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NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 28.3k votes 1.9k voters 23.8k views 99 items

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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
J. R. R. Tolkien
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The Hitchhiker's Guide t... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
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Dune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frank Herbert
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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Orson Scott Card
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Nineteen Eighty-Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George Orwell
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I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Isaac Asimov
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The foundation trilogy ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Isaac Asimov
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A Song of Ice and Fire ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George R. R. Martin
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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ray Bradbury
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
William Goldman
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Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Aldous Huxley
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Do Androids Dream of Ele... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
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Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert A. Heinlein
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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
H. G. Wells
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American Gods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neil Gaiman
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Stranger in a Strange La... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert A. Heinlein
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The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
H. G. Wells
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Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George Orwell
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The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert Jordan
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The Stand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stephen King
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Dragonflight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Anne McCaffrey
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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Arthur C. Clarke
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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Mary Shelley
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The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Patrick Rothfuss
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Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Larry Niven
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