100 Best Picks: Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Novels of 2017


The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community. Listopia is a special area of Goodreads, which allows people people to create lists which are, by default, polls — as anyone can vote on any list and can add books to any list.

1. Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #1) Mark Lawrence (13,495)


2. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) V.E. Schwab (11,579)


3. Age of Swords (The Legends of the First Empire, #2) Michael J. Sullivan (8,179)


4. The Thorn of Emberlain (Gentleman Bastard, #4) Scott Lynch (7,515)


5. Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #0.5) Brian Staveley (6,117)


6. Peace Talks (The Dresden Files, #16) Jim Butcher (5,315)

7. Assassin’s Fate (The Fitz and the Fool, #3) Robin Hobb (5,274)


8. Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga, #4) Pierce Brown (4,856)


9. The Core (The Demon Cycle, #5) Peter V. Brett (4,818)


10. Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3) Brandon Sanderson (4,667)


11. Sins of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #1) Brian McClellan (4,567)


12. The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3) N.K. Jemisin (4,343)


13. Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10) Patricia Briggs (3,828)


14. The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) Katherine Arden (3,682)


15. Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7) James S.A. Corey (3,596)


16. The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) John Scalzi (3,476)


17. Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman (3,391)


18. Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) Anne Bishop (3,233)


19. City of Miracles (The Divine Cities, #3) Robert Jackson Bennett (3,168)


20. Waking Gods (Themis Files, #2) Sylvain Neuvel (2,922)


21. Borne Jeff VanderMeer (2,602)


22. The Stars Are Legion Kameron Hurley (2,561)


23. Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) Ilona Andrews (2,538)


24. Provenance Ann Leckie (2,427)


25. Lady of the Lake Andrzej Sapkowski (2,394)


26. Tyrant’s Throne (Greatcoats, #4) Sebastien de Castell (2,299)


27. Home (Binti, #2) Nnedi Okorafor (2,007)


28. New York 2140 Kim Stanley Robinson (1,648)


29. Dead Man’s Steel (The Grim Company, #3) Luke Scull (1,644)


30. Wolf Moon (Luna, #2) Ian McDonald (1,618)


31. Six Wakes Mur Lafferty (1,607)


32. Vengeful (Villains, #2) V.E. Schwab (1,526)

33. The Song Rising (The Bone Season, #3) Samantha Shannon (1,525)


34. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson (1,507)


35. The Legion of Flame (The Draconis Memoria #2) Anthony Ryan (1,366)


36. Revenger (Revenger, #1) Alastair Reynolds (1,337)


37. Miranda and Caliban Jacqueline Carey (1,314)


38. Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire, #2) Yoon Ha Lee (1,284)


39. Empire Games (Empire Games #1) Charles Stross (1,151)


40. Agents of Dreamland CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan (1,126)


41. The Witchwood Crown (The Last King of Osten Ard, #1) Tad Williams (1,120)


42. The Glass Town Game Catherynne M. Valente (1,046)


43. With Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands, #2) Bradley P. Beaulieu (1,024)


44. Little Heaven Nick Cutter (984)


45. Star Wars: Thrawn Timothy Zahn (961)


46. Crossroads of Canopy (Titan’s Forest, #1) Thoraiya Dyer (941)


47. Summerland Hannu Rajaniemi (914)


48. Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) Seanan McGuire (913)


49. Soleri Michael Johnston (859)


50. Within the Sanctuary of Wings (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #5) Marie Brennan (846)


51. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Alexander Freed (843)


52. Walkaway: A Novel Cory Doctorow (793)


53. Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) Nicholas Eames (791)


54. Fall Neal Stephenson (782)


55. Thick as Thieves (The Queen’s Thief, #5) Megan Whalen Turner (778)


56. The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga, #1) Elise Kova (762)


57. Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project, #2) Mishell Baker (737)


58. The Changeling Victor LaValle (725)


59. The Iron Ghost (The Copper Cat, #2) Jen Williams (723)


60. The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter (Riyria Chronicles, #4) Michael J. Sullivan (681)


61. The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner Terry Pratchett (668)


62. The House of Binding Thorns (Dominion of the Fallen, #2) Aliette de Bodard (665)


63. Akata Warrior (Akata Witch, #2) Nnedi Okorafor (627)


64. Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy, #1) Ruthanna Emrys (590)


65. Bound (Alex Verus, #8) Benedict Jacka (581)


66. The Heart of What Was Lost (The Last King of Osten Ard, #0.5) Tad Williams (574)


67. Magicians Impossible Brad Abraham (573)


68. The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun J.R.R. Tolkien (571)


69. The Remnant (Oversight Trilogy, #3) Charlie Fletcher (564)


70. Black Mad Wheel Josh Malerman (554)


71. Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders (552)


72. The Last Sacrifice (The Tides Of War #1) James A. Moore (547)


73. Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #3) Patrick Rothfuss (546)

74. King of Ashes (Firemane, #1) Raymond E. Feist (544)


75. Under a Watchful Eye Adam Nevill (530)


76. River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1) Sarah Gailey (524)


77. American War Omar El Akkad (506)


78. The Carnelian Throne (Silistra, #4) Janet E. Morris (500)


79. The Holver Alley Crew (The Streets of Maradaine, #1) Marshall Ryan Maresca (491)


80. A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) V.E. Schwab (487)


81. A Conversation in Blood (Egil & Nix, #3) Paul S. Kemp (486)


82. The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency, #1) K. Arsenault Rivera (471)


83. Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce L.E. Modesitt Jr. (465)


84. The Kill Society (Sandman Slim, #9) Richard Kadrey (460)


85. Swarm and Steel Michael R. Fletcher (421)


86. The Clockwork Dynasty Daniel H. Wilson (420)


87. The Refrigerator Monologues Catherynne M. Valente (411)


88. The Imposters of Aventil (Maradaine, #3) Marshall Ryan Maresca (393)


89. Firebrand (Green Rider, #6) Kristen Britain (388)


90. The Fortress at the End of Time J.M. McDermott (387)


91. Buffalo Soldier Maurice Broaddus (383)


92. Eagle and Empire (Clash of Eagles #3) Alan Smale (376)


93. The Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor, #4) R. Scott Bakker (374)


94. Martians Abroad Carrie Vaughn (368)


95. Ball Lightning Liu Cixin (365)


96. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Theodora Goss (363)


97. Blackwing (Ravens’ Mark #1) Ed McDonald (359)


98. The End of the Day Claire North (356)


99. Tender: Stories Sofia Samatar (341)


100. Killing Is My Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries, #2) Adam Christopher (315)


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