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 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
10 9.1 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
11 9.1 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
12 9.1 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1965 Philip K. Dick
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 Flowers for Algernon 1966 Daniel Keyes
17 9.0 Eye of Cat 1982 Roger Zelazny
18 8.9 Norstrilia 1975 Cordwainer Smith
19 8.9 The Handmaid's Tale 1985 Margaret Atwood
20 8.9 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
21 8.9 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
22 8.9 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Philip K. Dick
23 8.9 The Space Merchants 1953 Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
24 8.9 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
25 8.9 At the Mountains of Madness 1936 H. P. Lovecraft
26 8.9 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
27 8.9 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
28 8.8 The Road 2006 Cormac McCarthy
29 8.8 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
30 8.8 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
31 8.8 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
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 Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
37 8.8 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
38 8.8 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
39 8.7 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
40 8.7 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
41 8.7 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
42 8.7 The Witches of Karres 1966 James H. Schmitz
43 8.7 Brightness Falls from the Air 1985 James Tiptree, Jr.
44 8.7 Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 George Orwell
45 8.7 Cat's Cradle 1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
46 8.7 To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 Philip José Farmer
47 8.7 Way Station 1963 Clifford D. Simak
48 8.6 The Dream Master 1966 Roger Zelazny
49 8.6 The Algebraist 2004 Iain M. Banks
50 8.6 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
51 8.6 The Snow Queen 1980 Joan D. Vinge
52 8.6 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
53 8.6 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
54 8.6 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
55 8.6 Pandora's Star 2004 Peter F. Hamilton
56 8.6 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
57 8.6 The Man in the High Castle 1962 Philip K. Dick
58 8.6 Startide Rising 1983 David Brin
59 8.6 A Dance with Dragons 2011 George R. R. Martin
60 8.6 Behold the Man 1969 Michael Moorcock
61 8.6 Ringworld 1970 Larry Niven
62 8.6 Wasp 1957 Eric Frank Russell
63 8.6 Inverted World 1974 Christopher Priest
64 8.6 The End of Eternity 1955 Isaac Asimov
65 8.6 The Drowned World 1962 J. G. Ballard
66 8.6 Surface Detail 2010 Iain M. Banks
67 8.6 Martian Time-Slip 1964 Philip K. Dick
68 8.5 Jack of Shadows 1971 Roger Zelazny
69 8.5 The Shadow of the Torturer 1980 Gene Wolfe
70 8.5 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
71 8.5 A Time of Changes 1971 Robert Silverberg
72 8.5 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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 Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
79 8.5 The Player of Games 1988 Iain M. Banks
80 8.5 A Deepness in the Sky 1999 Vernor Vinge
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 The Name of the Wind 2007 Patrick Rothfuss
86 8.4 Anathem 2008 Neal Stephenson
87 8.4 Wyrd Sisters 1988 Terry Pratchett
88 8.4 Wild Seed 1980 Octavia E. Butler
89 8.4 Methuselah's Children 1958 Robert A. Heinlein
90 8.4 Kraken: An Anatomy 2010 China Miéville
91 8.4 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Douglas Adams
92 8.4 A Fire Upon the Deep 1992 Vernor Vinge
93 8.4 The Female Man 1975 Joanna Russ
94 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Arthur C. Clarke
95 8.3 The Shadow Rising 1992 Robert Jordan
96 8.3 Catching Fire 2009 Suzanne Collins
97 8.3 Snow Crash 1992 Neal Stephenson
98 8.3 The Puppet Masters 1951 Robert A. Heinlein
99 8.3 Cryptonomicon 1999 Neal Stephenson
100 8.3 The Two Towers 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien

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