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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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632 157
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
557 148
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

3
520 143
Dune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dune Chronicles Frank Herbert - 4

4
550 158
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
411 101
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
352 88
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
I, Robot Isaac Asimov - 16

7
353 97
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
341 101
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury - 7

9
304 90
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Princess Bride William Goldman - 11

10
307 94
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
278 80
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - 36

12
273 78
The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells - 59

13
287 86
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

14
288 89
Stranger in a Strange Land is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein - 17

15
285 88
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brave New World Aldous Huxley - 9

16
398 154
A Song of Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin - 5

17
294 97
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
American Gods Neil Gaiman - 10

18
275 89
Dragonflight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey - 33

19
284 96
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Animal Farm George Orwell

20
238 73
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke - 34

21
264 92
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Stand Stephen King - 25

22
293 118
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
208 71
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ringworld Larry Niven - 44

24
208 74
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne - 37

25
217 81
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - 20

26
220 83
The Belgariad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Belgariad David Eddings - 41

27
204 76
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
211 82
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stardust Neil Gaiman - 52

29
222 91
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watership Down Richard Adams - 32

30
180 67
The Riftwar Saga is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Riftwar Saga Raymond E. Feist - 66

31
206 86
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - 19

32
204 85
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neuromancer William Gibson - 14

33
182 72
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes - 38

34
226 102
The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss - 18

35
185 75
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

36
173 68
The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

37
229 107
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Dark Tower Series Stephen King - 23

38
190 81
Mistborn: The Final Empire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Mistborn Trilogy Brandon Sanderson - 43

39
165 69
Small Gods is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Small Gods Terry Pratchett - 57

40
195 91
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood - 22

41
165 70
The Forever War is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Forever War Joe Haldeman - 56

42
159 67
Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Conan the Barbarian Robert E. Howard - 68

43
154 64
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Once and Future King T. H. White - 47

44
211 107
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
158 71
Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke - 49

46
156 70
Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman - 48

47
158 72
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein - 34

48
152 69
Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - 60

49
149 69
The Chronicles of Amber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny - 40

50
150 70
The Left Hand of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Left Hand of Darkness Ursula K. Le Guin - 45