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

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