NPR Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books

For my Impossible List, I plan on reading all of the Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books in NPR’s list. I highlighted the in red if I have read them.

  • Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien (2002, 2015)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (2012)
  • The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
  • A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R. R. Martin
  • 1984, by George Orwell (2020)
  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (2018)
  • The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (2018)
  • American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  • Princess Bride, by William Goldman (1996)
  • Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell (1998)
  • Neuromancer, by William Gibson (1996)
  • Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov (2012)
  • Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein (1996)
  • The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelly (1997)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick
  • Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (2019)
  • The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C Clark
  • The Stand, by Stephen King
  • Snow Crash, by Neil Stephenson
  • Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (2012)
  • Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
  • Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
  • Starship Troopers, by Robert A Heinlein
  • Watership Down, by Richard Adams (1994)
  • DragonFlight, by Anne McCaffery
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert A Heinlein
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M Miller Jr
  • The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells (2018)
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne (2005)
  • Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
  • The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells (2018)
  • The Amber Chronicles, by Rodger Zelazny
  • The Belgariad, by David Eddings
  • The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Mistborn Trilogy, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Ringworld, by Larry Niven
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K LeGuin (1996)
  • The Silmarillion, by J R R Tolkien
  • The Once and Future King, by T H White (2002)
  • Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
  • Childhood’s End, by Arthur C Clark (1996)
  • Contact, by Carl Sagan
  • The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons (2002)
  • Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
  • Cryptomonicon, by Neil Stephenson
  • World War Z, by Max Brooks (2012)
  • The Last Unicorn, by Peter S Beagle (2000)
  • The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
  • Discworld
  • Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, by Stephen R Donaldson (2000)
  • The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Mote in God’s Eye, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  • The Sword of Truth Series, by Terry Goodkind (2014)
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (2009)
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke (2012)
  • I am Legend, by Richard Matheson (2012)
  • The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E Feist
  • The Sword of Shannara trilogy, Terry Brooks
  • Conan the Barbarian series, by Robert E Howard and Mark Shultz
  • The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (2010)
  • The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  • The Legend of Drizzt series, by R. A. Salvatore
  • Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
  • The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
  • Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C Clarke
  • The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
  • The Dispossessed, by Ursula K LeGuin
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury (2009)
  • Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
  • The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, by Stephen Erikson
  • The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde (2011)
  • The Culture Series, by Iain Banks
  • The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
  • Anathem, by Neil Stephenson
  • Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
  • The Book of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
  • The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
  • The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Elrick Saga, by Michael Moorcock
  • The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
  • Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
  • A Fire Upon the Deep, by Vernor Vinge
  • The Caves of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
  • The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  • Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis (1996)
  • Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
  • The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
  • The Space Trilogy, by C. S. Lewis