Top 100 Novels

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Top 100 Novels as voted by ISFDB users

Rank Rating Title Year Author(s)
1 9.6 Lord of Light 1967 Roger Zelazny
2 9.6 Gravity's Rainbow 1973 Thomas Pynchon
3 9.5 The Stars My Destination 1956 Alfred Bester
4 9.3 Fury 1950 Henry Kuttner C. L. Moore
5 9.2 The Demolished Man 1952 Alfred Bester
6 9.2 Nine Princes in Amber 1970 Roger Zelazny
7 9.2 More Than Human 1953 Theodore Sturgeon
8 9.1 Judgment Night 1952 C. L. Moore
9 9.1 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1965 Philip K. Dick
10 9.1 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
11 9.1 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
12 9.1 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
13 9.0 Ubik 1969 Philip K. Dick
14 9.0 Stand on Zanzibar 1968 John Brunner
15 9.0 A Night in the Lonesome October 1993 Roger Zelazny
16 9.0 The Handmaid's Tale 1985 Margaret Atwood
17 9.0 Eye of Cat 1982 Roger Zelazny
18 8.9 Norstrilia 1975 Cordwainer Smith
19 8.9 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Philip K. Dick
20 8.9 At the Mountains of Madness 1936 H. P. Lovecraft
21 8.9 Flowers for Algernon 1966 Daniel Keyes
22 8.9 The Female Man 1975 Joanna Russ
23 8.9 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
24 8.9 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
25 8.9 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
26 8.9 The Space Merchants 1953 Frederik Pohl C. M. Kornbluth
27 8.9 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
28 8.9 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
29 8.8 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
30 8.8 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
31 8.8 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
32 8.8 The Island of Dr. Moreau 1896 H. G. Wells
33 8.8 Isle of the Dead 1969 Roger Zelazny
34 8.8 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang 1976 Kate Wilhelm
35 8.8 The Forever War 1975 Joe Haldeman
36 8.8 The Man in the High Castle 1962 Philip K. Dick
37 8.8 The Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle
38 8.8 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
39 8.7 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
40 8.7 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
41 8.7 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
42 8.7 The Witches of Karres 1966 James H. Schmitz
43 8.7 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
44 8.7 Brightness Falls from the Air 1985 James Tiptree, Jr.
45 8.7 Martian Time-Slip 1964 Philip K. Dick
46 8.7 To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 Philip José Farmer
47 8.7 Cat's Cradle 1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
48 8.7 The Drowned World 1962 J. G. Ballard
49 8.7 Way Station 1963 Clifford D. Simak
50 8.6 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
51 8.6 The Dream Master 1966 Roger Zelazny
52 8.6 The Algebraist 2004 Iain M. Banks
53 8.6 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
54 8.6 The Snow Queen 1980 Joan D. Vinge
55 8.6 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
56 8.6 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
57 8.6 Pandora's Star 2004 Peter F. Hamilton
58 8.6 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
59 8.6 Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 George Orwell
60 8.6 Startide Rising 1983 David Brin
61 8.6 A Dance with Dragons 2011 George R. R. Martin
62 8.6 Behold the Man 1969 Michael Moorcock
63 8.6 Ringworld 1970 Larry Niven
64 8.6 Wasp 1957 Eric Frank Russell
65 8.6 Inverted World 1974 Christopher Priest
66 8.6 The End of Eternity 1955 Isaac Asimov
67 8.6 Surface Detail 2010 Iain M. Banks
68 8.5 Jack of Shadows 1971 Roger Zelazny
69 8.5 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
70 8.5 The Shadow of the Torturer 1980 Gene Wolfe
71 8.5 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
72 8.5 A Time of Changes 1971 Robert Silverberg
73 8.5 The Eyes of the Overworld 1966 Jack Vance
74 8.5 Darwinia 1998 Robert Charles Wilson
75 8.5 Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus 1818 Mary Shelley
76 8.5 Revelation Space 2000 Alastair Reynolds
77 8.5 Обитаемый островQuestion mark 1971 Борис СтругацкийQuestion mark Аркадий СтругацкийQuestion mark
78 8.5 The Player of Games 1988 Iain M. Banks
79 8.5 A Deepness in the Sky 1999 Vernor Vinge
80 8.5 The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
81 8.4 Permutation City 1994 Greg Egan
82 8.4 The Anubis Gates 1983 Tim Powers
83 8.4 The Robots of Dawn 1983 Isaac Asimov
84 8.4 The Great Hunt 1990 Robert Jordan
85 8.4 Anathem 2008 Neal Stephenson
86 8.4 Wyrd Sisters 1988 Terry Pratchett
87 8.4 Wild Seed 1980 Octavia E. Butler
88 8.4 Methuselah's Children 1958 Robert A. Heinlein
89 8.4 Catching Fire 2009 Suzanne Collins
90 8.4 Kraken: An Anatomy 2010 China Miéville
91 8.4 A Fire Upon the Deep 1992 Vernor Vinge
92 8.3 The Shadow Rising 1992 Robert Jordan
93 8.3 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Douglas Adams
94 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Arthur C. Clarke
95 8.3 Snow Crash 1992 Neal Stephenson
96 8.3 Cryptonomicon 1999 Neal Stephenson
97 8.3 Watchmen 1987 Alan Moore Dave Gibbons
98 8.3 Look to Windward 2000 Iain M. Banks
99 8.3 The Gods Themselves 1972 Isaac Asimov
100 8.3 The Naked Sun 1957 Isaac Asimov

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