My life in outer space

Gollancz SF Masterworks – numbered series from 1999

If you are new to SF you could do worse than to begin with a random selection from this wonderful series. Even if you are an SF veteran, there’s bound to be something here you haven’t yet read. Started in 1999 these are (in the main) classics from the 1950s onwards, with stunning covers by Chris Moore (almost exclusively I think, but I may be wrong there). This is the list of the numbered titles up until 2010 when the series was relaunched without numbers. I will add those listings in due course.

1 The Forever War – Joe Haldeman – 1974
2 I Am Legend – Richard Matheson – 1954
3 Cities in Flight – James Blish – 1962
4 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick – 1968
5 The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester – 1956
6 Babel-17 – Samuel R. Delany – 1966
7 Lord of Light – Roger Zelazny – 1967
8 The Fifth Head of Cerberus – Gene Wolfe – 1972
9 Gateway – Frederik Pohl – 1977
10 The Rediscovery of Man – Cordwainer Smith – 1966
11 Last and First Men – Olaf Stapledon – 1930
12 Earth Abides – George R. Stewart – 1949
13 Martian Time-Slip – Philip K. Dick – 1964
14 The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester – 1953
15 Stand on Zanzibar – John Brunner – 1968
16 The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin – 1974
17 The Drowned World – J. G. Ballard – 1962
18 The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut – 1959
19 Emphyrio – Jack Vance – 1969
20 A Scanner Darkly – Philip K. Dick – 1977
21 Star Maker – Olaf Stapledon – 1937
22 Behold the Man – Michael Moorcock – 1969
23 The Book of Skulls – Robert Silverberg – 1972
24 The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells – 1895 &1898
25 Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes – 1966
26 Ubik – Philip K. Dick – 1969
27 Timescape – Gregory Benford – 1980
28 More Than Human – Theodore Sturgeon – 1953
29 Man Plus – Frederik Pohl – 1976
30 A Case of Conscience – James Blish – 1958
31 The Centauri Device – M. John Harrison – 1975
32 Dr. Bloodmoney – Philip K. Dick – 1965
33 Non-Stop – Brian Aldiss – 1958
34 The Fountains of Paradise – Arthur C. Clarke – 1979
35 Pavane – Keith Roberts – 1968
36 Now Wait for Last Year – Philip K. Dick – 1966
37 Nova – Samuel R. Delany – 1968
38 The First Men in the Moon – H. G. Wells – 1901
39 The City and the Stars – Arthur C. Clarke – 1956
40 Blood Music – Greg Bear – 1985
41 Jem – Frederik Pohl – 1980
42 Bring the Jubilee – Ward Moore – 1953
43 VALIS – Philip K. Dick – 1981
44 The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula K. Le Guin – 1971
45 The Complete Roderick – John Sladek – 1980 & 1983
46 Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said – Philip K. Dick – 1974
47 The Invisible Man – H. G. Wells – 1897
48 Grass – Sheri S. Tepper – 1989
49 A Fall of Moondust – Arthur C. Clarke – 1961
50 Eon – Greg Bear – 1985
51 The Shrinking Man – Richard Matheson – 1956
52 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch – Philip K. Dick – 1965
53 The Dancers at the End of Time – Michael Moorcock – 1974–1976
54 The Space Merchants – Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth – 1953
55 Time Out of Joint – Philip K. Dick – 1959
56 Downward to the Earth – Robert Silverberg – 1970
57 The Simulacra – Philip K. Dick – 1964
58 The Penultimate Truth – Philip K. Dick – 1964
59 Dying Inside – Robert Silverberg – 1972
60 Ringworld – Larry Niven – 1970
61 The Child Garden – Geoff Ryman – 1989
62 Mission of Gravity – Hal Clement – 1954
63 A Maze of Death – Philip K. Dick – 1970
64 Tau Zero – Poul Anderson – 1970
65 Rendezvous with Rama – Arthur C. Clarke – 1972
66 Life During Wartime – Lucius Shepard – 1987
67 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – Kate Wilhelm – 1976
68 Roadside Picnic – Arkady and Boris Strugatsky – 1972
69 Dark Benediction – Walter M. Miller, Jr. – 1951
70 Mockingbird – Walter Tevis – 1980
71 Dune – Frank Herbert – 1965
72 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein – 1966
73 The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick – 1962

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