 - The Centauri Device - M. John Harrison
32 - Dr. Bloodmoney - Philip K. Dick
33 - Non-Stop - Brian Aldiss
34 - The Fountains of Paradise - Arthur C. Clarke (added 14-dec-11)
35 - Pavane - Keith Roberts
36 - Now Wait for Last Year - Philip K. Dick
37 - Nova - Samuel R. Delany
38 - The First Men in the Moon - H. G. Wells
39 - The City and the Stars - Arthur C. Clarke
40 - Blood Music - Greg Bear

41 - Jem - Frederik Pohl (added 02-aug-10)
42 - Bring the Jubilee - Ward Moore
43 - VALIS - Philip K. Dick
44 - The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin (added 01-mar-2011)
45 - The Complete Roderick - John Sladek
46 - Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said - Philip K. Dick
47 - The Invisible Man - H. G. Wells
48 - Grass - Sheri S. Tepper (added 19-may-2013)
49 - A Fall of Moondust - Arthur C. Clarke (added 30-sep-2012)
50 - Eon - Greg Bear

51 - The Shrinking Man - Richard Matheson
52 - The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K. Dick
53 - The Dancers at the End of Time - Michael Moorcock
54 - The Space Merchants - Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth (added 30-oct-10)
55 - Time Out of Joint - Philip K. Dick
56 - Downward to the Earth - Robert Silverberg
57 - The Simulacra - Philip K. Dick
58 - The Penultimate Truth - Philip K. Dick
59 - Dying Inside - Robert Silverberg (added 10-mar-12)
60 - Ringworld - Larry Niven

61 - The Child Garden - Geoff Ryman
62 - Mission of Gravity - Hal Clement
63 - A Maze of Death - Philip K. Dick
64 - Tau Zero - Poul Anderson (added 21-jan-12)
65 - Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
66 - Life During Wartime - Lucius Shepard
67 - Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm (added 08-jun-2013)
68 - Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
69 - Dark Benediction - Walter M. Miller, Jr.
70 - Mockingbird - Walter Tevis

71 - Dune - Frank Herbert
72 - The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein (different edition)
73 - The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (added 10-may-2011)
74 - Inverted World - Christopher Priest
75 - Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut (added 19-jun-2013)
76 - The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells (different edition)
77 - Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke (added 04-sep-2010)
78 - The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
79 - Dhalgren  - Samuel R. Delany
80 - Helliconia - Brian Aldiss

81 - Food of the Gods - H.G. Wells
82 - The Body Snatchers - Jack Finney
83 - The Female Man - Joanna Russ
84 - Arslan  - M.J. Engh (added 12-oct-2013)
85 - The Difference Engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
86 - The Prestige - Christopher Priest
87 - Greybeard - Brian Aldiss
88 - Sirius - Olaf Stapledon
89 - Hyperion - Dan Simmons (different edition)
90 - City - Clifford D. Simak

91 - Hellstrom's Hive - Frank Herbert (added 16-nov-2013, different edition)
92 - Of Men and Monsters - William Tenn
93 - R.U.R. and War with the Newts - Karel ńĆapek
94 - The Affirmation - Christopher Priest
95 - Floating Worlds - Cecelia Holland
96 - Rogue Moon - Algis Budrys
97 - Dangerous Visions - Harlan Ellison
98 - Odd John - Olaf Stapledon
99 - The Fall of Hyperion - Dan Simmons (different edition)
100 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (added 16-nov 2013, different edition)

101 - The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
102 - Synners - Pat Cardigan
103 - Sarah Canary - Karen Joy Fowler
104 - Ammonite - Nicola Griffith (added 13-apr-2014)
105 - The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe - D. G. Compton  
106 - Frankenstein - Mary Shelley  
107 - Riddley Walker - Russell Hoban  
108 - Wasp - Eric Frank Russell
109 - Unquenchable Fire - Rachel Pollack

110 - The Sea and Summer - George Turner

111 - The Caltraps of Time - David I. Masson
112 - Doomsday Book - Connie Willis (different edition)
113 - Slow River - Nicola Griffith
114 - Riddley Walker - Russel Hoban
115 - The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov (added 22-jan-2014)
116 - Engine Summer - John Crowley
117 - The Gate to Women's Country - Sheri S. Tepper
118 - A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller
119 - To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis (different edition)
120 - This Is the Way the World Ends - James Morrow

121 - The Deep - John Crowley
122 - Time is the Fire: The Best of Connie Willis - Connie Willis (added 7-jul-2013, different edition)
123 - No Enemy But Time - Michael Bishop
124 - Double Star - Robert A. Heinlein
125 - Random Acts of Senseless Violence - Jack Womack
126 - Half Past Human - T. J. Bass
127 - Transfigurations - Michael Bishop
128 - The Door into Summer - Robert A. Heinlein
129 - Revelation Space - Alastair Reynolds  (different edition)
130 - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams (different edition)

131 - Life, the Universe and Everything - Douglas Adams (different edition)
132 - The God Whale - T.J. Bass

Hmm... I guess I have some reading left to do. Maybe I can add another sometime later this month.

Edit: updated 16-09-2011 to include new and forthcoming titles.
Edit: updated 18-11-2013 to  include new titles

2 comments:

  1. Well, you've read more than I have :P

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  2. Only because I have made a point of reading some older SF in recent years.

    Besides, with this new project you're bound to overtake me in a couple of weeks ;)

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