Sunday, November 11, 2012

Locus Mag Best Sci Fi & Fantasy

Locus Magazine issued a poll to vote on the best sci-fi and fantasy books published after 1900. I've read about a quarter of these novels and look forward to reading most of the other books on these lists. 

20th Century SF Novel:

1 Herbert, Frank : Dune (1965)
2 Card, Orson Scott : Ender's Game (1985)
3 Asimov, Isaac : The Foundation Trilogy (1953)
4 Simmons, Dan : Hyperion (1989)
5 Le Guin, Ursula K. : The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)
6 Adams, Douglas : The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)
7 Orwell, George : Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
8 Gibson, William : Neuromancer (1984)
9 Bester, Alfred : The Stars My Destination (1957)
10 Bradbury, Ray : Fahrenheit 451 (1953)


20th Century Fantasy Novel:


1 Tolkien, J. R. R. : The Lord of the Rings (1955)
2 Martin, George R. R. : A Game of Thrones (1996)
3 Tolkien, J. R. R. : The Hobbit (1937)
4 Le Guin, Ursula K. : A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)
5 Zelazny, Roger : Nine Princes in Amber (1970)
6 Mieville, China : Perdido Street Station (2000)
7 Lewis, C. S. : The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
8 Gaiman/Pratchett : Good Omens (1990)
9 Rowling, J. K. : Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
10 Crowley, John : Little, Big (1981)


21st Century SF Novel:

1 Scalzi, John : Old Man's War (2005)
2 Stephenson, Neal : Anathem (2008)
3 Bacigalupi, Paolo : The Windup Girl (2009)
4 Wilson, Robert Charles : Spin (2005)
5 Morgan, Richard : Altered Carbon (2002)
6 Watts, Peter : Blindsight (2006)
7 Collins, Suzanne : The Hunger Games (2008)
8 Gibson, William : Pattern Recognition (2003)
9 Mieville, China : The City & the City (2009)
10 Stross, Charles : Accelerando (2005)

21st Century Fantasy Novel:

1 Gaiman, Neil : American Gods (2001)
2 Clarke, Susanna : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004)
3 Rothfuss, Patrick : The Name of the Wind (2007)
4 Mieville, China : The Scar (2002)
5 Rowling, J. K. : Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
6 Martin, George R. R. : A Feast for Crows (2005)
7 Bujold, Lois McMaster : The Curse of Chalion (2001)
8 Mieville, China : The City & the City (2009)
9 Fforde, Jasper : The Eyre Affair (2001)
10 Gaiman, Neil : Coraline (2002) 




For the full list go to:  LocusMag