Science Fiction Bibliography and Movie List

This is not meant to be a comprehensive, end-all, be-all list of what to read and watch in science fiction. It is, rather, a list of books and movies that you might find interesting and that I think are well worth the effort of reading and watching. Some of the books are available is audio format at your local library. If you don’t have time to read, then this is a good option. I first created this list in the early 1990s, so it is a little dated.





Short Stories & Novellas

  • Asimov, Isaac. “Nightfall.”
  • —–. “The Bicentennial Man.”
  • Bates, Harry. “Farewell to the Master.”
  • Bradbury, Ray. “The Lighthouse.”
  • Ellison, Harlan. “A Boy and His Dog.”
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “The Birthmark.”
  • Maddox, T. “Snake Eyes.”



  • Clute, J. and Nicholls, P., Eds. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
  • Griffiths. Three Tomorrows: American, British and Soviet Science Fiction.
  • Gunn, James. Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction.
  • Knight, Damon. The Furturians.
  • Kuhn, Annette. Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema.
  • McCaffery, Larry, Ed. Storming the Reality Studio: A casebook of cyberpunk and postmodern fiction.
  • Parrinder, Patrick. Science Fiction: Its Criticism and Teaching.
  • Pohl, Frederick. The Way the Future Was.
  • Stableford, Brian. The Sociology of Science Fiction.
  • Turkle, Sherry. The Second Self.
  • Warrick, Patricia. The Cybernetic Imagination.





  • Alien. Ridley Scott, 1979.
  • Blade Runner. Ridley Scott, 1982.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still. Rob Wise, 1951.
  • Enemy Mine. Wolfgang Petersen, 1985.
  • Metropolis. Fritz Lang, 1926.
  • Robocop. Paul Verhoeven, 1987.
  • Silent Running. Douglas Trumball, 1971.
  • Star Wars. George Lucas, 1977.
  • Starman. John Carpenter, 1984.
  • The Terminator. James Cameron, 1984.
  • Things to Come. William C. Menzies, 1936.
  • Total Recall. Paul Verhoeven, 1990.
  • Videodrome. David Cronenberg, 1982.
  • War Games. John Badham, 1983.
  • War of the Words. Byron Haskin, 1953.