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The Best 2010s Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Andy Weir
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    5

    First Published2011

    Published: 2011

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    Stephen King
    26
    8

    First Published2011-11-08

    Genres (Book)Alternate history, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2011

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  • 3
    Hugh Howey
    16
    5

    Published: 2013

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  • 4
    Ernest Cline
    15
    5

    First Published2011-08-16

    Genres (Book)Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2011

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  • 5
    Connie Willis
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    8

    First Published2010

    SubjectsWorld War II, Time travel

    Genres (Book)Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2010

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    N.K. Jemisin
    11
    5

    Published: 2015

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    James S. A. Corey
    9
    4

    First PublishedJan 01 2011

    Genres (Book)Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2011

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  • 8
    Katherine Addison
    5
    3

    Published: 2015

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  • 9
    N.K. Jemisin
    5
    3

    First Published

    Published: 2016

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  • 10
    Emily St. John
    5
    3

    Published: 2014

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    Suzanne Collins
    11
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    First Published2010-08-24

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Utopian and dystopian fiction, Thriller, Young adult literature, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2010

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  • 12
    Adrian Tchaikovsky
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    1

    Published: 2015

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    Brandon Sanderson
    7
    5

    First PublishedMar 04 2014

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2014

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  • 14

    Published: 2010

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    Charlie Jane Anders
    5
    4

    Published: 2016

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    Patrick Rothfuss
    6
    5

    First Published2011-03-01

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Heroic fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2011

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    John Scalzi
    3
    1

    First PublishedJun 05 2012

    Genres (Book)Comic science fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Published: 2012

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    3
    1

    Published: 2016

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  • 19
    Mur Lafferty
    3
    1

    Published: 2017

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  • 20
    Leigh Barbugo
    3
    1

    Published: 2015

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  • 21
    Sabrina Vourvoulias
    3
    1

    Published: 2012

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  • 22
    Matt Haig
    3
    1

    Published: 2013

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  • 23
    Nnedi Okorafor
    3
    1

    First Published

    Published: 2010

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  • 24

    Published: 2017

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  • 25
    Jessica Day George
    3
    1

    Published: 2011

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