The SF&F (Science Fiction & Fantasy) Sub-Project

The book "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Science fiction is that branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance on human beings.” ~Isaac Asimov

Because I’m a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy (SF&F), and I don’t want to wait until I finally get to the 1800s in The Literary Project to even begin reading any SF&F books, I’ve decided to create a separate SF&F sub-project that I’ll alternate reading with the main one and will–unlike The Literary Project–not be read chronologically.

So…This is the list you’re looking for *waves hand*:

Year Title Author Category
1 1818 Frankenstein Mary Shelley SF&F
2 1864 Journey To The Center of the Earth Jules Verne SF&F
3 1866 The Time Machine H.G. Wells SF&F
4 1870 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne SF&F
5 1897 Dracula Bram Stoker SF&F
6 1932 Brave New World Aldous Huxley SF&F
7 1937 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien SF&F
8 1950 I, Robot Isaac Asimov SF&F
9 1950 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury SF&F
10-16 1951 The Foundation Series Isaac Asimov SF&F
17 1953 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury SF&F
18,19,20 1954 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy J.R.R. Tolkien SF&F
21 1959 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein SF&F
22 1959 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. SF&F
23 1962 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle SF&F
24 1965 Dune Frank Herbert SF&F
25 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke SF&F
26 1968 A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin SF&F
27 1968 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey SF&F
28 1973 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke SF&F
29 1976 Patternmaster Octavia E. Butler SF&F
30,31,32 1976 The Vampire Chronicles (3) Anne Rice SF&F
33 1977 The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien SF&F
34-38 1979 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series (5)
Douglas Adams SF&F
39 1980 Unfinished Tales J.R.R. Tolkien SF&F
40,41 1983 The Book of Lost Tales I & II J.R.R. Tolkien SF&F
42 1983 The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley SF&F
43,44,45 1984 Dragonlance: The Chronicles Trilogy Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman SF&F
46 1985 Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card SF&F
47 1985 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood SF&F
48,49,50 1986 Dragonlance: Legends Trilogy Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman SF&F
51 1989 Hyperion Dan Simmons SF&F
52 1993 The Giver Lois Lowry SF&F
53 1995 Dragonlance: The Second Generation Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman SF&F
54 1995 Dragonlance: Dragons of Summer Flame Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman SF&F
55-61 1996 A Song of Ice and Fire Series (7) George R.R. Martin SF&F
62-68 1997 Harry Potter Series (7) J.K. Rowling SF&F
69,70,71 2000 Dragonlance: The War of Souls Trilogy Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman SF&F
72 2003 Oryx & Crake Margaret Atwood SF&F
73,74,75 2008 The Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins SF&F
76,77,78 2013 William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy (Um…because YES.) Ian Doescher SF&F

Note: 1984 and Invisible Man are both listed in TWEM’s novel reading list, so those are two more SF&F books, but listed under The Literary Project.

  • Cleo @ Classical Carousel

    What a great list! I’ve read more science-fiction than I though I had. Can I give you one more suggestion? If you haven’t read A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., it is my absolute favour sci-fi so far. So deep and thought-provoking. In any case, thanks for the list ….. I’ve found some more books to add to mine!

    • Oh wow, I can’t believe I haven’t heard of that one! It won the Hugo Award in ’61. Yep…I’m going to add that one, haha. Thanks!