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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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284 83
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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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

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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Time Machine H. G. Wells - 36

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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

The Best Space Movies

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frankenstein Mary Shelley - 20

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne - 37

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

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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

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

The Best Fantasy & Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Instant

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

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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

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

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Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut - 19

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The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Kingkiller Chronicle Patrick Rothfuss - 18

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Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes - 38

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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

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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

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The Mists of Avalon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley - 42

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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

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood - 22

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

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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

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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

Amazing Real-Life Superhero Gadgets & Powers

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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

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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

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Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman - 48

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Childhood's End is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Childhood's End Arthur C. Clarke - 49

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Going Postal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Going Postal Terry Pratchett - 60

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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

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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

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Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke - 76