Wednesday, August 17, 2011

News - Top 100 fantasy and sci-fi books

About a week ago NPR started a poll of the top Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.  It is a great list of books you can find the article and complete list here.

I also pasted the top 100 list below, so check it out and see if you agree or not.  I've put a star (*) next to the ones I have read and a plus (+) next to the ones I own but haven't read yet.  I've read about 49 of the 100. 

You can also see the 237 runners up here.

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien*
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams*
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert*
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury*
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley*
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman*
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman*
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan*
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell*
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson*
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov*
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein*
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley*
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood+
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King*
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King+
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson*
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury*
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman*
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey*
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells*
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne*
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells*
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings*
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley*
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson*
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven*
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin*
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien*
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman*
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman*
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson*
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle+
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett*
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson*
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett*
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind*
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke+
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist+
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks*
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb*
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger*
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson+
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore*
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson*
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey*
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury*
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire+
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde*
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson+
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher*
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock*
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury*
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley*
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge*
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville*
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony*
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. That's too funny. I found this list the other and decided to make it one of my perpetual reading challenges. I've only read 20 so fa, but I have high hopes for the future!