Locus Online, 20th Century SF Novel


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The 2012 All-time best novel polls were hosted by Locus Online, and split categories by SF and fantasy, and by 20th century (through 2000) and 21st century (2001-2011). Complete results, along with polls in short fiction categories, were posted here.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 75

Publication: Locus Online, 2012

  1. Frank Herbert, Dune (Chilton, 1965)
  2. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (Tor, 1985)
  3. Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy (series, 1951-1953)
  4. Dan Simmons, Hyperion (Doubleday Foundation, 1989)
  5. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (Ace Special, 1969)
  6. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan, 1979)
  7. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (Secker & Warburg, 1949)
  8. William Gibson, Neuromancer (Ace Special, 1984)
  9. Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (NAL/Signet, 1957)
  10. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (Ballantine, 1953)
  11. Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land (Putnam, 1961)
  12. Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Putnam, 1966)
  13. Joe Haldeman, The Forever War (St. Martin's, 1974)
  14. Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood's End (Ballantine, 1953)
  15. Larry Niven, Ringworld (Ballantine, 1970)
  16. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed (Harper & Row, 1974)
  17. Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles (Doubleday, 1950)
  18. Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra, 1992)
  19. Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz (Lippincott, 1959)
  20. Frederik Pohl, Gateway (St. Martin's, 1977)
  21. Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers (Putnam, 1959)
  22. Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (Putnam, 1962)
  23. Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light (Doubleday, 1967)
  24. Gene Wolfe, The Book of the New Sun (1980-1983)
  25. Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (Walker, 1970; Poland 1961)
  26. Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Doubleday, 1968)
  27. Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon The Deep (Tor, 1992)
  28. Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama (Gollancz, 1973)
  29. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (Chatto & Windus, 1932)
  30. Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey (NAL, 1968)
  31. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five (Delacorte, 1969)
  32. Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic (Avrora, 1972)
  33. Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead (Tor, 1986)
  34. John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar (Doubleday, 1968)
  35. Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars (HarperCollins, 1992)
  36. Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye (Simon and Schuster, 1974)
  37. Connie Willis, Doomsday Book (Bantam Spectra, 1992)
  38. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (McClelland and Stewart, 1985)
  39. Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human (Farrar, Straus & Young/Ballantine, 1953)
  40. Clifford D. Simak, City (Gnome Press, 1952)
  41. David Brin, Startide Rising (Bantam, 1983)
  42. Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Gnome, 1951)
  43. Philip Josť Farmer, To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Putnam, 1971)
  44. Philip K. Dick, Ubik (Doubleday, 1969)
  45. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Cat's Cradle (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963)
  46. Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky (Tor, 1999)
  47. Clifford D. Simak, Way Station (Doubleday, 1963)
  48. John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids (Doubleday, 1951)
  49. Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon (Avon, 1999)
  50. Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren (Bantam, 1975)
  51. Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon (Harcourt, Brace and World, 1966)
  52. Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man (Shasta, 1953)
  53. Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age (Bantam Spectra, 1995)
  54. Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow (Villard, 1996)
  55. Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly (Doubleday, 1977)
  56. Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel (Doubleday, 1954)
  57. Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons (Orbit, 1990)
  58. Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Hard to Be a God (Seabury, 1973; Russia 1964)
  59. Samuel R. Delany, Nova (Doubleday, 1968)
  60. Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park (Knopf, 1990)
  61. Robert A. Heinlein, The Door Into Summer (Doubleday, 1957)
  62. Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time (Farrar Straus Cudahy, 1962)
  63. Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games (Macmillan, 1988)
  64. Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars (Harcourt Brace, 1956)
  65. Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory (Baen, 1996)
  66. Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity (Doubleday, 1955)
  67. George R. Stewart, Earth Abides (Random House, 1949)
  68. Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Heinemann , 1962)
  69. Robert A. Heinlein, Double Star (Doubleday, 1956)
  70. Lois McMaster Bujold, Barrayar (Baen, 1991)
  71. Maureen F. McHugh, China Mountain Zhang (Tor, 1992)
  72. Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men (Methuen, 1930)
  73. C. J. Cherryh, Cyteen (Warner, 1988)
  74. Anne McCaffrey, Dragonflight (Ballantine, 1968)
  75. Robert A. Heinlein, Citizen of the Galaxy (Scribners, 1957)

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