ISFDB Top 100 Books (Balanced List)


  1  428 Neuromancer                              William Gibson 
  2  375 American Gods                            Neil Gaiman 
  3  320 The Dispossessed                         Ursula K. Le Guin 
  4  318 The Time Ships                           Stephen Baxter 
  5  317 The Sword of the Lictor                  Gene Wolfe 
  6  316 Little, Big                              John Crowley 
  7  299 Perdido Street Station                   China Miéville 
  8  290 The Claw of the Conciliator              Gene Wolfe 
  9  290 The Diamond Age                          Neal Stephenson 
 10  290 Doomsday Book                            Connie Willis 
 11  286 A Deepness in the Sky                    Vernor Vinge 
 12  282 Gateway                                  Frederik Pohl 
 13  280 The Left Hand of Darkness                Ursula K. Le Guin 
 14  276 The Citadel of the Autarch               Gene Wolfe 
 15  272 Rendezvous With Rama                     Arthur C. Clarke 
 16  265 Red Mars                                 Kim Stanley Robinson 
 17  265 The Shadow of the Torturer               Gene Wolfe 
 18  261 The Forever War                          Joe Haldeman 
 19  259 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress             Robert A. Heinlein 
 20  253 Ringworld                                Larry Niven 
 21  250 Dune                                     Frank Herbert 
 22  247 Stranger in a Strange Land               Robert A. Heinlein 
 23  245 The Fall of Hyperion                     Dan Simmons 
 24  243 Tea with the Black Dragon                R. A. MacAvoy 
 25  241 Blue Mars                                Kim Stanley Robinson 
 26  235 Dreamsnake                               Vonda N. McIntyre 
 27  235 Brittle Innings                          Michael Bishop 
 28  234 Ash: A Secret History                    Mary Gentle 
 29  230 Speaker for the Dead                     Orson Scott Card 
 30  230 Timescape                                Gregory Benford 
 31  229 The Handmaid's Tale                      Margaret Atwood 
 32  227 Startide Rising                          David Brin 
 33  225 The Scar                                 China Miéville 
 34  223 China Mountain Zhang                     Maureen F. McHugh 
 35  223 The Terminal Experiment                  Robert J. Sawyer 
 36  219 Stations of the Tide                     Michael Swanwick 
 37  218 Hyperion                                 Dan Simmons 
 38  215 Seventh Son                              Orson Scott Card 
 39  215 Barrayar                                 Lois McMaster Bujold 
 40  211 On Wings of Song                         Thomas M. Disch 
 41  210 The White Dragon                         Anne McCaffrey 
 42  209 Ender's Game                             Orson Scott Card 
 43  206 Ammonite                                 Nicola Griffith 
 44  205 The Snow Queen                           Joan D. Vinge 
 45  204 Mother of Storms                         John Barnes 
 46  203 The Lord of the Rings                    J. R. R. Tolkien 
 47  201 The Gods Themselves                      Isaac Asimov 
 48  201 Moving Mars                              Greg Bear 
 49  201 The Sparrow                              Mary Doria Russell 
 50  200 The Postman                              David Brin 
 51  200 Green Mars                               Kim Stanley Robinson 
 52  200 Titan                                    John Varley 
 53  199 Darwin's Radio                           Greg Bear 
 54  196 In the Country of the Blind              Michael F. Flynn 
 55  194 A Fire Upon the Deep                     Vernor Vinge 
 56  194 Starplex                                 Robert J. Sawyer 
 57  193 All the Weyrs of Pern                    Anne McCaffrey 
 58  192 Midnight Robber                          Nalo Hopkinson 
 59  192 Brown Girl in the Ring                   Nalo Hopkinson 
 60  190 The Little Country                       Charles de Lint 
 61  189 The Anubis Gates                         Tim Powers 
 62  186 Cyteen                                   C. J. Cherryh 
 63  185 Passage                                  Connie Willis 
 64  185 Carrion Comfort                          Dan Simmons 
 65  185 The Wounded Land                         Stephen R. Donaldson 
 66  185 Blind Voices                             Tom Reamy 
 67  184 Harpist in the Wind                      Patricia A. McKillip 
 68  184 Mona Lisa Overdrive                      William Gibson 
 69  183 Towing Jehovah                           James Morrow 
 70  183 Permutation City                         Greg Egan 
 71  182 Stand on Zanzibar                        John Brunner 
 72  181 The Stand                                Stephen King 
 73  180 Forever Peace                            Joe Haldeman 
 74  180 Fairyland                                Paul J. McAuley 
 75  179 Only Begotten Daughter                   James Morrow 
 76  179 Islands in the Net                       Bruce Sterling 
 77  179 The Chronoliths                          Robert Charles Wilson 
 78  179 The Difference Engine                    William Gibson  and
                                                  Bruce Sterling 
 79  174 Declare                                  Tim Powers 
 80  174 No Enemy But Time                        Michael Bishop 
 81  172 The Wild Shore                           Kim Stanley Robinson 
 82  171 Waking the Moon                          Elizabeth Hand 
 83  170 Bone Dance                               Emma Bull 
 84  170 Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea        Ursula K. Le Guin 
 85  170 Foundation's Edge                        Isaac Asimov 
 86  168 Drawing Blood                            Poppy Z. Brite 
 87  168 Time Enough for Love                     Robert A. Heinlein 
 88  165 Emergence                                David R. Palmer 
 89  165 Beggars in Spain                         Nancy Kress 
 90  165 Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang          Kate Wilhelm 
 91  165 Count Zero                               William Gibson 
 92  165 The Fountains of Paradise                Arthur C. Clarke 
 93  164 Golden Fleece                            Robert J. Sawyer 
 94  163 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
           Azkaban                                J. K. Rowling 
 95  162 The Cipher                               Kathe Koja 
 96  162 Helliconia Spring                        Brian W. Aldiss 
 97  160 Someplace to be Flying                   Charles de Lint 
 98  159 The Separation                           Christopher Priest 
 99  158 Riddley Walker                           Russell Hoban 
100  156 The Other Wind                           Ursula K. Le Guin 

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