NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books

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Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke 1968
2 Anathem Neal Stephenson 2008
3 Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1997
4 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe 1980-87
5 Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932
6 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
7 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1963
8 The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov 1954
9 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke 1953
10 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 1962
11 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks 1987
12 Contact Carl Sagan 1985
13 Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson 1999
14 Dark Force Rising Timothy Zahn 1992
15 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson 1995
16 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
17 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 1968
18 Doomsday Book Connie Willis 1992
19 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey 1968
20 Dune Frank Herbert 1965
21 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
22 Excession Iain M. Banks 1996
23 The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde 2001
24 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1953
25 The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons 1990
26 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 1992
27 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 1966
28 The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1975
29 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov 1951-53
30 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 1818
31 Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1993
32 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
33 Heir to the Empire Timothy Zahn 1991
34 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979
35 The Hydrogen Sonata Iain M. Banks 2012
36 Hyperion Dan Simmons 1989
37 I Am Legend Richard Matheson 1954
38 I, Robot Isaac Asimov 1950
39 The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury 1951
40 Inversions Iain M. Banks 1998
41 Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne 1864
42 The Last Command Timothy Zahn 1993
43 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
44 Look to Windward Iain M. Banks 2000
45 Lucifer's Hammer Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle 1977
46 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury 1950
47 Matter Iain M. Banks 2008
48 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein 1966
49 The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle 1974
50 Neuromancer William Gibson 1984
51 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
52 Old Man's War John Scalzi 2005
53 Out of the Silent Planet C. S. Lewis 1938
54 Perelandra C. S. Lewis 1943
55 The Player of Games Iain M. Banks 1988
56 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
57 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
58 Ringworld Larry Niven 1970
59 The Road Cormac McCarthy 2006
60 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1969
61 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 1992
62 The Stand Stephen King 1978
63 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein 1959
64 The State of the Art Iain M. Banks 1989
65 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961
66 Surface Detail Iain M. Banks 2010
67 That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis 1945
68 The Time Machine H. G. Wells 1895
69 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger 2003
70 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne 1872
71 Use of Weapons Iain M. Banks 1990
72 The Vorkosigan Saga Lois McMaster Bujold 1986-18
73 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 1898
74 Watchmen Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons 1987
75 Wicked Gregory Maguire 1995
76 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max Brooks 2006