Top 100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books

The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

1. Ender’s Game (Ender’s Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card

2. Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert

3. 1984 by George Orwell

4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

6. A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle

7. Foundation (Foundation #1) by Isaac Asimov

8. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

9. The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

10. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

11. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

12. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

13. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

14. I, Robot (Robot #0.1) by Isaac Asimov

15. Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) by William Gibson

16. Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1) by Dan Simmons

17. Speaker for the Dead (Ender’s Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card

18. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

19. Animal Farm by George Orwell

20. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

21. The Stand by Stephen King

22. The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1–3) by Isaac Asimov

23. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

24. Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1) by Michael Crichton

25. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

26. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke

27. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

28. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

29. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

30. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

31. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

32. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1–3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

33. Ender’s Shadow (Ender’s Shadow, #1) by Orson Scott Card

34. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

35. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

36. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling

37. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

38. Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1) by Arthur C. Clarke

39. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

40. The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe Haldeman

41. The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

42. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

43. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

44. Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) by Larry Niven

45. Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War, #1) by John Scalzi

46. Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1) by Anne McCaffrey

47. Contact by Carl Sagan

48. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

49. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

50. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

51. I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

52. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

53. The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1) by Mary Doria Russell

54. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

55. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

56. Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

57. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

58. The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven

59. Ubik by Philip K. Dick

60. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

61. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

62. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

63. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3) by Jules Verne

64. Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood

65. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams

66. Second Foundation (Foundation #3) by Isaac Asimov

67. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

68. Solaris by Stanisław Lem

69. Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1) by Kim Stanley Robinson

70. Timeline by Michael Crichton

71. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

72. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

73. American Gods (American Gods, #1) by Neil Gaiman

74. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

75. The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2) by Dan Simmons

76. A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1) by Vernor Vinge

77. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

78. Xenocide (Ender’s Saga, #3) by Orson Scott Card

79. Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2) by Isaac Asimov

80. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

81. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

82. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

83. The Caves of Steel (Robot, #1) by Isaac Asimov

84. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

85. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

86. The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien

87. Gateway (Heechee Saga, #1) by Frederik Pohl

88. The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien

89. The Player of Games (Culture, #2) by Iain M. Banks

90. Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1) by Richard K. Morgan

91. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

92. Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet / Perelandra / That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

93. Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, #7) by Lois McMaster Bujold

94. The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1) by Gene Wolfe

95. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

96. Sphere by Michael Crichton

97. To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld, #1) by Philip José Farmer

98. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

99. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

100. Startide Rising (The Uplift Saga, #2) by David Brin


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