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Twenty Core Speculative Fiction Mysteries Every True SF Fan Should Have On Their Shelves

6 Jul, 2017

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As with the previous core lists, here are twenty Speculative Fiction Mysteries chosen entirely on the basis of merit and significance to the field [1]. No implication is intended that these are the  only twenty books you should consider [2].

Persons unfamiliar with one or two of the works, congratulations! You’re one of today’s Ten Thousand! 

1: There are two filtering rules: 

  • Only one work per author per list 
  • Any given work can appear on only one list 

2: NO IMPLICATION IS INTENDED THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY TWENTY BOOKS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER [3].

3: See footnote two.