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61 Best Sci-Fi Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of Sci-Fi books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Sci-Fi books" and click on the top 5 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    The Martian

    Andy Weir

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    Dune

    Frank Herbert

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    1984

    George Orwell

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    Jurassic Park

    Michael Crichton

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    Leviathan Wakes

    James S.A. Corey

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Foundation

    Isaac Asimov

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10

    Hyperion

    Dan Simmons

    Appears in 3 articles
  11. 11

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel

    Appears in 3 articles
  12. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    12

    Snow Crash

    Neal Stephenson

    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14

    Neuromancer

    William Gibson

    Appears in 3 articles
  15. 15
    Appears in 3 articles
  16. 16

    Oryx and Crake

    Margaret Atwood

    Appears in 3 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 3 articles
  18. 18

    The Sparrow

    Mary Doria Russell

    Appears in 3 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 3 articles
  20. 20

    Doomsday Book

    Connie Willis

    Appears in 3 articles
  21. 21

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    The Stand

    Stephen King

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    Watchers

    Dean Koontz

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Red Rising

    Pierce Brown

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27

    2001

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    World War Z

    Max Brooks

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. 29
    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30
    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    Illuminae

    Amie Kaufman

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    Dragonflight

    Anne McCaffrey

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 33

    The Fifth Season

    N. K. Jemisin

    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 34

    Binti

    Nnedi Okorafor

    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35

    Otherland

    Tad Williams

    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36
    Appears in 2 articles
  37. 37
    Appears in 2 articles
  38. 38

    Altered Carbon

    Richard K. Morgan

    Appears in 2 articles
  39. 39

    The Dispossessed

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Appears in 2 articles
  40. 40

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    Walter M. Miller Jr.

    Appears in 2 articles
  41. 41
    Appears in 2 articles
  42. 42

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Robert A. Heinlein

    Appears in 2 articles
  43. 43

    Valor's Choice

    Tanya Huff

    Appears in 2 articles
  44. 44

    Ringworld

    Larry Niven

    Appears in 2 articles
  45. 45
    Appears in 2 articles
  46. 46

    Solaris

    Stanislaw Lem

    Appears in 2 articles
  47. 47

    Downbelow Station

    C. J. Cherryh

    Appears in 2 articles
  48. 48

    Ammonite

    Nicola Griffith

    Appears in 2 articles
  49. 49
    Appears in 2 articles
  50. 50

    The Fold

    Peter Clines

    Appears in 2 articles
  51. 51

    The City & The City

    China Miéville

    Appears in 2 articles
  52. 52

    The Gone World

    Tom Sweterlitsch

    Appears in 2 articles
  53. 53
    Appears in 2 articles
  54. 54

    The Windup Girl

    Paolo Bacigalupi

    Appears in 2 articles
  55. 55

    The Last Policeman

    Ben H. Winters

    Appears in 2 articles
  56. 56

    Dust

    Elizabeth Bear

    Appears in 2 articles
  57. 57

    Dhalgren

    Samuel R. Delany

    Appears in 2 articles
  58. 58

    Sleeping Giants

    Sylvain Neuvel

    Appears in 2 articles
  59. 59

    The Real Story

    Stephen R. Donaldson

    Appears in 2 articles
  60. 60

    Amatka

    Karin Tidbeck

    Appears in 2 articles
  61. 61

    Planetfall

    Emma Newman

    Appears in 2 articles

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