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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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317 86
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

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2
275 72
Dune is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dune Chronicles Frank Herbert - 4

3
279 78
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

4
288 84
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
191 45
The foundation trilogy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 8

6
176 42
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
I, Robot Isaac Asimov - 16

7
201 55
Nineteen Eighty-Four is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell - 6

8
145 36
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

9
169 50
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury - 7

10
139 37
Dragonflight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey - 33

11
153 45
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein - 31

12
149 44
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brave New World Aldous Huxley - 9

13
145 42
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
131 37
The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells - 59

15
137 41
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Princess Bride William Goldman - 11

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16
119 35
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke - 34

17
124 38
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - 36

18
137 47
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
American Gods Neil Gaiman - 10

19
202 86
A Song of Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin - 5

20
116 36
The Belgariad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Belgariad David Eddings - 41

21
108 32
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ringworld Larry Niven - 44

22
147 55
The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan - 12

23
140 51
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Animal Farm George Orwell

24
107 34
The Martian Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury - 27

25
111 37
20,000 leagues under the sea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne - 37

26
97 29
The Forever War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Forever War Joe Haldeman - 56

27
115 40
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - 19

28
125 47
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Stand Stephen King - 25

29
105 36
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stardust Neil Gaiman - 52

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30
80 21
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Once and Future King T. H. White - 47

31
123 48
The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss - 18

32
102 35
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neuromancer William Gibson - 14

33
87 26
The Riftwar Saga is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Riftwar Saga Raymond E. Feist - 66

34
87 28
Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke - 49

35
85 28
Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke - 76

36
88 31
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein - 34

37
79 26
The Chronicles of Amber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny - 40

38
78 26
The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

39
106 45
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watership Down Richard Adams - 32

40
83 30
The Left Hand of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin - 45

41
93 37
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watchmen Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore - 15

42
110 49
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Dark Tower Series Stephen King - 23

43
95 39
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - 20

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44
86 35
Mistborn: The Final Empire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Mistborn Trilogy Brandon Sanderson - 43

45
77 29
Contact is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Contact Carl Sagan - 50

46
82 33
The Sandman Series is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Sandman Series Neil Gaiman - 29

47
100 46
The Silmarillion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien - 46

48
85 36
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes - 38

49
72 27
Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - 60

50
74 30
Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman - 48