Novels published in 1958
Novels published in 1958
This page provides a list of some SF&F novels published in 1958 which we therefore consider to be eligible for the BSFA’s fifieth anniversary award. It’s probably not a comprehensive list, so don’t be put off nominating any other genre novels first published in 1958 that you know and like.
As explained on the eligibility page, serialised novels are eligible for this award provided that the concluding part was published in 1958. The list therefore includes both novels published or serialised in magazines and novels published in book form in 1958 (provided the same text hadn’t previously been published elsewhere). Given the SF market at the time, books and magazines published anywhere in the world are included.
We’ve accepted the contemporary definition of ‘novel’ for these works, even though a few of them would be likely to be considered novellas in today’s word count definitions. Works described in magazines as ‘short novels’ aren’t included here since they’re not comparable in length even to the shorter ‘novels’ of the period.
A list of nominations received so far for this award and in the other categories (for work first published in 2007) can be found here. Eligibility for each awards category and information about how to nominate can also be found on this site.
Eligible novels include:
- Equator – Brian Aldiss (New Worlds 75 & 76, September & October)
- Non-Stop – Brian Aldiss (Faber)
- A Bicycle Built for Brew – Poul Anderson (Astounding, November & December)
- The Man Who Counts – Poul Anderson (Astounding, February – April)
- We Have Fed Our Seas – Poul Anderson (Astounding, August & September)
- A Scent of New-Mown Hay – John Blackburn
- A Case of Conscience – James Blish (Ballantine)
- The Triumph of Time – James Blish (Avon)
- VOR – James Blish (Avon)
- After the Rain – John Bowen (Faber)
- Threshold of Eternity – John Brunner (New Worlds #66-68, December 1957 – February)
- Man of Earth – Algis Budrys (Ballantine)
- Who? – Algis Budrys (Pyramid)
- The Secret of ZI – Kenneth Bulmer (Digit)
- Wisdom of the Gods – Kenneth Bulmer (Nebula #32-35, July – October)
- Close to Critical – Hal Clement (Astounding, May – July)
- Deadly Image – Edmund Cooper (Panther)
- The Tower of Zanid – L Sprague de Camp (Science Fiction Stories)
- The Time Garden – Edward Eager
- A Visit to Venus – Ronald Fraser (Jonathan Cape)
- Jupiter in the Chair – Ronald Fraser (Jonathan Cape)
- Lucky Starr and the Rings of Saturn – Isaac Asimov as Paul French (Doubleday)
- Edge of Time – Donald A Wollheim as David Grinnell
- Have Spacesuit, Will Travel – Robert A Heinlein (F&SF, #87-89, August – October)
- Methuselah’s Children – Robert A Heinlein (Gnome Press)
- The Year the Stardust Fell – Raymond F Jones (John C Winston Co.)
- On the Last Day – Mervyn Jones (Jonathan Cape)
- Starhaven – Robert Silverberg as Ivar Jorgenson (Avalon)
- Lest We Forget Thee, Earth – Robert Silverberg as Calvin M Knox (Ace)
- The Big Time – Fritz Leiber (Galaxy, March & April)
- War with the Gizmos – Murray Leinster (Fawcett)
- The Dreamers – Roger Manvell (Gollancz)
- Peril on Mars – Patrick Moore (Burke)
- Star Gate – Andre Norton (Harcourt)
- The Time Traders – Andre Norton (Ace)
- Aliens from Space – Robert Silverberg as David Osborne (Avalon)
- Invisible Barriers – Robert Silverberg as David Osborne (Avalon)
- The Centenarians – Gilbert Phelps (Heinemann)
- Undersea City – Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson (Dennis Dobson)
- The Space Willies – Eric Frank Russell (Ace)
- Invaders from Earth – Robert Silverberg (Ace)
- Recalled to Life – Robert Silverberg (Infinity, June – August)
- Stepsons of Terra – Robert Silverberg (Ace)
- The Cosmic Rape – Theodore Sturgeon (Dell)
- First on the Moon – Jeff Sutton (Ace)
- The Lincoln Hunters – Wilson Tucker (Rinehart)
- The Languages of Pao – Jack Vance (Ace)
- Slaves of the Klau – Jack Vance (Ace)
- The Domes of Pico – Hugh Walters (Faber)
- The Blue Atom – Robert Moore Williams (Ace)
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