What do you think Are the Best Classic Fantasy And Science Fiction Books and Stories of All Time?

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The eleventh book of the Martian series, specifically? I thought that was often regarded as one of the less impressive volumes -- but it is decades since I read it (I suppose I did read it, about 50 years ago).
 

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The eleventh book of the Martian series, specifically? I thought that was often regarded as one of the less impressive volumes -- but it is decades since I read it (I suppose I did read it, about 50 years ago).
He did influence a number of writers.
 

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Starman Jones, Space Cadet, and Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein. All of Heinlein's juvenile books really.
Nova, Triton, The Einstein Intersection, and Babel-17 by Samuel Delany.
Stand on Zanzibar and The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner.
The Centarui Device by M. John Harrison.
 

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The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy, both by C.S. Lewis. His writings illuminated by childhood.
 

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Oh, Gee, here goes......

The Rolling Stones & The Moon is a Harsh Mistress & Our Fair City
Pebble in the Sky & The Caves of Steel & Foundation
Against the Fall of Night & The City and the Stars
All the Jiril of Jiory or Northwest Smith stories
Bettyann
All the Telzy Amberdon & Trigger Argee stories
Lest Darkness Fall & the Viagens Interplanetarias series
The Incompleat Enchanter & The Castle of Iron
War of the Wingmen, Three Hearts and Three Lions, & Call Me Joe
A Logic Named Joe
Helen O'Loy
Darker Than You Think
Time and Again & City
Children of the Atom
Pilgrimage
Earthman Come Home
Sirius & Odd John & Last and First Men
Needle & Mission of Gravity
Pattern for Conquest
The Ballad of Lost C'Mell

I could go on for hours.....
 
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Oh, Gee, here goes......

The Rolling Stones & The Moon is a Harsh Mistress & Our Fair City
Pebble in the Sky & The Caves of Steel & Foundation
Against the Fall of Night & The City and the Stars
All the Jiril of Jiory or Northwest Smith stories
Bettyann
All the Telzy Amberdon & Trigger Argee stories
Lest Darkness Fall & the Viagens Interplanetarias series
The Incompleat Enchanter & The Castle of Iron
War of the Wingmen, Three Hearts and Three Lions, & Call Me Joe
A Logic Named Joe
Helen O'Loy
Darker Than You Think
Time and Again & City
Children of the Atom
Pilgrimage
Earthman Come Home
Sirius & Odd John & Last and First Men

I could go on for hours.....
Ever read

Limbo by Bernard Wolfe
Past Master by R A Lafferty
On a Planet Alien by Barry Malzberg
Doomstar by Edmond Hamilton
The Metal Monster by Abraham Merritt
The Galactic Gourmet by James White
In Caverns Below by Stanton Coblentz
 

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Ed Hamilton and A. Merritt, I have.
Most of the stuff I favor is from the forties through the sixties.
 

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Ed Hamilton and A. Merritt, I have.
Most of the stuff I favor is from the forties through the sixties.
I tend to read the older writers as well.

In Caverns Below was written in 1935 It was reprinted under the title The Hidden World by Airmont books in 1964 . Coblnets was a historian , a science fction writer and a satirist . He's pretty much a forgotten writer. In Carven Below is a science fction satire an in their, its become relevant again. Ive read several of Merrits books . He was an extraordinary writer with interesting ideas and story concepts.. The Metal Monster in particular. the machines in that book had what could be described as wifi communication and what could described as nano technology of Could he didn't;tuse those terms.

Godman and Thundar Man of Two World by John Bloodstone.

Robot Titans of Gotham by Novel Page one of the best pulp writer of all time. he created The Spider.

The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin by Seabury Quinn 93 adventures in all include one full novels the stories were puvlies between in 1925 and 1951. Quinn was contemporary of Robert E Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H P Lovecraft . Just as prolific but, not well known.
 
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I liked some Lovecraft and most Howard. A lot of the old Gnome Press stuff.
I've got a bit of Coblentz in my old pulp magazines, but don't recall having any of his novels.
 
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I liked some Lovecraft and most Howard. A lot of the old Gnome Press stuff.
Robert E Howard was one two writers that really got me interested in Reading . The other was Harlan Ellison.

Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison

I read all Howard Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn stories and Cormac and alot of his other stuff. He knew how to spin a great adventure tale . As For Lovecraft , I ve all Cuthul Stories and mot od his non Cthulu stories . The 3rd man in the triumverant Clark Ashton Smith was a bette writer then both Howard and Lovecraft. He porter grey tales of fantsy, Horror and he some intriguing science fction stories. The Vault of Yoh Vombus by hims one the literary inspirations for the 1979 film Alien Graphic artist Richard Corben did a graphic novel adaptation of The Vault of Yoh Vombus.
My favorite story bty Clark Ashton Smith is The City of the Singing Flame he worte a sequel Beyond the Singing Flame.

Donvan's Brain by Curt Siodmak He wrote the screenplay and story for the first Lon Chaney werewolf film .

The Nightmare and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy by Francis Stevens

Nightshade and Damnations By Gerald Kersh

I see you have mention C L Moore in your list, Ive read Jirel and. the Norhtwestt Smith . Her Husband Henr Kuttner is also quite good The Dark World and Elak of Atlantis.

You might find Karl Edward Wagner Kane the Mystic Swordsman series to be of Interest. The main character Kane is an immortal heroic villain/antihero . the series comprises 5 books in all
1. Bloodstone
2. Darkness Weaves
3. Dark Crusade
4. Death Angles Shadow
5. Nightwinds

The Star Rover
by Jack London His only fantasy novel . It bout strait jacket Deathrow in mate who discovers he can astra project into his pat lives at will epic in scope and scale A grand adventure . . It's the best book London ever wrote . Its unlike anything he ever wrote.
 

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BTW, I forgot to linclude The Colonel's Tiger in my list.
It is a great story.
 

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Moore and Kuttner would write together, sometimes leaving a partially completed page in the typewriter for the other to complete. You couldn't tell where one left off, and the other began.

Leigh Brackett was another great SF writer. The Starmen comes to mind. She also was good with screenplays. The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, and The Long Goodby were among my favorites. Her draft of The Empire Stikes Back was her last, and was abandoned. She was married to Ed Hamilton.
 

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BTW, I forgot to linclude The Colonel's Tiger in my list.
It is a great story.
I have not read that one. :unsure:

As much as ive ive read , there is even more that I have not read. :)

I love to recommend books and stories . Its a bit of sa bad habit.

The House on the Borderland By William Hope Hodgson This is ghost./science fiction/horror novel written 1908 and as fas a I know , it never been out print . Hodgeons porter several novels and alot short stories . He's an excellent writer and much admired by H P lovecraft.
The Lost Continent by C J Cutcliffe Hynd The book written 1899 . It ws the first fantasy novel about Atlantis . The writing style is very modern . Its a terrific book. This is also the only book that Hynd is remembered for . everything else he porter is forgotten.
 

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Hal Colebatch wrote The Colonel's Tiger. In my mind, it is the best story from the Man-Kzin Wars. Takes place in the 1800's.
 

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Moore and Kuttner would write together, sometimes leaving a partially completed page in the typewriter for the other to complete. You couldn't tell where one left off, and the other began.

Leigh Brackett was another great SF writer. The Starmen comes to mind. She also was good with screenplays. The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, and The Long Goodby were among my favorites. Her draft of The Empire Stikes Back was her last, and was abandoned. She was married to Ed Hamilton.
Kuttner died young only 45, heart attack.

Leigh Brackett , ive read some of her Joh Eric Starks stories ans enjoyed them. I seen recall reading that she wrote an early draft of The Empire Strikes Back.
 
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