Anyone care to post the lengths of scifi novels?
Normally 50k words+ is considered a novel. And normally something in the range of 70k - 150k (depends) is considered over the first publishing hurdle.
But can you guys think of any published scifi novels the skirt these "limits"? And what are the word counts of some famous novels regardless of the range above?
I can list them in this post as you add them.To start it off, I believe
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is roughly 46,000 words long.
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is 49,459 words long.
Robert Heilen's Starship Troopers is 84,769 words long.
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is 100,609 words long.
The following thanks to inarticulatebabbler:
John Scalzi's Old Man's War is 90,566 words; The Ghost Brigades 103,335 words.
Joe Haldeman's Forever Peace is 104,759 words
Frank Herbert's Dune 185,723 words
Kevin J. Anderson's Hidden Empire 171,596 words
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Shadow 140,238 words
Ben Bova's Mars 175,598 words
C.J. Cherryh's Hammerfall 157,557 words
Paul Di Philippo's Steampunk Trilogy 88,693 words
Steve Perry's The Musashi Flex 91,922 words
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournell's The Mote in God's Eye 178,674 words
Octavia E. Butler The Parable of the Sower 101,065 words
Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep 61,237
The following posted bye eyeblink:
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones - 130,949
Anthony McGowan, Hellbent - 66,824
Melissa Marr, Wicked Lovely - 73,426
Stephenie Meyer, Twilight - 118,975
Simon Morden, The Lost Art - 115,175
Patrick Ness - The Knife of Never Letting Go - 112,022
Peadar O Guilin, The Inferior - 98,774
Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now - 46,920 (it's arguably borderline SF)
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl - 144,616
China Miéville, The City & The City - 107,940
Cherie Priest, Boneshaker - 145,503
Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest - 103,670
Robert Charles Wilson, Julian Comstock - 181,494