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What are the top 100 science-fiction and fantasy books ever written? This is an argument that will go on until the end of time with buffs of both these genres. NPR came up with their list of the Best 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books. So, do you agree with the choices? Was there a book left off? Vote for the scifi and fantasy books that you believe are the absolute best. Add any shows that you believe deserve votes, and of course, feel free to re-rank this list of books in the order you think is correct.

Many of the books listed here are classics. Most people can agree that The Lord of the Rings, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire are amazing works of literature and considered not only some of  the best science fiction books, but maybe the best books ever.

Here is your chance to vote for your favorite science fiction and fantasy book and you can rerank these books as feel you deem to be correct. There are plenty of great options to choose from so vote and rerank to go along with your own opinion.
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560 140
The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy J. R. R. Tolkien - 1

2
507 133
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

3
483 125
Dune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dune Chronicles Frank Herbert - 4

4
506 139
Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 3

5
375 91
Nineteen Eighty-Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell - 6

6
324 75
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
I, Robot Isaac Asimov - 16

7
329 87
The foundation trilogy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 8

8
310 90
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury - 7

9
252 65
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - 36

10
284 84
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein - 31

11
265 74
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

12
272 79
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Princess Bride William Goldman - 11

13
265 77
Stranger in a Strange Land is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein - 17

14
263 76
Dragonflight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey - 33

The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant

15
249 70
The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells - 59

16
259 78
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brave New World Aldous Huxley - 9

17
228 64
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke - 34

18
365 142
A Song of Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin - 5

19
271 90
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
American Gods Neil Gaiman - 10

20
260 90
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Animal Farm George Orwell

21
277 106
The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan - 12

The Scariest Novels of All Time

22
209 68
20,000 leagues under the sea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne - 37

23
237 86
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Stand Stephen King - 25

24
198 63
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ringworld Larry Niven - 44

25
198 68
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - 20

26
208 75
The Belgariad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Belgariad David Eddings - 41

27
193 66
The Martian Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury - 27

28
201 78
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stardust Neil Gaiman - 52

The Best Alien Invasion Movies

29
171 59
The Riftwar Saga is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Riftwar Saga Raymond E. Feist - 66

30
206 84
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watership Down Richard Adams - 32

31
185 72
Mistborn: The Final Empire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Mistborn Trilogy Brandon Sanderson - 43

32
216 93
The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss - 18

33
187 76
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neuromancer William Gibson - 14

34
167 65
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes - 38

35
163 63
The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

The Best Books Written Under Pen Names

36
212 97
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Dark Tower Series Stephen King - 23

37
159 62
Small Gods is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Small Gods Terry Pratchett - 57

38
167 68
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

39
184 80
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - 19

40
157 64
The Forever War is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Forever War Joe Haldeman - 56

41
149 60
Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard - 68

42
149 60
Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - 60

Amazing Real-Life Superhero Gadgets & Powers

43
181 83
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood - 22

44
199 96
The Silmarillion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien - 46

45
152 63
Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman - 48

46
152 63
Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke - 49

47
145 62
The Chronicles of Amber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny - 40

48
144 62
Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke - 76

49
144 62
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Once and Future King T. H. White - 47

50
149 67
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein - 34