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The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books from the 2000s Decade

The first decade of the new millennium ushered in essential new sci-fi.

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2000

Midnight Robber

Midnight Robber

By Nalo Hopkinson

2000

Revelation Space

Revelation Space

By Alastair Reynolds

2000

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Perdido Street Station

By China Miéville

2001

Passage

Passage

By Connie Willis

2002

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Stories of Your Life and Others

By Ted Chiang

2002

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Light

By M. Jon Harrison

2002

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Bones of the Earth

By Michael Swanwick

2002

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Altered Carbon

By Richard K. Morgan

2003

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Oryx and Crake

By Margaret Atwood

2004

the algebraist

The Algebraist

By Iain M. Banks

2004

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The Zenith Angle

By Bruce Sterling

2004

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Cloud Atlas

By David Mitchell

2004

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Pandora's Star

By Peter F. Hamilton

2005

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Old Man's War

By John Scalzi

2005

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Fledgling

By Octavia E. Butler

2005

Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro

2006

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Accelerando

By Charles Stross

2006

The Road

The Road

By Cormac McCarthy

2006

Blindsight

Blindsight

By Peter Watts

2006

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Rainbow's End

By Vernor Vinge

2007

The Shadow Speaker

The Shadow Speaker

By Nnedi Okorafor

2008

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Anathem

By Neal Stephenson

2008

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The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

2009

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The Windup Girl

By Paolo Bacigalupi

2009

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Boneshaker

By Cherie Priest