Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel

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

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations Reviews
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke 1968
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
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
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Accelerando Charles Stross 2005
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
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
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2023My Top 25 Science Fiction Books of the 21st Century by the Outlaw Bookseller
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Alas, Babylon Pat Frank 1959
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
The Algebraist Iain M. Banks 2004
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan 2002
Philip K. Dick Award
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
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
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
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Anathem Neal Stephenson 2008
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton 1969
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
Anthem Ayn Rand 1938
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Armor John Steakley 1984
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Babel-17 Samuel R. Delany 1966
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold 1991
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Locus 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)
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
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard 1982
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Beggars in Spain Nancy Kress 1993
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
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
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
Blood Music Greg Bear 1985
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
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
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
Burning Chrome William Gibson 1986
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon Spider Robinson 1977
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller, Jr. 1959
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016SF Masterworks
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
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
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1963
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
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
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy 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
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov 1954
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke 1953
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
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
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
The Chrysalids John Wyndham 1955
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Cities in Flight James Blish 1970
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders 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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
Citizen of the Galaxy Robert A. Heinlein 1957
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
City Clifford D. Simak 1952
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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 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
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke 1956
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 1962
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell 2004
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain 1889
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks 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
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
Contact Carl Sagan 1985
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age Stanislaw Lem 1974
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Cyteen C. J. Cherryh 1988
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Dangerous Visions Harlan Ellison 1967
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
Darwin's Radio Greg Bear 1999
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
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)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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
The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham 1951
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
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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
Deathbird Stories Harlan Ellison 1975
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
The Deathworld Trilogy Harry Harrison 1960-68
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Demolished Man Alfred Bester 1952
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
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
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany 1975
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
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
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
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
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson 1995
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Locus 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)
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
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin 1974
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
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
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
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
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
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2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick 1968
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
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
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
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
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
Doomsday Book Connie Willis 1992
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
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)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
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
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books 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
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein 1957
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth and Other Stories Roger Zelazny 1971
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Dorsai! Gordon R. Dickson 1975
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Double Star Robert A. Heinlein 1956
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Downbelow Station C. J. Cherryh 1981
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Dragon's Egg Robert L. Forward 1980
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
The Drowned World J. G. Ballard 1962
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
Dune Frank Herbert 1965
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
Dune Messiah Frank Herbert 1969
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
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2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Dying Inside Robert Silverberg 1972
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
Earth David Brin 1990
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Earth Abides George R. Stewart 1949
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Embassytown China Miéville 2011
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2024Best Sci-Fi of the 2010s - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov 1955
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card 1985
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
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 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)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
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 100
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
Ender's Shadow Orson Scott Card 1999
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
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
Eon Greg Bear 1985
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Evolution Stephen Baxter 2002
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 1953
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
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
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
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The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe 1972
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders 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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge 1992
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
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)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
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
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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
2024The 15 Best Sci-Fi Books I've Ever Read 2024 - Bookpilled
The First Men in the Moon H. G. Wells 1901
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
Flatland Edwin A. Abbott 1884
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
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
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Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K. Dick 1974
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 1966
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
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
2020Library of America Science Fiction
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
The Forever War Joe Haldeman 1975
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016SF Masterworks
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
The Forge of God Greg Bear 1987
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
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2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov 1951-53
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke 1979
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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)
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Frankenstein Mary Shelley 1818
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2014Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016SF Masterworks
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
Friday Robert A. Heinlein 1982
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Gap Into Conflict Stephen R. Donaldson 1990
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Gateway Frederik Pohl 1977
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
The Giver Lois Lowry 1993
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov 1972
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Grass Sheri S. Tepper 1989
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
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
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
Gray Lensman Edward E. Smith 1951
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
Guardians of Time Poul Anderson 1960
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
The Guns of the South Harry Turtledove 1992
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood 1985
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
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 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
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
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
Have Space Suit-Will Travel Robert A. Heinlein 1958
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss 1982
British Science Fiction Association Awards
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
The High Crusade Poul Anderson 1960
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2003The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2020Library of America Science Fiction
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
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
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
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
2016SF Masterworks
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
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
Hominids Robert J. Sawyer 2002
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Hothouse Brian W. Aldiss 1962
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2024The 15 Best Sci-Fi Books I've Ever Read 2024 - Bookpilled
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
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
202015 Recent Sci-Fi Books That Forever Shaped The Genre - Andrew Liptak for Polygon
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Hyperion Dan Simmons 1989
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
I Am Legend Richard Matheson 1954
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
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
I, Robot Isaac Asimov 1950
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Ilium Dan Simmons 2003
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne 1864
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
201650 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton 1990
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
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
Last and First Men Olaf Stapledon 1930
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin 1971
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
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The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin 1969
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Otherwise Award
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
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 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
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2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
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2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
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2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
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2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
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2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
Little Brother Cory Doctorow 2008
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2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
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The Long Earth Stephen BaxterTerry Pratchett 2012
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The Long Walk Stephen King 1979
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Lord of Light Roger Zelazny 1967
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
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The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle 1912
1949The Seventeen Basic SF Titles - Arkham Sampler
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
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
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Lucifer's Hammer Larry NivenJerry Pournelle 1977
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2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
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2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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Macroscope Piers Anthony 1969
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1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
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The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick 1962
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
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
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 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
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2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
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The Man Who Sold the Moon Robert A. Heinlein 1950
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
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The Many-Colored Land Julian May 1981
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2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
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The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury 1950
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
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Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick 1964
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
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Memory Lois McMaster Bujold 1996
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2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
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Midnight at the Well of Souls Jack L. Chalker 1977
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
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Mission of Gravity Hal Clement 1954
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein 1966
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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)
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
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More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon 1953
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Baird Searles, et al.
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016SF Masterworks
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The Mote in God's Eye Larry NivenJerry Pournelle 1974
Nebula Award - Novel Finalist
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1976The World of Science Fiction by Lester Del Rey
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
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Neuromancer William Gibson 1984
Hugo Award - Novel Winner
Nebula Award - Novel Winner
Philip K. Dick Award
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
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 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)
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
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2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
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202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
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2024The 15 Best Sci-Fi Books I've Ever Read 2024 - Bookpilled
Neutron Star Larry Niven 1968
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2003The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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 100
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2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
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Neverness David Zindell 1988
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
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2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
1952Astounding Magazine, the Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1975Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
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
1998Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels
1999The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
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
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2011Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2023My 25 Favourite Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Words in Time
2023Your Top Science Fiction Books Of All Time (Survey Results) - Media Death Cult
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
Non-Stop Brian W. Aldiss 1958
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
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
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2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016SF Masterworks
2023The 25 Best Science Fiction Books I've Ever Read (Parts 1 and 2) - Outlaw Bookseller
Nova Samuel R. Delany 1968
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
1984The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2006100 Must-Read Science Fiction Novels
2012Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
201675 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2020Library of America Science Fiction
Old Man's War John Scalzi 2005
Hugo Award - Novel Finalist
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
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 & Fantasy 200
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2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
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On Basilisk Station David Weber 1993
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
On the Beach Nevil Shute 1957
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood 2003
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
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2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
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202129 of the Best Science Fiction Books Everyone Should Read - WIRED UK
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
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2022The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade - The Portalist
2024Classic Science Fiction - 2000-2009 - Goodreads/Listopia (1/29/24)
Out of the Silent Planet C. S. Lewis 1938
1974Modern Science Fiction edited by Norman Spinrad
1976Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction, 1st Edition by Neil Barron
1977"A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 3rd Edition by Neil Barron
1996The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties - Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1996North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy edited by Arthur B. Evans
2002Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
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Pandora's Star Peter F. Hamilton 2004
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
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2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
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Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke 1973
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Ringworld Larry Niven 1970
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Roadside Picnic Arkady StrugatskyBoris Strugatsky 1972
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A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick 1977
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The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe 1976
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The Sheep Look Up John Brunner 1972
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The Ship Who Sang Anne McCaffrey 1969
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Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 1992
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