50 of the Best Science Fiction Books Ever

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Brave New World

By Aldous Huxley

1936

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At the Mountains of Madness

By H. P. Lovecraft

1949

1950

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I, Robot

By Isaac Asimov

1950

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The Martian Chronicles

By Ray Bradbury

1951

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Foundation

By Isaac Asimov

1959

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Starship Troopers

By Robert A. Heinlein

1959

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Canticle for Leibowitz

By Walter M. Miller Jr.

1961

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Stranger in a Strange Land

By Robert A. Heinlein

1961

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Catseye

By Andre Norton

1961

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Solaris

By Stanislaw Lem

1962

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The Man in the High Castle

By Philip K. Dick

1962

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Hothouse

By Brian W. Aldiss

1963

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Way Station

By Clifford D. Simak

1965

1966

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Babel-17

By Samuel R. Delany

1968

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2001: A Space Odyssey

By Arthur C. Clarke

1968

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

By Philip K. Dick

1969

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The Left Hand of Darkness

By Ursula K. Le Guin

1969

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A Boy and His Dog

By Harlan Ellison

1970

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Tau Zero

By Poul Anderson

1970

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Ringworld

By Larry Niven

1974

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The Forever War

By Joe Haldeman

1974

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The Dispossesed

By Ursula K. Le Guin

1974

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The Mote in God's Eye

By Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

1975

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The Female Man

By Joanna Russ

1979

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Fountains of Paradise

By Arthur C. Clarke

1979

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

By Douglas Adams

1980 

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The Book of the New Sun

By Gene Wolfe

1984

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Neuromancer

By William Gibson

1985

1985

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Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

1986

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The Falling Woman

By Pat Murphy

1992

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Red Mars

By Kim Stanley Robinson

1992

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Snow Crash

By Neal Stephenson

1993

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Jurassic Park

By Michael Crichton

1993

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Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler

1995

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The Diamond Age

By Neal Stephenson

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2002

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Altered Carbon

By Richard K. Morgan

2006

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World War Z

By Max Brooks

2009

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The Wind Up Girl

By Paolo Bacigalupi

2010

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The Three-Body Problem

By Cixin Liu

2012

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Redshirts

By John Scalzi

2013

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Ancillary Justice

By Ann Leckie

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

By Becky Chambers

2015

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The Martian

By Andy Weir

2015

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The Fifth Season

By N.K. Jemisin

2016

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Sleeping Giants

By Sylvain Neuvel

2017

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All Systems Red

By Martha Wells