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Total Nerd NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books  

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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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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
262 70
Dune is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dune Chronicles Frank Herbert - 4

3
264 73
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

4
275 80
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
183 43
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
171 40
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
I, Robot Isaac Asimov - 16

7
190 52
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
161 47
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury - 7

9
146 41
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
134 35
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

11
129 33
Dragonflight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Dragonflight Anne McCaffrey - 33

12
136 39
Stranger in a Strange Land is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein - 17

13
135 41
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brave New World Aldous Huxley - 9

14
121 34
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
126 37
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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117 33
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - 36

17
132 43
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
American Gods Neil Gaiman - 10

18
105 28
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ringworld Larry Niven - 44

19
96 24
The Forever War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Forever War Joe Haldeman - 56

20
110 33
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
188 78
A Song of Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
A Song of Ice and Fire George R. R. Martin - 5

22
131 46
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Animal Farm George Orwell

23
137 51
The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan - 12

24
104 33
The Belgariad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Belgariad David Eddings - 41

25
116 41
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Stand Stephen King - 25

26
99 31
The Martian Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury - 27

27
105 35
20,000 leagues under the sea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne - 37

28
97 31
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neuromancer William Gibson - 14

29
104 36
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - 19

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84 24
Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke - 49

31
97 33
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stardust Neil Gaiman - 52

32
74 20
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Once and Future King T. H. White - 47

33
78 23
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
76 22
The Chronicles of Amber is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Chronicles of Amber Roger Zelazny - 40

35
101 40
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watership Down Richard Adams - 32

36
110 46
The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss - 18

37
79 26
Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke - 76

38
82 28
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein - 34

39
72 22
The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

40
80 28
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
78 28
The Sandman Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Sandman Series Neil Gaiman - 29

42
88 35
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - 20

43
73 25
Contact is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Contact Carl Sagan - 50

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86 34
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Watchmen Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore - 15

45
101 45
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Dark Tower Series Stephen King - 23

46
81 33
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes - 38

47
92 41
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
79 32
Mistborn: The Final Empire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Mistborn Trilogy Brandon Sanderson - 43

49
66 24
Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - 60

50
88 40
The Way of Kings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson - 71