Best Forgotten Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Add and vote for your favorite Science Fiction books first published in last century. For this list that means first published between 1900 and 1999.

Please only add books that have received less than one thousand ratings .

No Fantasy books please! There is a separate list for them.

Books not meeting this list's criteria will be removed.

Inspired by Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Other SF Lists of Note:
Best Science Fiction
Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Best Science Fiction Fantasy Books

SF Subgenres:
Alternate History
Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction
Space Opera

Science Fiction By Decade:
1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s
1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Science Fiction By Ratings:
More than 50000, 25000 to 49999, 10000 to 24999
1000 to 9999, 100 to 999, Less than 100
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3.69 avg rating — 426 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 572 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 652 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 646 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 881 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 391 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 887 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 965 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 170 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 942 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 685 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 591 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 175 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 228 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 954 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 680 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 131 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 529 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 692 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 70 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 633 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 300 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 173 ratings
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275 books · 52 voters · list created August 6th, 2017 by Mitchell (votes) .
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