21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

One Hundred Pages

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.

These are books which clearly inspired a generation of authors, and made a huge splash either in publishing success or critical acclaim. Or both. And these are in no particular order.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

1) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The first (maybe only) science-fiction-comedy-multimedia phenomenon, Hitchhiker’s was a radio drama before it was a book, and the book sold 250,000 copies in its first three months.The Guardian named it one of the 1000 novels everyone must read, and a BBC poll ranked it fourth, out of 200, in their Big Read poll.

Ted Gioia comments

View original post 3,624 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

No ABD (All But Dissertation) for Me!

Dr. Darci's Dissertation Tips

clauseproject

clauseproject

The Faerie Queene

An adventure through Spenser's Faerieland

Precipitate Flux

"As for me I reduce everything to a tumult of words" - Clarice Lispector

e MORFES

art design & oddities

ideas.ted.com

Explore ideas worth spreading

TIME

Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

Find Your Creative Muse

Learn how to write poetry, fiction, personal essays, and more.

The Do It Yourself Scholar

Explore the best in free web learning.

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.

PHILOSOPHISCHE WERKSTATT

Gedanken in Fetzen

101 Books

Reading my way through Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses)

oxlifewriting.wordpress.com/

OCLW @ Wolfson College, University of Oxford

openeducationnews.wordpress.com/

Monitoring news related to open education around the globe

One Hundred Pages

Just another WordPress.com site

grammararium

grammar is good

i love english language

Just another WordPress.com weblog

%d bloggers like this: