Lists Year Title Author
1 95% (39/41) 1965 Dune Frank Herbert
2 95% (37/39) 1959 A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter M. Miller Jr.
3 90% (43/48) 1969 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
4 85% (33/39) 1953 Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke
5 83% (34/41) 1949 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
6 83% (33/40) 1950 The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury
7 80% (32/40) 1951-53 The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov
8 79% (27/34) 1984 Neuromancer William Gibson
9 79% (30/38) 1957 The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
10 79% (37/47) 1974 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin
11 78% (31/40) 1953 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester
12 78% (31/40) 1970 Ringworld Larry Niven
13 77% (23/30) 1989 Hyperion Dan Simmons
14 74% (29/39) 1962 The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick
15 73% (24/33) 1985 Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
16 73% (29/40) 1961 Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
17 72% (28/39) 1966 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
18 72% (28/39) 1975 The Forever War Joe Haldeman
19 71% (30/42) 1973 Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke
20 70% (28/40) 1953 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
21 70% (21/30) 1992 Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson
22 70% (28/40) 1895 The Time Machine H.G. Wells
23 69% (27/39) 1992 Doomsday Book Connie Willis
24 69% (22/32) 1979 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
25 68% (26/38) 1977 Gateway Frederik Pohl
26 68% (13/19) 2006 The Road Cormac McCarthy
27 68% (28/41) 1932 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
28 68% (27/40) 1968 Stand on Zanzibar John Brunner
29 68% (27/40) 1898 The War of the Worlds H.G. Wells
30 67% (26/39) 1953 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon
31 67% (18/27) 1992 Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
32 66% (25/38) 1967 Lord of Light Roger Zelazny
33 66% (23/35) 1980-87 The Book of the New Sun Gene Wolfe
34 66% (19/29) 1992 A Fire Upon the Deep Vernor Vinge
35 65% (26/40) 1985 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
36 65% (26/40) 1966 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein
37 64% (25/39) 1959 Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein
38 64% (14/22) 2009 The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi
39 62% (28/45) 1818 Frankenstein Mary Shelley
40 62% (23/37) 1970 Solaris Stanislaw Lem
41 59% (22/37) 1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick
42 59% (17/29) 1995 The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson
43 58% (22/38) 1962 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
44 56% (22/39) 1963 Way Station Clifford D. Simak
45 56% (23/41) 1949 Earth Abides George R. Stewart
46 54% (19/35) 1980 Timescape Gregory Benford
47 54% (13/24) 2008 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
48 54% (21/39) 1954 Mission of Gravity Hal Clement
49 53% (23/43) 1975 The Female Man Joanna Russ
50 53% (10/19) 2005 Old Man's War John Scalzi
51 53% (21/40) 1952 City Clifford D. Simak
52 51% (18/35) 1983 Startide Rising David Brin
53 51% (19/37) 1969 Ubik Philip K. Dick
54 51% (20/39) 1956 The City and the Stars Arthur C. Clarke
55 51% (21/41) 1930 Last and First Men Olaf Stapledon
56 50% (11/22) 2013 Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie
57 50% (19/38) 1996 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell
58 50% (19/38) 1971 To Your Scattered Bodies Go Philip José Farmer
59 49% (19/39) 1958 A Case of Conscience James Blish
60 49% (19/39) 1953 The Space Merchants Frederik PohlC.M. Kornbluth
61 48% (19/40) 1951 The Day of the Triffids John Wyndham
62 48% (19/40) 1972 The Gods Themselves Isaac Asimov
63 48% (19/40) 1950 I, Robot Isaac Asimov
64 47% (18/38) 1963 Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut
65 47% (18/38) 1959 The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut
66 46% (12/26) 1999 A Deepness in the Sky Vernor Vinge
67 46% (17/37) 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
68 46% (17/37) 1969 Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
69 45% (15/33) 1986 Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card
70 44% (18/41) 1917 A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs
71 44% (18/41) 1937 Star Maker Olaf Stapledon
72 44% (17/39) 1954 The Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov
73 43% (16/37) 1972 Dying Inside Robert Silverberg
74 42% (16/38) 1988 Cyteen C.J. Cherryh
75 42% (10/24) 2002 Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan
76 42% (15/36) 1975 Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
77 41% (11/27) 1988 The Player of Games Iain M. Banks
78 41% (15/37) 1974 The Mote in God's Eye Larry NivenJerry Pournelle
79 40% (12/30) 1985 Blood Music Greg Bear
80 40% (12/30) 1990 The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons
81 40% (16/40) 1870 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne
82 39% (17/44) 1962 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
83 38% (15/39) 1966 Babel-17 Samuel R. Delany
84 38% (11/29) 1987 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks
85 37% (14/38) 1962 The Drowned World J.G. Ballard
86 37% (15/41) 1924 We Yevgeny Zamyatin
87 36% (14/39) 1981 Downbelow Station C.J. Cherryh
88 36% (15/42) 1946 Slan A.E. van Vogt
89 36% (10/28) 2003 The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
90 35% (12/34) 1989 Grass Sheri S. Tepper
91 35% (13/37) 1992 China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh
92 35% (13/37) 1972 Roadside Picnic Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
93 35% (13/37) 1970 Tau Zero Poul Anderson
94 34% (13/38) 1991 Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold
95 34% (14/41) 1980 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge
96 33% (11/33) 1982 No Enemy But Time Michael Bishop
97 33% (13/40) 1956 Double Star Robert A. Heinlein
98 33% (13/40) 1896 The Island of Doctor Moreau H.G. Wells
99 33% (13/40) 1864 Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne
100 32% (12/37) 1993 Ammonite Nicola Griffith
101 32% (11/34) 1982 Helliconia Spring Brian W. Aldiss
102 32% (11/34) 1977 A Scanner Darkly Philip K. Dick
103 32% (11/34) 1998 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis
104 32% (13/41) 1938 Out of the Silent Planet C.S. Lewis
105 32% (12/38) 1986 A Door into Ocean Joan Slonczewski
106 31% (11/35) 1979 The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke
107 31% (12/39) 1954 I Am Legend Richard Matheson
108 30% (10/33) 1985 The Postman David Brin
109 30% (13/43) 1968 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey
110 30% (11/37) 1967 Dangerous Visions Harlan Ellison
111 30% (11/37) 1968 Pavane Keith Roberts
112 29% (10/34) 1990 Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree Jr.
113 29% (10/34) 1993 Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler
114 29% (12/41) 1941 Lest Darkness Fall L. Sprague de Camp
115 29% (12/41) 1935 Odd John Olaf Stapledon
116 29% (11/38) 1966 The Crystal World J.G. Ballard
117 29% (11/38) 1957 The Door into Summer Robert A. Heinlein
118 29% (11/38) 1967 The Einstein Intersection Samuel R. Delany
119 29% (11/38) 1960 Rogue Moon Algis Budrys
120 29% (12/42) 1978 Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre
121 28% (10/36) 1991 Synners Pat Cadigan
122 28% (11/40) 1865 From the Earth to the Moon Jules Verne
123 28% (11/40) 1951 The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury
124 27% (12/44) 1976 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Kate Wilhelm
125 27% (10/37) 1968 Camp Concentration Thomas M. Disch
126 27% (10/37) 1970 Cities in Flight James Blish
127 27% (10/37) 1972 The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe
128 27% (11/41) 1946 Adventures in Time and Space Raymond J. HealyJ. Francis McComas
129 27% (11/41) 1949 The Humanoids Jack Williamson
130 27% (11/41) 1948 The World of Null-A A.E. van Vogt
131 26% (10/38) 1962 Hothouse Brian W. Aldiss
132 26% (10/38) 1979 Kindred Octavia E. Butler
133 26% (10/38) 1968 Rite of Passage Alexei Panshin
134 26% (10/39) 1955 The End of Eternity Isaac Asimov
135 26% (10/39) 1966 This Immortal Roger Zelazny
136 25% (10/40) 1889 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain
137 25% (10/40) 1897 The Invisible Man H.G. Wells
138 25% (11/44) 1971 The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin
139 24% (10/41) 1923 R.U.R. Karel Čapek

 

 

Dune by Frank Herbert (1965)   Return

Year Rank Source
1966 21 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 1 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 1 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 12 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 1 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 6 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 6 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 3 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 4 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 1 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 1 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 1 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 1 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 1 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 2 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. (1959)   Return

Year Rank Source
1966 10 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 5 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 7 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 5 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 7 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 66 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 85 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 33 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 35 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 19 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 38 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 28 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 32 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 46 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 30 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 3 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 2 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 1 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 3 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 29 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 45 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 5 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 29 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 26 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 5 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 47 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 24 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 25 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (1953)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 9 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 6 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 2 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 3 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 7 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 8 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 34 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 49 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 14 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 36 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 16 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 44 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 19 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 34 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 17 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 9 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 41 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 34 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 16 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 21 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 34 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 43 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 23 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 6 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 7 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 2 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 4 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 3 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 5 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 6 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (1950)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 7 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 3 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 8 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 24 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 20 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 22 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 23 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 32 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 27 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 17 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 20 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 15 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 14 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 22 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 43 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov (1951-53)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 15 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 12 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 1 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 6 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 6 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 38 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 4 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 60 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 55 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 14 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 8 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 3 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 8 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 6 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 2 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 3 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 24 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)   Return

Year Rank Source
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 4 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 15 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 46 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 14 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 8 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 16 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 17 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Philip K. Dick Awards
2016 24 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 10 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 9 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (1957)   Return

Year Rank Source
1966 16 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 7 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 10 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 6 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 15 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 22 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 7 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 9 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 59 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 43 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 82 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 30 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 65 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1974)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 13 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 17 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 8 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 19 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 94 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 41 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 78 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 16 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 53 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 39 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 9 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 78 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 48 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 55 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (1953)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 7 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 5 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 14 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 18 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 22 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 27 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 49 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 24 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 52 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 116 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 99 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 67 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 63 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Ringworld by Larry Niven (1970)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 12 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 9 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 72 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 25 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 66 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 44 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 15 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 46 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 37 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 23 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 13 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 19 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1989)   Return

Year Rank Source
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998 10 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 11 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 10 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 5 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 51 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 4 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 19 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 8 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 31 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 15 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 16 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 22 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 14 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 14 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 18 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 60 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 22 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 58 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 53 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 54 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 31 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 36 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 46 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 9 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 4 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 1 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 3 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 2 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 4 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 2 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 5 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 2 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 1 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (1961)   Return

Year Rank Source
1966 17 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 4 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 5 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 27 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 5 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 39 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 17 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 11 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 12 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 10 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 15 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 6 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 15 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (1966)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 36 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1998 40 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 8 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 21 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 11 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 38 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 50 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 30 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 31 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 22 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 52 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 29 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (1975)   Return

Year Rank Source
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 18 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 32 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 12 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 50 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 56 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 13 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 41 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 19 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 49 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 16 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 8 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (1973)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 20 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 25 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 58 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 36 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 42 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 76 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 28 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 40 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 27 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 29 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 14 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 12 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 25 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 40 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 27 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 29 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 63 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 7 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 10 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 5 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 5 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 9 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 7 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 10 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1992)   Return

Year Rank Source
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 43 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 84 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 95 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 35 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 66 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 55 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 45 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 45 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 59 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 20 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 15 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 2 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 17 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 70 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 36 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 27 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 22 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 6 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 18 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 33 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1992)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 58 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 45 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 97 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 37 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 71 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 75 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 14 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 73 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 64 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1999 88 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 82 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 13 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 2 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 6 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 81 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 3 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 4 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 4 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 3 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Gateway by Frederik Pohl (1977)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 8 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 38 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 11 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 31 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 20 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 85 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 65 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 66 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 33 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 56 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006)   Return

Year Rank Source
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 63 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 14 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 191 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 48 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 9 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 36 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 74 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 113 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)   Return

Year Rank Source
1949 The Seventeen Basic SF Titles – Arkham Sampler
1952 22 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 15 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 5 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 68 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 9 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 29 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 6 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 7 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016 7 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 17 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 22 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 11 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 16 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 66 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 20 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 93 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 34 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 90 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 184 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1898)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 24 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 42 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 9 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 28 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 56 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 39 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 32 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 21 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 10 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 21 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 52 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon (1953)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 3 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 19 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 9 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 12 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 48 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 13 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 68 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 88 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 51 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 39 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 99 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1992)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 54 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1999 56 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 39 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 10 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 26 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 18 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 17 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 23 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 30 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 25 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 45 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (1967)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 10 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 11 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1998 14 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 21 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 29 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 8 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 23 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 99 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 84 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 69 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 35 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 98 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (1980-87)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999 87 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 63 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 40 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 87 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 24 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 92 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 114 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge (1992)   Return

Year Rank Source
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1999 23 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 14 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 4 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 93 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 27 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 75 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 64 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 81 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 44 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 76 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 11 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 22 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 38 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 24 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 35 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 2 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 50 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 60 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 53 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein (1966)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 8 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 4 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 18 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 2 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 16 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 25 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 6 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 34 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 12 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 37 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 29 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 26 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 20 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 38 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (1959)   Return

Year Rank Source
1966 11 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 22 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 21 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 29 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 24 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2011 53 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 31 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 21 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 28 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 24 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 19 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 12 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 23 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (2009)   Return

Year Rank Source
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012 3 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 173 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 92 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 11 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 130 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 71 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 3 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 48 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 20 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 69 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 20 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 3 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 11 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 51 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 35 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (1970)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 13 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 96 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 25 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 72 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 51 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 64 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 34 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 10 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 50 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 59 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 21 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 26 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 13 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 9 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 12 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 9 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 13 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (1995)   Return

Year Rank Source
1999 42 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 64 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 75 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 53 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 49 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 56 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 75 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 57 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 72 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (1962)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 38 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999 10 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 78 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 47 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 30 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 68 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 30 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 18 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 47 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 97 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Way Station by Clifford D. Simak (1963)   Return

Year Rank Source
1966 27 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 25 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 31 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 45 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 72 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 43 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 47 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 175 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 86 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 186 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (1949)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 28 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 72 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 41 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 67 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 169 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 100 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 118 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Timescape by Gregory Benford (1980)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 38 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 38 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 140 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008)   Return

Year Rank Source
2012 7 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 9 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 18 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 4 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 1 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 61 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 85 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 54 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement (1954)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 18 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 15 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 16 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 36 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 37 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 150 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Female Man by Joanna Russ (1975)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 22 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 80 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Old Man's War by John Scalzi (2005)   Return

Year Rank Source
2011 74 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 1 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 48 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 36 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 3 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 64 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 48 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

City by Clifford D. Simak (1952)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 2 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 9 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 30 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 38 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 97 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 38 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 40 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 94 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Startide Rising by David Brin (1983)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 16 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 53 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 70 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 12 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 41 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 97 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 59 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 99 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Ubik by Philip K. Dick (1969)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 37 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 46 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 43 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 48 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 79 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 49 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 44 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 60 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 44 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 85 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 39 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 111 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke (1956)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 22 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 7 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 17 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 32 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 34 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 85 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2011 55 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 63 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 146 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 85 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 65 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon (1930)   Return

Year Rank Source
1949 The Seventeen Basic SF Titles – Arkham Sampler
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 30 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 43 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 66 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 43 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2012 71 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 154 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (2013)   Return

Year Rank Source
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 23 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 24 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 86 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (1996)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 95 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012 54 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 52 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 82 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 16 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 132 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer (1971)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 17 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 27 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011 77 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 43 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 93 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 99 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 55 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 116 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Case of Conscience by James Blish (1958)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 28 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 66 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl, C.M. Kornbluth (1953)   Return

Year Rank Source
1956 22 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 22 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1975 24 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 19 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 141 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 74 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 48 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 67 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 72 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 72 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 43 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 121 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (1972)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1998 52 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 81 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 140 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 73 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 60 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 41 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 88 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (1950)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 23 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 21 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 12 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 19 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 37 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 16 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 15 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 11 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 13 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 11 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 40 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 58 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1999 97 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 93 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 52 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 28 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 45 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 34 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 60 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 38 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 38 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 85 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (1959)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 48 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 70 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 63 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 61 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 124 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge (1999)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 61 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012 46 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 127 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 97 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 120 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 28 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1987 38 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 58 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 27 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 76 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 24 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 30 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 26 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 12 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 8 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 8 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 46 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 19 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 31 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 11 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 13 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 20 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 23 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 27 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (1986)   Return

Year Rank Source
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 22 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 33 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 18 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 25 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 43 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 28 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 20 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1917)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 58 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 81 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016 67 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 72 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 177 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon (1937)   Return

Year Rank Source
1949 The Seventeen Basic SF Titles – Arkham Sampler
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1975 30 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 72 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 32 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 147 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov (1954)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 30 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 33 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 29 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 72 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 94 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 56 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 74 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 58 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 56 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 32 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 79 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg (1972)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 19 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 22 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1998 33 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 50 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 92 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 146 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh (1988)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 38 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 65 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 73 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 54 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 144 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (2002)   Return

Year Rank Source
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012 5 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 90 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 78 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 7 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 Philip K. Dick Awards
2016 80 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 166 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany (1975)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 23 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1998 35 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012 50 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 179 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 121 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks (1988)   Return

Year Rank Source
1999 65 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 60 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 28 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 83 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 63 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 88 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 66 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 92 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 71 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 167 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle (1974)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 13 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1998 30 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011 36 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 61 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 36 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 57 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 50 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 34 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 26 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 93 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Blood Music by Greg Bear (1985)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 48 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 109 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1990)   Return

Year Rank Source
1999 11 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 26 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 51 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 76 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 49 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 65 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 41 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 37 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 47 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 16 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 36 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 110 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (1962)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 62 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 62 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 7 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 33 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 4 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 17 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 42 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany (1966)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 36 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 66 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 158 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 154 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks (1987)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 71 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2011 83 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 117 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 110 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 104 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard (1962)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 48 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 145 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (1924)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 15 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 153 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 98 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016 142 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh (1981)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 41 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1998 25 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 39 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 123 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Slan by A.E. van Vogt (1946)   Return

Year Rank Source
1949 The Seventeen Basic SF Titles – Arkham Sampler
1952 2 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 5 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 3 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Hugo Awards

 

 

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (2003)   Return

Year Rank Source
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2011 70 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 18 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 42 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 37 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 13 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 108 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Grass by Sheri S. Tepper (1989)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 109 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 74 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 178 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh (1992)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012 71 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 99 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1972)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999 14 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2003 8 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 73 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2012 32 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 161 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 87 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (1970)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 116 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold (1991)   Return

Year Rank Source
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 9 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 70 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 91 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 26 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 151 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 190 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge (1980)   Return

Year Rank Source
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 89 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 38 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 189 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

No Enemy But Time by Michael Bishop (1982)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein (1956)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1987 44 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1998 41 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012 68 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 126 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 147 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells (1896)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 29 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 87 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 28 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 183 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (1864)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 72 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 64 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 63 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 54 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 149 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith (1993)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 96 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss (1982)   Return

Year Rank Source
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 153 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (1977)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2012 55 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 80 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 74 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 42 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 58 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 108 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (1998)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 86 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 23 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 138 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 138 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis (1938)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 43 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011 100 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 89 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 77 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski (1986)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 54 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke (1979)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 106 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 139 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2011 65 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 50 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 42 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 89 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 58 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Postman by David Brin (1985)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 72 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2011 86 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 155 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 98 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 164 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 33 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 74 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 43 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 18 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 119 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Dangerous Visions ed. Harlan Ellison (1967)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1999 46 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 128 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Pavane by Keith Roberts (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr. (1990)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 53 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (1993)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 54 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 165 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 22 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 161 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp (1941)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 11 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 20 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
1999 86 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Odd John by Olaf Stapledon (1935)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard (1966)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein (1957)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 36 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 29 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1987)
1998 43 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1998)
1999 83 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2011 25 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 61 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 93 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 69 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany (1967)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards

 

 

Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys (1960)   Return

Year Rank Source
1974 Modern Science Fiction by Norman Spinrad
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (1978)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Synners by Pat Cadigan (1991)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 83 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne (1865)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 100 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

 

 

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (1951)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 10 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 22 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2011 91 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 73 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 62 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 188 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (1976)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 58 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Cities in Flight by James Blish (1970)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 27 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 105 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe (1972)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 76 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Adventures in Time and Space ed. Raymond J. Healy, J. Francis McComas (1946)   Return

Year Rank Source
1949 The Seventeen Basic SF Titles – Arkham Sampler
1952 1 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 1 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 20 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

The Humanoids by Jack Williamson (1949)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 27 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 18 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

The World of Null-A by A.E. van Vogt (1948)   Return

Year Rank Source
1952 14 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Eight All-Time Best SF Books
1956 9 Astounding Magazine, The Twenty-Six All-Time Best SF Books
1966 18 Analog All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Poll
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Hothouse by Brian W. Aldiss (1962)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 The World of Science Fiction by Lester del Rey
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1979 A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction by Searles, et al.
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1994 The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction by David Pringle
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 157 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (1979)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 95 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 11 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin (1968)   Return

Year Rank Source
1975 41 Locus Poll Best All-Time Science Fiction Novels (1975)
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards

 

 

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov (1955)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2011 75 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 66 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 192 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 79 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 80 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 50 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

This Immortal by Roger Zelazny (1966)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 The Best 105 Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties – Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 124 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain (1889)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 66 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 126 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 51 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 113 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (1897)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2016 50 Best Scientific Romances (1864-1903) by Josh Glenn
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 77 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 95 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 27 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 168 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin (1971)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 58 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 87 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 77 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 15 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 91 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 88 Sci-Fi Lists 200
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 118 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek (1923)   Return

Year Rank Source
1976 Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 1st edition
1977 "A Basic Science-Fiction Library" from The Road to Science Fiction by James Gunn
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
1996 72 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016 SF Masterworks