SF Masterworks

This is a list dedicated to the titles reprinted by Millennium/Gollancz in their Science Fiction Masterworks line (both the original series and the new, non-numbered series). PLEASE do not add a book to the list unless you can confirm it was published in the SF Masterworks line AND you are voting for the SF Masterworks ISBN.

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182 books · 774 voters · list created July 23rd, 2010 by Phoenixfalls (votes) .
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message 1: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls Ratner's Star, by Don DeLillo does not belong on this list. Please do not vote for it, and any Librarian that sees this note, please remove it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Alright, I'll remove it.


message 3: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, both by Orson Scott Card, do not belong on this list. Please do not vote for them, and any Librarian that sees this note, please remove them.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Consider them removed.


message 5: by Phoenixfalls (last edited Dec 07, 2010 09:24PM) (new)

Phoenixfalls Is there any way to combine the votes for two separate editions of Non-Stop? Ideally under the proper edition for this list, i.e. the SF Masterworks edition, ISBN: 1-85798-998-8?

Same with The Affirmation, under ISBN 978-0575099463?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You can combine if you're a GR librarian, but the SF Masterworks edition would "show" only if it's the edition with the most readers.


message 7: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls Can any librarian wandering by remove Hunting Party from this list? It is not part of the SF Masterworks series. . .

And what happens if there's one vote for each version I mentioned in message #5? Is there a way to control what version shows then, or does it just go to whatever version was voted on first?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Hunting Party removed.

What about Karel Capek's War with the Newts/R.U.R.?


message 9: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls Susanna wrote: "What about Karel Capek's War with the Newts/R.U.R.?"

It's due to be published in the line this year, so it does belong on the list.

Thanks!


message 10: by Mr (last edited Jun 01, 2014 05:56AM) (new)

Mr Love this series. It's introduced me to some of the most mind-bending, sumptuous classic sci-fi I've ever encountered, like discovering Dick or LeGuin again and again and again. Thankyou to the authors who put this together and to Millennium/Gollancz for publishing it.


message 11: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross Deleted both 1984 and Brave New World as neither have been released in the SF Masterworks series.


message 12: by Ed (new)

Ed There's well over 20 titles, I stopped counting after that, that should not be on there. While he may deserve to be, Iain M Banks has not been published under the SF Masterworks label. Nor is Vernor Vinge, or most of the titles on page 2. Gollancz only today published the full list on their blog - http://www.gollancz.co.uk/2013/02/the...


message 14: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Phoenixfalls wrote: "To any librarian watching, some titles that need to be removed because they aren't part of the SF Masterworks line:

Queen of Angels
The Gameplayers of Zan
All of an Instant
Lords Of The Starship
W..."


Done. Let me know if there are more.


message 16: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Phoenixfalls wrote: "Thanks Debbie! Here are some more:

A Fire Upon the Deep
The Mote in God's Eye
The Player of Games
Children of Dune
The Puppet Masters
God Emperor of Dune
Feersum Endjinn
Stations of the Tide"


Done.


message 17: by Nick (new)

Nick Wellings I WANT THEM ALLLLLL


message 18: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls To any librarian watching, The Sparrow and Children of God should be removed, as they are not part of the SF Masterworks line.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where on the list, approximately, are they?


message 20: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls Second page, they only have one vote each at the moment.


message 21: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Gone.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Here's an excellent guide to work by:

http://sffmasterworks.blogspot.com/p/...


message 23: by Empress (last edited Mar 08, 2014 05:12PM) (new)

Empress It would be nice if those were showing with the SF Masterworks cover, not the default edition.

That would have also made it easier to find books that are not part of the imprint.


message 24: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls Ellie [The Empress] wrote: "It would be nice if those were showing with the SF Masterworks cover, not the default edition.

That would have also made it easier to find books that are not part of the imprint."


When I made the list I used only ISBNs from the imprint. Unfortunately, if more people vote for a different ISBN, that's the one that gets shown -- GoodReads doesn't have a way for me to make the list fixed.


message 25: by Phoenixfalls (new)

Phoenixfalls To the best of my knowledge, In the Days of Humans by Terry R. Hill is not part of the SF Masterworks line. I would greatly appreciate it if any librarian stopping by could remove it from the list. (It's currently at #113, with 1 vote and a score of 100.) Thanks!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I got it, Phoenixfalls.


message 27: by Anish (new)

Anish Earth abides and City are listed twice!


message 28: by Dora (new)

Dora A fantastic series- I've got 18 of them so far (so a long way to go)! Keep up the good work.


message 29: by Loreley (new)

Loreley I changed some of my votes to SF masterworks ISBNs. Would be great if most of the voters did it.
Does anyone know how exactly 'remove duplicates' work? Does it leave the edition with most votes or the edition with most reviews on GR? I probably should ask it in the librarians group...


message 30: by Empress (new)

Empress Loreley wrote: "I changed some of my votes to SF masterworks ISBNs. Would be great if most of the voters did it.
Does anyone know how exactly 'remove duplicates' work? Does it leave the edition with most votes or..."


Let me know if you find out as I've been wondering as well.


message 31: by Vickie (new)

Vickie So I added a duplicate correct edition of a book (The Female Man), ran the remove duplicate function, and it removed the correct edition I added, presumably because it had fewer votes. All votes are intact, but the function is useless for the purpose. :/

I wish at least the list admin could switch editions.


message 32: by Empress (new)

Empress The duplicate clean up doesn't work at the moment. Goodreads is aware. There is nothing more you or I or anyone can do at that point. Not sure if edition can be switched but you will need to contact goodreads support to confirm that. The email is support @ godreads . com


message 33: by Kayleigh (new)

Kayleigh For any Librarian wondering through could you please remove

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer (39)
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (104)

as they are not part of the SF Masterworks collection

Thanks


message 34: by Loreley (new)

Loreley Kayleigh wrote: "For any Librarian wondering through could you please remove

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer (39)
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (104)

as they are not part of the SF ..."

done


message 35: by Dea (new)

Dea The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)

needs to be removed. not SF Masterworks


message 36: by Loreley (new)

Loreley Removed that and several others. The list is really messed-up, even the ones with 100+ votes are incorrect editions. Someone must have 'removed duplicates' and the more popular edition stayed :/


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Sometimes you don't even need to remove duplicates for that to happen.


message 38: by Dea (new)

Dea i really wish GR would allow tighter restrictions on who can add books, and whether or not voting should be allowed. :/

thank you for taking the time to get it fixed. i'll keep an eye on any new additions :D


message 39: by Sable (new)

Sable Hey, thank you for putting this together! We are reading the whole of this list in the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club (not that anyone ever posts about it) but it's good to have the list all in one place.


message 40: by Sable (new)

Sable Just caught up on the comments. Librarians, A Fire Upon the Deep actually is part of the SF Masterworks. Here's the list on another site that is excellent about keeping it up to date, if you need to double check what should and should not be listed.


message 41: by Dea (new)

Dea Dream Dancer (Kerrion Empire Book 1) by Janet E. Morris (Goodreads Author)

does not belong on the list. and i think 2 more are impostors but i cannot figure out which.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where are they on the list? (Makes them easier to remove.)


message 43: by Dea (new)

Dea "Frankenstein" is listed twice. #13 and #157.

worldswithoutend lists 166 works, we have 206. there are a LOT of impostors even if you take into consideration that some books were issued twice.


message 44: by Dea (new)

Dea Cruiser Dreams: Book II in the Kerrion Empire three-book saga
by Janet Morris #153

Transported
by Garry Abbott #153

Super Indy: The Great Action
by Alex Letner #153

PARADOX: Super Indy
by Alex Letner #157

THE FAIRWAY (Super Indy Book 2)
by Alex Letner

Liberators: Super Indy
by Alex Letner

First Half: Super Indy
by Alex Letner

THE GREAT ACTION (Super Indy Book 4)
by Alex Letner

THE YOGA WITH NO PANTS: Super Indy-The Last Half
by Alex Letner

The Great Action: Comic Book for Yuppies
by Alex Letner

all need to go. and Alex Latner needs to learn how to read list descriptions.


message 45: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Those have all been removed.


message 46: by Dea (new)

Dea Debbie wrote: "Those have all been removed."

thank you. could you remove the non SF Masterworks Frankenstein too? it is currently at #13.


message 47: by Dea (new)

Dea Alex Letner is at it again.

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message 48: by Loreley (new)

Loreley Dea wrote: "Alex Letner is at it again.

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All need to be gone."


removed


message 49: by Dea (new)

Dea Alex Letner is at it again. Is there a way to report him to the admins, because that is some shady behavior.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could try reporting it to GR, I guess.


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