• NPR SF/Fantasy List Thingy

    Haven’t done one of these things in a while. NPR did a strange mash-up of science fiction and fantasy novels that inexplicably left off some great and popular young adult titles (like Harry Potter) and sometimes used collections as one novel and sometimes didn’t. Combine the whole “popularity contest” nature of the thing, and it’s a real mess of a list. Some of these I’ve never heard of. But it’s a list!! So, I’m in.

    Bolded the ones I’ve read and added some notes.

    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card [started to read it, but didn’t get far]

    4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert [the movie ruined it for me…every time I tried starting Dune, I got stuck on images from the movie and couldn’t continue]

    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin

    6. 1984, by George Orwell

    7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

    8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov

    9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

    10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

    11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

    12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan

    13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell

    14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson

    15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore

    16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

    17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

    18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss

    19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

    20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

    21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

    22. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King [actually in the middle of this one]

    24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

    25. The Stand, by Stephen King

    26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

    27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

    28. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

    29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman [got sidetracked and left it; gotta get back to this someday]

    30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

    31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein

    32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams

    33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey

    34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein

    35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller

    36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

    37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne

    38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys

    39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells

    40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny

    41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings

    42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson

    44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven

    45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin

    46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien [I tried…I really did…]

    47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White

    48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman [another one I need to get to soon]

    49. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke

    50. Contact, by Carl Sagan

    51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons

    52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

    53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

    55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

    56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

    57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett

    58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson

    59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold

    60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett

    61. The Mote In God’s Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

    62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind

    63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

    64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

    65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

    66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

    67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks

    68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard

    69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb

    70. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

    71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

    72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne

    73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore

    74. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi

    75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson

    76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

    77. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey

    78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin

    79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

    80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire

    81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson

    82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde

    83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks

    84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

    85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

    86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher

    87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe

    88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn

    89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan

    90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock

    91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

    92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

    93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge

    94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

    95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson

    96. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

    97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

    98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

    99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony [read some of this]

    100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

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