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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
643 159
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
564 152
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

3
528 146
Dune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Frank Herbert - 4

4
556 159
Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Orson Scott Card - 3

5
416 102
Nineteen Eighty-Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
George Orwell - 6

6
355 89
I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Isaac Asimov - 16

7
358 98
The foundation trilogy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Isaac Asimov - 8

8
346 104
Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ray Bradbury - 7

9
310 91
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
William Goldman - 11

10
282 81
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
H. G. Wells - 36

11
310 96
Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert A. Heinlein - 31

12
291 86
Do Androids Dream of Electric ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

13
276 79
The War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
H. G. Wells - 59

14
292 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
290 89
Brave New World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Aldous Huxley - 9

16
407 155
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
296 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
287 97
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
269 92
The Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stephen King - 25

22
297 118
The Wheel of Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Robert Jordan - 12

23
212 72
Ringworld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Larry Niven - 44

24
213 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
220 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
208 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
224 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
231 103
The Name of the Wind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Patrick Rothfuss - 18

32
205 86
Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
William Gibson - 14

33
184 72
Flowers for Algernon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Daniel Keyes - 38

34
206 87
Slaughterhouse-Five is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Kurt Vonnegut - 19

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
231 108
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark T... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Stephen King - 23

37
191 81
Mistborn: The Final Empire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Brandon Sanderson - 43

38
186 78
Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

39
169 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
157 64
The Once and Future King is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
T. H. White - 47

43
196 93
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Margaret Atwood - 22

44
213 108
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
151 70
The Left Hand of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Ursula K. Le Guin - 45

50
151 70
Rendezvous with Rama is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Arthur C. Clarke - 76