Percentages are for the number of lists the book was on compared to the total number of lists it could have been on.
Lists Year Title Author
1 90% (43/48) 1969 The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin
2 79% (37/47) 1974 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin
3 69% (27/39) 1992 Doomsday Book Connie Willis
4 65% (26/40) 1985 The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
5 62% (28/45) 1818 Frankenstein Mary Shelley
6 54% (13/24) 2008 The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
7 53% (23/43) 1975 The Female Man Joanna Russ
8 50% (11/22) 2013 Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie
9 50% (19/38) 1996 The Sparrow Mary Doria Russell
10 42% (16/38) 1988 Cyteen C.J. Cherryh
11 39% (17/44) 1962 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
12 36% (14/39) 1981 Downbelow Station C.J. Cherryh
13 36% (10/28) 2003 The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger
14 35% (12/34) 1989 Grass Sheri S. Tepper
15 35% (13/37) 1992 China Mountain Zhang Maureen F. McHugh
16 34% (13/38) 1991 Barrayar Lois McMaster Bujold
17 34% (14/41) 1980 The Snow Queen Joan D. Vinge
18 32% (12/37) 1993 Ammonite Nicola Griffith
19 32% (11/34) 1998 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis
20 32% (12/38) 1986 A Door into Ocean Joan Slonczewski
21 30% (13/43) 1968 Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey
22 30% (8/27) 2010 Blackout/All Clear Connie Willis
23 29% (10/34) 1990 Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree Jr.
24 29% (10/34) 1993 Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler
25 29% (12/42) 1978 Dreamsnake Vonda N. McIntyre
26 28% (7/25) 2011 Among Others Jo Walton
27 28% (10/36) 1991 Synners Pat Cadigan
28 27% (12/44) 1976 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Kate Wilhelm
29 27% (7/26) 2009 Boneshaker Cherie Priest
30 26% (9/34) 1991 Sarah Canary Karen Joy Fowler
31 26% (10/38) 1979 Kindred Octavia E. Butler
32 26% (5/19) 2014 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel
33 26% (6/23) 2010 Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
34 25% (11/44) 1971 The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. Le Guin
35 24% (8/34) 1988 The Gate to Women’s Country Sheri S. Tepper
36 23% (8/35) 1993 Beggars in Spain Nancy Kress
37 23% (7/31) 2002 The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon
38 22% (8/36) 1988 Falling Free Lois McMaster Bujold
39 22% (9/41) 1976 Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy
40 21% (6/28) 2003 Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
41 21% (7/33) 1998 Brown Girl in the Ring Nalo Hopkinson
42 21% (7/33) 2001 Passage Connie Willis
43 21% (5/24) 2009 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
44 21% (7/34) 1993 The Giver Lois Lowry
45 20% (4/20) 2014 Ancillary Sword Ann Leckie
46 20% (5/25) 2010 Zoo City Lauren Beukes
47 19% (7/36) 1990 The Vor Game Lois McMaster Bujold
48 18% (6/33) 1996 Memory Lois McMaster Bujold
49 18% (6/33) 1998 Parable of the Talents Octavia E. Butler
50 18% (8/44) 1974 Walk to the End of the World Suzy McKee Charnas
51 18% (8/45) 1955 The Long Tomorrow Leigh Brackett
52 17% (6/35) 1995 Slow River Nicola Griffith
53 17% (8/47) 1915 Herland Charlotte Perkins Gilman
54 17% (6/36) 1991 A Woman of the Iron People Eleanor Arnason
55 16% (7/43) 1969 The Ship Who Sang Anne McCaffrey
56 16% (6/37) 1994 Mirror Dance Lois McMaster Bujold
57 16% (6/37) 1984 Native Tongue Suzette Haden Elgin
58 16% (6/38) 1986 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy
59 16% (5/32) 2000 The Telling Ursula K. Le Guin
60 15% (4/26) 2007 In War Times Kathleen Ann Goonan
61 15% (5/33) 2000 Ash: A Secret History Mary Gentle
62 15% (5/33) 1997 The Moon and the Sun Vonda N. McIntyre
63 15% (5/34) 1994 Foreigner C.J. Cherryh
64 15% (5/34) 1990 Raising the Stones Sheri S. Tepper
65 14% (5/36) 1987 Dawn Octavia E. Butler
66 14% (5/36) 1991 He, She and It Marge Piercy
67 14% (5/36) 1988 The Healer’s War Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
68 14% (5/36) 1991 White Queen Gwyneth Jones
69 14% (5/37) 1985 Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin
70 14% (5/37) 1980 Wild Seed Octavia E. Butler
71 13% (4/31) 2000 Midnight Robber Nalo Hopkinson
72 13% (4/31) 1998 Vast Linda Nagata
73 13% (4/32) 2001 Bold as Love Gwyneth Jones
74 12% (4/33) 1997 Black Wine Candas Jane Dorsey
75 12% (4/33) 1995 Four Ways to Forgiveness Ursula K. Le Guin
76 12% (4/33) 1996 Remnant Population Elizabeth Moon
77 12% (4/33) 1995 Shadow Man Melissa Scott
78 12% (5/42) 1975 The Best of C.L. Moore C.L. Moore
79 12% (5/42) 1975 The Wind’s Twelve Quarters Ursula K. Le Guin
80 12% (4/34) 1989 Borders of Infinity Lois McMaster Bujold
81 12% (4/34) 1992 The Children of Men P.D. James
82 12% (4/34) 1994 Queen City Jazz Kathleen Ann Goonan
83 12% (4/34) 1994 Trouble and Her Friends Melissa Scott
84 11% (4/35) 1991 Bone Dance Emma Bull
85 11% (4/36) 1987 Mindplayers Pat Cadigan
86 11% (4/36) 1986 Shards of Honor Lois McMaster Bujold
87 11% (4/36) 1986 The Shore of Women Pamela Sargent
88 11% (4/36) 1988 Unquenchable Fire Rachel Pollack
89 11% (4/36) 1986 The Warrior’s Apprentice Lois McMaster Bujold
90 11% (5/46) 1952 Star Man’s Son: 2250 A.D. Andre Norton
91 11% (4/37) 1984 Divine Endurance Gwyneth Jones
92 11% (4/37) 1985 The Vorkosigan Saga Lois McMaster Bujold
93 11% (4/37) 1994 Waking the Moon Elizabeth Hand
94 11% (4/38) 1981 The Many-Colored Land Julian May
95 11% (4/38) 1979 Shikasta Doris Lessing
96 9% (4/44) 1962 Memoirs of a Spacewoman Naomi Mitchison
97 9% (3/34) 1993 Ring of Swords Eleanor Arnason
98 9% (4/47) 1937 Swastika Night Katharine Burdekin

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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 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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (2010)   Return

Year Rank Source
2012 16 Locus Poll Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels
2016 56 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors
2016 195 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Among Others by Jo Walton (2011)   Return

Year Rank Source
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 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 129 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (2009)   Return

Year Rank Source
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 81 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 Locus 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
2016 174 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (1991)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

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

 

 

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2014)   Return

Year Rank Source
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 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2010)   Return

Year Rank Source
2016 113 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 36 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 10 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 77 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 100 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

 

 

The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper (1988)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 26 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
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016 82 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

 

 

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress (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
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 58 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 175 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (2002)   Return

Year Rank Source
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
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 78 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 81 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold (1988)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Easton Press Masterpieces of Science Fiction
2016 44 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy (1976)   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 17 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 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 176 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (2003)   Return

Year Rank Source
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016 62 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 15 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 12 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 148 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (1998)   Return

Year Rank Source
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)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 How Great Science Fiction Works by Gary K. Wolfe
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Passage by Connie Willis (2001)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016 100 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 Locus 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

 

 

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (2009)   Return

Year Rank Source
2016 29 Goodreads Best Science Fiction of the 21st Century
2016 7 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 71 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 90 Worlds Without End: Most Read Books of All-Time

 

 

The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993)   Return

Year Rank Source
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 10 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 94 Goodreads Best Science Fiction 100
2016 8 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 58 Ranker: The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
2016 143 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (2014)   Return

Year Rank Source
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Locus 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

 

 

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes (2010)   Return

Year Rank Source
2011 Forbidden Planet: The 50 Books You MUST Read
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold (1990)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2011 54 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2016 37 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 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold (1996)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2011 35 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2012 65 Locus Poll Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 28 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 163 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler (1998)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2016 69 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Walk to the End of the World by Suzy McKee Charnas (1974)   Return

Year Rank Source
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 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
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
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

 

 

The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett (1955)   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
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
2012 AbeBooks: 50 Essential Science Fiction Books
2016 Golden Age Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1934-1963 by Josh Glenn
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

Slow River by Nicola Griffith (1995)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Radium Age Sci-Fi: 100 Best Novels of 1904-1933 by Josh Glenn
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason (1991)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey (1969)   Return

Year Rank Source
1984 The Science Fiction Source Book edited by David Wingrove
2002 Strictly Science Fiction: A Guide to Reading Interests by Diana Tixier Herald and Bonnie Kunzel
2016 75 Best New Wave Sci-Fi (1964-1983) Novels by Josh Glenn
2016 163 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 43 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 111 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold (1994)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2011 2 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2016 30 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Hugo Awards
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin (1984)   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
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy (1986)   Return

Year Rank Source
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 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Nebula Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin (2000)   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
2016 Locus 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

 

 

In War Times by Kathleen Ann Goonan (2007)   Return

Year Rank Source
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
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 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle (2000)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 British Science Fiction Assocation Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre (1997)   Return

Year Rank Source
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 Nebula Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh (1994)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2016 Amazon: 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
2016 49 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Raising the Stones by Sheri S. Tepper (1990)   Return

Year Rank Source
1999 98 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
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
2003 64 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler (1987)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 25 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
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016 66 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

 

 

He, She and It by Marge Piercy (1991)   Return

Year Rank Source
1996 32 North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (1988)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
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 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

White Queen by Gwyneth Jones (1991)   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
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin (1985)   Return

Year Rank Source
1987 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 3rd Edition
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (1980)   Return

Year Rank Source
1985 Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels by David Pringle
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 159 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 32 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson (2000)   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
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

 

 

Vast by Linda Nagata (1998)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2012 Science Fiction the 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 by Damien Broderick and Paul Filippo
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones (2001)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Black Wine by Candas Jane Dorsey (1997)   Return

Year Rank Source
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

Four Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K. Le Guin (1995)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon (1996)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 90 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Shadow Man by Melissa Scott (1995)   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
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

The Best of C.L. Moore by C.L. Moore (1975)   Return

Year Rank Source
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
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 Wind’s Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin (1975)   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
2004 Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction edited by Neil Barron, 5th edition
2016 93 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 SF Masterworks

 

 

Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold (1989)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2011 61 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2016 55 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

The Children of Men by P.D. James (1992)   Return

Year Rank Source
2009 1000 Novels everyone must read: the definitive list (science fiction section)
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 31 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Queen City Jazz by Kathleen Ann Goonan (1994)   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
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott (1994)   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
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Bone Dance by Emma Bull (1991)   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
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan (1987)   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
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold (1986)   Return

Year Rank Source
2011 18 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors
2016 17 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

 

 

The Shore of Women by Pamela Sargent (1986)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
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 Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction: A Basic Science Fiction Library

 

 

Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack (1988)   Return

Year Rank Source
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (1986)   Return

Year Rank Source
2001 200 Significant Science Fiction Books by Women, 1984-2001 by David G. Hartwell
2011 19 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2016 136 Goodreads Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 200
2016 21 Goodreads Science Fiction Books by Female Authors

 

 

Star Man’s Son: 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton (1952)   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
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

 

 

Divine Endurance by Gwyneth Jones (1984)   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
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward

 

 

The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold (1985)   Return

Year Rank Source
1999 4 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (1999)
2003 3 The Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2003)
2011 59 NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand (1994)   Return

Year Rank Source
2003 The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
2005 ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)
2016 James Tiptree Jr. Awards
2016 Worlds Without End: Award Winning Books by Women Authors

 

 

The Many-Colored Land by Julian May (1981)   Return

Year Rank Source
2011 90 Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List (2011)
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
2016 95 Sci-Fi Lists 200

 

 

Shikasta by Doris Lessing (1979)   Return

Year Rank Source
2014 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: The 23 Best Science Fiction Books by Female Authors
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 Best-Sci-Fi-Books: 31 Best Literary Science Fiction Books
2016 Book Riot 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels by Female Authors

 

 

Memoirs of a Spacewoman by Naomi Mitchison (1962)   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
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales

 

 

Ring of Swords by Eleanor Arnason (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
2009 Mindblowing SF by Women and People of Color (Tor.com)
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington

 

 

Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin (1937)   Return

Year Rank Source
2004 Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy by Cynthia Ward
2014 Mistressworks by Ian Sales
2016 SF Masterworks
2016 Sci Femme: The Reading List by Shannon Turlington
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