Top 10 Science Fiction novels?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No one seems to have the definitive list of 10 Top Sci-Fi novels, but here is a good site:

    I've read most of the books on this site:

    What was surprising to me was that the top 10 lists had more than one list of top 10.

    Even Amazon.Com had a list, only it was the top 20 Sci-fi novels. Go figure, they do want to sell books:

    Good luck, there are some really good books listed on all the sites.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    a million. Harry Potter: J.ok Rowling 2. The Luxe series: Anna Godberson 3. a large and adverse splendor Trilogy: Libba Bray 4. Ender's interest series: Orson Scott Card 5. The Goose woman series: Shannon Hale 6. Fahrenheit 451?: Ray Bradbury 7. 1984: George Orwell 8. Starship infantrymen: Robert A. Heinlein 9. Alex Rider series: Anthony Horowitz the guy under additionally has large techniques! My Sister's Keeper is stunning!

  • 1 decade ago

    I've been a sf-fan since 1950, and IMO the greatest s-f writing does not take place in novels, but in short stories. Why? Perhaps because s-f was born in the pulps, and came to full flower there in the pulps in the 50s and 60s. Heinlein, Bradbury, Sturgeon, Brackett -- all were great writers of short stories, or even novelettes, but their novels (again IMO) are not as strong and indelibly memorable as the short stories.

    With the death of the pulps, and of their progeny -- Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov's, and a couple of others -- something basic to s-f died, too. (Still IMO.)

    If you ever get a chance to read any of the terrific Groff Conklin story collections, I think you will see the bright lights of the s-f realm at their shiniest.

    Devotee that I am, the novels have never done much for me.

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't read many science fiction novels, and don't remember the ones I did, but the ones I really liked and do remember in no particular order:

    Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

    Shade's Children, Garth Nix

    Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

    Source(s): Experience.
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  • 1 decade ago

    1984 by George Orwell

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

    Anything by Stanislaw Lem

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