SEARLES' BASIC READING LIST IN SCIENCE FICTION




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In A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction (1979), the authors, Baird Searles, Martin Last, Beth Meacham and Michael Franklin, provide "A Suggested Basic Library and/or Reading List in Science Fiction." The 50 titles listed are as follows:

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Aldis, Brian  The Long Afternoon of Earth 
Anderson, Poul  Tau Zero 
Asimov, Isaac  The Foundation Trilogy 
Ballard, J.G.  Vermilion Sands 
Bester, Alfred  The Stars My Destination 
Blish, James  A Case of Conscience 
Bradbury, Ray  The Martian Chronicles 
Brunner, John  Stand on Zanzibar 
Burroughs, Edgar Rice  A Princess of Mars 
Clarke, Arthur C.  Childhood's End 
Clarke, Arthur C.  The City and the Stars 
Clement, Hal  Needle 
Delany, Samuel  Dhalgren 
Dick, Philip K.  The Man in the High Castle 
Dickson, Gordon  Dorsai ! 
Disch, Thomas M.  334 
Ellison, Harlon, Ed.  Dangerous Visions 
Harrison, M. John  The Centauri Device 
Heinlein, Robert A.  Citizen of the Galaxy 
Heinlein, Robert A.  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress 
Herbert, Frank  Dune 
Hodgson, William Hope  The Night Land 
Kuttner, Henry  The Dark World 
Kuttner, H., C.L. Moore  Earth's Last Citadel 
Le Guin, Ursula K.  The Left Hand of Darkness 
Leiber, Fritz  The Big Time 
Lewis, C.S.  The Perelandra Trilogy 
Lovecraft, H.P.  At the Mountains of Madness 
Merritt, A.  The Moon Pool 
Miller, Walter M.  A Canticle for Leibowitz 
Moorcock, Michael  The Cornelius Chronocles 
Niven, Larry  Ringworld 
Piper, H. Beam  Little Fuzzy 
Pohl, Frederick, C.M. Kornbluth  The Space Merchants 
Russ, Joanna  And Chaos Died 
Shelley, Mary  Frankenstein 
Smith, Cordwainer  Nostrilia 
Smith, E.E.  First Lensman 
Stapledon, Olaf  Last and First Men 
Stapledon, Olaf  Odd John 
Sturgeon, Theodore  More Than Human 
Van Vogt, A.E.  The World of Null-A 
Vance, Jack  The Dying Earth 
Verne, Jules  From the Earth to the Moon 
Weinbaum, Stanley  A Martian Odyssey and Others 
Wells, H.G.  The Time Machine 
Williamson, Jack  The Humanoids 
Wright, S. Fowler  The World Below 
Wyndham, John  The Midwich Cuckoos 
Zelazny, Roger  Lord of Light 

 
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