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SF Universes and Fantasy Worlds

If you collect books by authors that were active in the 1950s and 60s, you will inevitably encounter editions that were issued by The Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC). Other than a few special cases, such as Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and Isaac Asimov's I, Robot, they generally cost only a few pounds each, so are very collectable, even for those on a budget.

SFBC issued its first book in March 1953 and in one form or another carried on until the end of 1982. The books were numbered consecutively until volume 170 in 1971. After this there was no consistent numbering system used, although an order of publication can be approximated. For further information, see Greg Pickersgill's SFBC Archive.

SFandFantasy.co.uk will only cover the first 170 volumes. For the time being it will only be a simple text listing, but a full gallery will be compiled in the future.

Vol. Title / Author Publication Details Notes
1 Earth Abides
George R. Stewart
Issued: March 1953
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
Dust jackets feature two-colour 'swirly' design
2 The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury
Issued: May 1953
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
3 Last and First Men
Olaf Stapledon
Issued: July 1953
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
4 Tomorrow Sometimes Comes
F.G. Rayer
Issued: September 1953
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
5 Minimum Man
Andrew Marvell
Issued: November 1953
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
6 No Place Like Earth
John Carnell [editor]
Issued: January 1954
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
7 I, Robot
Isaac Asimov
Issued: March 1954
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
8 The Voyage of the Space Beagle
A.E. van Vogt
Issued: May 1954
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
9 Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut
Issued: July 1954
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
10 Odd John
Olaf Stapledon
Issued: September 1954
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
11 The Demolished Man
Alfred Bester
Issued: November 1954
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
12 Great Stories of Science Fiction
Murray Leinster [editor]
Issued: January 1955
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
13 The Kraken Wakes
John Wyndham
Issued: March 1955
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
14 Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Issued: May 1955
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
15 Childhood's End
Arthur C Clarke
Issued: July 1955
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
16 More Than Human
Theodore Sturgeon
Issued: September 1955
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
17 Fury
Henry Kuttner
Issued: November 1955
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
18 Caves of Steel
Isaac Asimov
Issued: January 1956
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
19 Moment Without Time
Samuel Mines [editor]
Issued: March 1956
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
20 Wild Talent
Wilson Tucker
Issued: May 1956
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
21 Alien Dust
E.C. Tubb
Issued: July 1956
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
22 A Mirror for Observers
Edgar Pangborn
Issued: September 1956
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
23 One in Three Hundred
J.T. McIntosh
Issued: November 1956
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
24 Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time
Judith Merril [editor]
Issued: January 1957
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
25 The Long Way Back
Margot Bennet
Issued: March 1957
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
26 World of Chance
Philip K. Dick
Issued: May 1957
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
27 The Death of Grass
John Christopher
Issued: July 1957
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
28 The Twenty-Seventh Day
John Mantley
Issued: September 1957
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
29 Further Outlook
W. Grey Walter
Issued: November 1957
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
30 Earthman, Come Home
James Blish
Issued: January 1958
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
31 Tiger, Tiger
Alfred Bester
Issued: March 1958
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
32 Christmas Eve
C.M. Kornbluth
Issued: May 1958
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
33 The Robert Heinlein Omnibus
Robert Heinlein
Issued: July 1958
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
34 Best SF Two
Edmund Crispin [editor]
Issued: September 1958
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
35 Science and Fiction
Patrick Moore
Issued: November 1958
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
36 The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Issued: January 1959
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
37 Children of the Atom
Wilmar H. Shiras
Issued: March 1959
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
38 Strangers in the Universe
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: May 1959
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
39 Occam's Razor
David Duncan
Issued: July 1959
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
40 The Tide Went Out
Charles Eric Maine
Issued: September 1959
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
41 Double Star
Robert Heinlein
Issued: November 1959
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
42 The Clock of Time
Jack Finney
Issued: January 1960
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
43 Non-Stop
Brian W. Aldiss
Issued: March 1960
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
44 The Day it Rained Forever
Ray Bradbury
Issued: May 1960
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
45 A Case of Conscience
James Blish
Issued: July 1960
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
46 Best SF Three
Edmund Crispin [editor]
Issued: September 1960
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
47 The Deep Range
Arthur C. Clarke
Issued: November 1960
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
48 The Lincoln Hunters
Wilson Tucker
Issued: January 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
49 Wasp
Eric Frank Russell
Issued: February 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
50 The Outward Urge
John Wyndham
Issued: March 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
51 The Canopy of Time
Brian W. Aldiss
Issued: May 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
52 A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M Miller
Issued: July 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
53 The Dragon in the Sea
Frank Herbert
Issued: September 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
54 Time Out of Joint
Philip K. Dick
Issued: October 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: C.W. Bacon
55 City
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: November 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
Change of dust jacket to 'crystalline-growth' design
56 Galactic Cluster
James Blish
Issued: December 1961
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
57 Mutant
Henry Kuttner
Issued: March 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
58 Trouble With Lichen
John Wyndham
Issued: February 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
59 Wolfbane
C.M. Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl
Issued: March 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
60 The Other Side of the Sky
Arthur C. Clarke
Issued: April 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
61 New Maps of Hell
Kingsley Amis
Issued: May 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
62 The Stars are too High
Agnew H. Bahnson
Issued: June 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
63 Best SF Four
Edmund Crispin [editor]
Issued: July 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
64 Slave Ship
Frederik Pohl
Issued: August 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
65 Needle
Hal Clement
Issued: September 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
66 Guardians of Time
Poul Anderson
Issued: October 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
67 Aliens for Neighbours
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: November 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
68 Spectrum
Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest [editors]
Issued: December 1962
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
69 Drunkard's Walk
Frederik Pohl
Issued: January 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
70 The Unexpected Dimension
Algis Budrys
Issued: February 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
71 The Great Explosion
Eric Frank Russell
Issued: March 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
72 Time is the Simplest Thing
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: April 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
73 A Fall of Moondust
Arthur C. Clarke
Issued: May 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
74 Twilight World
Poul Anderson
Issued: June 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
75 Pilgrimage
Zenna Henderson
Issued: July 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
76 Last Men in London
Olaf Stapledon
Issued: August 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
77 Tiger by the Tail
Alan E. Nourse
Issued: September 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
78 Best of Fantasy and SF - Ninth Series
Robert P. Mills [editor]
Issued: October 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
79 Hothouse
Brian W. Aldiss
Issued: November 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
80 Dark Universe
Daniel F. Galouye
Issued: December 1963
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
81 No Future in It
John Brunner
Issued: January 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
82 The Drowned World
J.G. Ballard
Issued: February 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
83 The Darkest of Nights
Charles Eric Maine
Issued: March 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
84 Time in Advance
William Tenn
Issued: April 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
85 Orphans in the Sky
Robert Heinlein
Issued: May 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
86 Tales of Ten Worlds
Arthur C. Clarke
Issued: June 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
87 Four-Dimensional Nightmare
J.G. Ballard
Issued: July 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
88 The Expert Dreamers
Frederik Pohl [editor]
Issued: August 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
89 Methuselah's Children
Robert Heinlein
Issued: September 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
90 The Joy Makers
James Gunn
Issued: October 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
91 Conditional Human
Walter M. Miller
Issued: November 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
92 9 Tomorrows
Isaac Asimov
Issued: December 1964
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
93 The Airs of Earth
Brian W. Aldiss
Issued: January 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
94 Gladiator-at-Law
Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
Issued: February 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
95 Dopplegangers
Gerald Heard
Issued: March 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
96 In Deep
Damon Knight
Issued: April 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
97 Way Station
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: May 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
98 Counterfeit World
Daniel F. Galouye
Issued: June 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
99 Revolt in 2100
Robert Heinlein
Issued: July 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
100 All the Colours of Darkness
Lloyd Biggle Jnr.
Issued: August 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
101 Time and Stars
Poul Anderson
Issued: September 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
102 Gunner Cade
Cyril Judd
Issued: October 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
103 The Uncensored Man
Arthur Sellings
Issued: November 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
104 Greybeard
Brian W. Aldiss
Issued: December 1965
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
105 A Man of Double Deed
Leonard Daventry
Issued: January 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
106 Space Born
Lan Wright
Issued: February 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
107 The Paradox Men
Charles Harness
Issued: March 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
108 The Seventh Galaxy Reader
Frederick Pohl [editor]
Issued: April 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
109 The Syndic
C.M. Kornbluth
Issued: May 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
110 The Joyous Invasions
Theodore Sturgeon
Issued: June 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: John Griffiths
111 Telepathist
John Brunner
Issued: July 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Tim Newling
Change of dust jacket to grey-scale pencil-sketches
112 The Thirst Quenchers
Rick Raphael
Issued: August 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Tim Newling
113 The Specials
Louis Charbonneau
Issued: September 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Tim Newling
114 Sleeping Planet
William R. Burkett
Issued: October 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Tim Newling
115 The Lost Perception
Daniel F. Galouye
Issued: November 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Tim Newling
116 The Worlds of Robert F. Young
Robert F. Young
Issued: December 1966
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Tim Newling
117 The Eighth Seal
Angus MacLeod
Issued: January 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
Change of dust jacket to black and white abstract designs
118 All Flesh is Grass
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: February 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
119 The Anything Box
Zenna Henderson
Issued: March 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
120 Shield
Poul Anderson
Issued: April 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
121 The Star Fox
Poul Anderson
Issued: May 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
122 The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths
Brian W Aldiss
Issued: June 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
123 A Plague of Pythons
Frederik Pohl
Issued: July 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
124 Interstellar Two-Five
John Rankine
Issued: August 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
125 Spectrum V
Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest [editors]
Issued: September 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
126 October the First is Too Late
Fred Hoyle
Issued: October 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
127 The Corridors of Time
Poul Anderson
Issued: November 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
128 Mindswap
Robert Sheckley
Issued: December 1967
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
129 The Quy Effect
Arthur Sellings
Issued: January 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
130 Why Call Them Back From Heaven?
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: February 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
131 Path into the Unknown - Best Soviet SF
Anon
Issued: March 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
132 The Mind Parasites
Colin Wilson
Issued: April 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
133 Antic Earth
Louis Charbonneau
Issued: May 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
134 Twilight Journey
L.P. Davies
Issued: June 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
135 The Killing Machine
Jack Vance
Issued: July 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
136 Breakthough
Richard Cowper
Issued: August 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
137 Hole in the Zero
M.K. Joseph
Issued: September 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
138 War With the Robots
Harry Harrison
Issued: October 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
139 Three Novels
Damon Knight
Issued: November 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
140 Babel-17
Samuel R. Delany
Issued: December 1968
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
141 The Trouble Twisters
Poul Anderson
Issued: January 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
142 The Iron Thorn
Algis Budrys
Issued: February 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
143 The Werewolf Principle
Clifford D. Simak
Issued: March 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
144 Six Gates from Limbo
J.T. McIntosh
Issued: April 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
145 Starshine
Theodore Sturgeon
Issued: May 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
146 Logan's Run
W.F. Nolan
Issued: June 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
147 Phoenix
Richard Cowper
Issued: July 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
148 Invader on My Back
Philip E. High
Issued: August 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
149 The Cassiopeia Affair
Chloe Zerwick and Harrison Brown
Issued: September 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
150 Pavane
Keith Roberts
Issued: October 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
151 Firemantle
R.W. Mackelworth
Issued: November 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
152 Worlds of Ptavvs
Larry Niven
Issued: December 1969
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
153 The Girls from Planet 5
Richard Wilson
Issued: January 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
154 Past Master
R.A. Lafferty
Issued: February 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
155 Venus Plus X
Theodore Sturgeon
Issued: March 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
156 The Last Starship From Earth
John Boyd
Issued: April 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
157 Echo Round His Bones
Thomas M. Disch
Issued: May 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
158 Nova
Samuel R. Delany
Issued: June 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
159 Rite of Passage
Alexei Panshin
Issued: July 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
160 Timepiece
Brian N. Ball
Issued: August 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
161 Binary Z
John Rankine
Issued: September 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
162 The Two-Timers
Bob Shaw
Issued: October 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
163 A Gift From Earth
Larry Niven
Issued: November 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
164 A Spectre is Haunting Texas
Fritz Leiber
Issued: December 1970
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
165 Space Lords
Cordwainer Smith
Issued: January 1971
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
166 The Age of the Pussyfoot
Frederick Pohl
Issued: February 1971
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
167 Off Centre
Damon Knight
Issued: March 1971
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
168 Captive Universe
Harry Harrison
Issued: April 1971
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
169 The Palace of Eternity
Bob Shaw
Issued: May 1971
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James
170 Death of a Cosmonaut
Jacob Hay and John M. Keshishian
Issued: June 1971
ISBN: N/A
Cover artist: Terry James

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