ISFDB Top 100 Books (Critical List)


  1 1222 Neuromancer                              William Gibson 
  2 1134 The Citadel of the Autarch               Gene Wolfe 
  3 1061 American Gods                            Neil Gaiman 
  4 1056 The Dispossessed                         Ursula K. Le Guin 
  5 1026 The Time Ships                           Stephen Baxter 
  6  979 A Deepness in the Sky                    Vernor Vinge 
  7  962 The Handmaid's Tale                      Margaret Atwood 
  8  951 Doomsday Book                            Connie Willis 
  9  945 The Diamond Age                          Neal Stephenson 
 10  923 Stations of the Tide                     Michael Swanwick 
 11  906 Red Mars                                 Kim Stanley Robinson 
 12  894 The Claw of the Conciliator              Gene Wolfe 
 13  864 Ash: A Secret History                    Mary Gentle 
 14  860 Little, Big                              John Crowley 
 15  858 The Sword of the Lictor                  Gene Wolfe 
 16  799 Speaker for the Dead                     Orson Scott Card 
 17  796 China Mountain Zhang                     Maureen F. McHugh 
 18  792 Perdido Street Station                   China Miéville 
 19  789 Ammonite                                 Nicola Griffith 
 20  773 The Safety of Unknown Cities             Lucy Taylor 
 21  763 Midnight Robber                          Nalo Hopkinson 
 22  760 On Wings of Song                         Thomas M. Disch 
 23  751 Brittle Innings                          Michael Bishop 
 24  748 Darwin's Radio                           Greg Bear 
 25  748 Moving Mars                              Greg Bear 
 26  741 The Fall of Hyperion                     Dan Simmons 
 27  739 The Sparrow                              Mary Doria Russell 
 28  733 Gateway                                  Frederik Pohl 
 29  732 The Postman                              David Brin 
 30  732 The Shadow of the Torturer               Gene Wolfe 
 31  731 Rendezvous With Rama                     Arthur C. Clarke 
 32  726 Startide Rising                          David Brin 
 33  722 The Left Hand of Darkness                Ursula K. Le Guin 
 34  722 Tea with the Black Dragon                R. A. MacAvoy 
 35  705 A Woman of the Iron People               Eleanor Arnason 
 36  690 Blue Mars                                Kim Stanley Robinson 
 37  685 A Fire Upon the Deep                     Vernor Vinge 
 38  680 Drowning Towers                          George Turner 
 39  675 Timescape                                Gregory Benford 
 40  668 Dreamsnake                               Vonda N. McIntyre 
 41  656 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress             Robert A. Heinlein 
 42  648 Mother of Storms                         John Barnes 
 43  648 The Wild Shore                           Kim Stanley Robinson 
 44  644 Ender's Game                             Orson Scott Card 
 45  636 Parable of the Talents                   Octavia E. Butler 
 46  635 Brown Girl in the Ring                   Nalo Hopkinson 
 47  629 Drawing Blood                            Poppy Z. Brite 
 48  628 The Anubis Gates                         Tim Powers 
 49  620 In the Country of the Blind              Michael F. Flynn 
 50  619 Green Eyes                               Lucius Shepard 
 51  616 Only Begotten Daughter                   James Morrow 
 52  609 Passage                                  Connie Willis 
 53  598 Waking the Moon                          Elizabeth Hand 
 54  595 Riddley Walker                           Russell Hoban 
 55  593 Fairyland                                Paul J. McAuley 
 56  590 Forever Peace                            Joe Haldeman 
 57  581 Babel-17                                 Samuel R. Delany 
 58  581 The Terminal Experiment                  Robert J. Sawyer 
 59  573 The Child Garden                         Geoff Ryman 
 60  569 The Wounded Land                         Stephen R. Donaldson 
 61  568 Temporary Agency                         Rachel Pollack 
 62  568 Titan                                    John Varley 
 63  563 Time Enough for Love                     Robert A. Heinlein 
 64  558 Ivory: A Legend of Past and Future       Mike Resnick 
 65  555 No Enemy But Time                        Michael Bishop 
 66  554 Blind Voices                             Tom Reamy 
 67  551 Sabriel                                  Garth Nix 
 68  550 Permutation City                         Greg Egan 
 69  548 Fire in the Mist                         Holly Lisle 
 70  547 Islands in the Net                       Bruce Sterling 
 71  547 Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said        Philip K. Dick 
 72  544 Dawn Song                                Michael Marano 
 73  543 Man Plus                                 Frederik Pohl 
 74  543 Helliconia Spring                        Brian W. Aldiss 
 75  542 Emergence                                David R. Palmer 
 76  541 The Cipher                               Kathe Koja 
 77  538 Slow River                               Nicola Griffith 
 78  535 Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea        Ursula K. Le Guin 
 79  531 Declare                                  Tim Powers 
 80  531 The Music of Razors                      Cameron Rogers 
 81  530 A Midsummer Tempest                      Poul Anderson 
 82  530 The Snow Queen                           Joan D. Vinge 
 83  529 The One Tree                             Stephen R. Donaldson 
 84  527 The Chronoliths                          Robert Charles Wilson 
 85  521 A Time of Changes                        Robert Silverberg 
 86  519 The Year of the Quiet Sun                Wilson Tucker 
 87  518 Grave Markings                           Michael A. Arnzen 
 88  514 Anno Dracula                             Kim Newman 
 89  513 The Urth of the New Sun                  Gene Wolfe 
 90  512 Briar Rose                               Jane Yolen 
 91  512 The Infernal                             Kim Wilkins 
 92  510 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
           Azkaban                                J. K. Rowling 
 93  510 Sunglasses After Dark                    Nancy A. Collins 
 94  509 Sacrament                                Clive Barker 
 95  508 The Star Fox                             Poul Anderson 
 96  508 The Stand                                Stephen King 
 97  506 The Scar                                 China Miéville 
 98  505 The Power of UN                          Nancy Etchemendy 
 99  505 The Forever War                          Joe Haldeman 
100  502 Lincoln's Dreams                         Connie Willis 

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