Pub Date

1859

Oblomov – Ivan Goncharov – (5 stars)

1865

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District – Nikolai Leskov – (4 stars)

1905

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Emma Orczy – (4 stars)

1907

Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar – Maurice Leblanc – (4 stars)

1908

The Old Man in the Corner – Baroness Emma Orczy – (3 stars)

1912

A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs – (4 stars)

1913

The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu – Sax Rohmer – (2 stars)

1915

The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan – (3 stars)

1920

The Mysterious Affair At Styles – Agatha Christie – Poirot #1 – (4 stars)

1923

The Murder on the Links – Agatha Christie – Poirot #2 – (4 stars)

Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers – Whimsey #1 – (3 stars)

1924

We – Yevgeny Zamyatin – (4 stars)

1925

The Trial – Franz Kafka – (2 stars)

1926

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie – Poirot #4 – (5 stars)

Metropolis – Thea von Harbou – (4 stars)

Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L. Sayers – Whimsey #2 – (4 stars)

1927

The Big Four – Agatha Christie – Poirot #5 – (4 stars)

1929

The Crime at Black Dudley – Margery Allingham – Albert Campion #1 – (2 stars)

The Roman Hat Mystery – Ellery Queen – Ellery Queen #1 – (2 stars)

1930

It Walks By Night – John Dickson Carr – Bencolin #1 – (3 stars)

Pietr the Latvian – Georges Simenon – Maigret #1 – (3 stars)

1931

Castle Skull – John Dickson Carr – Bencolin #2 – (5 stars)

The Living Shadow – “Maxwell Grant” – The Shadow #1 – (3 stars)

The Carter of La Providence – Georges Simenon – Maigret #2 – (2 stars)

1932

The Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline – (4 stars)

Peril at End House – Agatha Christie – Poirot – (4 stars)

1933

Why Shoot a Butler? – Georgette Heyer – (3 stars)

1934

A Man Lay Dead – Ngaio Marsh – Roderick Alleyn #1 – (3 stars)

Fer-de-Lance – Rex Stout – Nero Wolfe #1 – (3 stars)

1935

The League of Frightened Men – Rex Stout – Nero Wolfe #2 – (4 stars)

1939

Rogue Male – Geoffrey Household – (3 stars)

1940

Captain Future and the Space Emperor – Edmond Hamilton – Captain Future #1 – (3 stars)

Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler – (4 stars)

1941

Chess Story – Stefan Zweig – (4 stars)

1943

The Ministry of Fear – Graham Greene – (3 stars)

1947

Bend Sinister – Vladimir Nabokov – (5 stars)

1950

I, Robot – Isaac Asimov – (4 stars)

Needle – Hal Clement – (3 stars)

Cosmic Engineers – Clifford D. Simak – (3 stars)

1951

Foundation – Isaac Asimov – (4 stars)

Time and Again – Clifford D. Simak – (3 stars)

1952

Foundation and Empire – Isaac Asimov – (4 stars)

Marooned on Mars – Lester Del Rey – (3 stars)

1953

Second Foundation – Isaac Asimov – (4 stars)

Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke – (3 stars)

Expedition to Earth – Arthur C. Clarke – (5 stars)

Death at Crane’s Court – Ellis Dillon – (3 stars)

Star Science Fiction 1 – Frederik Pohl (ed.) – (3 stars)

The Universe Maker – A. E. Van Vogt – (1 star)

1954

Question and Answer – Poul Anderson – (2 stars)

Twenty-One Stories – Graham Greene – (2 stars)

The Explorers – C. M. Kornbluth – (3 stars)

Search the Sky – C. M. Kornbluth & Frederik Pohl – (2 stars)

The Brain-Stealers – Murray Leinster – (3 stars)

Untouched by Human Hands – Robert Sheckley – (4 stars)

1955

This Fortress World – James E. Gunn – (4 stars)

Citizen in Space – Robert Sheckley – (4 stars)

Caviar – Theodore Sturgeon – (3 stars)

Star Bridge – Jack Williamson & James E. Gunn – (3 stars)

1956

To Live Forever – Jack Vance – (3 stars)

They Shall Have Stars – James Blish – (2 stars)

The Man Who Japed – Philip K. Dick – (3 stars)

The World Jones Made – Philip K. Dick – (2 stars)

The Crossroads of Time – Andrew Norton – Crosstime #1 – (2 stars)

1957

Conquest of Earth – Manly Banister – (3 stars)

Eye in the Sky – Philip K. Dick – (3 stars)

The Glass Bees – Ernst Junger – (5 stars)

High Vacuum – Charles Eric Maine – (2 stars)

The Shores of Space – Richard Matheson – (3 stars)

Pilgrimage to Earth – Robert Sheckley – (3 stars)

Big Planet – Jack Vance – (3 stars)

The Secret Visitors – James White – (2 stars)

1958

The Long Way Home – Poul Anderson – (3 stars)

Station in Space – James E. Gunn – (5 stars)

The Big Time – Fritz Leiber – (5 stars)

The Languages of Pao – Jack Vance – (5 stars)

1959

The Investigation – Stanislaw Lem – (4 stars)

Invitation to a Beheading – Vladimir Nabokov – (3 stars)

Level 7 – Mordecai Roshwald – (4 stars)

1960

Rogue Moon – Algis Budrys – (2 stars)

The Non-Existent Knight and the Cloven Viscount – Italo Calvino – (3 stars)

Twists in Time – Murray Leinster – (3 stars)

A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller, jr. – (3 stars)

1961

The Joy Makers – James E. Gunn – (3 stars)

The Stainless Steel Rat – Harry Harrison – Rat #1 – (4 stars)

Memoirs Found in a Bathtub – Stanislaw Lem – (3 stars)

1962

The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick – (2 stars)

Recalled to Life – Robert Silverberg – (3 stars)

They Walked Like Men – Clifford D. Simak – (3 stars)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexander Solzhenitsyn – (4 stars)

Hospital Station – James White – (3 stars)

1963

Shield – Poul Anderson – (4 stars)

Envoy to New Worlds – Keith Laumer – (4 stars)

A Trace of Memory – Keith Laumer – (3 stars)

Way Station – Clifford D. Simak – (3 stars)

1964

The Dark Side of the Earth – Alfred Bester – (4 stars)

The Whole Man – John Brunner – (4 stars)

Clans of the Alphane Moon – Philip K. Dick – (5 stars)

The Defense – Vladimir Nabokov – (4 stars)

Star King – Jack Vance – (4 stars)

1965

The View From The Stars – Walter M. Miller, jr. – (3 stars)

Despair – Vladimir Nabokov – (2 stars)

Space Opera – Jack Vance – (2 stars)

1966

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax – Dorothy Gilman – Mrs. Pollifax #1 – (3 stars)

October the First is Too Late – Fred Hoyle – (2 stars)

The Blue World – Jack Vance – (3 stars)

The Watch Below – James White – (4 stars)

1967

The Master and the Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov – (4 stars)

Death of an Old Girl – Elizabeth Lemarchand – Pollard & Toye #1 – (4 stars)

Eight Against Utopia – Douglas R. Mason – (2 stars)

Berserker – Fred Saberhagen – Berserker #1 – (4 stars)

1968

Synthajoy – D. G. Compton – (4 stars)

Camp Concentration – Thomas M. Disch – (3 stars)

1969

The Lotus Caves – John Christopher – (4 stars)

UBIK – Philip K. Dick – (3 stars)

Dune Messiah – Frank Herbert – Dune #2 – (2 stars)

1970

Our Friends From Frolix 8 – Philip K. Dick – (3 stars)

One Step From Earth – Harry Harrison – (3 stars)

Matrix – Douglas R. Mason – (2 stars)

1971

The Falling Astronauts – Barry N. Malzberg – (2 stars)

To Your Scattered Bodies Go – Philip Jose Farmer – Riverworld #1 – (3 stars)

1972

The Stardroppers – John Brunner – (3 stars)

Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino – (4 stars)

1974

Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said – Philip K. Dick – (3 stars)

1975

High-Rise – J. G. Ballard – (2 stars)

The Figure in the Shadows – John Bellairs – (3 stars)

1977

Gateway – Frederik Pohl – Heechee #1 – (2 stars)

1978

La Comtesse – Joan Smith – (1 star)

1979

If on a winter’s night a traveler . . .  – Italo Calvino – (5 stars)

The Ringworld Engineers – Larry Niven – (2 stars)

1980

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams – HHG#2 – (4 stars)

The Lure of the Basilisk – Lawrence Watt-Evans – Lords of Dus #1 – (4 stars)

The Shadow of the Torturer – Gene Wolfe – Book of the New Sun #1 – (3 stars)

1981

VALIS – Philip K. Dick – (3 stars)

Death of a Dissident – Stuart M. Kaminsky – Rostnikov #1 – (4 stars)

1983

The Curse of the Blue Figurine – John Bellairs – (5 stars)

The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt – John Bellairs – (4 stars)

Jhereg – Steven Brust – Vlad Taltos #1 – (3 stars)

Tik-Tok – John Sladek – (4 stars)

1984

The Black Company – Glen Cook – Black Company #1 – (4 stars)

Neuromancer – William Gibson – (3 stars)

1985

City of Glass – Paul Auster – part #1 of The New York Trilogy – (4 stars)

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card – Enderverse #1 – (4 stars)

1986

Ghosts – Paul Auster – part #2 of The New York Trilogy – (4 stars)

A Nice Class of Corpse – Simon Brett – (3 stars)

1987

Consider Phlebas – Iain M. Banks – Culture #1 – (3 stars)

Infernal Devices – K. W. Jeter – (2 stars)

Arrows Flight – Mercedes Lackey – Heralds of Valdemar #2 – (2 stars)

1989

March Violets – Philip Kerr – (3 stars)

1990

Wish You Were Here – Rita Mae Brown – Mrs. Murphy #1 – (3 stars)

1991

Roman Blood -Steven Saylor – Roma Sub Rosa #1 – (4 stars)

1993

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries – Emily Brightwell – Mrs. Jeffries #1 – (2 stars)

1995

Dreamhouse – Alison Habens – (2 stars)

1997

Killing Floor – Lee Child – Jack Reacher #1 – (3 stars)

1998

Green Rider – Kristen Britain – Green Rider #1 – (4 stars)

The Moor – Laurie R. King – Mary Russell #4 – (4 stars)

2001

Death by Darjeeling – Laura Childs – Tea Shop #1 – (2 stars)

Crossover – Joel Shepherd – Kresnov #1 – (2 stars)

2002

Dissolution – Richard Lee Byers – War of the Spider Queen #1 – (3 stars)

2003

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon – (3 stars)

Odd Thomas – Dean Koontz – Odd Thomas #1 – (3 stars)

Trading in Danger – Elizabeth Moon – Vatta’s War #1 – (3 stars)

2005

The Last Templar – Raymond Khoury – (1 star)

Creepers – David Morrell – (2 stars)

The Colorado Kid – Stephen King – (2 stars)

2006

Horus Rising – Dan Abnett – Horus Heresy #1 – (5 stars)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery – (5 stars)

Carved in Bone – Jefferson Bass – Body Farm #1 – (2 stars)

The Faithful Spy – Alex Berenson – John Wells #1 – (3 stars)

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless – Jack Campbell – Lost Fleet #1 – (5 stars)

Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl – (3 stars)

2007

Magic Bites – Ilona Andrews – Kate Daniels #1 – (3 stars)

Deep Storm – Lincoln Child – Jeremy Logan #1 – (2 stars)

The Electric Church – Jeff Somers – Avery Cates #1 – (4 stars)

2008

The Warded Man – Peter V. Brett – Demon Cycle #1 – (5 stars)

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games #1 – (4 stars)

Magic to the Bone – Devon Monk – Allie Beckstrom #1 – (3 stars)

2009

Boneshaker – Cherie Priest – (3 stars)

Of Bees and Mist – Eric Setiawan – (3 stars)

Lockdown – Alexander Gordon Smith – (4 stars)

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley – Flavia de Luce #1 – (4 stars)

Soulless – Gail Carriger – Alexia Tarabotti #1 – (3 stars)

The Gray Man – Mark Greaney – The Gray Man #1 – (4 stars)

The Magicians – Lev Grossman – (2 stars)

Rosemary and Rue – Seanan McGuire – October Daye #1 – (3 stars)

Magic in the Blood – Devon Monk – Allie Beckstrom #2 – (3 stars)

2010

White Cat – Holly Black – Curse Workers #1 – (3 stars)

The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag – Alan Bradley – Flavia De Luce #2 – (4 stars)

2011

Midnight Riot – Ben Aaronovitch – Rivers of London #1 – (2 stars) – [aka: Rivers of London]

Leviathan Wakes – James S. A. Corey – The Expanse #1 – (3 stars)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs – Peculiar Children #1 – (2 stars)

Divergent – Veronica Roth – Divergent #1 – (3 stars)

2012

The Devil’s Nebula – Eric Brown – Weird Space #1 – (3 stars)

Wool – Hugh Howey – Silo #1 – (4 stars)

The Rook – Daniel O’Malley – The Checquy #1 – (4 stars)

2013

Etiquette & Espionage – Gail Carriger – Finishing School #1 – (3 stars)

Autobiography of a Corpse – Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky – (3 stars)

Night Film – Marisha Pessl – (4 stars)

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson – (4 stars)

Just One Damned Thing After Another – Jodi Taylor – Chronicles of St. Mary’s #1 – (2 stars)

2015

The Dark Side of the Road – Simon R. Green – Ishmael Jones #1 – (3 stars)

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – book #1 – (3 stars)

Alive – Scott Sigler – The Generations #1 – (4 stars)

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