From NPR: "Your Picks: Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books"

Since I typed this out I just used last name of author for ease of searching… I think I’ll see about turning this into a reading list. There are some books I’m not sure if I’ll bother with…but they can just go to the bottom of the list.

Italics – read, somewhat recently or can otherwise remember part of story/plot

Underline – read, should reread, been long time, OR started reading haven’t finished (for series, means at least first book read)

Bold – already on “the list” to read, own

1. The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien

2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Adams

3. Ender’s Game By Card

4. The Dune Chronicles (series) By Herbert

5. A Song of Ice and Fire Series By Martin

6. 1984 By Orwell

7. Fahrenheit 451 By Bradbury

8. The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov

9. Brave New World By Huxley

10. American Gods by Gaiman (for the anniversary edition)

11. The Princess Bride by Goldman

12. The Wheel of Time series by Jordan (and Sanderson)

13. Animal Farm by Orwell

14. Neuromancer by Gibson

15. Watchmen by Moore and Gibbons

16. I, Robot by Asimov

17. Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein

18. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Rothfuss

19. Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut

20. Frankenstein by Shelley

21. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Dick

22. The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood

23. The Dark Tower Series by King

24. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Clarke

25. The Stand by King

26. Snow Crash by Stephenson

27. The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury

28. Cat’s Cradle by Vonnegut

29. The Sandman Series by Gaiman

30. A Clockwork Orange by Burgess

31. Starship Troopers by Heinlein

32. Watership Down by Adams

33. Dragonflight by McCaffrey

34. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlein

35. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Miller Jr

36. The Time Machine by Wells

37. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Verne

38. Flowers for Algernon by Keyes

39. The War of the Worlds by Wells

40. The Amber Chronicles by Zelazny

41. The Belgariad by Eddings

42. The Mists of Avalon by Zimmer-Bradley

43. Mistborn Trilogy by Sanderson

44. Ringworld by Niven

45. The Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin

46. The Silmarillion by Tolkien

47. The Once and Future King by White

48. Neverwhere by Gaiman

49. Childhood’s End by Clarke

50. Contact by Sagan

51. The Hyperion Cantos (series) by Simmons

52. Stardust by Gaiman

53. Cryptonomicon by Stephenson

54. World War Z by Brooks

55. The Last Unicorn by Beagle

56. The Forever War by Haldeman

57. Small Gods by Pratchett

58. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever by Donaldson

59. The Volkosigan Saga (series) by Bujold

60. Going Postal by Pratchett

61. The Mote in God’s Eye by Niven and Pournelle

62. The Sword of Truth Series by Goodkind

63. The Road by McCarthy

64. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Clarke

65. I Am Legend by Matheson

66. The Riftwar Saga (series) by Feist

67. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Brooks

68. The Conan the Barbarian Series by Howard and Schultz

69. The Farseer Trilogy by Hobb

70. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Niffenegger

71. The Way of Kings by Sanderson

72. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Verne

73. The Legend of Drizzt Series by Salvatore (

74. Old Man’s War by Scalzi

75. The Diamond Age by Stephenson

76. Rendezvous With Rama by Clarke

77. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series by Carey

78. The Dispossessed by Le Guin

79. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Bradbury

80. Wicked by Maguire

81. The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series by Erikson

82. The Eyre Affair by Fforde

83. The Culture Series by Banks

84. The Crystal Cave by Stewart

85. Anathem by Stephenson

86. The Codex Alera Series by Butcher

87. The Book of the New Sun by Wolfe

88. Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy by Zahn

89. The Outlander Series by Gabaldon

90. The Elric Saga by Moorcock

91. The Illustrated Man by Bradbury

92. Sunshine by McKinley

93. A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

94. The Caves of Steel by Asimov

95. The Mars Trilogy by Robinson

96. Lucifer’s Hammer by Niven and Pournelle

97. Doomsday Book by Willis

98. Perdido Street Station by Mieville

99. The Xanth Series by Anthony

100. The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis


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