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The 100 Greatest Science Fiction/Fantasy Novels of All Time

 
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2010 06:33 pm
@Ionus,
not my list, just sharing it
Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2010 06:44 pm
@djjd62,
If you are saying, "dont shoot me I am only the messenger", I havent seen that work yet. It is a good list and brought back lots of found memories. Maybe I should dust some old copies off and re-read them. Well done for posting it.
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blueprince
 
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Reply Thu 4 Feb, 2010 06:37 pm
Glad to see Rama's there.
Personally I'd add 'Olympos' by Dan Simmons, just because like the idea of flipping myths into sci-fis, but 'The last starship from earth' contains some of the best written scenes I've ever seen.
However, in my view, the best sci fi ever is, without a doubt, (if you allow short stories, it's All The Time In The World by Arthur C Clarke) is Stephen Baxter's The Time Ships. Better than the original. that being said, i also love Asimov's 'The Positronic Man'. Who wouldn't?
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 4 Feb, 2010 06:47 pm
@blueprince,
blueprince wrote:

Glad to see Rama's there.
Personally I'd add 'Olympos' by Dan Simmons, just because like the idea of flipping myths into sci-fis, but 'The last starship from earth' contains some of the best written scenes I've ever seen.
However, in my view, the best sci fi ever is, without a doubt, (if you allow short stories, it's All The Time In The World by Arthur C Clarke) is Stephen Baxter's The Time Ships. Better than the original. that being said, i also love Asimov's 'The Positronic Man'. Who wouldn't?


I just finished reading 'the time ships' today! Like an hour ago.

Cycloptichorn
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Thu 4 Feb, 2010 07:14 pm
@djjd62,
guff 4 cheers 3 that 2 testaments 1
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jeanwolfe
 
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Reply Tue 30 Nov, 2010 10:53 pm
@djjd62,
Great to see another big fan of the great Gene Wolfe and Ursula K LeGuin! And what a pleasant surprise to see the lovely Book Of Knights by Meynard on the list. It is such a relief NOT to see overrated hacks like JK Rowling, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkin, David Eddings, christopher paolini, etc, etc, on the list, but am surprised to see Robert Jordan there. Any way great list loved it!


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hingehead
 
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Reply Sat 4 Dec, 2010 08:47 pm
@djjd62,
Never saw this the first time round - just been hunting around A2K for some recent SF recommendations.

This is so clearly a personal list and shouldn't be taken as any more than that. Clearly this dude liked Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance and LeGuin.

Quote:
100. The Word For World Is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin *
99. Sorcerer's Son by Phyllis Eisenstein
98. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
97. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch *
96. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
95. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke **
94. The Company by K.J. Parker
93. An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe
92. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
91. Danny, The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
90. Camp Concentration by Thomas Disch *
89. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
88. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
87. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
86. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller *
85. Sphere by Michael Crichton
84. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
83. The Alteration by Kingsley Amis
82. The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey *
81. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
80. Watership Down by Richard Adams
79. Griffin's Egg by Michael Swanwick
78. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
77. Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe
76. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
75. Ringworld by Larry Niven *
74. Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling
73. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
72. Maske: Thaery by Jack Vance
71. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
70. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury *
69. Flow My Tears The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick *
68. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov *
67. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
66. The High Crusade by Poul Anderson
65. A Song for Lya by George R.R. Martin
64. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
63. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes *
62. Wildlife by James Patrick Kelly
61. The Book of Knights by Yves Maynard
60. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
59. Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman *
58. Nightwings by Robert Silverberg *
57. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien *
56. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut *
55. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
54. The Book of the Short Sun by Gene Wolfe
53. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman *
52. Foundation by Isaac Asimov *
51. The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
50. The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe
49. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
48. The Demon Princes by Jack Vance
47. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
46. The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson
45. Alastor by Jack Vance
44. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
43. Flatland by Edwin Abbott *
42. Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein *
41. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick *
40. Animal Farm by George Orwell
39. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams *
38. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. *
37. Lyonesse by Jack Vance
36. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein *
35. True Names by Vernor Vinge
34. Ubik by Philip K. Dick *
33. The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons *
32. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
31. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
30. A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge *
29. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
28. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon *
27. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury *
26. 1984 by George Orwell
25. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
24. The Cadwal Chronicles by Jack Vance
23. Lost Horizon by James Hilton
22. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
21. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
20. The Fifth Head of Cerebus by Gene Wolfe
19. A Song of Ice And Fire by George R.R. Martin
18. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein *
17. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
16. The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov **
15. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick *
14. All My Sins Remembered by Joe Haldeman
13. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien *
12. Planet of Adventure by Jack Vance *
11. Dune by Frank Herbert *
10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess *
9. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin *
8. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
7. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley *
6. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
5. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
4. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin *
3. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance *
2. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein *
1. The Book of the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe

Alex Carnevale is the editor of This Recording. He is a writer living in Manhattan, and he tumbls here.



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jaaaaaaaaaa
 
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Reply Wed 29 Dec, 2010 05:06 pm
@DrewDad,
Cryptonmicon is neither fantasy or sci-fi.
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jaaaaaaaaaa
 
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Reply Wed 29 Dec, 2010 05:07 pm
@DrewDad,
Cryptonomicon is neither fantasy or sci-fi. You are the idiot.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 29 Dec, 2010 11:53 pm
@jaaaaaaaaaa,
A book that was nominated for a Hugo and won the Locus Science Fiction Award in 2000 isn't science fiction?

I guess you know best.
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hamilton
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2011 09:38 am
holy cow! how long did it take you to write all of those!?!?
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