Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century

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

Title↧ Author/Editor Year Citations Reviews
The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon 2007
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Years of Rice and Salt Kim Stanley Robinson 2002
Hugo finalist - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
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)
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Year of the Flood Margaret Atwood 2009
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max Brooks 2006
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
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
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Wool Omnibus Hugh Howey 2012
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
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Woken Furies Richard K. Morgan 2005
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 2009
Hugo winner - novel
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Under the Dome Stephen King 2009
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger 2003
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 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Three-Body Problem Cixin Liu 2014
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Thirteen Richard K. Morgan 2007
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Temporal Void Peter F. Hamilton 2008
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The System of the World Neal Stephenson 2004
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Surface Detail Iain M. Banks 2010
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Spook Country William Gibson 2007
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Spin Robert Charles Wilson 2005
Hugo winner - novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon 2002
Nebula winner - novel
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Skinner Neal Asher 2002
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Singularity Sky Charles Stross 2003
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Shift Hugh Howey 2013
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Shadow of the Hegemon Orson Scott Card 2001
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Seveneves Neal Stephenson 2015
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Scar China Miéville 2002
Hugo finalist - novel
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
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)
Robopocalypse Daniel H. Wilson 2011
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Road Cormac McCarthy 2006
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
River of Gods Ian McDonald 2004
Hugo finalist - novel
British Science Fiction Association Awards
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds 2000
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016SF Masterworks
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Redshirts John Scalzi 2012
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction 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
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)
Redemption Ark Alastair Reynolds 2002
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Red Rising Pierce Brown 2014
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Reamde Neal Stephenson 2011
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Ready Player One Ernest Cline 2011
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
2018The Great American Read - PBS
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)
Rainbows End Vernor Vinge 2006
Hugo winner - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
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)
Quicksilver Neal Stephenson 2003
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Quantum Thief Hannu Rajaniemi 2010
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Pushing Ice Alastair Reynolds 2005
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Prefect Alastair Reynolds 2007
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Pattern Recognition William Gibson 2003
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
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)
Passage Connie Willis 2001
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2001200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2005ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
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
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Passage Justin Cronin 2010
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Pandora's Star Peter F. Hamilton 2004
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood 2003
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Olympos Dan Simmons 2005
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Old Man's War John Scalzi 2005
Hugo finalist - novel
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 & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
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)
Nexus Ramez Naam 2012
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro 2005
2009Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins 2010
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Matter Iain M. Banks 2008
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Martian Andy Weir 2012
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2018The Great American Read - PBS
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Look to Windward Iain M. Banks 2000
2004Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, 5th Edition by Neil Barron
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Long Earth Stephen BaxterTerry Pratchett 2012
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)
Little Brother Cory Doctorow 2008
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Leviathan Wakes Daniel AbrahamTy Franck 2011
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Last Colony John Scalzi 2007
Hugo finalist - novel
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)
Ilium Dan Simmons 2003
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
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)
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 2008
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2014Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
House of Suns Alastair Reynolds 2008
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Hominids Robert J. Sawyer 2002
Hugo winner - novel
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)
Gridlinked Neal Asher 2001
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Gone-Away World Nick Harkaway 2008
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Golden Son Pierce Brown 2015
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Glasshouse Charles Stross 2006
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
The Ghost Brigades John Scalzi 2006
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Fuzzy Nation John Scalzi 2011
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Freedom Daniel Suarez 2010
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Embassytown China Miéville 2011
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2011Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Dust Hugh Howey 2013
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Dreaming Void Peter F. Hamilton 2007
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Divergent Veronica Roth 2011
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Diplomatic Immunity Lois McMaster Bujold 2002
Nebula finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Dies the Fire S. M. Stirling 2004
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Daemon Daniel Suarez 2006
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)
Cryoburn Lois McMaster Bujold 2010
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
The Confusion Neal Stephenson 2004
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell 2004
Nebula finalist - novel
20091000 novels everyone must read (science fiction section)
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
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
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The City & The City China Miéville 2009
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Hugo winner - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2019The Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Penguin Random House
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Chasm City Alastair Reynolds 2001
British Science Fiction Association Awards
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins 2009
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Caliban's War Daniel AbrahamTy Franck 2012
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Calculating God Robert J. Sawyer 2000
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Broken Angels Richard K. Morgan 2003
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Boneshaker Cherie Priest 2009
Hugo finalist - novel
Nebula finalist - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Blindsight Peter Watts 2006
Hugo finalist - novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Blackout/All Clear Connie Willis 2010
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
The Atrocity Archives Charles Stross 2004
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Annihilation Jeff VanderMeer 2014
Nebula winner - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Android's Dream John Scalzi 2006
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie 2013
British Science Fiction Association Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Awards
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo winner - novel
2016Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci Femme: The Reading List edited by Shannon Turlington
2019Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time
2019100 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Reedsydiscovery
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2021Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2021NPR Books Summer Poll 2021: A Decade of Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Anathem Neal Stephenson 2008
Hugo finalist - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2011NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
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)
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 of the 21st Century
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
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
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
The Algebraist Iain M. Banks 2004
Hugo finalist - novel
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)
Accelerando Charles Stross 2005
Hugo finalist - novel
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2012Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo
2016Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - novel
2020The Best Modern Classic Science Fiction Books
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
Absolution Gap Alastair Reynolds 2003
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
2312 Kim Stanley Robinson 2012
Nebula winner - novel
Hugo finalist - novel
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
1Q84 Haruki Murakami 2011
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022The 50 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time - Esquire Magazine
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
14 Peter Clines 2012
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
11/22/63 Stephen King 2011
2016Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2020Top 100 Sci Fi Books - Movie Death Cult
2022Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century (Listopia/Goodreads 6/25/22)
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