Top 100 Novels

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Top 100 Novels as voted by ISFDB users

Rank Rating Title Year Author(s)
1 9.61 Lord of Light 1967 Roger Zelazny
2 9.58 Gravity's Rainbow 1973 Thomas Pynchon
3 9.49 The Stars My Destination 1956 Alfred Bester
4 9.27 The Demolished Man 1952 Alfred Bester
5 9.26 Fury 1950 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore
6 9.20 More Than Human 1953 Theodore Sturgeon
7 9.17 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
8 9.14 Judgment Night 1952 C. L. Moore
9 9.12 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1965 Philip K. Dick
10 9.11 Nine Princes in Amber 1970 Roger Zelazny
11 9.09 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
12 9.08 Stand on Zanzibar 1968 John Brunner
13 9.04 Ubik 1969 Philip K. Dick
14 9.00 Eye of Cat 1982 Roger Zelazny
15 9.00 A Night in the Lonesome October 1993 Roger Zelazny
16 9.00 Flowers for Algernon 1966 Daniel Keyes
17 9.00 Replay 1987 Ken Grimwood
18 8.94 Norstrilia 1975 Cordwainer Smith
19 8.93 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
20 8.92 The Handmaid's Tale 1985 Margaret Atwood
21 8.90 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
22 8.88 At the Mountains of Madness 1936 H. P. Lovecraft
23 8.88 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Philip K. Dick
24 8.88 The Witches of Karres 1966 James H. Schmitz
25 8.88 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
26 8.88 The Space Merchants 1953 Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
27 8.88 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
28 8.87 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
29 8.86 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
30 8.85 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
31 8.83 The Road 2006 Cormac McCarthy
32 8.82 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
33 8.82 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
34 8.79 Isle of the Dead 1969 Roger Zelazny
35 8.78 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
36 8.78 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang 1976 Kate Wilhelm
37 8.78 The Forever War 1975 Joe Haldeman
38 8.75 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
39 8.75 The Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
40 8.74 Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 George Orwell
41 8.73 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
42 8.73 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
43 8.71 Brightness Falls from the Air 1985 James Tiptree, Jr.
44 8.70 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
45 8.69 Cat's Cradle 1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
46 8.67 The Player of Games 1988 Iain M. Banks
47 8.67 To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 Philip Josť Farmer
48 8.67 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
49 8.65 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
50 8.65 The Dream Master 1966 Roger Zelazny
51 8.62 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
52 8.62 Pandora's Star 2004 Peter F. Hamilton
53 8.62 The Snow Queen 1980 Joan D. Vinge
54 8.62 The Great Hunt 1990 Robert Jordan
55 8.62 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
56 8.62 The Name of the Wind 2007 Patrick Rothfuss
57 8.62 Surface Detail 2010 Iain M. Banks
58 8.62 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
59 8.62 The Man in the High Castle 1962 Philip K. Dick
60 8.60 The Anubis Gates 1983 Tim Powers
61 8.58 The Algebraist 2004 Iain M. Banks
62 8.58 Behold the Man 1969 Michael Moorcock
63 8.58 Ringworld 1970 Larry Niven
64 8.57 Inverted World 1974 Christopher Priest
65 8.57 The Drowned World 1962 J. G. Ballard
66 8.57 The End of Eternity 1955 Isaac Asimov
67 8.57 The Shadow Rising 1992 Robert Jordan
68 8.57 Wasp 1957 Eric Frank Russell
69 8.56 Martian Time-Slip 1964 Philip K. Dick
70 8.55 The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
71 8.55 Jack of Shadows 1971 Roger Zelazny
72 8.53 The Shadow of the Torturer 1980 Gene Wolfe
73 8.50 Обитаемый остров? 1971 Борис Стругацкий?, Аркадий Стругацкий?
74 8.50 Lord Foul's Bane 1977 Stephen R. Donaldson
75 8.50 The Eyes of the Overworld 1966 Jack Vance
76 8.50 Darwinia 1998 Robert Charles Wilson
77 8.50 Way Station 1963 Clifford D. Simak
78 8.50 A Time of Changes 1971 Robert Silverberg
79 8.50 The Magician's Nephew 1955 C. S. Lewis
80 8.50 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
81 8.49 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
82 8.46 A Deepness in the Sky 1999 Vernor Vinge
83 8.44 Permutation City 1994 Greg Egan
84 8.44 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Douglas Adams
85 8.43 The Robots of Dawn 1983 Isaac Asimov
86 8.43 Revelation Space 2000 Alastair Reynolds
87 8.43 Anathem 2008 Neal Stephenson
88 8.39 A Fire Upon the Deep 1992 Vernor Vinge
89 8.36 The Female Man 1975 Joanna Russ
90 8.36 The Two Towers 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
91 8.33 A Game of Thrones 1996 George R. R. Martin
92 8.33 Catching Fire 2009 Suzanne Collins
93 8.32 Hyperion 1989 Dan Simmons
94 8.32 Snow Crash 1992 Neal Stephenson
95 8.31 Cryptonomicon 1999 Neal Stephenson
96 8.31 The Puppet Masters 1951 Robert A. Heinlein
97 8.30 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Arthur C. Clarke
98 8.30 Watchmen 1987 Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
99 8.29 The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia 1974 Ursula K. Le Guin
100 8.28 The Gods Themselves 1972 Isaac Asimov

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