Best Science Fiction on Goodreads with between 1000 and 9999 ratings

This list is an answer to lists like the Hidden Gems of Science Fiction which purports to list a few of science fiction's best and most tragically overlooked titles. This list definitely only contains those that are overlooked, though probably not in all cases tragically.

Looking for SF books with between 1000 and 9999 ratings on goodreads. There are existing lists for 1k-10k, 10k-25k, 25k-50k and more than 50k.

Helpful Librarians - if you help maintain this and other similar lists - please don't remove books from one of these lists for too many ratings unless you are willing to put it on the next list.

Other SF Lists of Note:
Best SF
Best SF of the 21st Century
Best SF of the 20th Century
Best Forgotten SF of the 20th Century
Most Under Rated SF

SF Subgenres:
Alternate History
Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic Fiction
Space Opera

Locus Recommended Science Fiction:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Sci Fi Award Nominees
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Science Fiction By Decade:
1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Science Fiction By Ratings:
100,000 and more, 50000 to 99999, 25000 to 49999, 10000 to 24999
1000 to 9999, 100 to 999, Less than 100

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See also: Under Rated Books with 1000 to 10000 ratings
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Mitchell Mirror Dance graduated


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Mitchell Forever Peace graduated


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Mitchell Afterparty needs to be added to this list. But I can't add it because I only get 100 votes. Anyone out there who wants to help out could vote for 100 books on this list and that would be awesome.


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Mitchell Ancillary Sword needs to be added to this list. But I can't add it because I only get 100 votes. Anyone out there who wants to help out could vote for 100 books on this list and that would be awesome.


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Mitchell Night of the Purple Moon needs to be added to this list. But I can't add it because I only get 100 votes. Anyone out there who wants to help out could vote for 100 books on this list and that would be awesome.


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Maarit Mitchell: I added all the missing books to the list and voted some already in there, so I think you can now free some of your votes, if you need to.


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Mitchell Dies the Fire graduated


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Mitchell Beggars Ride and The Cassandra Project would have graduated to this list but I have only 100 votes.


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Mitchell Influx and Flashforward and Nemesis Games graduated


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Mitchell Beyond Sanctuary is not science fiction and has been removed


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Mitchell Begging for help on this list. Again. With a 100 book limit there is no way I can add all sf with 1000 to 9999 ratings to this list.

How can you help? Vote for books that have only 1 vote. Find books that are missing from this list and add them. Look on the 100 to 999 list for books ready to graduate and even if you can't remove them from that list, add them to this one.


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