Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010

Titles in bold are on the Classics of Science Fiction v5 list.

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
Accelerando Charles Stross 2005
Hugo finalist - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st 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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Air Geoff Ryman 2004
Nebula finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
Otherwise Award
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan 2002
Philip K. Dick Award
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
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
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
Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin 1985
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016SF Masterworks
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Ammonite Nicola Griffith 1993
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
Aristoi Walter Jon Williams 1992
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
As She Climbed Across the Table Jonathan Lethem 1997
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold 1991
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
Blindsight Peter Watts 2006
Hugo finalist - novel
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
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Blood Michael Moorcock 1994
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Bloom Wil McCarthy 1998
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Boneshaker Cherie Priest 2009
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Brittle Innings Michael Bishop 1994
Hugo finalist - novel
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
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
The Cassandra Complex Brian Stableford 2001
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Cassini Division Ken MacLeod 1998
Nebula finalist - novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Cave of Stars George Zebrowski 1999
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Chimera Mary Rosenblum 1993
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh 1992
Nebula finalist - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
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
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
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016SF Masterworks
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
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
Counting Heads David Marusek 2005
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Cyteen C. J. Cherryh 1988
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
Dead Girls Richard Calder 1992
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson 1995
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
Distance Haze Jamil Nasir 2000
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Doomsday Book Connie Willis 1992
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)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
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
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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
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
A Door into Ocean Joan Slonczewski 1986
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
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
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
Eternal Light Paul J. McAuley 1991
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Falling Woman Pat Murphy 1986
Nebula winner - novel
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 1992
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)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
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 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
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
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Forever Peace Joe Haldeman 1997
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Fortunate Fall Raphael Carter 1996
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
Galatea 2.2 Richard Powers 1995
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Galápagos Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1985
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
Genesis Poul Anderson 2000
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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
Glimmering Elizabeth Hand 1997
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Golden Age John C. Wright 2002
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Golden Globe John Varley 1998
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Grass Sheri S. Tepper 1989
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
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
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
HARM Brian W. Aldiss 2007
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Headlong Simon Ings 1999
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Holy Fire Bruce Sterling 1996
Hugo finalist - novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The House of Storms Ian R. MacLeod 2005
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 2008
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
In the Garden of Iden Kage Baker 1997
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
In War Times Kathleen Ann Goonan 2007
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Jumper Steven Gould 1992
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Labyrinth Key Howard V. Hendrix 2004
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Life During Wartime Lucius Shepard 1987
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
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
Light M. John Harrison 2002
Otherwise Award
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
Little Brother Cory Doctorow 2008
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
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
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Mother of Storms John Barnes 1995
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time Liz Jensen 2006
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
Natural History Justina Robson 2003
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
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 2005
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
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 & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Neverness David Zindell 1988
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Night Lamp Jack Vance 1996
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016SF Masterworks
Nightside the Long Sun Gene Wolfe 1993
Nebula finalist - novel
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
Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler 1993
Nebula finalist - 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
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
Permutation City Greg Egan 1994
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction 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)
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
The Plot Against America Philip Roth 2004
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
Postsingular Rudy Rucker 2007
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Quantum Thief Hannu Rajaniemi 2010
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Queen of Angels Greg Bear 1990
Hugo finalist - novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
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
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Radio Free Albemuth Philip K. Dick 1985
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson 1992
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula winner - novel
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)
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
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds 2000
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
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
River of Gods Ian McDonald 2004
Hugo finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012Locus Poll Best 21st 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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
The Road Cormac McCarthy 2006
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
Sailing Bright Eternity Gregory Benford 1995
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
Salt Adam Roberts 2000
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Sarah Canary Karen Joy Fowler 1991
Nebula finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
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
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
The Sea and Summer George Turner 1987
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
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
2016SF Masterworks
The Secret City Carol Emshwiller 2007
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Separation Christopher Priest 2002
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
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
Shadow of the Scorpion Neal Asher 2008
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Shore of Women Pamela Sargent 1986
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
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
Soldiers of Paradise Paul Park 1987
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell 1996
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
Spin Robert Charles Wilson 2005
Hugo winner - novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick 1991
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula winner - novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
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
Steal Across the Sky Nancy Kress 2009
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Steerswoman Rosemary Kirstein 1989
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
Super-Cannes J. G. Ballard 2000
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Synners Pat Cadigan 1991
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
Nebula finalist - 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
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
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016SF Masterworks
Temeraire Naomi Novik 2006
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
This is the Way the World Ends James Morrow 1986
Nebula finalist - novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger 2003
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
Timelike Infinity Stephen Baxter 1992
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
The Transmigration of Souls William Barton 1996
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Under the Skin Michel Faber 2000
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Use of Weapons Iain M. Banks 1990
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Vast Linda Nagata 1998
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
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
Ventus Karl Schroeder 2001
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
White Queen Gwyneth Jones 1991
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
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 2009
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
The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon 2007
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
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
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Zero History William Gibson 2010
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
Zoo City Lauren Beukes 2010
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
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