SFBC INDEX    GOSTAK ORG INDEX

The Science Fiction Book Club

1997 by Wm F Seabrook - very lightly edited 2006 by Greg Pickersgill

An Explanation of the numbering system is here
A lisiting by AUTHOR is here
Information on the Extras
- un-numbered issues available as optional extras  to SFBC members -
is here

1

George R Stewart

Earth Abides

March 1953

 

2

Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles

May 1953

 

3

Olaf Stapledon

Last and First Men

July 1953

 

4

F G Rayer

Tomorrow Sometimes Comes

September 1953

 

5

Andrew Marvell

Minimum Man

November 1953

 

6

John Carnell [editor]

No Place Like Earth

January 1954

 

7

Isaac Asimov

I, Robot

March 1954

 

8

A E van Vogt

The Voyage of the Space Beagle

May 1954

 

9

Kurt Vonnegut

Player Piano

July 1954

 

10

Olaf Stapledon

Odd John

September 1954

 

11

Alfred Bester

The Demolished Man

November 1954

 

12

Murray Leinster [editor]

Great Stories of Science Fiction

January 1955

 

13

John Wyndham

The Kraken Wakes

March 1955

 

14

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

May 1955

 

15

Arthur C Clarke

Childhood's End

July 1955

 

16

Theodore Sturgeon

More Than Human

September 1955

 

17

Henry Kuttner

Fury

November 1955

 

18

Isaac Asimov

Caves of Steel

January 1956

 

19

Samuel Mines [editor]

Moment Without Time

March 1956

 

20

Wilson Tucker

Wild Talent

May 1956

 

21

E C Tubb

Alien Dust

July 1956

 

22

Edgar Pangborn

A Mirror for Observers

September 1956

 

23

J T McIntosh

One in Three Hundred

November 1956

 

24

Judith Merril [editor]

Beyond the Barriers of Space and Time

January 1957

 

25

Margot Bennet

The Long Way Back

March 1957

 

26

Philip K Dick

World of Chance

May 1957

 

27

John Christopher

The Death of Grass

July 1957

 

28

John Mantley

The Twenty-Seventh Day

September 1957

 

29

W Grey Walter

Further Outlook

November 1957

 

30

James Blish

Earthman, Come Home

January 1958

 

31

Alfred Bester

Tiger, Tiger

March 1958

 

32

C M Kornbluth

Christmas Eve

May 1958

 

33

Robert Heinlein

The Robert Heinlein Omnibus

July 1958

 

34

Edmund Crispin [editor]

Best SF Two

September 1958

 

35

Patrick Moore

Science and Fiction

November 1958

 

36

Isaac Asimov

The Naked Sun

January 1959

 

37

Wilmar H Shiras

Children of the Atom

March 1959

 

 

SFBC 37 was wrongly advertised as being Jean-Paul Clebert's not obviously scientifictional novel THE BLOCKHOUSE. See here.

 

38

Clifford D Simak

Strangers in the Universe

May 1959

 

39

David Duncan

Occam's Razor

July 1959

 

40

Charles Eric Maine

The Tide Went Out

September 1959

 

41

Robert Heinlein

Double Star

November 1959

 

42

Jack Finney

The Clock of Time

January 1960

 

43

Brian W Aldiss

Non-Stop

March 1960

 

44

Ray Bradbury

The Day it Rained Forever

May 1960

 

45

James Blish

A Case of Conscience

July 1960

 

46

Edmund Crispin [editor]

Best SF Three

September 1960

 

47

Arthur C Clarke

The Deep Range

November 1960

 

48

Wilson Tucker

The Lincoln Hunters

January 1961

 

49

Eric Frank Russell

Wasp

February 1961

 

50

John Wyndham

The Outward Urge

March 1961

 

51

Brian W Aldiss

The Canopy of Time

May 1961

 

52

Walter M Miller

A Canticle for Leibowitz

July 1961

 

53

Frank Herbert

The Dragon in the Sea

September 1961

 

54

Philip K Dick

Time Out of Joint

October 1961

 

  

 Change of cover and dustjacket  here - from the 'swirly' to the 'tree-ring' pattern for the d/j 

 

55

Clifford D Simak

City

November 1961

 

56

James Blish

Galactic Cluster

December 1961

 

57

Henry Kuttner

Mutant

March 1962

 

58

John Wyndham

Trouble With Lichen

February 1962

 

59

C M Kornbluth & Frederik Pohl

Wolfbane

March 1962

 

60

Arthur C Clarke

The Other Side of the Sky

April 1962

 

61

Kingsley Amis

New Maps of Hell

May 1962

 

62

Agnew H Bahnson

The Stars are too High

June 1962

 

63

Edmund Crispin [editor]

Best SF Four

July 1962

 

64

Frederik Pohl

Slave Ship

August 1962

 

65

Hal Clement

Needle

September 1962

 

66

Poul Anderson

Guardians of Time

October 1962

 

67

Clifford D Simak

Aliens for Neighbours

November 1962

 

68

Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest [editors]

Spectrum

December 1962

 

69

Frederik Pohl

Drunkard's Walk

January 1963

 

70

Algis Budrys

The Unexpected Dimension

February 1963

 

71

Eric Frank Russell

The Great Explosion

March 1963

 

72

Clifford D Simak

Time is the Simplest Thing

April 1963

 

73

Arthur C Clarke

A Fall of Moondust

May 1963

 

74

Poul Anderson

Twilight World

June 1963

 

75

Zenna Henderson

Pilgrimage

July 1963

 

76

Olaf Stapledon

Last Men in London

August 1963

 

77

Alan E Nourse

Tiger by the Tail

September 1963

 

78

Robert P Mills [editor]

Best of Fantasy and SF - Ninth Series

October 1963

 

79

Brian W Aldiss

Hothouse

November 1963

 

80

Daniel F Galouye

Dark Universe

December 1963

 

81

John Brunner

No Future in It

January 1964

 

82

J G Ballard

The Drowned World

February 1964

 

83

Charles Eric Maine

The Darkest of Nights

March 1964

 

84

William Tenn

Time in Advance

April 1964

 

85

Robert Heinlein

Orphans in the Sky

May 1964

 

86

Arthur C Clarke

Tales of Ten Worlds

June 1964

 

87

J G Ballard

Four-Dimensional Nightmare

July 1964

 

88

Frederik Pohl [editor]

The Expert Dreamers

August 1964

 

89

Robert Heinlein

Methuselah's Children

September 1964

 

90

James Gunn

The Joy Makers

October 1964

 

91

Walter M Miller

Conditional Human

November 1964

 

92

Isaac Asimov

9 Tomorrows

December 1964

 

93

Brian W Aldiss

The Airs of Earth

January 1965

 

94

Frederik Pohl & C M Kornbluth

Gladiator-at-Law

February 1965

 

95

Gerald Heard

Dopplegangers

March 1965

 

96

Damon Knight

In Deep

April 1965

 

97

Clifford D Simak

Way Station

May 1965

 

98

Daniel F Galouye

Counterfeit World

June 1965

 

99

Robert Heinlein

Revolt in 2100

July 1965

 

100

Lloyd Biggle Jnr

All the Colours of Darkness

August 1965

 

101

Poul Anderson

Time and Stars

September 1965

 

102

Cyril Judd

Gunner Cade

October 1965

 

103

Arthur Sellings

The Uncensored Man

November 1965

 

104

Brian W Aldiss

Greybeard

December 1965

 

105

Leonard Daventry

A Man of Double Deed

January 1966

 

106

Lan Wright

Space Born

February 1966

 

107

Charles Harness

The Paradox Men

March 1966

 

108

Frederick Pohl [editor]

The Seventh Galaxy Reader

April 1966

 

109

C M Kornbluth

The Syndic

May 1966

 

110

Theodore Sturgeon

The Joyous Invasions

June 1966

 

 

Next cover and dustjacket change - d/j changes from the 'tree-ring' to the 'grey' from issue 111, and then to the 'black and white' patterns with issue 117.

 

111

John Brunner

Telepathist

July 1966

 

112

Rick Raphael

The Thirst Quenchers

August 1966

 

113

Louis Charbonneau

The Specials

September 1966

 

114

William R Burkett

Sleeping Planet

October 1966

 

115

Daniel F Galouye

The Lost Perception

November 1966

 

116

Robert F Young

The Worlds of Robert F Young

December 1966

 

117

Angus MacLeod

The Eighth Seal

January 1967

 

118

Clifford D Simak

All Flesh is Grass

February 1967

 

119

Zenna Henderson

The Anything Box

March 1967

 

120

Poul Anderson

Shield

April 1967

 

121

Poul Anderson

The Star Fox

May 1967

 

122

Brian W Aldiss

The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths

June 1967

 

123

Frederik Pohl

A Plague of Pythons

July 1967

 

124

John Rankine

Interstellar Two-Five

August 1967

 

125

Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest [editors]

Spectrum V

September 1967

 

126

Fred Hoyle

October the First is Too Late

October 1967

 

127

Poul Anderson

The Corridors of Time

November 1967

 

128

Robert Sheckley

Mindswap

December 1967

 

129

Arthur Sellings

The Quy Effect

January 1968

 

130

Clifford D Simak

Why Call Them Back From Heaven?

February 1968

 

131

Anon

Path into the Unknown -Best Soviet SF

March 1968

 

132

Colin Wilson

The Mind Parasites

April 1968

 

133

Louis Charbonneau

Antic Earth

May 1968

 

134

L P Davies

Twilight Journey

June 1968

 

135

Jack Vance

The Killing Machine

July 1968

 

136

Richard Cowper

Breakthough

August 1968

 

137

M K Joseph

Hole in the Zero

September 1968

 

138

Harry Harrison

War With the Robots

October 1968

 

139

Damon Knight

Three Novels

November 1968

 

140

Samuel R Delany

Babel-17

December 1968

 

141

Poul Anderson

The Trouble Twisters

January 1969

 

142

Algis Budrys

The Iron Thorn

February 1969

 

143

Clifford D Simak

The Werewolf Principle

March 1969

 

144

J T McIntosh

Six Gates from Limbo

April 1969

 

145

Theodore Sturgeon

Starshine

May 1969

 

146

W F Nolan

Logan's Run

June 1969

 

147

Richard Cowper

Phoenix

July 1969

 

148

Philip E High

Invader on My Back

August 1969

 

149

Chloe Zerwick & Harrison Brown

The Cassiopeia Affair

September 1969

 

150

Keith Roberts

Pavane

October 1969

 

151

R W Mackelworth

Firemantle

November 1969

 

152

Larry Niven

Worlds of Ptavvs

December 1969

 

153

Richard Wilson

The Girls from Planet 5

January 1970

 

154

R A Lafferty

Past Master

February 1970

 

155

Theodore Sturgeon

Venus Plus X

March 1970

 

156

John Boyd

The Last Starship From Earth

April 1970

 

157

Thomas M Disch

Echo Round His Bones

May 1970

 

158

Samuel R Delany

Nova

June 1970

 

159

Alexei Panshin

Rite of Passage

July 1970

 

160

Brian N Ball

Timepiece

August 1970

 

161

John Rankine

Binary Z

September 1970

 

162

Bob Shaw

The Two-Timers

October 1970

 

163

Larry Niven

A Gift From Earth

November 1970

 

164

Fritz Leiber

A Spectre is Haunting Texas

December 1970

 

165

Cordwainer Smith

Space Lords

January 1971

 

166

Frederick Pohl

The Age of the Pussyfoot

February 1971

 

167

Damon Knight

Off Centre

March 1971

 

168

Harry Harrison

Captive Universe

April 1971

 

169

Bob Shaw

The Palace of Eternity

May 1971

 

170

Jacob Hay & John M Keshishian

Death of a Cosmonaut

June 1971

 

 

Number 170 is the last of the classic numbered series.
An SFBC imprint of varying type on the dustjacket and book spine remains in various forms until KILLER PINE (May 1974), then with THE GOLD AT STARBOW'S END (June 1974) the SFBC logo is on the dustjacket only and the following book - RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA - is identified only by the 'Readers Union' logo in all positions.
Then from WONDERWORLDS (November 1977)  a 'Science Fiction Book Club' logo appears on the upper front d/j of each issue until TIN WOODMAN(October 1980) when it disappears.
The 'New series' volume and issue numbering first appears with THE AVATAR - Poul Anderson - Autumn 1980; why it starts with Vol 1 No 12 is as yet unexplained. And may never be, frankly....
All numbering from number 171 on is essentially conjecture - no numbers actually appear on the books or dustjackets except the 'new series' numbering referred to above. The only numbers that apply are Readers Union stock numbers that are not necessarily consecutive..
See Wm Seabrook's explanatory note.
Also note - from January 1980 onwards several SFBC monthly issues are NOT SFBC reprints, being instead the standard publishers edition, entirely unchanged and without any specific SFBC markings or numbering. These are indicated below. Any numbering allocated is assumed.

Please note  - all numbers and dates from No 170 onwards are subject to revision!

 

171

James H Schmitz

The Demon Breed

July 1971

 

172

Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny and James Blish

Three For Tomorrow

August 1971

 

173

Murray Leinster

The Listeners

September 1971

 

174

Ben Bova

The Weather-makers

October 1971

 

175

William F Nolan

A Wilderness of Stars: Stories of Man in Conflict with Space

November 1971

 

176

Fred and Geoffrey Hoyle

Seven Steps to the Sun

December 1971

 

177

Harry Harrison

In Our Hands the Stars

January 1972

 

178

Philip K Dick

The Preserving Machine and Other Stories

February 1972

 

179

John Boyd

The Pollinators of Eden

March 1972

 

180

Lee Hoffman

The Caves of Karst

April 1972

 

181

R W Mackelworth

Tiltangle

May 1972

 

182

Frederik Pohl

Day Million

June 1972

 

183

Poul Anderson

Tau Zero

July 1972

 

184

Piers Anthony

Prostho Plus

August 1972

 

185

Frederick Pohl [editor]

The Eleventh Galaxy Reader

September 1972

 

186

Vincent King

Candy Man

October 1972

 

187

Mark Adlard

Interface

November 1972

 

188

Rene Barjavel

The Ice People

December 1972

 

1068

Stanislaw Lem

Solaris

January 1973

 

1069

Larry Niven

Ringworld

February 1973

 

1070

Joseph Green

Conscience Interplanetary

March 1973

 

1071

John Brunner

Timescoop

April 1973

 

1072

Clifford D Simak

Out of Their Minds

May 1973

 

1073

Harry Harrison

One Step From Earth

June 1973

 

1074

Bob Shaw

Other Days, Other Eyes

July 1973

 

1075

Isaac Asimov

The Gods Themselves

August 1973

 

1076

Richard Cowper

Clone

September 1973

 

1077

Edmund Cooper

The Overman Culture

October 1973

 

1078

Robert Sheckley

Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?

November 1973

 

1079

Harry Harrison

A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!

December 1973

 

1080

 ?

 ?

 

 

1081

 ?

 ?

 

 

1082

Hilary and Dik Evans

Beyond the Gaslight

 

 

 

Beyond the Gaslight is a normal publisher's edition, not an SFBC reprint.

 

1083

Wilson Tucker

The Time Masters

January 1974

 

1084

William Hjortsberg

Grey Matters

February 1974

 

1085

Fred and Geoffrey Hoyle

The Inferno

March 1974

 

1086

Larry Niven

Inconstant Moon

April 1974

 

1087

Lindsay Gutteridge

Killer Pine

May 1974

 

1088

Frederick Pohl

The Gold at the Starbow's End

June 1974

 

1089

Arthur C Clarke

Rendezvous with Rama

 

 

1090

Roger Zelazny

The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth

 

 

1091

 ?

 ?

 

 

1092

Harry Harrison

The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World

September 1974

 

1093

Michael G Coney

Mirror Image

October 1974

 

1094

Edmund Cooper

The Tenth Planet

November 1974

 

1095

Lester del Rey [editor]

Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year

December 1974

 

1096

Thomas Page

The Hephaestus Plague

January 1975

 

1097

D G Compton

The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

February 1975

 

1098

Michael G Coney

Friends Come in Boxes

March 1975

 

1099

David Gerrold

Yesterday's Children

April 1975

 

1100

William Jon Watkins

The God Machine

May 1975

 

1101

L T Peters

The 11th Plague

June 1975

 

1102

Christopher Priest

Inverted World

July 1975

 

1103

Richard Cowper

Worlds Apart

August 1975

 

1104

Michael G Coney

Winter's Children

September 1975

 

1105

Patrick Wyatt

Irish Rose

October 1975

 

1106

Philip K Dick

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

November 1975

 

1107

Barry Malzberg

Beyond Apollo

Dec75

 

1108

Bob Shaw

Orbitsville

January 1976

 

1109

Curt Siodmak

City in the Sky

February 1976

 

1110

Philip K Dick

The Man in the High Castle

March 1976

 

1111

Lester del Rey [editor]

Best SF Stories (3rd Year)

April 1976

 

1112

Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis

The Dynostar Menace

May 1976

 

1113

Michael G Coney

Hello Summer, Goodbye

June 1976

 

1114

Alfred Bester

Extro

July 1976

 

1115

Charles Logan

Shipwreck

August 1976

 

1116

Ian Watson

The Jonah Kit

September 1976

 

1117

Joseph Green

Star Probe

October 1976

 

1118

Bob Shaw

A Wreath of Stars

November 1976

 

1119

Robert Silverberg

The Stochastic Man

December 1976

 

1120

John Brunner

The Stone that Never Came Down

January 1977

 

1121

Martin Sherwood

Maxwell's Demon

February 1977

 

1122

Keith Roberts

The Grain Kings

March 1977

 

1123

Terry Greenhough

The Wandering Worlds

Spring 77

 

1124

Lester del Rey [editor]

Best SF Stories (4th Year)

Apr/May 1977

 

1125

Frederik Pohl

Man Plus

May/June 1977

 

1126

Robert A Smith

The Kramer Project

June /July 1977

 

1127

Ian Watson

The Martian Inca

July /August 1977

 

1128

Michael Elder

Oil Seeker

August /September 1977

 

1129

Robert Silverberg

Shadrack in the Furnace

Sep/October 1977

 

1130

Clifford D Simak

Shakespeare's Planet

Oct/November 1977

 

1131

William F Nolan

Wonderworlds

Nov/December 1977

 

1132

Wilson Tucker

The Lincoln Hunters

December 1977/January 1978

 

 

This above IS a repeat publication of issue 48 in a new and less attractive form.
Malcolm Edwards, once and future editor at Gollancz, reports
"
The reason why the club issued THE LINCOLN HUNTERS again in 1978 was that Gollancz had reissued the book round about then, and routinely offered book club rights in everything they published.  Whoever bought it, I'm sure they had no idea the club had issued it before. "

Amazing. So who was SFBC selector at that time and why did they have so little familiarity  with the series' past? The world may never know...

 

1133

Lester del Rey [editor]

Best SF Stories (5th Year)

January 1978

 

1134

Alan Dean Foster

Midworld

February 1978

 

1135

Philip K Dick and Roger Zelazny

Deus Irae

March 1978

 

1136

Algis Budrys

Michaelmas

Spring 78

 

1137

R A Lafferty

Arrive at Easterwine

April 1978

 

1138

Colin Kapp

The Survival Game

May 1978

 

1139

Ian Watson

Alien Embassy

June 1978

 

1140

Christopher Priest

A Dream of Wessex

July 1978

 

1141

Joe Haldeman

All My Sins Remembered

Summer 78

 

1142

Clifford D Simak

A Heritage of Stars

August 1978

 

1143

Spider Robinson

Telempath

September 1978

 

1144

Richard Cowper

The Road to Corlay

October 1978

 

1145

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

Roadside Picnic

November 1978

 

1146

Bob Shaw

Ship of Strangers

December 1978

 

 

NB - from January 1979 on the details of books and dates have been crosschecked with the relevant issues of SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB NEWS. Any apparent discrepancies are 'real' and not transcription errors. On our part anyway... Well, probably not.

 

1147

Ian Watson

Miracle Visitors

January 1979

 

1148

Garry Kilworth

The Night of Kadar

February 1979

 

1149

Harry Harrison

The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You

March 1979

 

1150

Gordon R Dickson [editor]

Futurelove

Spring 1979

 

1151

A E van Vogt

The Anarchistic Colossus

April 1979

 

1152

John Morressy

Frostworld and Dreamfire

May 1979

 

1154

Richard F Francis

Blackpool Vanishes

June 1979

 

1153

Harlan Ellison

Ellison Wonderland

July 1979

 

1155

Terry Carr

Cirque

August 1979

 

1156

Kate Wilhelm

Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions

Summer 1979

 

1157

D F Jones

Xeno

September 1979

 

1158

Christopher Priest

An Infinite Summer

October 1979

 

1159

C J Cherryh

The Faded Sun: Kesrith

November 1979

 

1160

John Grant [editor]

Aries 1

December 1979

 

1161

Clifford D Simak

The Fellowship of the Talisman

January 1980

 

 

The Fellowship of the Talisman is the standard publishers edition (Sidgwick & Jackson) not an SFBC edition and is not numbered or otherwise SFBC-identified.

 

1162

Gregory Benford

The Stars in Shroud

February 1980

 

1163

C J Cherryh

The Faded Sun: Shon'jir

March 1980

 

1164

Edmund Cooper

Jupiter Laughs and Other Stories

Spring 1980

 

1165

Elizabeth A Lynn

A Different Light

April 1980

 

1167

Bob Shaw

Dagger of the Mind

May 1980

 

1166

Theodore Sturgeon

Visions and Ventures

June 1980

 

1168

B Chetwynd-Hayes

The Brats

July 1980

 

1169

Jayge Carr

Leviathan's Deep

August 1980

 

1170

C J Cherryh

The Faded Sun: Kutath

September 1980

 

1171

David F Bischoff and Dennis R Bailey

Tin Woodman

October 1980

 

1174

Poul Anderson

The Avatar

Autumn 1980

1.12

1173

Frank Herbert

The Priests of Psi

November 1980

1.13

1172

Michael Bishop

Transfigurations

December 1980

 

 

Transfigurations is the standard publishers edition (Gollancz), not an SFBC edition and is not numbered or otherwise SFBC-identified.

 

1175

Walter Tevis

Mockingbird

January 1981

2.1

1176

Clifford D Simak

The Visitors

February 1981

2.2

 

The Visitors is the standard publishers edition (Sidgwick & Jackson) not an SFBC edition and is not numbered or otherwise SFBC-identified.

 

1177

Isaac Asimov [editor]

The Science Fiction Solar System

March 1981

2.3

1178

Jack Vance

The Face

April 1981

2.4

1179

Leonard Daventry

You Must Remember Us?

Spring 1981

2.5

1180

Robert Silverberg [editor]

The Crystal Ship

May 1981

2.6

1181

Anne McCaffrey

The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey

June 1981

2.7

 

The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey is the standard publishers edition (Andre Deutsch),
not an SFBC edition and is not numbered.

 

1182

Garry Kilworth

Gemini God

July 1981

2.8

 

Gemini God is the standard publishers edition (Faber), not an SFBC edition and is not numbered or otherwise SFBC-identified.

 

1183

Jo Bannister

The Matrix

August 1981

2.9

1184

Douglas R Mason

The Typhon Intervention

September 1981

2.10

1185

Clifford D Simak

Project Pope

October 1981

2.11

 

Project Pope is the standard publishers edition (Sidgwick & Jackson),
not an SFBC edition and is not numbered or otherwise SFBC-identified.

 

1186

Charles C Ryan [editor]

The Best of Galileo: Starry Messenger

September 1981

2.12

1187

Robert Holdstock

 Where Time Winds Blow

November 1981

2.13

1188

Ian Watson and Michael Bishop

Under Heaven's Bridge

 December 1981

2.14

1189

David Gerrold

Deathbeast

New Year 1981

2.15

1190

Roger Zelazny

Roadmarks

January 1982

3.1

1191

Jack Rhys

The Five Doors

February 1982

3.2

1192

Bob Shaw

The Ceres Solution

March 1982

3.4

1193

Adrian Cole

The Lucifier Experiment

April 1982

3.5

1194

Richard Cowper

The Dream of Kinship

Spring 1982

3.6

1196

Ian Watson

Deathhunter

May 1982

3.7

1195

C J Cherryh

Serpent's Reach

June 1982

3.8

1197

Frederik Pohl

The Cool War

July 1982

3.9

1198

Joan D Vinge

Eyes of Amber and Other Stories

August 1982

3.10

1199

Jerry Pournelle

King David's Spaceship

September 1982

3.11

1200

Ronald A McQueen

Mardoc

October 1982

3.12

1202

Terry Pratchett

Strata

Autumn 1982

 

 

Strata is the standard publishers edition (Colin Smythe), not an SFBC edition and is not numbered or otherwise SFBC-identified.

 

1202

Jo Bannister

The Winter Plain

November 1982

3.12

 

Misnumbering of The Winter Plain is correct as on book.

 

1181

Anne McCaffrey

The Worlds of Anne McCaffrey

December 1982

 

 

This December 1982 issue is a repeat of the June 1981 issue!

 

 

And that seems to be it - The End.

 

 

The Extras -

these were titles issued as optional extras for purchase by SFBC members.

THE NEON HALO was definately the first, according to the SFBC newsletter SCIENCE FICTION NEWS for January 1960. The early Extra issues I have seen conform with the SFBC style of the day, except for being un-numbered. Please note that I have not seen all the later books so there may be variations, and certainly many later (post 1965) Extras were the original publishers editions not identified in any way as being issued via the SFBC. (The intention here is to list only those Extras which were actually SFBC reprints and not the bought-in stock - there were a lot of optional extras offered in the end-years of SFBC).

Much of the information on the Extras is taken from issues of the SFBC's SCIENCE FICTION NEWS and Donald Tuck's Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, which has a cut-off date of December 1968 - there were Extras issued after that but they were rarely genuine SFBC reprints.

The assertion in Tuck that LORD OF THE RINGS was offered as an SFBC Extra twice - in December 1960 and December 1961 - is almost certainly an error. The information to hand certainly shows the December 1960 offer of a Readers Union reprint (not in SFBC guise) of LOTR, but there is nothing yet to show either an Extra offer in 1961 nor a RU reprint in that year.

Please note - there is no mention of Mitchison's MEMOIRS OF A SPACEWOMAN in Tuck, but according to SCIENCE FICTION NEWS it was issued on October 1963, and copies do exist. Similarly the ARTHUR C CLARKE OMNIBUS, SPECTRUM 4 and ANALOG ANTHOLOGY are not in Tuck ; regarding this last it seems the copies distributed were the normal publisher's (in this case Dennis Dobson) edition. Certainly many later, post-1970, 'Extras' were regular publishers editions sold at discount via the bookclub, they were not SFBC editions.

There are at least two other arguable Extras known - one was in a sense unrelated to SFBC but was heavily promoted as an optional extra to SFBC Members. This is Kurt Vonnegut's CAT'S CRADLE, issued as part of the Contemporary Fiction Book Club but cross-promoted at a special rate to SFBC members for obvious reasons for a period after July 1965. Also a non-fiction work, Rudolf Thiele's AND THERE WAS LIGHT, a popular astronomy book, was also promoted as an Extra, but it is unclear as to whether it was a specifically SFBC issue.

 

 

Jean-Louis Curtis

The Neon Halo

January 1960

 

 

JRR Tolkien

Lord of the Rings

December 1960

 

 

John Wyndham

Jizzle

October 1961

 

 

JRR Tolkien

Lord of the Rings

December 1961

 

 

Mark Clifton

Eight Keys to Eden

February 1963

 

 

Naomi Mitchison

Memoirs of a Spacewoman

October 1963

 

 

Amis & Conquest

Spectrum 2

December 1963

 

 

Amis & Conquest

Spectrum 3

September 1964

 

 

Robert A Heinlein

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

August 1965

 

 

Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke Omnibus (Childhood's End, Prelude to Space, Expedition to Earth)

January 1966

 

 

Poul Anderson

Trader to the Stars

February 1966

 

 

Amis & Conquest

Spectrum 4

March 1966

 

 

John W Campbell

Analog Anthology

June 1966

 

 

Arthur C Clarke

Voices from the Sky

1967