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 9.53 The Stars My Destination 1956 Alfred Bester
4 9.26 Fury 1950 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore
5 9.24 The Demolished Man 1952 Alfred Bester
6 9.20 More Than Human 1953 Theodore Sturgeon
7 9.19 Nine Princes in Amber 1970 Roger Zelazny
8 9.14 Judgment Night 1952 C. L. Moore
9 9.09 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
10 9.09 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
11 9.06 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1965 Philip K. Dick
12 9.04 Ubik 1969 Philip K. Dick
13 9.00 Eye of Cat 1982 Roger Zelazny
14 9.00 A Night in the Lonesome October 1993 Roger Zelazny
15 9.00 Flowers for Algernon 1966 Daniel Keyes
16 9.00 Stand on Zanzibar 1968 John Brunner
17 8.94 Norstrilia 1975 Cordwainer Smith
18 8.92 The Handmaid's Tale 1985 Margaret Atwood
19 8.90 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
20 8.89 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
21 8.88 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Philip K. Dick
22 8.88 At the Mountains of Madness 1936 H. P. Lovecraft
23 8.88 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
24 8.88 The Space Merchants 1953 Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
25 8.88 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
26 8.87 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
27 8.86 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
28 8.85 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
29 8.83 The Road 2006 Cormac McCarthy
30 8.82 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
31 8.82 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
32 8.79 Isle of the Dead 1969 Roger Zelazny
33 8.78 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang 1976 Kate Wilhelm
34 8.78 The Forever War 1975 Joe Haldeman
35 8.75 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
36 8.75 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
37 8.75 The Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
38 8.73 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
39 8.73 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
40 8.72 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
41 8.71 The Witches of Karres 1966 James H. Schmitz
42 8.71 Brightness Falls from the Air 1985 James Tiptree, Jr.
43 8.70 Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 George Orwell
44 8.69 Cat's Cradle 1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
45 8.67 To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 Philip Josť Farmer
46 8.65 Way Station 1963 Clifford D. Simak
47 8.65 The Dream Master 1966 Roger Zelazny
48 8.64 The Algebraist 2004 Iain M. Banks
49 8.62 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
50 8.62 Pandora's Star 2004 Peter F. Hamilton
51 8.62 The Snow Queen 1980 Joan D. Vinge
52 8.62 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
53 8.62 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
54 8.62 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
55 8.62 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
56 8.62 The Man in the High Castle 1962 Philip K. Dick
57 8.58 Behold the Man 1969 Michael Moorcock
58 8.58 Ringworld 1970 Larry Niven
59 8.57 Inverted World 1974 Christopher Priest
60 8.57 The Drowned World 1962 J. G. Ballard
61 8.57 The End of Eternity 1955 Isaac Asimov
62 8.57 Wasp 1957 Eric Frank Russell
63 8.57 Surface Detail 2010 Iain M. Banks
64 8.56 Martian Time-Slip 1964 Philip K. Dick
65 8.55 Jack of Shadows 1971 Roger Zelazny
66 8.53 The Shadow of the Torturer 1980 Gene Wolfe
67 8.50 Revelation Space 2000 Alastair Reynolds
68 8.50 Обитаемый островQuestion mark 1971 Борис СтругацкийQuestion mark, Аркадий СтругацкийQuestion mark
69 8.50 The Eyes of the Overworld 1966 Jack Vance
70 8.50 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
71 8.50 Darwinia 1998 Robert Charles Wilson
72 8.50 Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus 1818 Mary Shelley
73 8.50 A Time of Changes 1971 Robert Silverberg
74 8.50 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
75 8.49 The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
76 8.47 The Player of Games 1988 Iain M. Banks
77 8.46 A Deepness in the Sky 1999 Vernor Vinge
78 8.44 Permutation City 1994 Greg Egan
79 8.44 The Anubis Gates 1983 Tim Powers
80 8.43 The Robots of Dawn 1983 Isaac Asimov
81 8.43 The Great Hunt 1990 Robert Jordan
82 8.43 The Name of the Wind 2007 Patrick Rothfuss
83 8.43 Anathem 2008 Neal Stephenson
84 8.39 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Douglas Adams
85 8.39 A Fire Upon the Deep 1992 Vernor Vinge
86 8.36 The Female Man 1975 Joanna Russ
87 8.34 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Arthur C. Clarke
88 8.33 The Shadow Rising 1992 Robert Jordan
89 8.33 Catching Fire 2009 Suzanne Collins
90 8.32 Snow Crash 1992 Neal Stephenson
91 8.31 Cryptonomicon 1999 Neal Stephenson
92 8.31 The Puppet Masters 1951 Robert A. Heinlein
93 8.30 The Two Towers 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
94 8.30 Watchmen 1987 Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
95 8.29 Look to Windward 2000 Iain M. Banks
96 8.29 The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia 1974 Ursula K. Le Guin
97 8.28 The Gods Themselves 1972 Isaac Asimov
98 8.27 Spin 2005 Robert Charles Wilson
99 8.27 The Naked Sun 1957 Isaac Asimov
100 8.26 Hyperion 1989 Dan Simmons

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