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Top 100 Sci-Fi Books

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Flatland
by Abbott, Edwin

Call Number:
QA699 .A13
Publication Date:
1884




Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Adams, Douglas

Call Number:
PS6051 .D3352 H5 2004
Publication Date:
1979




Far Horizons
by Anthology

Call Number:
PS648 .S3 F37 1999




Four Novels of the 1960s
by Anthology

Call Number:
PS3554 .I3 A6 2007




Caves of Steel, The
by Asimov, Isaac

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION ASI
Publication Date:
1954




End of Eternity, The
by Asimov, Isaac

Call Number:
PS3551 .S5 E53 2010 / LEISURE FIC ASI
Publication Date:
1955




Foundation
by Asimov, Isaac

Call Number:
PS3551 .S5 F59 2004 / LEISURE FIC ASI
Publication Date:
1951




Gods Themselves, The
by Asimov, Isaac

Call Number:
PS3551 .S5 G6
Publication Date:
1972







Handmaid's Tale, The
by Atwood, margaret

Call Number:
PR9199.3 .A48 H3 2006
Publication Date:
1985










Blood Music
by Bear, Greg

Call Number:
PS3552 .E517 B58 1985
Publication Date:
1985










Stars My Destination, The
by Bester, Alfred

Call Number:
PS648.S3 A5142 2012
Publication Date:
1956




Fahrenheit 451
by Bradbury, Ray

Call Number:
PS3503 .R167 F3 2012 / LEISURE FIC BRA
Publication Date:
1954




Martian Chronicles, The
by Bradbury, Ray

Call Number:
PS3503 .R167 M3 1963
Publication Date:
1950










Uplift War, The
by Brin, David

Call Number:
PS648.S3 F37 1999
Publication Date:
1987




Stand on Zanzibar
by Brunner, John

Call Number:
PR6052.R8 S8
Publication Date:
1969




Clockwork Orange, A
by Burgess, Anthony

Call Number:
PR6052 .U638 C5 1986
Publication Date:
1962




Princess of Mars, A
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Call Number:
PS3503 .U687 P6 1964
Publication Date:
1912













Xenocide
by Card, Orson Scott

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION CAR
Publication Date:
1991




2001: A Space Odyessey
by Clarke, Arthur C.

Call Number:
PR6005.L36 A615 1993
Publication Date:
1968




Childhood's End
by Clarke, Arthur C.

Call Number:
PR6005 .L3 C45 1990 / LEISURE FIC CLA
Publication Date:
1954







Fountains of Paradise
by Clarke, Arthur C.

Call Number:
PR6005 .L36 F6
Publication Date:
1979




Rendezvous with Rama
by Clarke, Arthur C.

Call Number:
PR6005 .L36 R46 1973 / LEISURE FIC CLA
Publication Date:
1973




Andromeda Strain, The
by Crichton, Michael

Call Number:
PS3553 .R48 A5
Publication Date:
1969




Jurassic Park
by Crichton, Michael

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION CRI
Publication Date:
1990




Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Dick Philip K.

Call Number:
PS3554.I3 A6 2007
Publication Date:
1968




Man in the High Castle, The
by Dick Philip K.

Call Number:
PS3554.I3 A6 2007
Publication Date:
1962




Scanner Darkly, A
by Dick Philip K.

Call Number:
PS3554.I3 A6 2008
Publication Date:
1977




Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, The
by Dick Philip K.

Call Number:
PS3554.I3 A6 2007
Publication Date:
1964




UBIK
by Dick Philip K.

Call Number:
PS3554.I3 A6 2007
Publication Date:
1969




VALIS
by Dick Philip K.

Call Number:
PS3554.I3 A6 2009
Publication Date:
1981













Forever War, The
by Haldeman, Joe

Call Number:
PS648.S3 F37 1999
Publication Date:
1974







Stainless Steel Rat, The
by Harrison, Harry

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION HAR
Publication Date:
1961




Citizen of the Galaxy
by Heinlein, Robert A.

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION HEI
Publication Date:
1957










Moon is a Harsh Mistress, the
by Heinlein, Robert A.

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION HEI
Publication Date:
1966




Past Through Tomorrow, The
by Heinlein, Robert A.

Call Number:
PS3515 .E288 P38 c.2
Publication Date:
1967




Puppet Masters, The
by Heinlein, Robert A.

Call Number:
PS3515 .E288 A6 1965
Publication Date:
1951




Starship Troopers
by Heinlein, Robert A.

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION HEI
Publication Date:
1959




Stranger in a Strange Land
by Heinlein, Robert A.

Call Number:
PS3515 .E288 S88 2003 / LEISURE FIC HEI
Publication Date:
1961







Dune
by Herbert,Frank

Call Number:
PS3558 .E63 D8
Publication Date:
1965







Brave New World
by Huxley, Aldous

Call Number:
PR6105 .U9 B7
Publication Date:
1932




Flowers for Algernon
by Keyes, Daniel

Call Number:
PS3561 .E769 F68 1994
Publication Date:
1966




Dispossessed, The
by Le Guin, Ursula K.

Call Number:
PS3562 .E42 D5
Publication Date:
1974




Lathe of Heaven, The
by Le Guin, Ursula K.

Call Number:
PS3562.E42 L3 2001
Publication Date:
1971




Left hand of Darkness, The
by Le Guin, Ursula K.

Call Number:
PS3562 .E42 L4 2000 / LEISURE FIC LEG
Publication Date:
1969




Cyberiad, The
by Lem, Stanislaw

Call Number:
PG7158 .L39 C9 1974
Publication Date:
1974




Solaris
by Lem, Stanislaw

Call Number:
PG7158.L39 S613 1987
Publication Date:
1961




Wrinkle in Time, A
by L'Engle, Madeleine

Call Number:
PZ7 .L5385 Wr 1962
Publication Date:
1962




Out of the Silent Planet
by Lewis, C.S.

Call Number:
PR6023 .E926 O54 2003
Publication Date:
1938







Canticle for Leibowitz, A
by Miller, Walter M.

Call Number:
PS3563 .I544 C3 1961
Publication Date:
1959







Mote in God's Eye, The
by Niven & Pournelle

Call Number:
PS3564 .I9 M6
Publication Date:
1975







1984
by Orwell, George

"Many attempts have been made to rid school libraries of 1984 in the nearly 50 years since its publication. In his introduction to Celebrating Censored Books, Lee Burress identified the 30 most frequently challenged books ... 1984 ranked fifth." See Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds for more details. Challenged in the Jackson County, FL (1981) because Orwell's novel is "pro-communist and contained explicit sexual matter." (ALA.org)
Call Number:
PR6029.R8 N49
Publication Date:
1949













Contact
by Sagan, Carl

Call Number:
LEISURE READING FICTION SAG
Publication Date:
1985




Frankenstein
by Shelley, Mary

Call Number:
PR5397 .F7 2003
Publication Date:
1818

























Snow Crash
by Stephenson, Neal

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION STE
Publication Date:
1992







Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A
by Twain, Mark

Call Number:
PS1308 .A2 E57 1982
Publication Date:
1889




20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
by Verne, Jules

Call Number:
PQ2469 .V4 E53
Publication Date:
1870




Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Verne, Jules

Call Number:
PQ2469 .V75 E5
Publication Date:
1864




Fire Upon the Deep, A
by Vinge, Vernor

Call Number:
LEISURE FICTION VIN
Publication Date:
1991




Cat's Cradle
by Vonnegut, Kurt

'The Strongsville, Ohio School Board (1972) voted to withdraw this title from the school library; this action was overturned in 1976 by a U.S. District Court in Minarcini v. Strongsville City School District, 541 F. 2d 577 (6th Cir. 1976).' (See ALA.org and Literatures Suppressed on Political Grounds for more details.
Call Number:
PS3572 .O5 C3
Publication Date:
1963




Sirens of Titan, The
by Vonnegut, Kurt

Call Number:
PS3572 .O5 A6 2012
Publication Date:
1959




Slaughterhouse Five
by Vonnegut, Kurt

Call Number:
PS3572 .O5 S6 1994
Publication Date:
1969




Invisible Man, the
by Wells, H. G.

Call Number:
PR5772 .S4 1950
Publication Date:
1897




Time Machine, The
by Wells, H. G.

Call Number:
PR5774 .T5 1984
Publication Date:
1895




War of the Worlds, The
by Wells, H. G.

Call Number:
PR5774 .W3 1983
Publication Date:
1898




Doomsday Book
by Willis, Connie

Call Number:
PS3573.I45652 D66 1994
Publication Date:
1992













Lord of Light
by Zelazny, Roger

Call Number:
PS3576 .E43 L6
Publication Date:
1967









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Award Description
A statistical survey of sci-fi literary awards, noted critics and popular polls. To qualify a book has to be generally regarded as science fiction by credible sources and/or recognized as having historical significance to the development of the genre. For books that are part of a series (with some notable exceptions) only the first book in the series is listed.

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