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 people's #1
      Nineteen Eighty-Four

      George Orwell More
      100
    2. 2
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      most listed
      Dune

      Frank Herbert More
      100
    3. 3
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      Douglas Adams More
      98
    4. 4
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      Isaac Asimov More
      96
    5. 5
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      Orson Scott Card More
      93
    6. 6
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      H. G. Wells, Leon E. Stover, Lennart Peterson More
      92
    7. 7
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      Arthur C. Clarke More
      91
    8. 8
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      Aldous Huxley More
      90
    9. 9
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      often listed
      Frankenstein

      Mary Shelley More
      90
    10. 10
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      H. G. Wells More
      89
    11. 11
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      Ray Bradbury More
      86
    12. 12
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      Isaac Asimov More
      85
    13. 13
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      Robert A. Heinlein More
      84
    14. 14
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      Philip K. Dick More
      80
    15. 15
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      Jules Verne More
      80
    16. 16
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      Ray Bradbury More
      78
    17. 17
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      Jules Verne, Pauline Francis More
      78
    18. 18
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      Michael Crichton More
      76
    19. 19
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      Anthony Burgess More
      75
    20. 20
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      Arthur C. Clarke More
      75
    21. 21
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      Larry Niven More
      75
    22. 22
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Neuromancer

      William Gibson More
      75
    23. 23
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      Kurt Vonnegut More
      75
    24. 24
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      Robert A. Heinlein More
      74
    25. 25
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      Robert A. Heinlein More
      74
    26. 26
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      Madeleine L'Engle More
      73
    27. 27
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      Daniel Keyes More
      72
    28. 28
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      H. G. Wells More
      71
    29. 29
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      H. G. Wells More
      69
    30. 30
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      Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle More
      68
    31. 31
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      Neal Stephenson More
      68
    32. 32
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      Robert Louis Stevenson More
      66
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    33. 33
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      Walter M. Miller, Jr. More
      65
    34. 34
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      Kurt Vonnegut More
      64
    35. 35
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      Dan Simmons More
      64
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      often listed
      The Road

      Cormac McCarthy More
      64
    37. 37
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      Stephen King More
      63
    38. 38
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      Joe Haldeman More
      63
    39. 39
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      Carl Sagan More
      63
    40. 40
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      Michael Crichton More
      63
    41. 41
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      Arthur C. Clarke More
      62
    42. 42
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      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Red Mars

      Kim Stanley Robinson More
      61
    43. 43
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      Down 21
      Kurt Vonnegut More
      61
    44. 44
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      Philip K. Dick More
      60
    45. 45
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      Stanisław Lem More
      60
    46. 46
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      Down 16
      Harry Harrison More
      60
    47. 47
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      Down 10
      H. G. Wells, Pauline Francis More
      59
    48. 48
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      Down 17
      Jules Verne More
      57
    49. 49
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      Margaret Atwood More
      57
    50. 50
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      The Green Mile

      Stephen King More
      57
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