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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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581 146
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
528 139
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

3
493 134
Dune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dune Chronicles Frank Herbert - 4

4
518 147
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
386 96
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
331 81
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
I, Robot Isaac Asimov - 16

7
334 93
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
315 98
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury - 7

9
292 89
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Starship Troopers Robert A. Heinlein - 31

10
273 79
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

11
284 85
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Princess Bride William Goldman - 11

12
261 73
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - 36

13
257 74
The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells - 59

14
267 82
Dragonflight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey - 33

The Best Dystopian and Near Future Movies

15
380 147
A Song of Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin - 5

16
268 85
Stranger in a Strange Land is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein - 17

17
268 85
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brave New World Aldous Huxley - 9

18
281 95
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
American Gods Neil Gaiman - 10

19
231 69
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke - 34

20
268 95
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Animal Farm George Orwell

21
251 88
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Stand Stephen King - 25

The Scariest Novels of All Time

22
283 113
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
213 72
20,000 leagues under the sea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne - 37

24
203 68
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ringworld Larry Niven - 44

25
198 70
The Martian Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury - 27

26
204 74
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - 20

27
211 80
The Belgariad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Belgariad David Eddings - 41

28
207 80
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stardust Neil Gaiman - 52

The Best Space Movies

29
211 88
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watership Down Richard Adams - 32

30
174 64
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
188 77
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
220 99
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
192 81
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neuromancer William Gibson - 14

34
167 66
The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

35
219 102
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Dark Tower Series Stephen King - 23

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

36
191 83
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - 19

37
170 69
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes - 38

38
174 73
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

39
162 66
Small Gods is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Small Gods Terry Pratchett - 57

40
159 67
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
152 63
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
185 87
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood - 22

The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

43
156 67
Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman - 48

44
150 63
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Once and Future King T. H. White - 47

45
202 101
The Silmarillion is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Silmarillion J. R. R. Tolkien - 46

46
150 65
Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - 60

47
153 69
Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke - 49

48
153 70
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein - 34

49
147 66
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
146 66
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