Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

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Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke 1968
2 The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton 1969
3 Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne 1929
4 Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932
5 Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1973
6 The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories H. P. Lovecraft 1999
7 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
8 The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Robert A. Heinlein 1985
9 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1963
10 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins 2009
11 The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov 1954
12 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke 1953
13 Children of the Mind Orson Scott Card 1996
14 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 1962
15 Cloud Atlas David Mitchell 2004
16 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain 1889
17 Contact Carl Sagan 1985
18 Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson 1999
19 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham 1951
20 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson 1995
21 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
22 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 1968
23 The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein 1957
24 Dune Frank Herbert 1965
25 Dune Messiah Frank Herbert 1969
26 The Dunwich Horror and Others H. P. Lovecraft 1963
27 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov 1955
28 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
29 Ender's Shadow Orson Scott Card 1999
30 Eon Greg Bear 1985
31 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1953
32 The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons 1990
33 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 1992
34 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 1966
35 Footfall Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle 1985
36 The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1975
37 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov 1951-53
38 Foundation's Edge Isaac Asimov 1982
39 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 1818
40 From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne 1865
41 Gateway Frederik Pohl 1977
42 The Giver Lois Lowry 1993
43 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov 1972
44 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
45 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979
46 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 2008
47 Hyperion Dan Simmons 1989
48 I, Robot Isaac Asimov 1950
49 The Invisible Man H. G. Wells 1897
50 The Island of Doctor Moreau H. G. Wells 1896
51 Jurassic Park Michael Crichton 1990
52 The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin 1971
53 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
54 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny 1967
55 The Lost World Michael Crichton 1995
56 Lucifer's Hammer Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle 1977
57 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick 1962
58 The Martian Andy Weir 2012
59 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury 1950
60 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins 2010
61 Mona Lisa Overdrive William Gibson 1988
62 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein 1966
63 The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle 1974
64 Neuromancer William Gibson 1984
65 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
66 The Player of Games Iain M. Banks 1988
67 A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs 1917
68 The Puppet Masters Robert A. Heinlein 1951
69 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
70 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
71 Ringworld Larry Niven 1970
72 The Road Cormac McCarthy 2006
73 A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick 1977
74 Shadow of the Hegemon Orson Scott Card 2001
75 The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1959
76 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1969
77 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 1992
78 Solaris Stanislaw Lem 1970
79 Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card 1986
80 The Stainless Steel Rat Harry Harrison 1961
81 The Stand Stephen King 1978
82 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester 1956
83 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein 1959
84 Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 1886
85 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961
86 Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein 1973
87 The Time Machine H. G. Wells 1895
88 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip José Farmer 1971
89 The Tommyknockers Stephen King 1987
90 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne 1872
91 Ubik Philip K. Dick 1969
92 The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells 1898
93 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max Brooks 2006
94 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle 1962
95 Xenocide Orson Scott Card 1991