Amazon.com, 25 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Century


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Amazon.com editors compiled this list, one of the many published at the conclusion of the 20th century. The original list at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ts/feature/11299/002-0338678-4320262 no longer availble.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 25

Publication: Amazon.com, 2000

  1. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  2. Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz (Lippincott, 1959)
  3. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Heinemann , 1962)
  4. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  5. Thomas M. Disch, Camp Concentration (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968)
  6. Frank Herbert, Dune (Chilton, 1965)
  7. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (Tor, 1985)
  8. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine, 1953)
  9. Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Gnome, 1951)
  10. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan, 1979)
  11. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (Allen & Unwin , 1937)
  12. Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn (Viking, 1968)
  13. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Special, 1969)
  14. Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles (Doubleday, 1950)
  15. Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon (Knopf, 1983)
  16. William Gibson, Neuromancer (Ace Special, 1984)
  17. Cordwainer Smith, Norstrilia (Ballantine, 1975)
  18. T. H. White, The Once and Future King (Collins , 1958)
  19. William Goldman, The Princess Bride (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973)
  20. Gene Wolfe, The Book of the New Sun (1980-1983)
  21. Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (NAL/Signet, 1957)
  22. Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra, 1992)
  23. Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (Putnam, 1961)
  24. Philip K. Dick, Ubik (Doubleday, 1969)
  25. Richard Adams, Watership Down (Rex Collings, 1972)

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