NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations Reviews
All Systems Red Martha Wells 2017
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
American War Omar El Akkad 2017
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie 2013
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
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
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Annihilation Jeff VanderMeer 2014
Nebula winner - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Binti Nnedi Okorafor 2015
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Bird King G. Willow Wilson 2019
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Black Leopard Red Wolf Marlon James 2019
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse 2020
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro 2015
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Calculating Stars Mary Robinette Kowal 2018
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Changeling Victor LaValle 2017
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Children of Time Adrian Tchaikovsky 2015
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Circe Madeline Miller 2018
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The City of Brass S. A. Chakraborty 2017
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
City of Stairs Robert Jackson Bennett 2014
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Collapsing Empire John Scalzi 2017
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
A Darker Shade of Magic Victoria Schwab 2015
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Echo Wife Sarah Gailey 2021
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Every Heart a Doorway Seanan McGuire 2016
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Exhalation Ted Chiang 2008
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin 2015
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir 2019
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Goblin Emperor Sarah Monette 2014
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Carmen Maria Machado 2017
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Jade City Fonda Lee 2017
Nebula finalist - novel
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Just City Jo Walton 2015
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Leviathan Wakes Daniel AbrahamTy Franck 2011
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
A Little Hatred Joe Abercrombie 2019
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Long Way to a Small, Angry, Planet Becky Chambers 2014
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Martian Andy Weir 2012
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
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
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
A Master of Djinn P. Djèlí Clark 2021
Nebula winner - novel
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
A Memory Called Empire Arkady Martine 2019
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Mexican Gothic Silvia Moreno-Garcia 2020
Nebula finalist - novel
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Ninefox Gambit Yoon Ha Lee 2016
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
On Fragile Waves E. Lily Yu 2021
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Paper Menagerie Ken Liu 2011
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Piranesi Susanna Clarke 2020
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Poppy War R. F. Kuang 2018
Nebula finalist - novel
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Radiance Catherynne M. Valente 2015
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Riot Baby Tochi Onyebuchi 2020
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Rosewater Tade Thompson 2018
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Sorcerer to the Crown Zen Cho 2015
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The Space Between Worlds Micaiah Johnson 2020
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Spinning Silver Naomi Novik 2018
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel 2014
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
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
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
A Stranger in Olondria Sofia Samatar 2012
Nebula finalist - novel
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
This Is How You Lose the Time War Amal El-MohtarMax Gladstone 2019
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Three-Body Problem Cixin Liu 2014
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Traitor Baru Cormorant Seth Dickinson 2015
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
An Unkindness of Ghosts Rivers Solomon 2017
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
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