The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Books

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

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These are the best science fiction novels ever written, as ranked by the votes and lists of the crowd. Anyone can add their picks to this list of sci-fi books, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the best in the genre by the people who live and breathe Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury and Clarke. Vote for the books that you think best represent the greatest science fiction books ever written. If you see a book that's missing, add it. Vote for your faves. And for maximum impact, make your own list, ranked your own way, and add it to the crowd.
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  1. 1
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Douglas Adams More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 48
    George Orwell More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 228
    Down 71

    most listed
    Dune

    Frank Herbert More
    99
  4. 4
    Up 163
    Down 28

    the people's #1
    Foundation

    Isaac Asimov More
    93
  5. 5
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ender's Game

    Orson Scott Card More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 129
    Down 38
    Arthur C. Clarke More
    89
  7. 7
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    ranked high on reranks
    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley More
    89
  8. 8
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    often listed
    War of the Worlds

    H. G. Wells, Leon E. Stover, Lennart Peterson More
    88
  9. 9
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    often listed
    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley More
    86
  10. 10
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    The Time Machine

    H. G. Wells More
    86
  11. 11
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    Isaac Asimov More
    86
  12. 12
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    Down 32
    Robert A. Heinlein More
    84
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
    Fahrenheit 451

    Ray Bradbury More
    83
  14. 14
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    Philip K. Dick More
    81
  15. 15
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    Ray Bradbury More
    79
  16. 16
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    often listed
    Ringworld

    Larry Niven More
    75
  17. 17
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    ranked high on reranks
    Rendezvous with Rama

    Arthur C. Clarke More
    74
  18. 18
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    Jules Verne More
    74
  19. 19
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    Neuromancer

    William Gibson More
    74
  20. 20
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    Down 17

    ranked low on reranks
    The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

    Robert A. Heinlein More
    73
  21. 21
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    Kurt Vonnegut More
    73
  22. 22
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    20,000 leagues under the sea

    Jules Verne, Pauline Francis More
    73
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Starship Troopers

    Robert A. Heinlein More
    73
  24. 24
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    A Clockwork Orange

    Anthony Burgess More
    72
  25. 25
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    ranked low on reranks
    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle More
    71
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jurassic Park

    Michael Crichton More
    70
  27. 27
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    often listed
    The Invisible Man

    H. G. Wells More
    70
  28. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Snow Crash

    Neal Stephenson More
    69
  29. 29
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    Down 30
    Daniel Keyes More
    68
  30. 30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Island of Doctor Moreau

    H. G. Wells More
    67
  31. 31
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Mote in God's Eye

    Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle More
    66
  32. 32
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    Down 7
    Robert Louis Stevenson More
    65
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  33. 33
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    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    The Stand

    Stephen King More
    65
  34. 34
    Up 53
    Down 25

    ranked high on reranks
    Hyperion

    Dan Simmons More
    64
  35. 35
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    The Forever War

    Joe Haldeman More
    64
  36. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    Walter M. Miller, Jr. More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 52
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Cat's Cradle

    Kurt Vonnegut More
    63
  38. 38
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    Down 18

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Contact

    Carl Sagan More
    63
  39. 39
    Up 34
    Down 23

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Red Mars

    Kim Stanley Robinson More
    62
  40. 40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy More
    62
  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Sirens of Titan

    Kurt Vonnegut More
    62
  42. 42
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    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Childhood's End

    Arthur C. Clarke More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 47
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    often listed
    A Scanner Darkly

    Philip K. Dick More
    61
  44. 44
    Up 40
    Down 13
    Harry Harrison More
    60
  45. 45
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    Down 17

    ranked low on reranks
    The Andromeda Strain

    Michael Crichton More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 41
    Down 14
    Stanisław Lem More
    58
  47. 47
    Up 30
    Down 14
    Alfred Bester More
    57
  48. 48
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    No image
    Orson Scott Card More
    56
  49. 49
    Up 19
    Down 14

    ranked high on reranks
    The Green Mile

    Stephen King More
    55
  50. 50
    Up 21
    Down 12

    ranked high on reranks
    Around the World in Eighty Days

    Jules Verne More
    55
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