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The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels  

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List Rules Vote up the best science fiction and fantasy novels that were published between 2010 and 2019.

The best science fiction books 2010s and the best fantasy books 2010s include literature for both young adults and veteran readers. Before the decade closes out, check out the best of the 2000s. Then, be sure to vote up your favorite sci-fi and fantasy books from the past ten years.

Perhaps no genre became as successful as fantasy this century. Thanks to both the Harry Potter series and A Song of Ice and Fire series, all things wizards, dragons, and magic saw a huge boost in popularity. And while it would be tough to top the success of JK Rowling and George RR Martin, several fantasy authors like Brandon Sanderson, with his The Stormlight Archive Series, have helped carry the genre. Sanderson's series should see even more success following a planned feature film for his acclaimed novel The Way of Kings.

A familiar horror name made the best of list of 2010s sci fi books. Stephen King’s 2011 time travel novel 11/23/63 was intriguing enough that it was turned into a Hulu miniseries starring James Franco. Cinema fans may also notice one impressive science fiction novel called The Martian, which was adapted into a successful feature film starring Matt Damon in 2015.

What are the best fantasy books 2010s? How about the best sci fi novels 2010s? Be sure to vote up all your favorites. 

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11/22/63 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Stephen King

Published: 2011

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The Martian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Andy Weir

Published: 2011

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Mockingjay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Suzanne Collins

Published: 2010

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Ready Player One is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Ernest Cline

Published: 2011

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Connie Willis

Published: 2010

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Leviathan Wakes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
James S. A. Corey

Published: 2011

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The Fifth Season is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
N.K. Jemisin

Published: 2015

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The Goblin Emperor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Katherine Addison

Published: 2015

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Wool is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Hugh Howey

Published: 2013

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Throne of the Crescent Moon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Saladin Ahmed

Published: 2012

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The Desert Spear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Peter V. Brett

Published: 2010

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All Systems Red is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Martha Wells

Published: 2017

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The Girl with All the Gifts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Mike Carey

Published: 2014

 

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The Abyss Surrounds Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Emily Skrutskie

Published: 2016

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An Ember in the Ashes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Sabaa Tahir

Published: 2015

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Binti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Nnedi Okorafor

Published: 2015

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Six Wakes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Mur Lafferty

Published: 2017

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The Obelisk Gate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
N.K. Jemisin

Published: 2016

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The First Fifteen Lives of Har... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Claire North

Published: 2017

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Ink is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Sabrina Vourvoulias

Published: 2012

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The Humans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Matt Haig

Published: 2013

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Station Eleven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Emily St. John

Published: 2014

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Red Rising is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Pierce Brown

Published: 2014

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Who Fears Death is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Nnedi Okorafor

Published: 2010

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Ancillary Justice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels
Ann Leckie

Published: 2013