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Top 100 Novels as voted by ISFDB users

Rank Rating Title Year Author(s)
1 9.60 Gravity's Rainbow 1973 Thomas Pynchon
2 9.54 Lord of Light 1967 Roger Zelazny
3 9.48 The Stars My Destination 1956 Alfred Bester
4 9.33 Fury 1950 Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore
5 9.25 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
6 9.23 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
7 9.21 The Demolished Man 1952 Alfred Bester
8 9.17 The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 1965 Philip K. Dick
9 9.17 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War 2006 Max Brooks
10 9.15 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
11 9.14 The Sheep Look Up 1972 John Brunner
12 9.07 Stand on Zanzibar 1968 John Brunner
13 9.06 More Than Human 1953 Theodore Sturgeon
14 9.05 Flowers for Algernon 1966 Daniel Keyes
15 9.04 Ubik 1969 Philip K. Dick
16 9.03 Nine Princes in Amber 1970 Roger Zelazny
17 9.00 Eye of Cat 1982 Roger Zelazny
18 9.00 Brain Wave 1954 Poul Anderson
19 9.00 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
20 9.00 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
21 9.00 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
22 9.00 Judgment Night 1952 C. L. Moore
23 8.94 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
24 8.94 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
25 8.94 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
26 8.94 Norstrilia 1975 Cordwainer Smith
27 8.93 The Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
28 8.93 A Night in the Lonesome October 1993 Roger Zelazny
29 8.90 The Space Merchants 1953 C. M. Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl
30 8.89 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865 Lewis Carroll
31 8.87 The Handmaid's Tale 1985 Margaret Atwood
32 8.86 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
33 8.86 Lyonesse: The Green Pearl 1985 Jack Vance
34 8.86 The Princess Bride 1973 William Goldman
35 8.85 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
36 8.84 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
37 8.83 Titan 1979 John Varley
38 8.83 Crash 1973 J. G. Ballard
39 8.83 Timescape 1980 Gregory Benford
40 8.82 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1968 Philip K. Dick
41 8.82 At the Mountains of Madness 1936 H. P. Lovecraft
42 8.81 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
43 8.80 A Wizard of Earthsea 1968 Ursula K. Le Guin
44 8.79 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
45 8.78 The Forever War 1975 Joe Haldeman
46 8.76 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
47 8.75 The Player of Games 1988 Iain M. Banks
48 8.75 Brightness Falls from the Air 1985 James Tiptree, Jr.
49 8.74 Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 George Orwell
50 8.72 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
51 8.71 Lyonesse: Madouc 1989 Jack Vance
52 8.70 The Drowned World 1962 J. G. Ballard
53 8.69 The Anubis Gates 1983 Tim Powers
54 8.69 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
55 8.69 Isle of the Dead 1969 Roger Zelazny
56 8.67 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
57 8.67 The Cat Who Walks Through Walls 1985 Robert A. Heinlein
58 8.67 Wasp 1957 Eric Frank Russell
59 8.67 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
60 8.65 Martian Time-Slip 1964 Philip K. Dick
61 8.65 The Dream Master 1966 Roger Zelazny
62 8.64 Anathem 2008 Neal Stephenson
63 8.63 To Your Scattered Bodies Go 1971 Philip Josť Farmer
64 8.62 The Island of Dr. Moreau 1896 H. G. Wells
65 8.62 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
66 8.60 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
67 8.59 The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
68 8.58 The Algebraist 2004 Iain M. Banks
69 8.58 Jack of Shadows 1971 Roger Zelazny
70 8.57 Lyonesse: Suldrun's Garden 1983 Jack Vance
71 8.57 The Eyes of the Overworld 1966 Jack Vance
72 8.57 The Shadow Rising 1992 Robert Jordan
73 8.54 Behold the Man 1969 Michael Moorcock
74 8.53 Cat's Cradle 1963 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
75 8.53 The End of Eternity 1955 Isaac Asimov
76 8.52 Way Station 1963 Clifford D. Simak
77 8.50 Ringworld 1970 Larry Niven
78 8.50 1971 ,
79 8.50 Darwinia 1998 Robert Charles Wilson
80 8.50 Startide Rising 1983 David Brin
81 8.50 The Silver Chair 1953 C. S. Lewis
82 8.49 The Man in the High Castle 1962 Philip K. Dick
83 8.49 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
84 8.46 A Deepness in the Sky 1999 Vernor Vinge
85 8.46 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1979 Douglas Adams
86 8.46 The Two Towers 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
87 8.44 Inverted World 1974 Christopher Priest
88 8.44 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
89 8.43 Orphans of the Sky 1963 Robert A. Heinlein
90 8.43 Revelation Space 2000 Alastair Reynolds
91 8.43 Methuselah's Children 1958 Robert A. Heinlein
92 8.42 A Fire Upon the Deep 1992 Vernor Vinge
93 8.42 Watchmen 1987 Dave Gibbons, Alan Moore
94 8.42 The Name of the Wind 2007 Patrick Rothfuss
95 8.41 The Shadow of the Torturer 1980 Gene Wolfe
96 8.38 Cryptonomicon 1999 Neal Stephenson
97 8.37 Hyperion 1989 Dan Simmons
98 8.33 Look to Windward 2000 Iain M. Banks
99 8.33 Moving Mars 1993 Greg Bear
100 8.33 The Female Man 1975 Joanna Russ

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