Speculative Fiction

This list encompasses both fantasy and science fiction, and any number of sub-genres in between.


20,000 Leagues under the Sea — Jules Verne


A Canticle for Leibowitz — Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Different Light — Elizabeth A. Lynn
A Fall of Moon Dust — Arthur C. Clarke
A Princess of Mars — Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Scanner Darkly — Philip K. Dick
A Spell for Chameleon — Piers Anthony
A Wizard of Earthsea — Ursula K. Le Guin
Ack-Ack Macaque — Gareth L. Powell
Against all Odds — Elizabeth Moon
Alchemy of Stone, The — Ekaterina Sedia
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll
All the Weyrs of Pern — Anne McCaffrey
Ammonite — Nicola Griffith
An Alien Heat — Michael Moorcock
Ancient Curse, The — Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Ancient Shores — Jack McDevitt
And He Built a Crooked House — Robert A. Heinlein
Andromeda Strain, The — Michael Crichton
Angel With a Sword — C. J. Cherryh
Armies of Daylight, The — Barbara Hambly
Ash — Malinda Lo
Assignment in Eternity — Robert A. Heinlein


Babel-17 — Samuel R. Delany
Babylon 5: Accusations — Lois Tilton
Balance of Power — Brian Stableford
Behold the Man — Michael Moorcock
Best of, The — Damon Knight
Best of, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Better Part of Valor, The — Tanya Huff
Between Planets — Robert A. Heinlein
Beyond the Barrier — Damon Knight
Beyond the Blue Event Horizon — Frederik Pohl
Black Trillium — Andre Norton
Blowups Happen — Robert A. Heinlein
Blood Music — Greg Bear
Book of Atrix Wolfe, The — Patricia A. McKillip
Breach, The — M. T. Hill


Calculating Stars — Mary Robinette Kowal
Candle and the Flame, The — Nafiza Azad
Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire — Dan Hanks
Castle Roogna — Piers Anthony
Castle of Wizardry — David Eddings
Catspaw — Joan D. Vinge
Cat Who Walked through Walls, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Caves of Steel, The — Isaac Asimov
Centaur Aisle — Piers Anthony
Chaga — Ian McDonald
Change of Command — Elizabeth Moon
Chaunur — C. J. Cherryh
Chanur’s Homecoming — C. J. Cherryh
Chanur’s Legacy — C. J. Cherryh
Chanur’s Venture — C. J. Cherryh
Chaos Vector — Megan E. O’Keefe
Chapterhouse Dune — Frank Herbert
Childhood’s End — Arthur C. Clarke
Children of Dune — Frank Herbert
Chosen, The — Alex Archer
Chronicles of Corum, The — Michael Moorcock
Chronicles of Pern: First Fall, The — Anne McCaffrey
Cities in Flight — James Blish
City and the Stars, The — Arthur C. Clarke
City of Brass, The — SA Chakraborty
City of Illusions — Ursula K. Le Guin
City of the Sun, The — Brian Stableford
Citizen of the Galaxy — Robert A. Heinlein
City — Clifford Simak
Code of Conduct — Kristine Smith
Codex, The — Douglas Preston
Colonyside — Michael Mammay
Colour of Magic, The — Terry Pratchett
Command Decision — Elizabeth Moon
Crewel Lye — Piers Anthony
Crisis on Doona — Anne McCaffrey
Critical Threshold — Brian Stableford
Crystal Cave, The — Mary Stewart
Crystal Ship, The — Vonda N. McIntyre
Crystal Singer — Anne McCaffrey


Dancers at the end of Time, The — Michael Moorcock
Darwin’s Children — Greg Bear
Darwin’s Radio — Greg Bear
Daughters of Moab, The — Kim Westwood
Day after Tomorrow, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Day of the Triffids, The — John Wyndham
Deceivers, The — Alfred Bester
Dead Witch Walking — Kim Harrison
Decision at Doona — Anne McCaffrey
Deepsix — Jack McDevitt
Demon — John Varley
Destination Moon — Robert A. Heinlein
Destination: Void — Frank Herbert
Dhalgren — Samuel R. Delany
Dinosaur Planet — Anne McCaffrey
Dispossessed, The — Ursula K. Le Guin
Divergent — Veronica Roth
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip K. Dick
Door Into Summer, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Dosadi Experiment, The — Frank Herbert
Double Star — Robert A. Heinlein
Downbelow Station — C. J. Cherryh
Dorsai — Gordon R. Dickson
Dracula — Bram Stocker
Dragonsdawn — Anne McCaffrey
Dragondrums — Anne McCaffrey
Dragonflight — Anne McCaffrey
Dragonharper — Anne McCaffrey
Dragonquest — Anne McCaffrey
Dragonsinger — Anne McCaffrey
Dragonsong — Anne McCaffrey
Dragon’s Eye — Anne McCaffrey
Dragon in Lyonesse, The — Gordon R. Dickson
Dragon on a Pedestal — Piers Anthony
Dragon Riders of Pern, The — Anne McCaffrey
Dreamfall — Joan D. Vinge
Dreamsnake — Vonda N. McIntyre
Dreamstone — C. J. Cherryh
Dune — Frank Herbert
Dune Messiah — Frank Herbert


Earthlight — Arthur C. Clarke
Earth is Room Enough — Isaac Asimov
Earthseed — Pamela Sargent
Echoes at the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Elric — Michael Moorcock
Elric of Melinibone — Michael Moorcock
Elric at the end of Time — Michael Moorcock
Empress of Mars, The — Kage Baker
Enchanters’ End Game — David Eddings
Endgame — Kristine Smith
Enemy Mine — Barry B. Longyear
Equal Rites — Terry Pratchett
Eternity Road — Jack McDevitt
Exiles at the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Exile’s Gate — C. J. Cherryh
Expanded Universe — Robert A, Heinlein
Eye — Frank Herbert
Eyes of Amber — Joan D. Vinge
Eyes of Heisenberg, The — Frank Herbert


Faded Sun: Kutath, The — C. J. Cherryh
Farmer in the Sky — Robert A. Heinlein
Farnham’s Freehold — Robert A. Heinlein
Farthest Shore, the — Ursula K. Le Guin
Fenris Drive, The — Brian Stableford
Fires of Azeroth — C. J. Cherryh
Fire Ship — Joan D. Vinge
First Men in the Moon, The — H. G. Wells

Flight of the Fantail — Steph Matuku
Florians, The — Brian Stableford
Flowers for Algernon — Daniel Keyes
Forbidden City — Alex Archer
Forever War, The — Joe Haldeman
Forgotten Beast of Eld, The — Patricia A. McKillip
Forty Thousand in Gehenna — C. J. Cherryh
For Us, the Living… — Robert A. Heinlein
Foundation — Arthur C. Clarke
Frankenstein — Mary Shelley
Freedom’s Choice — Anne McCaffrey
Friday — Robert A. Heinlein


Gate of Ivrel — C. J. Cherryh
Gateway — Frederik Pohl
Get Off the Unicorn — Anne McCaffrey
Ghost of the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Girl Who Heard Dragons, The — Anne McCaffrey
Glory Road — Robert A. Heinlein
Glory Main — Henry O’Neil
Goblin Hero — Jim C. Hines
Goblin Quest — Jim C. Hines
Goblin War — Jim C. Hines
God Emperor of Dune — Frank Herbert
God Makers, The — Frank Herbert
Gods of the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Golden Compass, The — Philip Pullman
Golden Globe, The — John Varley
Golden Witchbreed — Mary Gentle
Green Brain, The — Frank Herbert
Green Hills of Earth, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Grumbles from the Grave — Robert A. Heinlein
Guardians of the West — David Eddings


Halcyon Drift, The — Brian Stableford
Hammered — Elizabeth Bear
Hammerfall — C. J. Cherryh
Harper Hall of Pern, The — Anne McCaffrey
Harpist in the Wind — Patricia A. McKillip
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone — J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets — J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban — J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire — J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix — J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince — J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows — J. K. Rowling
Have Space Suit Will Travel — Robert A. Heinlein
Heaven Cent — Piers Anthony
Heaven Makers — Frank Herbert
Heechee Rendezvous — Frederik Pohl
Hello Summer, Goodbye — Michael G. Coney
Hellstrom’s Hive — Frank Herbert
Heretics of Dune — Frank Herbert
Heris Serrano — Elizabeth Moon
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
Hive Monkey — Gareth L. Powell
Hobbit, The — J. R. R. Tolkien
Holdfast Chronicles — Suzy McKee Charnas
Hollow Hills, The — Mary Stewart
Hollow Lands, The — Michael Moorcock
Honor of the Queen, The — David Weber
How to Bee — Bren MacDibble
Humans, The — Matt Haig
Hunter of Worlds — C. J. Cherryh
Hunters of Dune — Brian Herbert
Hunting Party — Elizabeth Moon
Huntress — Malinda Lo


If Wishes Were Horses — Anne McCaffrey
Illearth War, The — Stephen R. Donaldson
Illustrated Man, The — Ray Bradbury
Infinity Beach — Jack McDevitt
In Shadows we Fall — Devin Madson
Insurgent — Veronica Roth
In the Dark Spaces — Cally Black
Invisible Man, The — H. G. Wells
Isle of View — Piers Anthony
I Will Fear No Evil — Robert A. Heinlein


Jem — Frederik Pohl
Jesus Incident, The — Frank Herbert
Jirel of Joiry — C. L. Moore
Job: A comedy of Errors — Robert A. Heinlein
John Carter of Mars — Edgar Rice Burroughs
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — Susanna Clarke
Journey to the centre of the Earth — Jules Verne
Judgement Day — Jane Jensen


Kif Strike Back, The — C. J. Cherryh
Killashandra — Anne McCaffrey
Kingdom of Copper, The — SA Chakraborty


Ladyhawke — Joan D. Vinge
Last Smile in Sunder City, The — Luke Arnold
Lathe of Heaven, The — Ursula K. Le Guin
Lazarus Effect, The — Frank Herbert
Left Hand of Darkness, The — Ursula K. Le Guin
Leviathan — Scott Westerfeld
Light Fantastic, The — Terry Pratchett
Lilith: A Snake in the Grass — Jack L. Chalker
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The — C. S. Lewis
Lord Foul’s Bane — Stephen R. Donaldson
Lord of the Flies — William Golding
Lord Tophet — Gregory Frost
Lord Valentine’s Castle — Robert Silverberg
Lost Scrolls, The — Alex Archer


Magician’s Gambit — David Eddings
Majipoor Chronicles — Robert Silverberg
Man from Mundania — Piers Anthony
Manifest Destiny — Barry B. Longyear
Man in the High Castle, The — Philip K. Dick
Man Who Sold the Moon, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Mark of Merlin, The — Anne McCaffrey
Marque and Reprisal — Elizabeth Moon
Martian Chronicles, The — Ray Bradbury
Martian Time-Slip — Philip K. Dick
Masterharper of Pern, The — Anne McCaffrey
Menace from Earth — Robert A. Heinlein
Merchanter’s Luck — C. J. Cherryh
Mermaid’s Madness, The — Jim C. Hines
Methuselah’s Children — Robert A. Heinlein
Midnight at the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Midwich Cuckoos, The — John Wyndham
Millenium — John Varley
Mists of Avalon, The — Marion Zimmer Bradley
Moonfall — Jack McDevitt
Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern — Anne McCaffrey
Morgaine Saga, The — C. J. Cherryh
Mort — Terry Pratchett
Mote in God’s Eye, The — Larry Niven
Motherlines — Suzy McKee Charnas


Nerilka’s Story — Anne McCaffrey
Night Mare — Piers Anthony
Night Walk — Bob Shaw
Nimisha’s Ship — Anne McCaffrey
Nine Princes in Amber — Roger Zelazny
Northern Girl, The — Elizabeth A. Lynn
Notebooks of Lazarus Long, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Number of the Beast, The — Robert A. Heinlein


Ogre, Ogre — Piers Anthony
Omega — Jack McDevitt
On Basilisk Station — David Weber
Once a Hero — Elizabeth Moon
Once and Future King, The — T. H. White
One Tree, The — Stephen R. Donaldson
On the Beach — Nevil Shute
Ophiuchi Hotline, The — John Varley
Orpahns of the Sky — Robert A. Heinlein
Outcasts of Heaven Belt, The — Joan D. Vinge


Palace of Curiosities, The — Rosie Garland
Paladin, The — C. J. Cherryh
Paradise Game, The — Brian Stableford
Paradox of the Sets, The — Brian Stableford
Past Through Tomorrow, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Pawn of Prophercy — David Eddings
Pebble in the Sky — Isaac Asimov
Pegasus in Flight — Anne McCaffrey
Permafrost — Alastair Reynolds
Persistence of Vision, The — John Varley
Phases — Elizabeth Moon
Phlebotomist, The — Chris Panatier
Planetside — Michael Mammay
Podkayne of Mars — Robert A. Heinlein
Polgara the Soceress — David Eddings
Poppy War, The — R. F. Kuang
Power that Preserves, The — Stephen R. Donaldson
Price of the Stars, The — Debra Doyle
Pride of the Chanur, The — C. J. Cherryh
Princess Bride, The — William Goldman
Privilege of the Sword, The — Ellen Kushner
Promised Land — Brian Stableford
Psion — Joan D. Vinge
Puppet Masters — Robert A. Heinlein


Queen of Sorcery — David Eddings
Quest for the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Quiet Invasion, The — Sarah Zettel


Race the Sands — Sarah Beth Durst
Ragged World, The — Judith Moffett
Rainbow Mars — Larry Niven
Redemption of Athalus — David Eddings
Red Noise — John P. Murphy
Red Planet — Robert A. Heinlein
Red Planet Blues — Robert J. Sawyer
Relic — Lincoln Child
Remnant Population — Elizabeth Moon
Renegades of Pern, The — Anne McCaffrey
Requiem, Tribute — Robert A. Heinlein
Restoree — Anne McCaffrey
Return of Nathan Brazil, The — Jack L. Chalker
Revolt in 2100 — Robert A. Heinlein
Rhapsody in Black — Brian Stableford
Riddle Master of Hed, The — Patricia A. McKillip
Rim Runners — C. J. Cherryh
Ring of Fear — Anne McCaffrey
Rise of the Iron Moon — Stephen Hunt
Roads Must Roll — Robert A. Heinlein
Rocannon’s World — Ursula K. Le Guin
Rocketship Galileo — Robert A. Heinlein
Rogue Angel: Destiny — Alex Archer
Rogue Angel: Forbidden City — Alex Archer
Rogue Angel: Solomon’s Jar — Alex Archer
Rogue Angel: The Chosen — Alex Archer
Rogue Angel: The Spider Stone — Alex Archer
Rule of Four, The — Ian Caldwell
Rules of Engagement — Elizabeth Moon


Sandworms of Dune — Brian Herbert
Santaroga Barrier — Frank Herbert
Sassinak — Elizabeth Moon
Satan’s Reach — Eric Brown
Scardown — Elizabeth Bear
Seedling Stars, The — James Blish
Serpent’s Reach — C. J. Cherryh
Scythe — Neal Shusterman
Shadowbridge — Gregory Frost
Shadow of the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
She — H. Rider Haggard
Sheepfarmer’s Daughter — Elizabeth Moon
Ship Who Sang, The — Anne McCaffrey
Ship Who Searched, The — Anne McCaffrey
Ship Who Won, The — Anne McCaffrey
Sixth Column — Robert A. Heinlein
Skies of Pern, The — Anne McCaffrey
Snow Queen, The — Joan D. Vinge
Soldier, Ask Not — Gordon R. Dickson
Solomon’s Jar — Alex Archer
Something Wicked This Way Comes — Ray Bradbury
Sorceress of the Witch World — Andre Norton
Soul Catcher — Frank Herbert
Source of Magic, The — Piers Anthony
Space Cadet — Robert A. Heinlein
Space Family Stone — Robert A. Heinlein
Spaceside — Michael Mammay
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye — Alan Dean Foster
Sporting Chance — Elizabeth Moon
Springheeled Jack — Mark Hodder
Stainless Steel Rat, The — Harry Harrison
Stand on Zanzibar — John Brunner
Star Beast, The — Robert A. Heinlein
Starman Jones — Robert A. Heinlein
Starship Troopers — Robert A. Heinlein
Stars My Destination, The — Alfred Bester
Steel Beach — John Varley
Stepsister Scheme, The — Jim C. Hines
Stormbringer — Michael Moorcock
Strange affair of Spring Heeled Jack, The — Mark Hodder
Stranger in a Strange Land — Robert A. Heinlein
Summer Queen, The — Joan D. Vinge
Sunfall — C. J. Cherryh
Survivor — Octavia E. Butler
Swan Song — Brian Stableford
Switched — Amanda Hocking
Sword in the Stone, The — T. H. White


Tales from Earthsea — Ursula K. Le Guin
Tau Zero — Poul Anderson
Tehanu — Ursula K. Le Guin
Thief of Time — Terry Pratchett
This Immortal — Roger Zelazny
Three Against the Witch World — Andre Norton
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, THe — Philip K. Dick
Through the Looking Glass — Lewis Carroll
Time Enough for Love — Robert A. Heinlein
Time for the Stars — Robert A. Heinlein
Time Machine, The — H. G. Wells
Time of Dark, The — Barbara Hambly
Titan — John Varley
Tombs of Atuan, The — Ursula K. Le Guin
Tomorrow, The Stars — Robert A. Heinlein
To Ride Pegasus — Anne McCaffrey
To Sail Beyond Sunset — Robert A. Heinlein
To Your Scattered Bodies Go — Philip José Farmer
Trading in Danger — Elizabeth Moon
Tunnel in the Sky — Robert A. Heinlein
Twilight at the Well of Souls — Jack L. Chalker
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets — David Thomas Moore


Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, The — Robert A. Heinlein


Valentine Pontifex — Robert Silverberg
Valor’s Choice — Tanya Huff
Variable Star — Robert A. Heinlein
Velocity Weapon — Megan E. O’Keefe
Victory Conditions — Elizabeth Moon
Visitors, The — Clifford D. Simak


Waldo & Magic, Inc — Robert A. Heinlein
Walk to the End of the World — Suzy McKee Charnas
Walls of Air, The — Barbara Hambly
War of the Worlds — H. G. Wells
Watchtower — Elizabeth A. Lynn
Wave Without a Shore — C. J. Cherryh
We Lie with Death — Devin Madson
We Ride the Storm — Devin Madson
Where Do We Go From Here? — Isaac Asimov
Whipping Star — Frank Herbert
White Dragon, The — Anne McCaffrey
White Gold Weilder — Stephen R. Donaldson
White Plague, The — Frank Herbert
Wildblood’s Empire — Brian Stableford
Wind’s Twelve Quarters, The — Ursula K. Le Guin
Winning Colors — Elizabeth Moon
Witch World, The — Andre Norton
Wizard — John Varley
Woman Who Loved the Moon, The — Elizabeth A. Lynn
Worlds of, The — Robert A. Heinlein
World of Null-A, The — A. E. Van Vogt
World Wired — Elizabeth Bear
World Without End — Joe Haldeman
World’s End — Joan D. Vinge
Worlds Without End — Clifford D. Simak
Wounded Land, The — Stephen R. Donaldson


Year Zero — Jeff Long