Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How Was The List Compiled?

A frequently asked question I get is, how did you compile your list of the ~200 best science fiction novels ever written?

The list I'm using is basically a combination of Gollancz's superb SF Masterworks series and a separate compilation which averages out a bunch of "Top 100" lists, fan-made polls, and Hugo/Nebula/Locus/Dick/Campbell award winners. I've found that these lists represent the best that SF has to offer --and they stick within the genre, which cannot be said for many other lists out there.

The current list has 209 works of science fiction and covers essentially all of the classics of the genre as well as a multitude of hidden gems.

Oh, by the way, new reviews are coming soon!

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