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 9.17 Creatures of Light and Darkness 1969 Roger Zelazny
9 9.14 Judgment Night 1952 C. L. Moore
10 9.09 The Left Hand of Darkness 1969 Ursula K. Le Guin
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 8.91 Dune 1965 Frank Herbert
20 8.90 Roadmarks 1979 Roger Zelazny
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 The Witches of Karres 1966 James H. Schmitz
24 8.88 This Immortal 1966 Roger Zelazny
25 8.88 The Space Merchants 1953 Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
26 8.88 Sarah Canary 1991 Karen Joy Fowler
27 8.87 A Canticle for Leibowitz 1959 Walter M. Miller, Jr.
28 8.86 Use of Weapons 1990 Iain M. Banks
29 8.85 Fahrenheit 451 1953 Ray Bradbury
30 8.83 The Road 2006 Cormac McCarthy
31 8.82 Gateway 1977 Frederik Pohl
32 8.82 Doorways in the Sand 1976 Roger Zelazny
33 8.79 Isle of the Dead 1969 Roger Zelazny
34 8.78 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang 1976 Kate Wilhelm
35 8.78 The Forever War 1975 Joe Haldeman
36 8.76 The Return of the King 1955 J. R. R. Tolkien
37 8.75 Mission of Gravity 1954 Hal Clement
38 8.75 The Mote in God's Eye 1974 Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
39 8.73 The City and the Stars 1956 Arthur C. Clarke
40 8.73 I Am Legend 1954 Richard Matheson
41 8.72 Childhood's End 1953 Arthur C. Clarke
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 8.63 Rendezvous with Rama 1973 Arthur C. Clarke
50 8.62 The Day of the Triffids 1951 John Wyndham
51 8.62 Pandora's Star 2004 Peter F. Hamilton
52 8.62 The Snow Queen 1980 Joan D. Vinge
53 8.62 Sign of the Unicorn 1975 Roger Zelazny
54 8.62 Son of Man 1971 Robert Silverberg
55 8.62 We Who Are About To ... 1977 Joanna Russ
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 8.52 The Fellowship of the Ring 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
68 8.50 Revelation Space 2000 Alastair Reynolds
69 8.50 Обитаемый остров? 1971 Борис Стругацкий?, Аркадий Стругацкий?
70 8.50 The Eyes of the Overworld 1966 Jack Vance
71 8.50 Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death 1969 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
72 8.50 Darwinia 1998 Robert Charles Wilson
73 8.50 Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus 1818 Mary Shelley
74 8.50 A Time of Changes 1971 Robert Silverberg
75 8.50 Up the Walls of the World 1978 James Tiptree, Jr.
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 The Two Towers 1954 J. R. R. Tolkien
91 8.32 Snow Crash 1992 Neal Stephenson
92 8.31 Cryptonomicon 1999 Neal Stephenson
93 8.31 The Puppet Masters 1951 Robert A. Heinlein
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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