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The SF Masterworks

Gollancz Author: - February 27th, 2013
Masterworks, Michael Moorcock

Launched in 1999 and described by none other than Iain M. Banks as ‘An amazing list, genuinely the best novels from sixty years of SF’, the Masterworks have grown to be a keynote collection for anyone with even the faintest interest in the genre. In the intervening years the list has changed its look, a few titles have gone, many, many have been added. Latterly there has been a concerted effort to introduce more female writers to the list as their works have become available. So the list has changed but the remit is the same – gather together in one place as many as possible of the books that have made SF what it is.

And since September 2011 the Masterworks have become the tip of the Gateway iceberg – a massive online library with the ambition to encompass the history of the genre.

We are always  asked for a list of the Masterworks. And here it is. In the near future there will be a new list available on our website which will contain links to pages for the individual titles wherever possible. In the meantime, though, here’s a simple alphabetical listing of our Masterworks past and present.

 

GOLLANCZ SF MASTERWORKS


A CASE OF CONSCIENCE James Blish
A FALL OF MOONDUST Arthur C. Clarke
A MAZE OF DEATH Philip K. Dick
AMMONITE Nicola Griffith
ARSLAN M.J. Engh
A SCANNER DARKLY Philip K. Dick
BABEL – 17 Samuel R. Delany
BEHOLD THE MAN Michael Moorcock
BLOOD MUSIC Greg Bear
BRING THE JUBILEE Ward Moore
CAT’S CRADLE Kurt Vonnegut
CHILDHOOD’S END Arthur C. Clarke
CITIES IN FLIGHT James Blish
CITY Clifford D. Simak
DANCERS AT THE END OF TIME Michael Moorcock
DANGEROUS VISIONS Ed. by Harlan Ellison
DARK BENEDICTION Walter M. Miller
DHALGREN Samuel R. Delany
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP Philip K. Dick
DOOMSDAY BOOK Connie Willis
DOWNWARD TO EARTH Robert Silverberg
DR. BLOODMONEY Philip K. Dick
DUNE Frank Herbert
DYING INSIDE Robert Silverberg
EARTH ABIDES George R. Stewart
EMPHYRIO Jack Vance
ENGINE SUMMER John Crowley
EON Greg Bear
FLOATING WORLDS Cecelia Holland
FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID Philip K. Dick
FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Daniel Keyes
FRANKENSTEIN Mary Shelley
GATEWAY Frederik Pohl
GRASS Sheri S. Tepper
GREYBEARD Brian Aldiss
HELLICONIA Brian Aldiss
HELLSTROM’S HIVE Frank Herbert
HYPERION Dan Simmons
I AM LEGEND Richard Matheson
INVERTED WORLD Christopher Priest
JEM Frederik Pohl
LAST AND FIRST MEN Olaf Stapledon
LIFE DURING WARTIME Lucius Shepard
LORD OF LIGHT Roger Zelazny
MAN PLUS Frederik Pohl
MARTIAN TIME-SLIP Philip K. Dick
MISSION OF GRAVITY Hal Clement
MOCKINGBIRD Walter Tevis
MORE THAN HUMAN Theodore Sturgeon
NON-STOP Brian Aldiss
NOVA Samuel R. Delany
NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR** Philip K. Dick
ODD JOHN Olaf Stapledon
OF MEN AND MONSTERS William Tenn
PAVANE Keith Roberts
RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA Arthur C. Clarke
RIDDLEY WALKER Russell Hoban
RINGWORLD Larry Niven
ROADSIDE PICNIC Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
ROGUE MOON Algis Budrys
R.U.R. AND WAR WITH THE NEWTS Karel Čapek
SARAH CANARY Karen Joy Fowler
SIRIUS Olaf Stapledon
SLOW RIVER Nicola Griffith
STAND ON ZANZIBAR John Brunner
STAR MAKER Olaf Stapledon
SYNNERS Pat Cadigan
TAKE BACK PLENTY Colin Greenland
TAU ZERO Poul Anderson
THE AFFIRMATION Christopher Priest
THE BODY SNATCHERS Jack Finney
THE BOOK OF SKULLS Robert Silverberg
THE CALTRAPS OF TIME David I. Masson
THE CENTAURI DEVICE M. John Harrison
THE CHILD GARDEN Geoff Ryman
THE CITY AND THE STARS Arthur C. Clarke
THE CONTINUOUS KATHERINE MORTENHOE D.G. Compton
THE COMPLETE RODERICK John Sladek
THE DEMOLISHED MAN Alfred Bester
THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
THE DISPOSSESSED Ursula Le Guin
THE DROWNED WORLD** J. G. Ballard
THE FALL OF HYPERION Dan Simmons
THE FEMALE MAN Joanna Russ
THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS Gene Wolfe
THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON H.G. Wells
THE FOOD OF THE GODS H.G. Wells
THE FOREVER WAR Joe Haldeman
THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE Arthur C. Clarke
THE GATE TO WOMEN’S COUNTRY Sheri S. Tepper
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY Douglas Adams
THE INVISIBLE MAN H.G. Wells
THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU H.G. Wells
THE LATHE OF HEAVEN Ursula le Guin
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Philip K. Dick
THE MOON IS A HARSH MISTRESS Robert A. Heinlein
THE PENULTIMATE TRUTH Philip K. Dick
THE PRESTIGE Christopher Priest
THE REDISCOVERY OF MAN Cordwainer Smith
THE SEA AND SUMMER George Turner
THE SHRINKING MAN Richard Matheson
THE SIMULACRA Philip K. Dick
THE SIRENS OF TITAN Kurt Vonnegut
THE SPACE MERCHANTS Frederik Pohl and C.M.Kornbluth
THE STARS MY DESTINATION Alfred Bester
THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH Philip K. Dick
THE TIME MACHINE H. G. Wells
THE TIME MACHINE/THE WAR OF THE WORLDS H. G. Wells
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS H.G. Wells
TIME OUT OF JOINT Philip K. Dick
TIMESCAPE Greg Benford
UBIK Philip K. Dick
UNQUENCHABLE FIRE Rachel Pollack
VALIS Philip K. Dick
WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG Kate Wilhelm

 

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10 Responses to “The SF Masterworks”

  1. etrb says:

    Hi. I was just in the bookshop the other day and noticed that some of your titles are now available in a new smaller size with a glossy cover, instead of a matte one.

    I really enjoy the series and the quality to which the books were previously produced, and so I was just wondering if this would be a permanent change for the series, or if the books will continue to be printed with the matte covers as well as the glossy ones?

    (note: I’m not talking about the cover designs themselves, just the finish.)

  2. Lazar says:

    Hi, great list. Please consider ‘No Time for Heroes’ by Sam Lundwall as well, as it is one of the best SF novels nobody knows of…

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    May I suggest including “The Asylum World” by John Jakes. This is a true classic, and easily on a par with the writings of Kurt Vonnegut Jr

  6. Wasn’t Asimov’s Gods Themselves part of the Masterworks collection???

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