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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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1
640 158
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 - 1

2
560 152
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

3
525 146
Dune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frank Herbert - 4

4
555 159
Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Orson Scott Card - 3

5
413 102
Nineteen Eighty-Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George Orwell - 6

6
354 88
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Isaac Asimov - 16

7
357 97
The foundation trilogy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Isaac Asimov - 8

8
344 102
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ray Bradbury - 7

9
307 91
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
William Goldman - 11

10
309 95
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert A. Heinlein - 31

11
280 80
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
H. G. Wells - 36

12
275 78
The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
H. G. Wells - 59

13
288 86
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

14
291 89
Stranger in a Strange Land is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert A. Heinlein - 17

15
287 88
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Aldous Huxley - 9

16
403 155
A Song of Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George R. R. Martin - 5

17
294 98
American Gods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neil Gaiman - 10

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

19
286 96
Animal Farm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George Orwell

20
241 73
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Arthur C. Clarke - 34

21
267 92
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stephen King - 25

22
296 118
The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert Jordan - 12

23
211 71
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Larry Niven - 44

24
212 74
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Jules Verne - 37

25
219 81
Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Mary Shelley - 20

26
222 83
The Belgariad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
David Eddings - 41

27
206 76
The Martian Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ray Bradbury - 27

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

29
223 93
Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Richard Adams - 32

30
181 67
The Riftwar Saga is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
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
Kurt Vonnegut - 19

32
184 72
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Daniel Keyes - 38

33
204 86
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
William Gibson - 14

34
229 103
The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Patrick Rothfuss - 18

35
174 68
The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

36
191 81
Mistborn: The Final Empire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brandon Sanderson - 43

37
185 77
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

38
229 108
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stephen King - 23

39
168 70
The Forever War is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Joe Haldeman - 56

40
165 69
Small Gods is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Terry Pratchett - 57

41
162 67
Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert E. Howard - 68

42
195 91
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Margaret Atwood - 22

43
155 64
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
T. H. White - 47

44
212 107
The Silmarillion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
J. R. R. Tolkien - 46

45
160 71
Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Arthur C. Clarke - 49

46
160 72
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert A. Heinlein - 34

47
156 70
Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neil Gaiman - 48

48
152 69
Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
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
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
Ursula K. Le Guin - 45