Recently I read a couple of books by Isaac Asimov and I feel the urge to start building a list of reference he mentioned.
The Longest Voyage
The Skylark of Space, E. E. (Doc) Smith 1928, the fist science-fictional trip to the stars.
Inventing a Universe
The "Big Three" Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clark and Isaac Asimov.
Others of importance such as Lester del Rey, Poul Anderson, Fred Pohl, Clifford Simak, Ray Bradbury and even some who died young: Stanley Weinbaum, Henry Kuttner, and Cyril Kornbluth.
I wrote a series of non-fictional essays for "Fantasy and Science Fiction".
E.E. Smith's Galactic Patrol and its sequels had a multi-intelligence Universe that had its intelligences encased in radically different physiologies..
Flying Saucers and Science Fiction
sightings began on June 24, 1947, when Kennet Arnold claime he saw bright disk-shaped objects
an interesting list of earlier events... HG Wells 1898, The War of the Worlds
The Science Fiction Blowgun
The Robot Chronicles
robot = machine + computer
Important robot stories of Asimov: "Robbie", "Reason", "Liar!", "Runaround", "Evidence", "Little Lost Robot", "The Evitable Conflict", "Franchise", "The Last Question", "The Feeling of Power", "Feminine Intutition", The Bicentennial Man", "The Caves of Steel", "The Naked Sun", "The Robots of Dawn", "Robots and Empire".
Published on 2006-07-19 by Gabor Szabo