Friday, August 12, 2011

NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books

Lots of inspiration for setting material from the NPR website -

More than 60,000 ballots were cast in our annual summer readers' poll. Here's a printable list of the top 100 winners. For even more great reads, check out the complete list of 237 finalists.
  • 1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • 3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
  • 4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
  • 5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
  • 6. 1984, by George Orwell
  • 7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
  • 8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
  • 9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  • 10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  • 11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  • 12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
  • 13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  • 14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
  • 15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
  • 16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
  • 17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
  • 18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • 19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
  • 21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
  • 22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  • 23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
  • 24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 25. The Stand, by Stephen King
  • 26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
  • 27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
  • 28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
  • 30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
  • 31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
  • 32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
  • 33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
  • 34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
  • 35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
  • 36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
  • 37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
  • 38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
  • 39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
  • 40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
  • 41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
  • 42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • 43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
  • 44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
  • 45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • 46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
  • 48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
  • 49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
  • 51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
  • 52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
  • 53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
  • 54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
  • 55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
  • 56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
  • 57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
  • 58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson
  • 59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • 60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
  • 61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
  • 62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
  • 63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  • 64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
  • 65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
  • 66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
  • 67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
  • 68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
  • 69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
  • 70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
  • 71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
  • 72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
  • 73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
  • 74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
  • 75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
  • 76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
  • 77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
  • 78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • 79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
  • 80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
  • 81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
  • 82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
  • 83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
  • 84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
  • 85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
  • 86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
  • 87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
  • 88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
  • 89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
  • 90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
  • 91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
  • 92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
  • 93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
  • 94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
  • 95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • 96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
  • 97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
  • 98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
  • 99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
  • 100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
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