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In 1985, science fiction critic David Pringle wrote Science Fiction the 100 Best Novels. These are the novels that he included in his list.


Year Title Author
1949 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
1949 Earth Abides George R. Stewart


Year Title Author
1950 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
1951 The Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein
1951 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
1952 Limbo (novel) Bernard Wolfe
1953 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester
1953 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
1953 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke
1953 The Paradox Men Charles L. Harness
1953 Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore
1953 The Space Merchants Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
1953 Ring Around the Sun Clifford D. Simak
1953 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon
1954 Mission of Gravity Hal Clement
1954 A Mirror for Observers Edgar Pangborn
1955 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov
1955 The Long Tomorrow Leigh Brackett
1955 The Inheritors William Golding
1956 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
1956 The Death of Grass John Christopher
1956 The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke
1957 The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein
1957 The Midwich Cuckoos John Wyndham
1958 Non-Stop Brian Aldiss
1958 A Case of Conscience James Blish
1958 Have Space Suit—Will Travel Robert A. Heinlein
1959 Time Out of Joint Philip K. Dick
1959 Alas, Babylon Pat Frank
1959 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller
1959 The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut


Year Title Author
1960 Rogue Moon Algis Budrys
1960 Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon
1962 Hothouse Brian W. Aldiss
1962 The Drowned World J.G. Ballard
1962 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
1962 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
1963 Journey Beyond Tomorrow Robert Sheckley
1963 Way Station Clifford D. Simak
1963 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
1964 Greybeard Brian W. Aldiss
1964 Nova Express William S. Burroughs
1964 Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick
1964 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Philip K. Dick
1964 The Wanderer Fritz Leiber
1964-68 Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith
1965 Dr. Bloodmoney Philip K. Dick
1965 Dune Frank Herbert
1966 The Crystal World J.G. Ballard
1966 Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison
1966 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
1966 The Dream Master Roger Zelazny
1968 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
1968 Nova Samuel R. Delany
1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick
1968 Camp Concentration Thomas M. Disch
1968 Pavane Keith Roberts
1969 Heroes and Villains Angela Carter
1969 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
1969 The Palace of Eternity Bob Shaw
1969 Bug Jack Barron Norman Spinrad


Year Title Author
1970 Tau Zero Poul Anderson
1970 Downward to the Earth Robert Silverberg
1970 The Year of the Quiet Sun Wilson Tucker
1972 334 Thomas M. Disch
1972 The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe
1972-1976 The Dancers at the End of Time Michael Moorcock
1973 Crash J.G. Ballard
1973 Looking Backward, From the Year 2000 Mack Reynolds
1973 The Embedding Ian Watson
1974 Walk to the End of the World Suzy McKee Charnas
1974 The Centauri Device M. John Harrison
1974 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin
1974 Inverted World Christopher Priest
1975 High-Rise J.G. Ballard
1975 Galaxies Barry N. Malzberg
1975 The Female Man Joanna Russ
1975 Orbitsville Bob Shaw
1976 The Alteration Kingsley Amis
1976 Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy
1976 Man Plus Frederik Pohl
1977 Michaelmas Algis Budrys
1977 The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley
1978 Miracle Visitors Ian Watson
1979 Engine Summer John Crowley
1979 On Wings of Song Thomas M. Disch
1979 The Walking Shadow Brian Stableford
1979 Juniper Time Kate Wilhelm


Year Title Author
1980 Timescape Gregory Benford
1980 The Dreaming Dragon Damien Broderick
1980 Wild Seed Octavia A. Butler
1980 Riddley Walker Russell Hoban
1980-83 Roderick and Roderick at Random John Sladek
1980-83 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe
1980 The Unreasoning Mask Philip José Farmer
1981 Oath of Fealty Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
1982 No Enemy But Time Michael Bishop
1983 The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica John Calvin Batchelor
1984 Neuromancer William Gibson