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What Is New Wave Science Fiction?

Explore a defining era in sci-fi's history. 

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  • Cover of 'The Lathe of Heaven' by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Science Fiction: A Very Brief History

Science Fiction's Golden Age

The Birth of New Wave Science Fiction

The New Wave Reading List (for Beginners)

1964

Nova Express

Nova Express

By William S. Burroughs

1966

Babel-17

Babel-17

By Samuel R. Delany

1969

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Slaughterhouse Five

By Kurt Vonnegut

1971

The Lathe of Heaven

The Lathe of Heaven

By Ursula K. Le Guin

1973

1975

The Shockwave Rider

The Shockwave Rider

By John Brunner

1977

We Who Are About To . . .

We Who Are About To . . .

By Joanna Russ

1978

Up the Walls of the World

Up the Walls of the World

By James Tiptree Jr.