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Top 100 Novels as voted by ISFDB users

Rank Rating Title Year Author(s)
1 9.88 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865 Lewis Carroll
2 9.60 Gravity's Rainbow 1973 Thomas Pynchon
3 9.54 Lord of Light 1967 Roger Zelazny
4 9.46 The Stars My Destination 1956 Alfred Bester
5 9.33 Macroscope 1969 Piers Anthony
6 9.33 The Sheep Look Up 1972 John Brunner
7 9.30 Fury 1950 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore
8 9.19 The Demolished Man 1952 Alfred Bester
9 9.17 Lyonesse: The Green Pearl 1985 Jack Vance
10 9.17 Lyonesse: Madouc 1989 Jack Vance
11 9.17 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
12 9.14 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 1952 C. S. Lewis
13 9.12 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1965 Philip K. Dick
14 9.09 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
15 9.07 Stand on Zanzibar 1968 John Brunner
16 9.06 More Than Human 1953 Theodore Sturgeon
17 9.04 Ubik 1969 Philip K. Dick
18 9.03 Nine Princes in Amber 1970 Roger Zelazny
19 9.00 Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden 1983 Jack Vance
20 9.00 Eye of Cat 1982 Roger Zelazny
21 9.00 Brain Wave 1954 Poul Anderson
22 9.00 Flowers for Algernon 1966 Daniel Keyes
23 9.00 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
24 9.00 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
25 8.94 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
26 8.94 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
27 8.94 Norstrilia 1975 Cordwainer Smith
28 8.93 A Night in the Lonesome October 1993 Roger Zelazny
29 8.90 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
30 8.89 A Wizard of Earthsea 1968 Ursula K. Le Guin
31 8.88 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
32 8.88 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
33 8.88 Judgment Night 1952 C. L. Moore
34 8.87 The Handmaid's Tale 1985 Margaret Atwood
35 8.86 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
36 8.86 The Princess Bride 1973 William Goldman
37 8.86 The Martian 2012 Andy Weir
38 8.85 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
39 8.85 The Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
40 8.85 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Philip K. Dick
41 8.84 At the Mountains of Madness 1936 H. P. Lovecraft
42 8.83 Titan 1979 John Varley
43 8.83 Timescape 1980 Gregory Benford
44 8.82 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
45 8.79 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
46 8.78 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
47 8.78 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
48 8.78 The Space Merchants 1953 C. M. Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl
49 8.78 The Forever War 1975 Joe Haldeman
50 8.75 The Player of Games 1988 Iain M. Banks
51 8.75 The Magician's Nephew 1955 C. S. Lewis
52 8.74 Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 George Orwell
53 8.71 Brightness Falls from the Air 1985 James Tiptree, Jr.
54 8.69 The Anubis Gates 1983 Tim Powers
55 8.69 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
56 8.69 Cat's Cradle 1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
57 8.68 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
58 8.67 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
59 8.67 The Drowned World 1962 J. G. Ballard
60 8.67 The Cat Who Walks Through Walls 1985 Robert A. Heinlein
61 8.67 Wasp 1957 Eric Frank Russell
62 8.67 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
63 8.67 Prentice Alvin 1989 Orson Scott Card
64 8.65 Martian Time-Slip 1964 Philip K. Dick
65 8.65 The Dream Master 1966 Roger Zelazny
66 8.64 Anathem 2008 Neal Stephenson
67 8.63 To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 Philip Josť Farmer
68 8.62 The End of Eternity 1955 Isaac Asimov
69 8.62 The Island of Dr. Moreau 1896 H. G. Wells
70 8.62 The Great Hunt 1990 Robert Jordan
71 8.62 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
72 8.60 The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
73 8.60 Isle of the Dead 1969 Roger Zelazny
74 8.58 The Algebraist 2004 Iain M. Banks
75 8.57 The Eyes of the Overworld 1966 Jack Vance
76 8.57 The Shadow Rising 1992 Robert Jordan
77 8.56 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
78 8.55 Jack of Shadows 1971 Roger Zelazny
79 8.54 Behold the Man 1969 Michael Moorcock
80 8.52 Way Station 1963 Clifford D. Simak
81 8.50 Orphans of the Sky 1963 Robert A. Heinlein
82 8.50 Bellwether 1996 Connie Willis
83 8.50 Inverted World 1974 Christopher Priest
84 8.50 1971 ,
85 8.50 Out of the Silent Planet 1938 C. S. Lewis
86 8.50 Darwinia 1998 Robert Charles Wilson
87 8.50 The Name of the Wind 2007 Patrick Rothfuss
88 8.50 The Silver Chair 1953 C. S. Lewis
89 8.49 The Man in the High Castle 1962 Philip K. Dick
90 8.46 A Deepness in the Sky 1999 Vernor Vinge
91 8.46 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Douglas Adams
92 8.46 The Two Towers 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
93 8.45 Ringworld 1970 Larry Niven
94 8.45 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
95 8.45 Watchmen 1987 Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore
96 8.44 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
97 8.43 Revelation Space 2000 Alastair Reynolds
98 8.43 Methuselah's Children 1958 Robert A. Heinlein
99 8.43 A Time of Changes 1971 Robert Silverberg
100 8.42 A Fire Upon the Deep 1992 Vernor Vinge

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