The Greatest Books: Speculative Fiction


285 Books, According to 172 “Best of” Lists

This list is generated from 172 book polls & top lists from a variety of great sources. The books is ranked based on how many lists a particular book appears on. Other list in this series⇣

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  1. Station Eleven by Mandel, Emily St. John (47 Lists: a1,a2,a3,a5,b3,b4,b5,b6,b8,b11,b18,b19,e4,f1,f4,f7,g1,g3,g5,h1,h2,i1,i3,i4,k1,k2,l2,l6,m6,m10,n3,n5,o1,p3,p5,p6,r3,r4,s2,s3,s6,s7,s8,s11,t1,w2,w7)


2. Bone Clocks, The by Mitchell, David (41 Lists: a1,a2,a3,a7,b3,b4,b6,b8,b11,b18,b19,c7,e4,f7,f10,g1,g5,g6,h1,i1,i3,i4,k1,l1,l3,l6,l7,m2,m6,m10,n1,n5,p5,p6,r4,s4,s7,s10,t1,t2,t3)


3. Martian, The by Weir, Andy (38 Lists: a1,a4,a7,b1,b3,b8,b11,b16,b19,c4,f1,f4,f10,g1,g2,h1,i1,i4,k1,l1,l6,l7,m7,m10,n5,n15,p1,p6,p8,r1,r4,r7,s1,s7,s8,s10,s12,w3)


4. Annihilation (or omnibus Area X) by Vandermeer, Jeff (34 Lists: a1,b1,b5,b6,b8,b11,b16,c6,d1,e4,f7,f10,g1,g5,h1,i1,k1,l1,l3,l7,m6,m7,m8,m10,n4,n5,p6,r1,r3,s1,s2,s10,s11,t2)


5. Magician’s Land, The by Grossman, Lev (28 Lists: a1,a7,b1,b6,b8,b14,b16,b18,b19,c1,f6,f7,g1,g5,i1,i4,k1,l3,l6,m7,n1,o2,r4,s1,s2,s7,t2,v4)


6. Boy, Snow, Bird by Oyeyemi, Helen (22 Lists: a1,a7,b3,b6,b11,b18,g5,i3,k1,k2,l9,m3,m10,n1,n5,p1,r4,s2,s6,s7,s10,w2)


7. Peripheral, The by Gibson, William (19 Lists: b8,b10,c4,d4,f7,f9,i1,l1,l3,l7,m10,n5,p1,p5,s3,s4,s7,t2,w2)


8. Lock In by Scalzi, John (18 Lists: a1,a4,b8,c4,f7,g1,h1,i1,k1,l3,l7,m7,r1,r4,s1,s4,s7,t2)


9. On Such a Full Sea by Lee, Chang-Rae (17 Lists: a1,a2,a11,a15,b4,b5,b6,b18,c1,f10,m10,n5,n9,p1,r4,s2,w2)


10. Book of Strange New Things, The by Faber, Michel (16 Lists: b8,b11,c4,f10,g6,i1,i5,k2,l3,l6,l7,m10,n1,n5,n6,p5)


11. Broken Monsters by Beukes, Lauren (15 Lists: b16,d1,f6,g1,g6,i1,k1,l7,m12,n5,r1,r3,r7,s10,t2)

12. Goblin Emperor, The by Addison, Katherine (15 Lists: b16,f1,f5,f6,f7,g1,h6,l1,l3,l6,m12,n4,r1,r4,t2)

13. Red Rising by Brown, Pierce (15 Lists: a1,b6,b8,b16,b18,f6,f7,g1,h1,i3,l6,m7,r4,s1,s2)


14. City of Stairs by Bennett, Robert Jackson (14 Lists: b16,f4,f6,f7,g1,l1,l3,l6,m7,n4,n5,o2,s8,t2)

15. Ancillary Sword by Leckie, Ann (13 Lists: b8,b16,f7,g1,h6,l1,l3,l7,n4,n5,s6,s10,t2)

16. Half a King by Abercrombie, Joe (13 Lists: a1,b8,b14,f5,f6,l3,o2,p6,p7,r1,s8,t1,w2)


17. Queen of the Tearling, The by Johansen, Erika (12 Lists: b5,b6,c4,f1,f6,g1,h7,i3,i4,r1,r4,s11)

18. Bees, The by Paull, Laline (11 Lists: a14,b3,b16,b19,d2,i1,i5,l1,l3,n5,w7)

19. Fool’s Assassin by Hobb, Robin (11 Lists: a1,b8,b14,f6,f7,g1,l6,p6,p7,s8,t2)


20. Girl with All the Gifts, The by Carey, M. R. (11 Lists: b5,b8,b11,b16,g1,i1,i3,l6,m7,r4,s8)

21. Words of Radiance by Sanderson, Brandon (11 Lists: a1,a7,b8,b14,f6,f7,g1,l6,m7,r4,t2)


22. First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, The by North, Claire (9 Lists: b1,b16,g1,i1,m7,s8,s10,t2,w2)

23. My Real Children by Walton, Jo (9 Lists: b8,b16,i1,l3,r1,r4,r7,s7,t2)

24. Revival by King, Stephen (9 Lists: a1,b2,b5,b8,c4,l3,s7,s8,w2)

25. California by Lepucki, Edan (8 Lists: a5,b3,g1,i1,m10,n5,s2,v3)

26. Enchanted, The by Denfeld, Rene (8 Lists: a2,f2,f4,g1,i3,l6,p6,s11)

27. J by Jacobson, Howard (8 Lists: b4,e1,f10,g6,m2,s10,t3,w2)

28. Skin Game by Butcher, Jim (8 Lists: b14,f6,f7,g1,h6,l6,m7,s8)

29. Three-Body Problem, The by Liu, Cixin (8 Lists: b11,b16,i1,l3,m7,n4,n5,t2)

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30. Bird Box by Malerman, Josh (7 Lists: f1,g1,h1,k1,l6,l7,s11)

31. Broken Eye, The by Weeks, Brent (7 Lists: a1,b8,b14,f4,f6,f7,g1)

32. Cibola Burn by Corey, James S. A. (7 Lists: b8,f7,g1,l3,l7,p7,s8)

33. Prince of Fools by Lawrence, Mark (7 Lists: f4,f6,g1,o2,p6,p7,s8)


34. Slow Regard of Silent Things, The by Rothfuss, Patrick (7 Lists: a1,b8,c4,f7,g1,l6,s8)

35. World of Trouble by Winters, Ben (7 Lists: d1,e3,f7,g1,l3,l7,s7)

36. Breach Zone by Cole, Myke (6 Lists: f6,m7,o2,p7,s8,t2)

37. Defenders by McIntosh, Will (6 Lists: b16,f4,i1,k1,s8,t2)

38. Full Fathom Five by Gladstone, Max (6 Lists: b14,f6,i1,l3,t2,v4)

39. Mirror Empire, The by Hurley, Kameron (6 Lists: f6,l3,m7,p6,s8,t2)

40. New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, The by Lovecraft, H.P. & Klinger, Leslie S. (6 Lists: a1,b5,b10,p6,s4,s7)

41. Traitor’s Blade by De Castell, Sebastian (6 Lists: d1,f4,f6,f7,g1,p6)

42. Darkling Sea, A by Cambias, James (5 Lists: b8,l3,p1,r3,w2)


43. Emperor’s Blades, The by Staveley, Brian (5 Lists: f4,f6,g1,i1,l3)

44. Horrorstör by Hendrix, Grady (5 Lists: g1,l7,n5,n13,r1)

45. Steles of the Sky by Bear, Elizabeth (5 Lists: f6,k1,l3,s10,t2)

46. Three, The by Lotz, Sarah (5 Lists: g1,g6,s7,s8,t2)

47. Afterparty by Gregory, Daryl (4 Lists: b16,k1,l3,n5)

48. Angel of Losses, The by Feldman, Stephanie (4 Lists: b11,l3,s10,w2)

49. Book of Life, The by Harkness, Deborah (4 Lists: a1,b8,b16,g1)

50. Boy Who Drew Monsters, The by Donohue, Keith (4 Lists: l3,l7,p5,r5)

51. California Bones by van Eekhout, Greg (4 Lists: b16,l3,m7,t2)

52. Great Glass Sea, The by Weil, Josh (4 Lists: b6,f2,f7,m10)

53. Maplecroft: the Borden Dispatches by Priest, Cherie (4 Lists: f4,f7,i1,s12)

54. Quick, The by Owen, Laura (4 Lists: b5,b16,l6,m10)

55. Shadow Throne, The by Wexler, Django (4 Lists: f4,f6,s8,t2)

56. Tower Lord by Ryan, Anthony (4 Lists: f4,f6,g1,s8)

57. Troop, The by Cutter, Nick (4 Lists: g1,g5,h1,r1)

58. Truth and Fear by Higgins, Peter (4 Lists: b16,l3,m7,s10)

59. Winter People, The by McMahon, Jennifer (4 Lists: b2,b11,c4,g1)


60. Academic Exercises by Parker, K. J. (3 Lists: f7,l3,t2)

61. All Those Vanished Engines by Park, Paul (3 Lists: l3,s10,t2)

62. Causal Angel, The by Rajaniemi, Hannu (3 Lists: l3,s10,t2)

63. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Bohjalian, Chris (3 Lists: m12,s6,w2)

64. Crimson Campaign, The by McClellan, Brian (3 Lists: f6,f7,o2)

65. End of the Sentence, The by Headley, Maria Dahvana & Howard, Kat (3 Lists: m7,n5,t2)

66. Goodhouse by Marshall, Peyton (3 Lists: h4,m10,s7)

67. Heaven’s Queen by Bach, Rachel (3 Lists: f4,g1,s8)

68. Last Projector, The by Keaton, David James (3 Lists: d1,l7,m10)

69. Last Town, The by Crouch, Blake (3 Lists: b19,c2,g1)

70. Magic Breaks by Andrews, Ilona (3 Lists: a8,f4,g1)

71. Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women, The by MacFarlane, Alex Dally (3 Lists: l3,p1,s10)

72. Night Broken by Briggs, Patricia (3 Lists: a1,a8,g1)

73. Prince Lestat by Rice, Anne (3 Lists: a1,b8,g1)

74. Sleep Donation by Russell, Karen (3 Lists: b19,k2,n13)

75. Supernatural Enhancements, The by Cantero, Edgar (3 Lists: l7,r1,s1)

76. Veil of the Deserters by Salyards, Jeff (3 Lists: b16,f6,o2)

77. We Are All Completely Fine by Gregory, Daryl (3 Lists: b16,l3,n4)

78. Widow’s House, The by Abraham, Daniel (3 Lists: f6,f7,l3)

79. Word Exchange, The by Graedon, Alena (3 Lists: f2,k1,t2)

80. Yesterday’s Kin by Kress, Nancy (3 Lists: f5,l3,n4)

81. Young Woman in a Garden by Sherman, Delia (3 Lists: b16,l3,p1)

82. Abyss beyond Dreams, The by Hamilton, Peter (2 Lists: f4,s8)


83. Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6, The by Datlow, Ellen, ed. (2 Lists: b11,l3)

84. Dark Defiles, The by Morgan, Richard K. (2 Lists: f6,l3)

85. Dust and Light by Berg, Carol (2 Lists: f5,f6)

86. Europe in Autumn by Hutchinson, Dave (2 Lists: l3,s10)

87. Girl in the Road, The by Byrne, Monica (2 Lists: b16,s10)

88. Gunpowder Alchemy by Lin, Jeannie (2 Lists: a8,b11)

89. High Druid’s Blade: the Defenders of Shannara, The by Brooks, Terry (2 Lists: a1,f6)

90. Hollow World by Sullivan, Michael J. (2 Lists: g1,o2)

91. How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales by Bernheimer, Kate (2 Lists: b18,l3)

92. Hyde by Levine, Daniel (2 Lists: k2,w2)

93. Incorruptibles, The by Jacobs, John Hornor (2 Lists: d1,s8)

94. Influx by Suarez, Daniel (2 Lists: b19,g1)

95. Kraken Project, The by Preston, Douglas (2 Lists: b19,p11)

96. Lagoon by Okorafor, Nnedi (2 Lists: b16,t2)

97. Last Plane to Heaven, The by Lake, Jay (2 Lists: f7,l3)

98. Lines of Departure by Kloos, Marko (2 Lists: g1,h6)

99. Lockstep by Schroder, Karl (2 Lists: l3,s1)

100. Memory of Water by Itaranta, Emmi (2 Lists: s10,t2)

101. Paper Magician, The by Holmberg, Charlie (2 Lists: a1,r1)

102. Questionable Practices by Gunn, Eileen (2 Lists: i1,l3)

103. Race, The by Allan, Nina (2 Lists: l3,s10)

104. Resurrections by Kaveney, Roz (2 Lists: b8,l3)

105. Rhesus Chart, The by Stross, Charles (2 Lists: g1,k1)

106. Rogues by Martin, George R.R. and Dozois, Gardner, eds. (2 Lists: a1,f7)

107. Rogues by Martin, George R.R. and Dozois, Gardner, eds. (2 Lists: b8,l3)

108. Rooms by Oliver, Lauren (2 Lists: i1,r7)

109. Sand by Howey, Hugh (2 Lists: f10,s8)

110. Shattered by Hearne, Kevin (2 Lists: f6,g1)

111. Shotgun Arcana, The by Belcher, R. S. (2 Lists: b14,f4)

112. Silent History, The by Horowitz, Eli et al. (2 Lists: i5,s2)

113. Smiler’s Fair by Levene, Rebecca (2 Lists: m7,t2)

114. Spirits Abroad by Cho, Zen (2 Lists: b16,s10)

115. Sworn in Steel by Hulick, Douglas (2 Lists: b14,f6)

116. Three Souls by Chang, Janie (2 Lists: l6,p11)

117. Tropic of Serpents: a Memoir by Lady Trent, The by Brennan, Marie (2 Lists: b16,n5)

118. Valour and Vanity by Kowal, Mary Robinette (2 Lists: k1,n5)

119. War Dogs by Bear, Greg (2 Lists: l3,s8)

120. Weirdness, The by Bushnell, Jeremy (2 Lists: l7,m10)

121. Witch with No Name, The by Harrison, Kim (2 Lists: b8,g1)

122. Above by Morley, Isla (1 Lists: h1)

123. Adventure of the Ring of Stones, The by Blaylock, James P. (1 Lists: l3)

124. Age of Iron by Watson, Angus (1 Lists: f6)

125. And the Hills Opened Up by Oppegaard, David (1 Lists: d1)

126. Apex Book of World SF 3, The by Tidhar, Lavie, ed. (1 Lists: n5)

127. Apolonia by McGuire, Jamie (1 Lists: g1)

128. Arcanum by Morden, Simon (1 Lists: k1)

129. Artemis Awakening by Lindskold, Jane (1 Lists: l3)

130. Assail by Esslemont, Ian (1 Lists: f6)

131. Bathing the Lion by Carroll, Jonathan (1 Lists: l3)

132. Beautiful Blood by Shepard, Lucius (1 Lists: l3)

133. Bend of the World, The by Bacharach, Jacob (1 Lists: l7)

134. Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight, The by Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

135. Better World, A by Sakey, Marcus (1 Lists: g1)

136. Big Boys Don’t Cry by Kratman, Tom (1 Lists: h6)

137. Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, The by Slatter, Angela (1 Lists: l3)

138. Black Moon by Calhoun, Kenneth (1 Lists: l7)

139. Blood and Iron by Sprunk, Jon (1 Lists: f6)

140. Blood of Angels, The by Sinisalo, Johanna (1 Lists: l3)

141. Book of Silverberg: Stories in Honor of Robert Silverberg, The by Dozois, Gardner & Schafer, William, eds. (1 Lists: l3)

142. Boundary Problems by Bechtel, Greg (1 Lists: s10)

143. Burning Dark, The by Christopher, Adam (1 Lists: t2)

144. Butcher’s Road by Thomas, Lee (1 Lists: r1)

145. Calendrical Regression by Schoen, Lawrence (1 Lists: n4)

146. Child of a Hidden Sea by Dellamonica, A. M. (1 Lists: t2)

147. Chimpanzee by Bradley, Darin (1 Lists: l3)

148. City Stained Red, The by Sykes, Sam (1 Lists: f6)

149. City, The by Koontz, Dean (1 Lists: g1)

150. Clockwork Dagger, The by Cato, Beth (1 Lists: l3)

151. Code Zero by Maberry, Jonathan (1 Lists: g1)

152. Coldbrook by Lebbon, Tim (1 Lists: p1)

153. Collected Short Fiction Volume One: The Man who Made Models, The by Lafferty, R.A. (1 Lists: l3)

154. Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Nine: The Millenium Express, The by Silverbert, Robert (1 Lists: l3)

155. Coming Home by McDevitt, Jack (1 Lists: n4)

156. Copper Promise, The by Williams, Jen (1 Lists: f6)

157. Court of Lies, The by Teppo, Mark (1 Lists: l3)

158. Crane Wife, The by Ness, Patrick (1 Lists: a2)

159. Crown of Renewal by Moon, Elizabeth (1 Lists: k1)

160. Cyador’s Heirs by Modesitt, L. E. (1 Lists: p7)

161. Damoren by Skorkowsky, Seth (1 Lists: f4)

162. Dark between the Stars, The by Anderson, Kevin J. (1 Lists: h6)

163. Dark Lightning by Varley, John (1 Lists: l3)

164. Daughter of Mystery by Jones, Heather Rose (1 Lists: t2)

165. Death at the Blue Elephant` by Webb, Janeen (1 Lists: l3)

166. Definitely Maybe by Strugartsky, Arkady & Strugartsky, Boris (1 Lists: n5)

167. Descent by MacLeod, Ken (1 Lists: s10)

168. Detainee, The by Liney, Peter (1 Lists: h1)

169. Dominion by Sanson, C. J. (1 Lists: k1)

170. Dream Houses by Valentine, Genevieve (1 Lists: l3)

171. Dreamer’s Pool by Marillier, Juliet (1 Lists: f6)

172. Dust to Dust by Halle, Karina (1 Lists: g1)

173. Earth Awakens by Card, Orson Scott & Johnston, Aaron (1 Lists: g1)

174. Echo, The by Smythe, James (1 Lists: t2)

175. Echopraxia by Watts, Peter (1 Lists: l3)

176. Elysium by Brissett, Jennifer Marie (1 Lists: l3)

177. Endsinger by Kristoff, Jay (1 Lists: b16)

178. Exo by Gould, Steven (1 Lists: l3)

179. Extinction Game by Gibson, Gary (1 Lists: s8)

180. Falling Sky by Khanna, Rajan (1 Lists: m7)

181. Fallout by Decker, James K. (1 Lists: s8)

182. Fearful Symmetries by Datlow, Ellen, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

183. Fearsome Magics: the New Solaris Book of Fantasy by Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

184. Fell Sword, The by Cameron, Miles (1 Lists: f6)

185. Flight of the Silvers, The by Price, Daniel (1 Lists: g1)

186. Fluency by Wells, Jennifer Foehner (1 Lists: f4)

187. Foxglove Summer by Aaronovitch, Ben (1 Lists: f6)

188. Galaga by Kimball, Michael (1 Lists: l7)

189. Getaway God, The by Kadrey, Richard (1 Lists: g1)

190. Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by Barnett, David (1 Lists: c4)

191. Gifts for the One who Comes After by Marshall, Helen (1 Lists: l3)

192. Godless, The by Peek, Ben (1 Lists: l3)

193. Gospel of Loki, The by Harris, Joanne (1 Lists: f6)

194. Grasshopper’s Child, The by Jones, Gwyneth (1 Lists: l3)

195. Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, The by della Quercia, Jacopo (1 Lists: s13)

196. Hawk by Brust, Stephen (1 Lists: l3)

197. Hawley Book of the Dead, The by Szarlan, Chrysler (1 Lists: n5)

198. He Drank, and Saw the Spider by Bledsoe, Alex (1 Lists: t2)

199. Heirs of Grace by Pratt, Tim (1 Lists: l3)

200. Her Husband’s Hands and Other Stories by Castro, Adam-Troy (1 Lists: t2)

201. Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future by Finn, Ed & Cramer, Kathryn, eds. (1 Lists: l3)

202. Highfell Grimoires by Hyde, Langley (1 Lists: p1)

203. Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Marmell, Ari (1 Lists: r1)

204. Iron Night by Brennan, M. L. (1 Lists: f5)

205. Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Johnson, Matthew (1 Lists: s10)

206. Kaleidoscope by Krasnostein, Alisa & Rios, Julia, eds. (1 Lists: l3)

207. Lesser Dead, The by Buehlman, Christopher (1 Lists: r1)

208. Liesmith by Franklin, Alis (1 Lists: b11)

209. Line, The by Horn, J. D. (1 Lists: g1)

210. Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History by Fox, Rose & Older, Daniel Jose, eds. (1 Lists: l3)

211. Long Mars, The by Pratchett, Terry & Baxter, Stephen (1 Lists: g1)

212. Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, The by Chambers, Becky (1 Lists: t2)

213. Lovecraft’s Monsters by Datlow, Ellen, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

214. Madonna and the Starship, The by Morrow, James (1 Lists: l3)

215. Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 25th Anniversary Edition, The by Jones, Stephen, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

216. Man with the Compound Eyes, The by Wu, Ming-Yi (1 Lists: n5)

217. Marked by Hughes, Alex (1 Lists: f7)

218. Memory of Sky, The by Reed, Robert (1 Lists: l3)

219. Mind Sweeper by Jones, A. E. (1 Lists: r8)

220. Mirror Sight by Britain, Kristen (1 Lists: f6)

221. Monster Hunter Nemesis by Correia, Larry (1 Lists: g1)

222. Moth and Spark by Leonard, Anne (1 Lists: f4)

223. Murder by Pinborough, Sarah (1 Lists: f6)

224. Murder of Crows by Bishop, Anne (1 Lists: g1)

225. My Lady, My Lord by Ashe, Katharine (1 Lists: r8)

226. New Watch by Lukyanenko, Sergei (1 Lists: m7)

227. Nigerians in Space by Olukotun, Deji Bryce (1 Lists: t2)

228. Night of the Hunter by Salvatore, R. A. (1 Lists: f6)

229. Nightmare Carnival by Datlow, Ellen, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

230. One Bright Star to Guide Them by Wright, John C. (1 Lists: h6)

231. Operation Shield by Shepherd, Joel (1 Lists: p7)

232. Our Lady of the Islands by Page, Shannon & Lake, Jay (1 Lists: p1)

233. Out of the Black by Currie, Evan (1 Lists: g1)

234. Oversight, The by Fletcher, Charlie (1 Lists: f7)

235. Pandemic by Sigler, Scott (1 Lists: g1)

236. Pretty Little Dead Girls by Yardley, Mercedes (1 Lists: f4)

237. Reach for Infinity by Strahan, Jonathan, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

238. Rental Heart and Other Fairytales, The by Logan, Kirsty (1 Lists: s10)

239. Seal of the Worm by Tchaikovsky, Adrian (1 Lists: f6)

240. Secret Lives of Books by Love, Rosaleen (1 Lists: l3)

241. Shards of Time by Flewelling, Lynn (1 Lists: b16)

242. Shipstar by Benford, Gregory & Niven, Larry (1 Lists: l3)

243. Silence for the Dead by St. James, Simone (1 Lists: g1)

244. Skin of the Wolf by Cabot, Sam (1 Lists: c2)

245. Sleeping Late on Judgement Day by Williams, Tad (1 Lists: p7)

246. Solaris Rising3 by Whates, Ian, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

247. Son of No One by Kenyon, Sherrilyn (1 Lists: a1)

248. Son of the Morning by Alder, Mark (1 Lists: s10)

249. Sparrow Hill Road by Maguire, Seanan (1 Lists: h1)

250. Splintered Gods, The by Deas, Stephen (1 Lists: f6)

251. Stone Boatmen, The by Tolmie, Sarah (1 Lists: l3)

252. Strange Library, The by Murakami, Haruki (1 Lists: m7)

253. String Diaries, The by Lloyd Jones, Stephen (1 Lists: m12)

254. Table of Less Valued Knights, The by Phillips, Marie (1 Lists: w7)

255. Talus and the Frozen King by Edwards, Graham (1 Lists: r1)

256. Tears of the Rose, The by Kennedy, Jeffe (1 Lists: r7)

257. They Do the Same Things Different There by Shearman, Robert (1 Lists: l3)

258. Thief’s Magic by Canavan, Trudi (1 Lists: f6)

259. Time Traveler’s Alamanac, The by VanderMeer, Jeff &VanderMeer, Ann (1 Lists: l3)

260. To Honor You Call Us by Honsinger, H. Paul (1 Lists: g1 )

261. Tracks by Tolan, K. M. (1 Lists: s8)

262. Trial by Fire by Gannon, Charles E. (1 Lists: n4)

263. Ultima by Baxter, Stephen (1 Lists: s8)

264. Under the Suns by Smith, Ches (1 Lists: s8)

265. Unexpected Stories by Butler, Octavia E. (1 Lists: n5)

266. Unholy War by Hair, David (1 Lists: f4)

267. Unwept by Hickman, Tracy & Hickman, Laura (1 Lists: b14)

268. Unwrapped Sky by Davidson, Rjurik (1 Lists: l3)

269. Up from the Grave by Frost, Jeaniene (1 Lists: g1)

270. Upgraded by Clarke, Neil, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

271. V-S Day by Steele, Allen M. (1 Lists: s8)

272. Valor by Gwynne, John (1 Lists: f6)

273. Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Vol 2, The by van Gelder, Gordon, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

274. Waking Engine, The by Edison, David (1 Lists: b14)

275. Walls of Wind by McLachlan, J. A. (1 Lists: b19)

276. Way Inn, The by Wiles, Will (1 Lists: s10)

277. What I Had Before I Had You by Cornwell, Sarah (1 Lists: b8)

278. Willful Child by Erikson, Steven (1 Lists: p7)

279. Winter Boy, The by Grotta, Sally Wiener (1 Lists: l3)

280. Work Done for Hire by Haldeman, Joe (1 Lists: l3)

281. Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 by Guran, Paula, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

282. Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2014 Edition by Horton, Rich, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

283. Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, The by Dozois, Gardner, ed. (1 Lists: l3)

284. Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume 1, The by Barron, Laird & Kelly, Michael, eds (1 Lists: l3)

285. Zero Sum Game by Huang, S. L. (1 Lists: b16)


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List Used:

  1. AARP , a10
  2. A.V. Club , a7
  3. AbeBooks , a11
  4. About.Com , a5
  5. Agatha Awards , a6
  6. ALA/RUSA Notable Books , a2
  7. Alex Awards , a4
  8. All About Romance , a8
  9. Amazon , a1
  10. America’s Test Kitchen , a12
  11. Andrew Carnegie Medals , a15
  12. Andrew Zimmern , a13
  13. Association for Library Service to Children , a9
  14. The Atlantic , a3
  15. Austin Chronicle , a14
  16. Backchannel , b12
  17. Barnes and Noble , b8
  18. Barry Award , b9
  19. BBC , b13
  20. BestFantasyBooks.com , b14
  21. Biographile , b15
  22. Boing Boing , b10
  23. Book Riot , b11
  24. The Book Smugglers , b16
  25. The BookBitch , b17
  26. Booklist , b4
  27. BookPage , b3
  28. BookPeople , b5
  29. Bookreporter , b19
  30. Boston Globe , b2
  31. Brain Pickings , b7
  32. Bustle , b18
  33. Buzzfeed , b6
  34. Chatelaine , c3
  35. Christian Science Monitor , c1
  36. Cleveland Plain-Dealer , c4
  37. Comics Alliance , c5
  38. Commonweal , c6
  39. Complex , c7
  40. Costa Book Awards , c8
  41. Crime Always Pays , c9
  42. Crimespree Magazine , c2
  43. Cybil Awards , c10
  44. The Daily Beast , d2
  45. The Daily Meal , d3
  46. Denver Post , d4
  47. Do Some Damage Crime Fiction , d1
  48. Eater , e6
  49. The Economist , e2
  50. Edgar Awards , e3
  51. Elle , e7
  52. Entertainment Weekly , e4
  53. Entrepreneur , e5
  54. Esquire , e1
  55. Fantasy Book Critic , f4
  56. Fantasy Café , f5
  57. Fantasy Faction , f6
  58. Fantasy Literature.com , f7
  59. Fiction_L (online discussion group — one vote for each title receiving multiple votes on list) , f1
  60. Financial Times , f10
  61. Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize , f2
  62. Flavorwire , f3
  63. Foreign Affairs , f8
  64. Fortune , f9
  65. Gear Patrol , g2
  66. Globe and Mail , g5
  67. Goodreads Choice Awards , g1
  68. Great New Books , g3
  69. Greatist , g4
  70. Guardian , g6
  71. Hammett Prize , h4
  72. Horn Book , h5
  73. The House of Crime and Mystery , h3
  74. Hudson Booksellers , h1
  75. The Huffington Post , h2
  76. Hugo Awards , h6
  77. Hypable , h7
  78. Inc. , i2
  79. The Independent , i5
  80. Indies Choices Awards , i4
  81. Indigo , i3
  82. io9 , i1
  83. Kansas City Star , k2
  84. Kirkus Reviews , k1
  85. Largehearted Boy , l4
  86. Left Coast Crime Awards , l5
  87. Library Journal , l1
  88. Library Reads , l2
  89. Library Thing , l6
  90. LitReactor , l7
  91. Locus Magazine , l3
  92. Los Angeles Times , l8
  93. Los Angeles Times Book Prizes , l9
  94. Maclean’s , m4
  95. Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf , m7
  96. Man Booker Prize , m2
  97. Mashable , m11
  98. McNally Jackson , m8
  99. Miami Herald , m9
  100. The Millions , m10
  101. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , m12
  102. Minneapolis Star-Tribune , m1
  103. Morning News-Tournament of Books , m6
  104. Mother Jones , m3
  105. Murder by the Book , m5
  106. National Book Awards , n3
  107. National Book Critics Circle Awards , n9
  108. National Journal , n10
  109. National Outdoor Book Awards , n11
  110. National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads , n12
  111. Nebula and Andre Norton Awards , n4
  112. The New Republic , n7
  113. New Statesman , n15
  114. New York Post , n13
  115. New York Public Library , n8
  116. New York Times , n1
  117. The New Yorker , n6
  118. Newsday , n14
  119. Newsweek , n2
  120. NPR , n5
  121. O Magazine , o1
  122. Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy , o2
  123. PaperMag , p8
  124. Paste Magazine , p9
  125. Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist , p7
  126. PBS Food , p10
  127. PEN/Faulkner Awards , p3
  128. People Magazine , p2
  129. Pop Matters , p5
  130. Powell’s Books , p6
  131. Printz Awards , p4
  132. Providence Journal , p11
  133. Publisher’s Weekly , p1
  134. Pulitzer Prizes , p12
  135. The Rap Sheet , r2
  136. Read Me Deadly , r3
  137. Richmond Times-Dispatch , r5
  138. Riffle , r4
  139. RITA Awards , r8
  140. Rolling Stone , r6
  141. RT Book Reviewer’s Awards , r7
  142. RUSA Reading List , r1
  143. Salon , s2
  144. San Francisco Chronicle , s7
  145. The Savvy Reader , s11
  146. School Library Journal , s1
  147. Science Friday , s12
  148. Seattle Times , s3
  149. SFF World , s8
  150. Slate , s4
  151. Splitsider , s13
  152. St. Louis Post-Dispatch , s6
  153. Story Prize , s9
  154. Strand Critics Award , s5
  155. Strange Horizons , s10
  156. Telegraph , t3
  157. Time , t1
  158. Tor.com , t2
  159. USA Today , u1
  160. Vanity Fair , v2
  161. The Village Voice , v3
  162. Vogue , v1
  163. Vox , v4
  164. Vulture , v5
  165. Wall Street Journal , w3
  166. Washington Post , w2
  167. Waterstone’s Book of the Year , w1
  168. The Week , w5
  169. Wired , w4
  170. Woman’s Day , w6
  171. Women’s Prize for Fiction , w7
  172. YALSA Awards , y1

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