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Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of All Time – As Chosen by NPR listeners

Mars – the Red Planet, time travel, faster-than-light travel, gargantuan space battles, magic swords, spells.

These are only a  few of the many, many science fiction and fantasy tropes familiar to science fiction and fantasy literature readers.

However, many, many readers make the mistake of confusing science fiction and fantasy movies with literature. Certainly, there have been many wonderful science fiction and fantasy movies. It’s often very hard task to film the classic works of both genres. Classics that are the literature of the mind vs. epic, special effects-laden blockbuster movies.

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

NPR asked their listeners to vote on their favorite science fiction and fantasy novels of all time.

The top 10 novels/series on the list include:

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

1984 by George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


Read the entire list of top 100 science fiction and fantasy novels chosen by NPR listeners.

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