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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    Douglas Adams More
    100
  2. 2
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    often listed
    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 226
    Down 71

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dune

    Frank Herbert More
    99
  4. 4
    Up 162
    Down 27

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Foundation

    Isaac Asimov More
    94
  5. 5
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    Down 49

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ender's Game

    Orson Scott Card More
    93
  6. 6
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    Down 37

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke More
    89
  7. 7
    Up 126
    Down 35

    often listed
    War of the Worlds

    H. G. Wells, Leon E. Stover, Lennart Peterson More
    89
  8. 8
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley More
    89
  9. 9
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    Down 29

    often listed
    The Time Machine

    H. G. Wells More
    87
  10. 10
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    often listed
    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley More
    86
  11. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    I, Robot

    Isaac Asimov More
    86
  12. 12
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    ranked high on reranks
    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Robert A. Heinlein More
    84
  13. 13
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    Down 26
    Ray Bradbury More
    84
  14. 14
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    Down 33
    Philip K. Dick More
    81
  15. 15
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    Ray Bradbury More
    79
  16. 16
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    Larry Niven More
    75
  17. 17
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    Jules Verne More
    75
  18. 18
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    ranked high on reranks
    Rendezvous with Rama

    Arthur C. Clarke More
    75
  19. 19
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    Down 32

    ranked high on reranks
    Neuromancer

    William Gibson More
    74
  20. 20
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    Down 35
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 70
    Down 17
    Robert A. Heinlein More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 76
    Down 25
    Jules Verne, Pauline Francis More
    73
  23. 23
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    Down 36
    Robert A. Heinlein More
    73
  24. 24
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    Anthony Burgess More
    72
  25. 25
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    Down 22
    Madeleine L'Engle More
    71
  26. 26
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    Michael Crichton More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 60
    Down 24
    H. G. Wells More
    70
  28. 28
    Up 52
    Down 27
    Neal Stephenson More
    69
  29. 29
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    Down 29
    Daniel Keyes More
    68
  30. 30
    Up 44
    Down 18
    H. G. Wells More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 51
    Down 15
    Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle More
    66
  32. 32
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    Down 18
    Stephen King More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 26
    Down 6
    Robert Louis Stevenson More
    65
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  34. 34
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    Down 24
    Dan Simmons More
    64
  35. 35
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    Down 18
    Joe Haldeman More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 42
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    Walter M. Miller, Jr. More
    64
  37. 37
    Up 52
    Down 20
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 46
    Down 18
    Carl Sagan More
    63
  39. 39
    Up 42
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    Cormac McCarthy More
    62
  40. 40
    Up 51
    Down 16
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    62
  41. 41
    Up 53
    Down 15
    Arthur C. Clarke More
    62
  42. 42
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    Down 23
    Kim Stanley Robinson More
    62
  43. 43
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    Down 19
    Philip K. Dick More
    61
  44. 44
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    Harry Harrison More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 51
    Down 17
    Michael Crichton More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 30
    Down 13
    Alfred Bester More
    58
  47. 47
    Up 40
    Down 14
    Stanisław Lem More
    58
  48. 48
    Up 19
    Down 13
    Stephen King More
    56
  49. 49
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    Orson Scott Card More
    56
  50. 50
    Up 21
    Down 11
    Jules Verne More
    56
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