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
    Up 263
    Down 48
    George Orwell More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 229
    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
    Up 202
    Down 51
    Orson Scott Card More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 130
    Down 38
    Arthur C. Clarke More
    89
  7. 7
    Up 141
    Down 46
    Aldous Huxley More
    89
  8. 8
    Up 126
    Down 37
    H. G. Wells, Leon E. Stover, Lennart Peterson More
    88
  9. 9
    Up 126
    Down 30
    H. G. Wells More
    86
  10. 10
    Up 111
    Down 38
    Mary Shelley More
    86
  11. 11
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    Down 32
    Isaac Asimov More
    86
  12. 12
    Up 135
    Down 32
    Robert A. Heinlein More
    84
  13. 13
    Up 150
    Down 27
    Ray Bradbury More
    83
  14. 14
    Up 121
    Down 34
    Philip K. Dick More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 99
    Down 28
    Ray Bradbury More
    79
  16. 16
    Up 74
    Down 24
    Larry Niven More
    75
  17. 17
    Up 74
    Down 29
    Arthur C. Clarke More
    75
  18. 18
    Up 87
    Down 24
    Jules Verne More
    74
  19. 19
    Up 68
    Down 34

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Neuromancer

    William Gibson More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 71
    Down 17
    Robert A. Heinlein More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 103
    Down 36
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 76
    Down 26
    Jules Verne, Pauline Francis More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 98
    Down 36
    Robert A. Heinlein More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 79
    Down 35
    Anthony Burgess More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 81
    Down 23
    Madeleine L'Engle More
    71
  26. 26
    Up 95
    Down 31
    Michael Crichton More
    70
  27. 27
    Up 60
    Down 25
    H. G. Wells More
    69
  28. 28
    Up 52
    Down 28
    Neal Stephenson More
    69
  29. 29
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    Down 30
    Daniel Keyes More
    68
  30. 30
    Up 44
    Down 19
    H. G. Wells More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 51
    Down 16
    Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle More
    66
  32. 32
    Up 26
    Down 7
    Robert Louis Stevenson More
    64
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  33. 33
    Up 54
    Down 19
    Stephen King More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 53
    Down 25
    Dan Simmons More
    64
  35. 35
    Up 69
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    The Forever War

    Joe Haldeman More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 42
    Down 23
    Walter M. Miller, Jr. More
    63
  37. 37
    Up 52
    Down 21
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    63
  38. 38
    Up 47
    Down 18
    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
    Up 42
    Down 29

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy More
    62
  41. 41
    Up 54
    Down 16
    Arthur C. Clarke More
    62
  42. 42
    Up 51
    Down 17
    Kurt Vonnegut More
    62
  43. 43
    Up 47
    Down 19
    Philip K. Dick More
    61
  44. 44
    Up 40
    Down 13
    Harry Harrison More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 52
    Down 17
    Michael Crichton More
    58
  46. 46
    Up 41
    Down 14
    Stanisław Lem More
    57
  47. 47
    Up 30
    Down 14
    Alfred Bester More
    57
  48. 48
    Up 37
    Down 20
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    Orson Scott Card More
    56
  49. 49
    Up 19
    Down 14
    Stephen King More
    55
  50. 50
    Up 21
    Down 12
    Jules Verne More
    55
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