Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books Eligible for the Hugo 2017 Awards

he list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

1. The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2) by N.K. Jemisin

2. Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota, #1) by Ada Palmer

3. Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews

4. Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1) by Yoon Ha Lee

5. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

6. One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews

7. Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire

8. Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs

9. Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #3) by Liu Cixin

10. Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana Pavlac Glyer

11. City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett

12. Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu

13. Morning Star (Red Rising, #3) by Pierce Brown

14. Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

15. Borderline (The Arcadia Project, #1) by Mishell Baker

16. Saga, Vol. 6 (Saga, #6) by Brian K. Vaughan

17. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers

18. The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman

19. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold

20. Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

21. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

22. Penric and the Shaman (Penric and Desdemona, #2) by Lois McMaster Bujold

23. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

24. A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab

25. Version Control by Dexter Palmer

26. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

27. Once Broken Faith (October Daye #10) by Seanan McGuire

28. The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn, #6) by Brandon Sanderson

29. The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6) by Ben Aaronovitch

30. United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas

31. Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

32. Crosstalk by Connie Willis

33. The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

34. The Devil’s Playbook by Anthony Le Sueur

35. Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

36. Pretty Deadly, Vol. 2: The Bear by Kelly Sue DeConnick

37. A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

38. This Census-Taker by China Miéville

39. The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

40. The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar

41. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

42. Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

43. The City of Woven Streets by Emmi Itäranta

44. Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal

45. A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

46. Necessity (Thessaly, #3) by Jo Walton

47. The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

48. Infomocracy (The Centenal Cycle, #1) by Malka Ann Older

49. The Devourers by Indra Das

50. Join by Steve Toutonghi

51. The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde

52. Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky

53. I Hate Fairyland, Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

54. Everfair by Nisi Shawl

55. Arcadia by Iain Pears

56. Marked in Flesh (The Others, #4) by Anne Bishop

57. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher

58. A Green and Ancient Light by Frederic S. Durbin

59. A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir

60. Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip

61. Penric’s Mission (Penric and Desdemona, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold

62. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous by G. Willow Wilson

63. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

64. The Wall of Storms (The Dandelion Dynasty, #2) by Ken Liu

65. Analog Science Fiction and Fact March 2016 (Vol 136, no. 3) by Trevor Quachri

66. Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

67. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

68. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by John Tiffany

69. Lustlocked (Sin du Jour, #2) by Matt Wallace

70. Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja

71. Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine

72. The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney

73. Lightspeed Magazine, June 2016: People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue (Lightspeed Magazine, Issue #73) by Nalo Hopkinson

74. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

75. The Mothersea by Stephen Renneberg

76. In the Shadow of the Gods (Bound Gods, #1) by Rachel Dunne

77. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson

78. Company Town by Madeline Ashby

79. Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black

80. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

81. Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau

82. Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw

83. Tremontaine: The Complete Season One (Tremontaine #1.1–1.13) by Ellen Kushner

84. Four Roads Cross (Craft Sequence, #5) by Max Gladstone

85. Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta

86. Central Station by Lavie Tidhar

87. Los Nefilim (#1–3) by T. Frohock

88. Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson

89. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt

90. Otherworld Barbara, Volume 1 by Moto Hagio

91. Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire, #1) by Michael J. Sullivan

92. Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers

93. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

94. Mockingbird, Vol. 1: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain

95. Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2) by Rachel Caine

96. On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

97. The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home (Fairyland, #5) by Catherynne M. Valente

98. Descender, Vol. 2: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire

99. The Ghoul King (Dreaming Cities, #2) by Guy Haley

100. Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1) by Zoraida Córdova

101. Smoke by Dan Vyleta

102. The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville

103. To the Sky Kingdom by Tang Qi

104. Feedback (Newsflesh, #4) by Mira Grant

105. Bitch Planet, Vol. 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick

106. Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #2) by Intisar Khanani

107. Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse, #6) by James S.A. Corey

108. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) by Becky Chambers

109. Superman: American Alien by Max Landis

110. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

111. The Big Book of Science Fiction by Ann VanderMeer

112. Admiral (Evagardian, #1) by Sean Danker

113. Goldenhand by Garth Nix

114. The Raft by Fred Strydom

115. The Emperor’s Railroad (Dreaming Cities, #1) by Guy Haley

116. Waypoint Kangaroo (Kangaroo #1) by Curtis C. Chen

117. The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years by Edward Gross

118. Transgalactic (Transcendental Trilogy, #2) by James Edwin Gunn

119. Waking in Winter by Deborah Biancotti

120. Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 112 (Clarkesworld Magazine, #112) by Neil Clarke

121. Finnegan’s Field by Angela Slatter

122. The Warren by Brian Evenson

123. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

124. The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho

125. Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex, #1) by Sarah Kuhn

126. Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

127. Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini

128. Kojiki (Kojiki, #1) by Keith Yatsuhashi

129. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

130. The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #3) by Erika Johansen

131. The Seer by Sonia Orin Lyris

132. Faith, Volume 1: Hollywood & Vine by Jody Houser

133. The Race by Nina Allan

134. The Summer Dragon (The Evertide, #1) by Todd Lockwood

135. The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull

136. The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

137. Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

138. The Gate of Sorrows by Miyuki Miyabe

139. Black Bead (Black Bead Chronicles #1) by J.D. Lakey

140. Mooncop by Tom Gauld

141. Skinner Luce by Patricia Ward

142. Argonauts by Kevin Kneupper

143. White Death by Jack Castle

144. The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter

145. Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas

146. Seed of Scorn by Aaron-Michael Hall

147. Vivian Amberville — The Weaver of Odds (Vivian Amberville, #1) by Louise Blackwick

148. On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories by Tina Connolly

149. The Towers, the Moon by Andrea K. Höst

150. Treasure & Treason (Raine Benares, #8) by Lisa Shearin

151. Truck Stop Earth by Michael A. Armstrong

152. Hell Divers (Hell Divers #1) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

153. Hell Divers (Hell Divers #1) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

154. After Atlas by Emma Newman

155. Rise: A Newsflesh Collection by Mira Grant

156. A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

157. Piercing the Darkness by Aaron-Michael Hall

158. The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) by Justin Cronin

159. Honeymoon at the Hilton by Stephen B. Cooper

160. In Arcadia (Touchstone Book 5) by Andrea K. Höst

161. Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

162. On Ordeal: Roshaun ke Nelaid by Diane Duane

163. Exordium of Tears by Andrew P. Weston

164. Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex by Stix Hiscock

165. Neon Green by Margaret Wappler

166. Ambition (Legend of the Galactic Heroes #2) by Yoshiki Tanaka

167. A Night Without Stars by Peter F. Hamilton

168. The Rise of Nazil: An Epic Adult Fantasy Novel by Aaron-Michael Hall

169. We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse, #1) by Dennis E. Taylor

170. The Joined Realm by Robert G. Vane

171. No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished (Heartstrikers, #3) by Rachel Aaron

172. Roadsouls by Betsy James

173. Dawn (Legend of the Galactic Heroes #1) by Yoshiki Tanaka

174. Europe in Winter by Dave Hutchinson

175. Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

176. You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong

177. Only the Light We Make (Tales from the world of Adrian’s Undead Diary Book 3) by James Dean

178. Full of Briars (October Daye, #9.3) by Seanan McGuire

179. Endurance (Legend of the Galactic Heroes #3) by Yoshiki Tanaka

180. Daughter of Eden (Dark Eden, #3) by Chris Beckett

181. Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer

182. Dangerously Charming (Broken Rider, #1) by Deborah Blake

183. Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black

184. Calamity (Reckoners 3) by Brandon Sanderson

185. Games Wizards Play (Young Wizards, #10) by Diane Duane

186. This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab

187. The Gradual by Christopher Priest

188. A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong

189. Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris, #4) by Jim C. Hines

190. The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1) by Alison Goodman

191. Wedding Bells, Magic Spells (Raine Benares, #7) by Lisa Shearin

192. The Hike by Drew Magary

193. The Graces (The Graces, #1) by Laure Eve

194. Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station by Caroline M. Yoachim

195. The Broken Brooch (Celtic Brooch #5) by Katherine Lowry Logan

196. The Book Smugglers’ Quarterly Almanac: Volume 1 (The Book Smugglers’ Quarterly Almanac #1) by The Book Smugglers

197. Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker

198. The Star Trek Book: Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained by Paul Ruditis

199. Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!! . . . and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna

200. The Rolling Bootlegs (Baccano!, #1) by Ryohgo Narita


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