Science Fiction Books

On this page we list various science fiction novels that are related to interstellar flight, and to discovering life and intelligence beyond the Solar System.

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2009                                                                                              

Baxter, S., Ark (Orion, 2009).

2008                                                                                              

Reynolds, A., Chasm City (Gollancz, 2008).

2007                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., & S. Baxter, Firstborn (Del Rey, 2007).

2005                                                                                              

Reynolds, A., Pushing Ice (Orion, 2005).

2003                                                                                              

Baxter, S., Phase Space (Voyager, 2003).

2002                                                                                              

McDevitt, J., Chindi (Ace Books, 2002).

2001                                                                                              

Baxter, S., Manifold: Origin (Voyager, 2001).

2000                                                                                              

Baxter, S., Manifold: Space (Voyager & Del Rey Books, 2000).

Grant, R., Colony (Viking, 2000; Penguin, 2001).

1999                                                                                              

Baxter, S., Manifold: Time (Voyager & Del Rey Books, 1999).

1997                                                                                              

Barton, W., & M. Capobianco, Alpha Centauri (Avon, 1997).

Clarke, A. C., 3001: The Final Odyssey (Del Rey, 1997).

1996                                                                                              

Aldrin, B., & J. Barnes, Encounter with Tiber (Hodder & Stoughton, 1996).

1994                                                                                              

Niven, L., & J. Pournell, The Moat Around Murcheson’s Eye (Collins, 1994).

1993                                                                                              

Pellegrino, C., Flying to Valhalla (William Murrow, 1993; Avon, 1994).

1991                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., 2061: Odyssey Three (Del Rey, 1991).

Clarke, A. C., & G. Lee, The Garden of Rama (Gollancz, 1991).

1990                                                                                              

Bear, G., Queen of Angels (Warner Books, 1990).

1989                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., & G. Lee, Rama Revealed (Gollancz, 1989).

1988                                                                                              

White, James, Federation World (Orbit Books, 1988).

1987                                                                                              

Bear, G., The Forge of God (Tor Books, 1987).

Benford, G., Great Sky River (Bantam Books, 1987).

1986                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., The Songs of Distant Earth (Del Rey Books, 1986).

Sagan, C., Contact (Century Hutchinson, 1986; Arrow, 1986; Legend, 1988; Orbit, 1997).

1984                                                                                              

Benford, G., Across The Sea of Suns (Simon & Schuster, 1984).

Clarke, A. C., 2010: The Year We Made Contact (Del Rey, 1984).

1982                                                                                              

Williamson, J., Manseed (Ballantine Books, 1982).

1981                                                                                              

Hubschman, T., Space Ark (Tower Publications, 1981).

1978                                                                                              

Benford, G., The Stars in Shroud (Orbit, 1978).

1977                                                                                              

Benford, G., In the Ocean of Night (Dial Press, 1977).

1974                                                                                              

Morgan, D., & J. Kippax, Seed of Stars (Pan Books, 1974).

Morgan, D., & J. Kippax, A Thunder of Stars (Pan Books, 1974).

Niven, L., & J. Pournelle, The Mote in God’s Eye (Simon & Schuster, 1974).

1973                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., Rendezvous with Rama (Gallancz, 1973).

1970                                                                                              

Anderson, P., Tau Zero (Doubleday, 1970).

1969                                                                                              

Hoyle, F., & G. Hoyle, Rockets in Ursa Major (William Heinemann; Book Club, 1969).

Meridith, R. C., The Sky is Filled with Ships (Ballantine Books, 1969).

1968                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., 2001: A Space Odyssey (Del Rey, 1968).

1967                                                                                              

Blish, J., The Seedling Stars (Faber & Faber, 1967).

1963                                                                                              

Heinlein, R., Time for the Stars (Gollancz, 1963).

Hoyle, F., & G. Hoyle, Fifth Planet (Heinemann, 1963; Penguin, 1965).

1961                                                                                              

Lem, S., Solaris (first Polish edition 1961; English translation Faber & Faber, 1970).

1959                                                                                              

Cooper, E., Seed of Light (Ballantine, 1959).

Vogt, A. E. van, The Voyage of the Space Beagle (Grafton, 1959).

1958                                                                                              

Aldiss, B., Non-Stop (1958; Millennium, 2000).

1957                                                                                              

Hoyle, F., The Black Cloud (Heinemann, 1957; Penguin, 1960).

1956                                                                                              

Bester, A., The Stars My Destination (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1956).

Blish, J., Cities in Flight, They Shall Have Stars (Faber & Faber, 1956).

1954                                                                                              

Clarke, A. C., Childhoods End (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1954; Pan, 1956; new edition Pan, 1990).

1951                                                                                              

Asimov, I., Foundation (Gnome Press, 1951).

1937                                                                                              

Stapledon, O., Starmaker (Methuen, 1937).

1930                                                                                              

Stapledon, O., Last & First Men (Methuen, 1930).

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