ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)

Title▲ Author/Editor Year
 
1 All the Weyrs of Pern Anne McCaffrey 1991
2 Ammonite Nicola Griffith 1993
3 The Anubis Gates Tim Powers 1983
4 Ash: A Secret History Mary Gentle 2000
5 Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold 1991
6 Beggars in Spain Nancy Kress 1993
7 Blind Voices Tom Reamy 1978
8 Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1997
9 Bone Dance Emma Bull 1991
10 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe 1980-87
11 Brittle Innings Michael Bishop 1994
12 Brown Girl in the Ring Nalo Hopkinson 1998
13 Carrion Comfort Dan Simmons 1989
14 China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh 1992
15 The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson 2001
16 The Cipher Kathe Koja 1991
17 Count Zero William Gibson 1986
18 Cyteen C. J. Cherryh 1988
19 Darwin's Radio Greg Bear 1999
20 Declare Tim Powers 2000
21 A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge 1999
22 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson 1995
23 The Difference Engine Bruce Sterling, William Gibson 1990
24 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
25 Doomsday Book Connie Willis 1992
26 Drawing Blood Poppy Z. Brite 1993
27 Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre 1978
28 Dune Frank Herbert 1965
29 Emergence David R. Palmer 1984
30 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
31 Fairyland Paul J. McAuley 1995
32 The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons 1990
33 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 1992
34 Forever Peace Joe Haldeman 1997
35 The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1975
36 Foundation's Edge Isaac Asimov 1982
37 The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke 1979
38 Gateway Frederik Pohl 1977
39 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov 1972
40 Golden Fleece Robert J. Sawyer 1990
41 Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1993
42 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
43 Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss 1982
44 Hyperion Dan Simmons 1989
45 In the Country of the Blind Michael F. Flynn 1990
46 Islands in the Net Bruce Sterling 1988
47 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
48 The Little Country Charles de Lint 1991
49 Midnight Robber Nalo Hopkinson 2000
50 Mona Lisa Overdrive William Gibson 1988
51 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein 1966
52 Mother of Storms John Barnes 1995
53 Moving Mars Greg Bear 1993
54 Neuromancer William Gibson 1984
55 No Enemy But Time Michael Bishop 1982
56 On Wings of Song Thomas M. Disch 1979
57 Only Begotten Daughter James Morrow 1990
58 Passage Connie Willis 2001
59 Permutation City Greg Egan 1994
60 The Postman David Brin 1985
61 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
62 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
63 Riddley Walker Russell Hoban 1980
64 Ringworld Larry Niven 1970
65 The Scar China MiƩville 2002
66 The Separation Christopher Priest 2002
67 Seventh Son Orson Scott Card 1987
68 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge 1980
69 Someplace to be Flying Charles de Lint 1998
70 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell 1996
71 Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card 1986
72 The Stand Stephen King 1978
73 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner 1968
74 Starplex Robert J. Sawyer 1996
75 Startide Rising David Brin 1983
76 Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick 1991
77 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein 1961
78 The Terminal Experiment Robert J. Sawyer 1995
79 Time Enough for Love Robert A. Heinlein 1973
80 The Time Ships Stephen Baxter 1995
81 Timescape Gregory Benford 1980
82 Titan John Varley 1979
83 Towing Jehovah James Morrow 1994
84 Waking the Moon Elizabeth Hand 1994
85 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Kate Wilhelm 1976
86 The White Dragon Anne McCaffrey 1978
87 The Wild Shore Kim Stanley Robinson 1984