The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Books
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The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time

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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    most listed Frank Herbert

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1 George Orwell

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  3. 3
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    Isaac Asimov

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  4. 4
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  5. 5
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    H. G. Wells

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  6. 6
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    Aldous Huxley

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  7. 7
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    Arthur C. Clarke

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  8. 8
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    - 52

    H. G. Wells, Leon E. Stover, Lennart Peterson

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  9. 9
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    - 44

    Ray Bradbury

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  10. 10
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    - 84

    Orson Scott Card

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  11. 11
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    often listed Mary Shelley

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  12. 12
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    Isaac Asimov

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  13. 13
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    - 47

    Robert A. Heinlein

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  14. 14
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    - 47
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  15. 15
    + 112
    - 41

    Jules Verne, Pauline Francis

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  16. 16
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    - 40
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  17. 17
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  18. 18
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    - 35

    Madeleine L'Engle

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  19. 19
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    Michael Crichton

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  20. 20
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Anthony Burgess

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  21. 21
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    Kurt Vonnegut

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  22. 22
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    often listed H. G. Wells

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  23. 23
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    William Gibson

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  24. 24
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    ranked low on reranks Robert A. Heinlein

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  25. 25
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    Daniel Keyes

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  26. 26
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    Robert A. Heinlein

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  27. 27
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    Larry Niven

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  28. 28
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    Arthur C. Clarke

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  29. 29
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  30. 30
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    Walter M. Miller, Jr.

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  31. 31
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Neal Stephenson

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  32. 32
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    - 21

    added by midnightq2 Robert Louis Stevenson

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  33. 33
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    - 28

    Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

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  34. 34
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    Kurt Vonnegut

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  35. 35
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    - 33

    Carl Sagan

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  36. 36
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    Stephen King

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cormac McCarthy

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  38. 38
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    Dan Simmons

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  39. 39
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Philip K. Dick

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  40. 40
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    - 26

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Stanisław Lem

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  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks Arthur C. Clarke

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  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks Michael Crichton

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  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks Joe Haldeman

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  44. 44
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    - 30

    Kurt Vonnegut

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  45. 45
    + 40
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kim Stanley Robinson

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  46. 46
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    - 23

    Harry Harrison

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  47. 47
    + 35
    - 14

    Frederik Pohl

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  48. 48
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    - 17

    Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

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  49. 49
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    Margaret Atwood

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  50. 50
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Stephen King

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