The Best Carl Sagan Books

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Carl Sagan Books
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Vote for the Carl Sagan books you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

Behold a list of the best Carl Sagan books as ranked by voracious readers and science nerds just like you. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Carl Sagan is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Sagan is known for bringing science into the homes of America with his science writing (both fiction and non-fiction), and is highly recognizable as the host and narrator of the television series Cosmos as well.

If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite books below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for Space enthusiasts who want to know which Sagan books they should start reading first. List includes books like Contact, The Dragons of Eden, and many more. What are Carl Sagan's best works? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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  • The Demon-Haunted World
    51 votes
    • First Published: 1995
    • Subjects: Science
    • Genres (Book): Mathematics, Fiction, Science
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Cosmos
    Carl Sagan
    45 votes
    • First Published: 1980
    • Subjects: Cosmology, Science, Astronomy
    • Genres (Book): Mathematics, Popular science, Science
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Dragons of Eden
    22 votes
    • First Published: 1977
    • Subjects: Philosophy, Consciousness, Evolution, Cognitive psychology, Psychology
    • Genres (Book): Non-fiction, Mathematics, Science
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Contact
    Carl Sagan
    21 votes
    • First Published: 1985-09
    • Subjects: Adventure, Exploration, First contact, Search for extraterrestrial intelligence
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Pale Blue Dot
    Carl Sagan
    29 votes
    • First Published: 1994
    • Subjects: Technology, Astrophysics, Aeronautics, Cosmology, Popular science
    • Genres (Book): Mathematics, Fiction, Science, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
    Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
    15 votes
    • First Published: 1993-09-07