The Classics of Science Fiction v5

Title Author/Editor Year Citations↧ Reviews
The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin 1969
6
Hugo winner - novel
Otherwise Award
Nebula winner - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
DuneFrank Herbert 1965
5
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The DispossessedUrsula K. Le Guin 1974
4
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
3
Hugo winner - novel
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Nineteen Eighty-FourGeorge Orwell 1949
3
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Martian ChroniclesRay Bradbury 1950
1
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Childhood's EndArthur C. Clarke 1953
3
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Foundation TrilogyIsaac Asimov 1951-53
3
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
FrankensteinMary Shelley 1818
12
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
RingworldLarry Niven 1970
2
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula winner - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Brave New WorldAldous Huxley 1932
3
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyes 1966
7
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The Demolished ManAlfred Bester 1952
2
Hugo winner - novel
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Handmaid's TaleMargaret Atwood 1985
4
Nebula finalist - novel
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Man in the High CastlePhilip K. Dick 1962
3
Hugo winner - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The Stars My DestinationAlfred Bester 1956
7
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Stranger in a Strange LandRobert A. Heinlein 1961
9
Hugo winner - novel
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury 1953
12
Hugo winner - novel
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Forever WarJoe Haldeman 1975
3
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
NeuromancerWilliam Gibson 1984
5
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula winner - novel
Philip K. Dick Award
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Time MachineH. G. Wells 1895
3
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The War of the WorldsH. G. Wells 1898
4
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Doomsday BookConnie Willis 1992
2
Nebula winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo winner - novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016SF Masterworks
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
Rendezvous with RamaArthur C. Clarke 1973
3
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Moon is a Harsh MistressRobert A. Heinlein 1966
3
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Philip K. Dick 1968
4
Nebula finalist - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Female ManJoanna Russ 1975
3
Nebula finalist - novel
Otherwise Award
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016SF Masterworks
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
More Than HumanTheodore Sturgeon 1953
1
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Stand on ZanzibarJohn Brunner 1968
3
Nebula finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Hugo winner - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams 1979
1
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
HyperionDan Simmons 1989
3
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Lord of LightRoger Zelazny 1967
4
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Starship TroopersRobert A. Heinlein 1959
3
Hugo winner - novel
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Ender's GameOrson Scott Card 1985
2
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula winner - novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
GatewayFrederik Pohl 1977
3
Nebula winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo winner - novel
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
SolarisStanislaw Lem 1970
3
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
A Clockwork OrangeAnthony Burgess 1962
3
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Earth AbidesGeorge R. Stewart 1949
5
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Red MarsKim Stanley Robinson 1992
5
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Book of the New SunGene Wolfe 1980-87
5
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Nebula winner - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1969
5
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The SparrowMary Doria Russell 1996
4
Otherwise Award
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
British Science Fiction Association Awards
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Way StationClifford D. Simak 1963
3
Hugo winner - novel
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
A Fire Upon the DeepVernor Vinge 1992
3
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Last and First MenOlaf Stapledon 1930
3
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Sirens of TitanKurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1959
5
Hugo finalist - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Snow CrashNeal Stephenson 1992
4
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
A Case of ConscienceJames Blish 1958
5
Hugo winner - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2020Library of America Science Fiction
CityClifford D. Simak 1952
4
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
I, RobotIsaac Asimov 1950
2
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
Mission of GravityHal Clement 1954
2
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
UbikPhilip K. Dick 1969
5
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Cat's CradleKurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1963
5
Hugo finalist - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The City and the StarsArthur C. Clarke 1956
3
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
The Day of the TriffidsJohn Wyndham 1951
2
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
DhalgrenSamuel R. Delany 1975
8
Nebula finalist - novel
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
A Princess of MarsEdgar Rice Burroughs 1917
3
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The Space MerchantsFrederik PohlC. M. Kornbluth 1953
3
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016SF Masterworks
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2020Library of America Science Fiction
TimescapeGregory Benford 1980
2
Nebula winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
To Your Scattered Bodies GoPhilip José Farmer 1971
4
Hugo winner - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L'Engle 1962
4
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Gods ThemselvesIsaac Asimov 1972
3
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Diamond AgeNeal Stephenson 1995
4
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Dying InsideRobert Silverberg 1972
2
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
The Mote in God's EyeLarry NivenJerry Pournelle 1974
2
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Star MakerOlaf Stapledon 1937
5
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
Startide RisingDavid Brin 1983
3
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2001: A Space OdysseyArthur C. Clarke 1968
1
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Caves of SteelIsaac Asimov 1954
4
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
CyteenC. J. Cherryh 1988
2
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Speaker for the DeadOrson Scott Card 1986
2
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Babel-17Samuel R. Delany 1966
4
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
China Mountain ZhangMaureen F. McHugh 1992
4
Otherwise Award
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
Downbelow StationC. J. Cherryh 1981
4
Hugo winner - novel
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins 2008
2
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Roadside PicnicArkady StrugatskyBoris Strugatsky 1972
5
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaJules Verne 1872
1
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Windup GirlPaolo Bacigalupi 2009
5
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
AmmoniteNicola Griffith 1993
3
Otherwise Award
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Blood MusicGreg Bear 1985
2
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
DragonflightAnne McCaffrey 1968
4
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
The Drowned WorldJ. G. Ballard 1962
7
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
I Am LegendRichard Matheson 1954
2
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
SlanA. E. van Vogt 1946
2
Hugo winner - novel
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
The Snow QueenJoan D. Vinge 1980
4
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
WeYevgeny Zamyatin 1924
7
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Altered CarbonRichard K. Morgan 2002
4
Philip K. Dick Award
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
BarrayarLois McMaster Bujold 1991
3
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
A Deepness in the SkyVernor Vinge 1999
4
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Double StarRobert A. Heinlein 1956
4
Hugo winner - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The Fall of HyperionDan Simmons 1990
2
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Island of Doctor MoreauH. G. Wells 1896
4
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Journey to the Center of the EarthJules Verne 1864
2
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Lathe of HeavenUrsula K. Le Guin 1971
5
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Player of GamesIain M. Banks 1988
3
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The RoadCormac McCarthy 2006
5
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Tau ZeroPoul Anderson 1970
3
Hugo finalist - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Where Late the Sweet Birds SangKate Wilhelm 1976
2
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
Ancillary JusticeAnn Leckie 2013
5
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
GrassSheri S. Tepper 1989
3
Hugo finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
Out of the Silent PlanetC. S. Lewis 1938
6
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Rogue MoonAlgis Budrys 1960
3
Hugo finalist - novel
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016SF Masterworks
SynnersPat Cadigan 1991
2
Nebula finalist - novel
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016SF Masterworks
Consider PhlebasIain M. Banks 1987
3
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Crystal WorldJ. G. Ballard 1966
3
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
A Door into OceanJoan Slonczewski 1986
2
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
DreamsnakeVonda N. McIntyre 1978
3
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
The Einstein IntersectionSamuel R. Delany 1967
2
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Helliconia SpringBrian W. Aldiss 1982
2
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Nebula finalist - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
KindredOctavia E. Butler 1979
6
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Lest Darkness FallL. Sprague de Camp 1941
1
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
NovaSamuel R. Delany 1968
6
Hugo finalist - novel
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Odd JohnOlaf Stapledon 1935
2
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
PavaneKeith Roberts 1968
4
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016SF Masterworks
The PostmanDavid Brin 1985
2
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
A Scanner DarklyPhilip K. Dick 1977
2
British Science Fiction Association Awards
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The StandStephen King 1978
3
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
This ImmortalRoger Zelazny 1966
3
Hugo winner - novel
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The Time Traveler's WifeAudrey Niffenegger 2003
3
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
To Say Nothing of the DogConnie Willis 1998
1
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
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