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Great Science-Fiction
& Fantasy Works

science-fiction & fantasy literature:
a critical list with discussions

All Books Not in the Main Science-Fiction & Fantasy Lists

"Her eyes went to the books, which, like the other rumored objects, were accurately present."

--Days of Grass,
Tanith Lee





The chief function of this site is to list good science-fiction and fantasy authors, and the good science-fiction and fantasy books that those authors have written. All those authors and all those books are gathered up in numerous meticulous lists easily accessible from virtually any page of this site.

But here and there, between this and that, various other books have been mentioned (and links to detail pages on them provided). Such occasional mentions and links are scattered pretty widely about this site, and a return visitor seeking a dimly remembered particular mention might have a tough time finding it again. I have thus, for convenience, gathered all the odds and ends up and repeated them on this one page.


Non-Fiction

Science-Fiction and Fantasy Criticism, Commentary, Biography, Etc.

General

These are cited in the Apologia (Part 1).


About Particular Authors

These are cited in the pages proper to the author or authors in question (this list will expand as the more detailed author reviews unfold.)

Science-Fiction and Fantasy Art Books


The English Language

These are cited on the first of the pages here on the English language.


Miscellaneous


"Books on the Borderland" of Science Fiction and Fantasy

These works of fiction are cited in a section of the obiter dicta page.





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(essential one-time reading)
Introductory Material:
    Welcome:
 a quick site overview and some mechanical details
    Apologia:
 the criteria used to make these lists
      (A long page, so also available in two parts for those with slow internet connections.)
            · Apologia: Part 1
            · Apologia: Part 2
    Site Organization:
 what's where, and why

 

(the heart of the site)
The Authors:
    Author List
 (just a lightly annotated list of the authors here--not the best place to start)
    Master Authors/Books List
 (the centrum of this site, but a big page--there are alpha subpages available)
   A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
    Specialty Lists:
 several author "sub-lists" (such as the 5-star greats)
    Author Links:
 links to useful external pages or sites for each listed author
    More Books:
 yet-unread candidate books by authors already in these lists
    Other Candidates:
 authors, and books, that--pending actual reading--seem likely candidates for these lists

 

(typically gotten to
by author)
The Books:
    All Listed Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
 (a long file to download)
    Preferred Editions:
 for those books having such (a work in progress)
    The Other Books:
 all cited books not in the master fiction list, collected in one place
    Overlooked Gems of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 wonderful works sadly under-known
    Light-Hearted Science-Fiction & Fantasy:
 there's more than you might think
    Religiously Themed Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 something the field handles wonderful well
    Science Fiction & Fantasy For Younger Readers:
 a selection from these lists of appropriate works
    100 Great Works of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 using an expansive definition of "works"
    "Guilty Pleasures" of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 sometimes even gourmets just want a big bag of potato chips

 

(new, used--find any book, anywhere in the world)
About Buying Books From Here:
    Buying Books New:
 · about buying books from Amazon
 · searching for new books at any Amazon division
 · international book-buying considerations
    Buying Books Used:
 searching for used books anywhere in the world
    Our Speculative-Fiction "General Store":
    About the Science-Fiction Book Club:
 info & online signup



(often the most interesting part of any site)
Miscellaneous Topics & Info:
    Musings:
 an ever-growing collection of, yes, musings
    Obiter Dicta:
 collected miscellaneous
    "That Other Genre":
 crime/mystery fiction
    Science-Fiction & Fantasy Art and Illustration:
 online galleries of diverse works
    Other Sites:
 sites that have noticed this one
    The English Language:
 a few thoughts on its modern rape
    Scumware!
 read this if nothing else whatever
    Change Log
 what was done when
    Your Host:
 a comically little about me
    Donate:
 you can help support this site
    Comments:
 some things said about this site by others

 

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