Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010

Inspired by David Pringle’s landmark 1985 work Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, this volume supplements the earlier selection with the present authors’ choices for the best English-language science fiction novels during the past quarter century. Employing a critical slant, the book provides a discussion of the novels and the writers in the context of popular literature. Moreover, each entry features a cover image of the novel, a plot synopsis, and a mini review, making it an ideal go-to guide for anyone wanting to become reacquainted with an old favorite or to discover a previously unknown treasure. With a foreword by David Pringle, this invaluable reference is sure to provoke conversation and debates among sci-fi fans and devotees.

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3 Comments

  1. A Great Overview of the past 25 years in SF For the casual sf fan looking for a new read, or for someone like me who needs to stay abreast of the ever-sprawling world of sf, Broderick & Di Filippo have done us all a service. Concise, engaging and insightful, Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels: 1985-2010 provides an important survey of the work being done with the sf novel over the last quarter century. From seminal works like Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale & Mieville’s Perdito Street Station, onto less-discussed gems like Nagata’s…

  2. VERY USEFUL I’ve been sampling BEST 101 & am very pleased at the summaries indeed. It’s an insightful way to consider the sprawl of great work over 25 years, a huge job! 

  3. 101 Bottles of SF on the Wall This book has an unusually descriptive title. It contains 101 brief (2-5 page) reviews of the “best” 101 science fiction novels published in 1985 through 2010. It is a companion volume to David Pringle’s . Both books guide readers through the relatively large universe of book-length science fiction. Authors Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo limit themselves to one entry…

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