Speculative Fiction Book Lists

Dune by Frank HerbertEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Best Science Fiction
1,776 books — 2,695 voters
The Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Wise Man's Fear by Patrick RothfussThe Final Empire by Brandon SandersonThe Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchThe Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
New Speculative Fiction Stars
788 books — 2,131 voters

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Eye of the World by Robert JordanAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman
Fantasy Books Written for Adults
652 books — 1,017 voters
The End of The Computer by Andre Mikhailovich SolonitsynThe Syrian Virgin by Zack LoveWood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   RoseAmatore's Restaurant by James SillwoodThe V Girl by Mya Robarts
Great Books Not Many Readers Know About
815 books — 501 voters

Tagged by Joseph M. ChironCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareAberrant by Ruth  SilverThe Meat Market by James ChalkCity of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Best Speculative Fiction
204 books — 212 voters
Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukTrainspotting by Irvine WelshFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonMagic America by C.E. MedfordAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Contemporary Cult Fiction
135 books — 178 voters

1984 by George OrwellSolaris by Stanisław LemFlowers for Algernon by Daniel KeyesThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Philosophical Science Fiction
199 books — 150 voters
Winter of the Passion Flower by Annie SeatonAnno Dracula by Kim NewmanThe Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark HodderRetribution Falls by Chris WoodingSoulless by Gail Carriger
Favourite Steampunk/Alt. History Novels
118 books — 138 voters

Leaper by Geoffrey  WoodThe God Cookie by Geoffrey  WoodThe Great Divorce by C.S. LewisThe Screwtape Letters by C.S. LewisGrimrack by Geoffrey  Wood
Best Christian Speculative Fiction
97 books — 70 voters
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor VingeRed Mars by Kim Stanley RobinsonSnow Crash by Neal StephensonThe Diamond Age by Neal StephensonBeggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Classic Science Fiction - 1990-1999
182 books — 62 voters

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. LovecraftThe Fiction by H.P. LovecraftPerdido Street Station by China MiévilleThe House on the Borderland by William Hope HodgsonAncient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Essential Weird Fiction
57 books — 55 voters
Who Fears Death by Nnedi OkoraforThe Windup Girl by Paolo BacigalupiThe Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. JemisinGod's War by Kameron Hurley
Non-Western Speculative Fiction
104 books — 46 voters

The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingStorm Front by Jim ButcherThe Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
MobileRead Recommended Fantasy
96 books — 31 voters
The Killing Moon by N.K. JemisinDawn by Octavia E. ButlerRedemption in Indigo by Karen LordAncient, Ancient by Kiini Ibura SalaamThe Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Speculative Fiction by Women of Color
59 books — 25 voters

Dark Legacy by Domenico Italo Composto-HartDragon Aster by S. J. WistThe Sword and the Dragon by M.R. MathiasThe Gaia Wars by Kenneth G. BennettThe Commander And The Den Asaan Rautu by Michelle Franklin
Fantasy Cookie
14 books — 14 voters
No More Heroes by Nicholas ChapmanThe Secret of Excalibur by Sahara FoleyStorm Front by Jim ButcherThe Company Man by Robert Jackson BennettThe Bloody Ripper by T.A. Uner
Urban Fantasy Crime/Mystery Novels
29 books — 11 voters

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