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Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works

Science-fiction & fantasy literature: a critical list with discussions.

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About the Science-Fiction Book Club

“[T]he Club relied on stories in the evening; it was quite a feature of it; and the Club wouldn’t be the Club without them, and it helped the evening to pass…”

– The Travel Tales of Mr. Joseph Jorkens,
Lord Dunsany

Science-Fiction Book Club Benefits

The Science-Fiction Book Club offers two major benefits: books that are available in editions costing substantially less than retail (even at discount retailers), and—at least equally interesting—occasional omnibus editions of older series or related books. In many cases, those omnibus volumes are the best way or, often, the only way to acquire clean new copies of some excellent works. (To my mind, they alone make membership well worth while.)

In truth, much of what the club offers as new selections will not ever make its way onto the lists on this site—but a definitely nontrivial percentage will. I am a member myself, and long have been: that is perhaps the best reference anyone can give.

Incidentally: many people, I have found, shy away from book clubs on the supposed ground that one is likely to forget to send in the monthly reply even when no book is wanted, and so may end up with unwanted books. That is no longer a worry: there are no “automatic” book shipments: you only receive books you expressly order.

The Club has, like most such, enticing initial-membership offers, which vary somewhat from time to time. Fuller information, and an easy sign-up on line, should be coming to this page soon.

I repeat that I have been a member for many years, and can think of no better recommendation.

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