Dr. Robert Doty's Science Fiction Collection



Dr. Robert Doty was my friend and mentor. I first met him as a boy at Campbellsville University where my dad taught New Testament and Greek in the Christian Studies department. The picture above is from 1991-1992. Years later, I took Dr. Doty as an undergraduate and a Master's student, studying English Literature. While working on a PhD in English Literature, we met regularly to discuss critical approaches to texts.
I kept up with Dr. Doty over the past few years and, living in Campbellsville again since 2018, often visited him in his office on Campbellsville University's campus.

In November 2019 he gave me his science fiction collection. He read widely in the SF genre, particularly hard SF from the 50s-70s. I've included all the titles from his collection below.

Dr. Doty passed away January 8, 2020.

Me: "Do you ever take walks and read?"
Dr. Doty: "Oh no. When I'm in, I'm in. When I'm out, I'm wide open!"


4 Futures: Four Short Novels Based on Themes by Isaac Asimov. 1971.
18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories. Ed. Laurence M. Janifer. 1966.
*Adams, Douglas. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. 1980.
Allen, David. Science Fiction: An Introduction. 1973.
Allen, Dick. Science Fiction: The Future. 1971.
Anderson, Poul. FireTime. 1974.
Anvil, Christopher. The Day the Machines Stopped. 1964.
Apeman, Spaceman. Ed. Leon Stover. 1968.
*Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel. 1953.
Asimov, Isaac. Earth is Room Enough. 1957.
Asimov, Isaac. The End of Eternity. 1955.
Asimov, Isaac. Fact and Fancy. 1962.
Asimov, Isaac. Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain. 1987.
*Asimov, Isaac. Foundation. 1951.
Asimov, Isaac. Foundation’s Edge. 1982.
*Asimov, Isaac. Foundation and Empire. 1952.
*Asimov, Isaac. The Foundation Trilogy. 1951.
*Asimov, Isaac. The Gods Themselves. 1972.
Asimov, Isaac. Foundation and Earth. 1986.
Asimov, Isaac. Nine Tomorrows. 1959.
*Asimov, Isaac. Prelude to Foundation. 1988.
*Asimov, Isaac. Second Foundation. 1953.
*Asimov, Isaac. I Robot. 1950.
Asimov, Isaac. The Tragedy of the Moon. 1973.
Bach, Richard. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. 1977.
Before the Golden Age: An SF Anthology of the 1930s. Book 1. Ed. Isaac Asimov. 1974.
Before the Golden Age: An SF Anthology of the 1930s. Book 2. Ed. Isaac Asimov. 1974.
Bernhard, Thomas. Correction. 1979.
*Bester, Alfred. The Demolished Man. 1953.
Biggle, Lloyd. This Darkening Universe. 1975.
Blish, James. Cities in Flight. 1957.
Blish, James. Jack of Eagles. 1952
Blish, James. The Seedling Stars. 1957.
Blish, James. Star Trek. 1967.
Blish, James and Robert Lowndes. The Duplicated Man. 1959.
*Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. 1953.
Bradbury, Ray. I Sing the Body Electric. 1969.
*Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. 1950.
Bradbury, Ray. A Medicine for Melancholy. 1959.
Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. 1972.
Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. 1968.
Bryant, Peter. Red Alert. 1958.
Budrys, Algis. The Falling Torch. 1962.
Budrys, Algis. Hard Landing. 1993.
Budrys, Algis. Who? 1968.
*Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. 1962.
Chandler, Bertram. The Hamelin Plague. 1963.
Cherryh, C.J. Brothers of the Earth. 1976.
*Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey. 1968.
*Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. 1982.
*Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood’s End. 1953.
Clarke, Arthur C. The Promise of Space. 1968.
*Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. 1973.
Clarke, Arthur C. The Sands of Mars. 1952.
Clarke, Arthur C. Tales of Ten Worlds. 1962.
Clarke, Arthur C. The Wind from the Sun. 1962.
Conklin, Groff. Invaders of Earth. 1962.
The Craft of Science Fiction. Ed. Reginald Bretnor. 1976.
*Crichton, Michael. The Andromeda Strain. 1969.
*Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park. 1990.
Crichton, MIchael. The Terminal Man. 1972.
Critical Encounters: Writers and Themes in Science Fiction. Ed. Dick RIley. 1978.
Delany, Samuel. Dhalgren. 1974.
Del Rey, Lester. The World of Science Fiction: The History of a Subculture. 1979.
Dickson, Gordon. No Room for Man. 1962.
Dix, Shane and Sean Williams. Force Heretic I: Remnant. 2003.
Drury, Allen. Come Ninevah, Come Tyre. 1973.
*Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Lost World. 1912.
The Dune Encyclopedia. Ed. Willis McNelly. 1984.
Fairman, Paul. The World Grabbers. 1964.
Famous Science Fiction Stories. Ed. Raymond Healey and J. Francis McComas. 1957.
The Fantastic Pulps. Ed. Peter Haining. 1975.
Fontenay, Charles. The Day The Oceans Overflowed. 1964.
Foster, Alan Dean. Icerigger. 1974.
Foster, Alan Dean. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. 1978.
The Golden Age of Science Fiction: An Anthology. Ed. Kingsley Amis. 1981.
Gordon, Rex. First Through Time. 1962.
Harrison, Harry. Make Room! Make Room! 1966.
Hamilton, Edmond. The Valley of Creation. 1948.
Heinlein, Robert A. 6 x H. 1959.
Heinlein, Robert A. Assignment in Eternity. 1953.
Heinlein, Robert A. Beyond this Horizon. 1942.
Heinlein, Robert A. Between Planets. 1951.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. 1957.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Double Star. 1956.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Day After Tomorrow. 1949.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Door Into Summer. 1957.
Heinlein, Robert A. Farmer in the Sky. 1950.
Heinlein, Robert A. Farnham’s Freehold. 1964.
Heinlein, Robert A. Glory Road. 1963.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Green Hills of Earth. 1951.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Man Who Sold the Moon. 1951.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Menace from Earth. 1959.
Heinlein, Robert A. Methuselah’s Children. 1958.
*Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. 1966.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Orphans of the Sky. 1963.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Past Through Tomorrow. 1967.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Podkayne of Mars. 1963.
*Heinlein, Robert A. The Puppet Masters. 1951.
Heinlein, Robert A. Revolt in 2100. 1953.
Heinlein, Robert A. Rocket Ship Galileo. 1947.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Rolling Stones. 1952.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Starman Jones. 1953.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. 1959.
*Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. 1961.
Heinlein, Robert A. Waldo and Magic Inc. 1970.
Heinlein, Robert A. The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein. 1966.
Heinlein, Robert A. Time Enough for Love. 1973.
Helprin, Mark. Winter’s Tale. 1983.
Herbert, Frank. Chapterhouse: Dune. 1985.
Herbert, Frank. Children of Dune. 1976.
Herbert, Frank. Destination Void. 1966.
Herbert, Frank. The Dragon in the Sea. 1956.
*Herbert, Frank. Dune. 1965.
*Herbert, Frank. Dune Messiah. 1969.
Herbert, Frank. The Eyes of Heisenberg. 1966.
Herbert, Frank. Heretics of Dune. 1984.
Herbert, Frank. Under Pressure. 1956.
Herbert, Frank. The White Plague. 1982.
Herbert, Frank and Bill Ransom. The Jesus Incident. 1979.
Hodgson, William Hope. The House on the Borderland. 1907.
Hoyle, Fred. October the First is Too Late. 1966.
The Hugo Winners. Vol. 1 & II. 1962. Ed. Isaac Asimov.
Introductory Psychology Through Science Fiction. Ed. Harvey Katz, Martin Greenberg. 1974.
Jorgensen, Ivar. Ten From Infinity. 1963.
Ketterer, David. New Worlds for Old. 1974.
Knight, Damon. In Search of Wonder. 1956.
Koja, Kathe. The Cipher. 1991.
Le Guin, Ursula K. City of Illusions. 1967.
*Le Guin, Ursula K. The Dispossessed. 1974.
Le Guin, Ursula K. Five Complete Novels. 1985.
*Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. 1971.
*Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness. 1969.
Gunn, James. Future Imperfect. 1964.
*Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. 1943.
*Lewis, C.S. Perelandra. 1944.
Long, Frank Belknap. ODD. 1964.
Looking Ahead: The Vision of Science Fiction. Ed. Dick Allen and Lori Allen. 1975.
Lucas, George. Star Wars. 1976.
Lundwall, Sam. Science Fiction: What It’s All About. 1971.
Martinez, Diana and Doris Paine. Guide to Science Fiction: Exploring Possibilities. 1974.
McCaffrey, Anne. Crystal Singer. 1982.
Merritt, Abraham. Dwellers in the Mirage. 1932.
Millard, Joseph. The Gods Hate Kansas. 1964.
Miller, R. DeWitt. Stranger than Life. 1955.
*Miller, Walter L. A Canticle for Leibowitz. 1959.
Moorcock, Michael. Legends From the End of Time. 1976.
Nebula Award Stories Ten. Ed. James Gunn. 1975.
Niven, Larry. The Flight of the Horse. 1973.
*Niven, Larry. Ringworld. 1970.
Niven, Larry. The Ringworld Engineers. 1980.
Niven, Larry. The Ringworld Throne. 1996.
Niven, Larry. Neutron Star. 1968.
Niven, Larry. A World Out of Time. 1976.
Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle. Inferno. 1976.
Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer’s Hammer. 1977.
Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God’s Eye. 1974.
The Omni Book of Space. Ed. Owen Davies. 1980.
Orbit 12. Ed. Damon Knight. 1973.
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories. Ed. Tom Shippey. 1992.
Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage. 1968.
Patrouch, Joseph. The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov. 1974.
Phillips, Mark. Brain Twister. 1962.
Pohl, Frederik. The Cool War. 1979.
*Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. 1976.
Pohl, Frederik. Jem. 1978.
Pohl, Frederik and Jack Williamson. The Reefs of Space. 1963.
Pournelle, Jerry. The Mercenary. 1977.
Rare Science Fiction. Ed. Ivan Howard. 1963.
Reed, Peter. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1972.
Robeson, Kenneth. The Man of Bronze. 1933.
Russell, Eric Frank. Siniser Barrier. 1964.
Sanders, Lawrence. The Tomorrow File. 1975.
Science Fact/Fiction. Eds. Farrell, Gage, Pfordresher, Rodrigues. 1974.
A Science Fiction Argosy. Ed. Damon Knight. 1972.
Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Vol. 1. Ed. Robert Silverberg. 1970.
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow. Ed. Reginald Bretnor. 1974.
Searles, Baird and Martin Last, Beth Meacham. A Reader’s Guide to Science Fiction. 1979.
Sellings, Arthur. Telepath. 1962.
Simak, Clifford. They Walked Like Men. 1962.
Silverberg, Robert. The World Inside. 1971.
Silverberg, Robert. World of a Thousand Colors. 1982.
Smith, George. Doomsday Wing. 1963.
Smith, Geoge. The Unending Night. 1964.
Star: Short Novels. Ed. Frederik Pohl. 1954.
Sturgeon, Theodore. Venus Plus X. 1960.
Sutton, Jeff. The Atom Conspiracy. 1963.
Tabori, Paul. The Green Rain. 1961.
Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader. Ed. Robin Wilson. 1973.
Ursula K. le Guin. Ed. Joseph D. Olander and Martin Greenberg. 1979.
Vance, Jack. The Languages of Pao. 1958.
Varley, John. Wizard. 1980.
*Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions. 1973.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Player Piano. 1952.
*Vonnegut, Kurt. Mother Night. 1961.
*Vonnegut, Kurt. The Sirens of Titan. 1959.
*Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse Five. 1969.
*Vonnegut, Kurt. Venus on the Half-Shell. 1974.
Weird Heroes: Vol 1. Ed. Byron Preiss. 1975.
Wells, Barry. The Day the Earth Caught Fire. 1961.
*Wells, H.G. The Invisible Man. 1897.
*Wells, H.G. The Island of Doctor Moreau. 1896.
*Wells, H.G. The Time Machine. 1895.
*Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds. 1897.
White, James. The Aliens Among Us. 1969.
White, James. Hospital Station. 1962.
White, James. Star Surgeon. 1963.
Williams, Gordon. The Micronauts. 1977.
Wingrove, David. Chung Kud: The Middle Kingdom. 1990.
Winterbotham, Russ. The Red Planet. 1962.
Woodcock, George. The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell. 1966.
Wondermakers. Ed. Robert Hoskins. 1972.
Wondermakers 2. Ed. Robert Hoskins. 1974.
Wyndham, John. Chocky. 1968.
*Wyndham, John. The Day of the Triffids. 1951.
Wyndham, John. The Midwich Cuckoos. 1957.
*Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We. 1921.
*Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. 1967.
*Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes in Amber. 1970.

I've included an * by the titles I have read.