Below is a list of the 100 best science fiction and fantasy novels to read this year for everyone. In fact, this article also includes the best new science fiction and fantasy novels, magic novels... they all belong to the category of fantasy novels of all time.
Although it is a ranking of science fiction and fantasy novels, in fact, “there are a thousand Hamlet in the eyes of a thousand people.” No one can make a truly fair ranking of these classic novels.
They just list these books and supplement them with simple comments. Is already a vast project.
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- 100 best science fiction and fantasy novels to read this year
100 best science fiction and fantasy novels to read this year
Ender's Game, Neuromancer, Foundation, Dune, The Man in the High Castle, 1984, Hyperion, The Stars My Destination, Frankenstein, Blade Runner, Hummingbird Salamander, Victories Greater Than Death, The Anubis Gates, Witches Steeped in Gold, Sundiver, Ring World, Time Machine, The Galaxy and the Ground Within, A Princess of Mars, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Folklorn, I Robot, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Fahrenheit 451, Helliconia Summer, Beautiful Ones, Ariadne, Green Mile, Starship Troopers, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Watcher, Echo Tree, Sorrowland: A Novel, World War, Animal Farm, The Ones We're Meant to Find, A Clockwork Orange, Time Column, Slaughterhouse-Five, Good Omen, 2001, Kindred, Red Mars, Lilith, The Real Story, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Adventures of Stainless Steel Rat, The Martian Chronicles, West of Eden, Son of the Storm, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Dying Inside, Triplanetary, The Illustrated Man, Lucifer's Hammer, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Space Trilogy, The Invisible Man, Crystal Express, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Silence of the Lambs, Flowers for Algernon, The Songs of Distant Earth, The Boat of A Million Years, The Postman
The Lord of the Rings, The Great Book of Amber, The Runes of the Earth, Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories, King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Watership Down, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, The Book of the New Sun, Gulliver's Travels, Interview with the Vampire, Chronicles of Narnia, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Lavondyss, The Princess Bride, Wheel of Time, Dragonflight, We Are Satellites, A Wizard of Earthsea, A Master of Djinn, Conan, A Spell for Chameleon, Dark Elf, The Dragonlance Chronicles, Black Water Sister, Madouc, Harry Potter, The Last Unicorn, A Game of Thrones, The Gentleman Bastards, The Kingkiller Chronicles, The Inheritance Trilogy, The Riftwar Cycle, The Stormlight Archive, The Annotated Alice, Carrion Comforter
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books (newly added here)
1. The Lord of the Rings (Fantasy)
by J. R. R. Tolkien.
"The Lord of the Rings". The originator of all fantasy literature, of course, won our top position. Besides creating a genre of fantasy literature completely independently and influencing several generations of writers, the legend of Tolkien tells a grand story.
An elegant epic, the scenery in the story is always magnificent and magnificent. The protagonist yearns for loyalty, friendship, and honor. The greatest honor is to be praised in countless ballads. I couldn't help tears in my eyes when I saw "No silk dress can compare to the rags worn by Frodo to go to the Doomsday Volcano"!
The more difficult the time, I can see the more clearly the true value of fantasy literature. I do not commit us to the ethereal emptiness, nor are we trying to create a new world. We want to pick up the discarded things. For example, courage
2. The Great Book of Amber (Fantasy)
by Roger Zelazny Amber
The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles (Chronicles of Amber) Amber is the only actual world. All other worlds, including the earth, are nothing but illusions. Prince Kewen, the legal heir to the throne of Amber, must conquer these intertwined realities, resist the oppression of the devil, and survive his own cruel family system to win the crown.
3. Ender's Game (science fiction)
by Orson Scott Card
"Ender's Game"-Scott Card was only eight years old, Ender Viking became the best military genius on the planet. Faced with the reality of war, Ender left the army and become a "spokesperson for the dead", a consultant, a searcher of truth, and an arbitrator in a family that needs consultation. Unfortunately, God has given him another task.
Ander's game is very attractive at the beginning. The short space quickly outlines the complicated relationship and personality of the characters and explains all the background clearly, but it is better at the beginning, and it can't be flattering at the end. Ender's character could have been very complicated to write.
He was smart but kind. At the beginning of the story, he thought it would be a smart version of Harry Potter, but after reading through it, he found that Harry Potter was not even the same. Victory after victory, rejection, and finally defeat of Zerg, became more and more hollow.
The framework of the story is good, but the teammates, instructors, and bad guys are too simple. The complicated human nature in Harry Potter has nothing to teach people to be good, to be kind, and to be brave. There are only general discussions about politics, escape, and world war. What does this kind of book leave us to think about? Detail Book Reviews
4. Neuromancer (sci-fi)
by William Gibson
"Neuromancer" A hacker who has run out of luck and a guy who dreams of making money has discovered the secret of a new AI. Cyberpunk’s first published work is also the first in the Gibson series.
The value of science fiction history may be greater than the value of the work itself. The imagination is more active than most science fiction writers. At the literal level, there are many nouns, the language is extremely jumpy, unconventional, tension and creative.
5. The Runes of the Earth (Fantasy)
by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Runes of the Earth (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant) A real-world leper, Thomas Covin can be teleported to a man surrounded by a filthy, evil force Fantasy world. Only the contract signed with the "bizarre magic" he carried with him could save the world, but he did not believe in the existence of this fantasy world.
6. Foundation (Sci-Fi)
by Isaac Asimov
"Foundation" The epic story of the declining galactic empire and the mysterious society of scientists who controlled the lethal machinery.
For twelve thousand years, the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years.
To preserve knowledge and save humanity, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls this sanctuary the Foundation.
7. Dune (Sci-Fi)
by Frank Herbert
"Dune," The first part of the Dune series tells about the deeds of Paul Arrëz, the most powerful psychic in the universe. He is also balancing while learning to deal with the conspiracy on ZZ and the desolation of the desert planet Aragis. Own growing power.
This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a Byzantine interstellar empire. Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, and the adventures exciting.
8. Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories (Fantasy)
by Michael Moorcock
Elric of Melniboné and Other Stories (Moorcocks Multiverse) A white soldier/sorcerer found a soul-sucking sword in a deathmatch and picked it up under the ultimate blow between "order" and "chaos".
Elric is one of the magnificent creations of modern fantasy and has inspired legions of imitators. If you know his story already, this definitive edition will finally let you read the entire saga in the author's preferred order. If you've never experienced the chronicles of the albino with the soul-sucking sword, then this is the perfect place to start.
9. The Man in the High Castle (Science Fiction)
by Philip K. Dick
"The Man in the High Castle" Full of paranoia and complicated and real games. This "If Nazi Germany wins" plot is the worst that has ever been written. Mainstream history.
This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it, Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake.
10. "1984" (Science Fiction)
by George Orville
"1984" Sincerely, you will like this book. It is a book you want to read alone; no one else is around. You will spend two hours reading this book after dinner every day; the screen will ensure this. Big brother will become your friend.
A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel hold on the imaginations of entire generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with passaging time.
11. Hyperion (Science Fiction)
by Dan Simmons
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) An ultimate killing machine that uses thought to stop time. Hegemony/Artificial Intelligence Alliance: An empire that dominates the entire galaxy. Destroyer: Ape-man determined to overthrow hegemony after thousands of years of evolution. Put these together and you will get a decisive battle between good and evil at the end of the world.
12. The Stars My Destination (Science Fiction)
by Alfred Bester
"The Stars My Destination" When Gray Foyle survived the spiral trap and swore vengeance, he transformed himself into a shuttle, the almighty quasi-superman of cosmic power.
The Stars My Destination and the Hugo Award-winning The Demolished Man established Bester as an s.f. grandmaster, a reputation that was ratified by the Science Fiction Writers of America shortly before his death. Bester also was an acclaimed journalist for Holiday magazine, a reviewer for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and even a writer for Superman.
13. Hummingbird Salamander (Science Fiction)
by Jeff VanderMeer
"Hummingbird Salamander" - VanderMeer weaves an ecological thriller set in a dystopian landscape defined by climate change and corporate greed with his signature complexity and inventiveness.
In the investigation of the murder of the famous ecoterrorist Silvina, the security consultant "Jane Smith" discovers a series of stuffed animals, including a hummingbird and a salamander, as clues to her.
But by investigating Silvina's murder, she puts her family at risk. As in the Southern Reach trilogy, VanderMeer's writing is claustrophobic and immersive, with clues within tracks and plots within subplots for readers to unravel.
14. Frankenstein (Science Fiction)
by Mary Shelley
"Frankenstein" The creation of a mad scientist, a monster assembled with parts of a dead body, and a classic story of a monster fighting for the world to recognize his human identity.
For centuries, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has held readers spellbound. On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting dread. On a more profound level, it illuminates the triumph and tragedy of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a creature tortured by the solitude of a world in which he does not belong.
A novel of almost hallucinatory intensity, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination.
15. Blade Runner (Science Fiction)
by Philip K. Dick
"Blade Runner" by Philip K. Dick, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending humanity off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep.
They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from loyal men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected.
Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force.
16. Victories Greater Than Death (Science Fiction)
by Charlie Jane Anders
"Victories Greater Than Death" - The aliens took Tina, then a baby, to her adoptive human mother. They told her mother that one day Tina's internal beacon would turn on and they would come back for her. Now Tina is a teenager and she has had memories of a previous life when a murderer tried to kill her.
She is also beaming. Part of her wants to fulfill her destiny and finally find out who she really is, but another part doesn't want to leave her friends and family and face the dangers of a strange and uncertain future.
This compulsive reading perfectly captures the voices and feelings of teenagers, even as she travels from a normal teenage life on Earth to galactic battles. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Hynden Walch, who made me feel like Tina was sitting next to me telling me her story.
17. The Anubis Gates (Science Fiction)
by Tim Powers
"The Anubis Gates" Brendan Doyle, a specialist in the work of the early nineteenth-century poet William Ashbless, reluctantly accepts an invitation from a millionaire to act as a guide to time-traveling tourists. But while attending a lecture given by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1810, he becomes marooned in Regency London, where dark and dangerous forces know about the gates in time.
Caught up in the intrigue between rival bands of beggars, pursued by Egyptian sorcerers, and befriended by Coleridge, Doyle somehow survives and learns more about the mysterious Ashbless than he could ever have imagined possible.
18. Witches Steeped in Gold (Science Fiction)
by Ciannon Smart
"Witches Steeped in Gold" - Rich in detail and complex, this Jamaican-inspired fantasy takes place in a matriarchal world defined by magic. It is told from two perspectives: Jazmyne is next in line for Aycan's throne, but she has yet to attain her magical powers, unlike Iraya, her rightful heir.
Although Jazmyne and Iraya should be enemies, the two create an alliance to take down their mutual sworn enemy, the current ruler of Ayca and Jazmyne's mother. Full of intrigue, this simmering fantasy debut will captivate readers.
19. Sundiver (Sci-Fi)
by David Brin
"Sundiver" All other races across the galaxy—including the sentient dolphins and chimpanzees—have gained intelligence through genetic modification or promotion and have to dedicate their lives to their benefactors.
This is not the case for human beings. They leave themselves at the bottom of the universe's totem, opposing the high-level science and the often hostile races.
20. Ring World (Science Fiction)
by Larry Niven
"Ring World" An interstellar expedition landed on an artificial planet with a diameter of 190 million miles and shaped like a hula hoop. The survivors must fight against the descendants of the barbarians left by the original builders to find the answer through the ringworld.
21. Time Machine (Science Fiction)
by H. G. Wells
The Time Machine is a tale that can be viewed as it multiple layers of social theory, evolution, and political theory, which makes it much more interesting than at first would appear.
22. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Science Fiction)
by Becky Chambers
"The Galaxy, and the Ground Within" - This is the fourth and final book in the Wayfarers series! Like the three previous books, The Galaxy, and the Ground Within is character-driven science fiction at its best. This book is unique from the others in that all the main characters are alien species: there are no human points of view.
The planet Gora serves as a way station for galactic travelers, but after a technological glitch, it drops a group of travelers at the Five-Hop One-Stop, a place like those big truckers' service stations. While travelers wait, they are forced to find common ground among themselves despite their vastly different cultures. If you haven't read the series yet, now is the perfect time to start with the first book, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.
23. A Princess of Mars (Science Fiction)
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
"A Princess of Mars" The first part of the "John Carter" series, an Allied soldier found himself teleported to Mars, where he won the warrior’s honor.
This Townsend Library Classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a background note about the book, an author's biography, and a lively afterword. Acclaimed by educators nationwide, the Townsend Library is helping millions of young adults discover the pleasure and power of reading.
24. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Sci-Fi)
by Douglas Adams
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy Collection 5 Books Set by Douglas Adams created a series of five books. Arthur Dent was rescued just before the Earth was destroyed by the Galactic Highway. He and his companion Ford Profit met a paranoid robot, visited the world of the Safaris, and bravely faced the threat of Vogan.
25. Folklorn (Sci-Fi)
by Angela Mi Young Hur
"Folklorn" - In this fascinating and introspective novel, Korean science and mythology intersect as a scientist grapples with her career, family, mental health, and identity as a Korean immigrant. When she was a child, particle physics mother Ella Park told her that her family was cursed, doomed to repeat stories from the Korean myths and folk tales that make up her heritage.
Elsa first sees a ghost in the Antarctic snow while she works at an observatory. While ghosts and past traumas haunt Elsa, she studies in Sweden and then returns to her family's home in California after her mother's death. Once there, she discovers secrets in the handwritten pages of her mother's stories. This novel is deeply moving, a complex story about repressed pain, myth, and the diaspora.
26. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Fantasy)
by Sir Thomas Mallory's
"King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table" - Thomas Mallory's most reliable anthology of King Arthur's story-from Lancelot's betrayal to Mordred's birth to the Shadow Knights.
27. I, Robot (Science Fiction)
by Isaac Asimov's
"I, Robot" - Science fiction novel sets the standard for the short story of intelligent robots. The most famous is the setting of the three laws of robotics that have been recognized.
28. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Science Fiction)
by Robert A. Heinlein
"The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" - Moon is a harsh colony ruled by an iron-fisted regime. The citizens wanted to be free, so they turned to a self-aware computer to launch a rebellion plan.
29. Watership Down (Fantasy)
by Richard Adams
"Watership Down" - Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in the Hampshire Downs in Southern England, an idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of “suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do” (Chicago Tribune) follows a band of rabbits in flight from the incursion of man and the destruction of their home.
Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they travel forth from their native Sandleford warren through harrowing trials to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. “A marvelous story of rebellion, exile, and survival” (Sunday Telegraph) this is an unforgettable literary classic for all ages.
30. Fahrenheit 451 (Sci-Fi)
by Ray Bradbury
"Fahrenheit 451" - In the world where Guy Montage lives, firefighters don't need to read; they burn books. Guy likes his job. In his ten-year career as a firefighter, he never asked what was hidden behind burning books or why it brought him fun...until a 17-year-old girl told him that people in the past were not afraid to read.
31. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Fantasy)
by J.R.R. TOLKIEN
"The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings" - Hobbit dwarf Bilbo Baggins, wizard Gandalf, and 13 dwarves set out to explore and retrieve the treasures of the dwarves in the Great Solitary Mountain. Cave giants (?), goblins, giant spiders, and evil dragons, Smaug, are all over their journey.
32. Helliconia Summer (Science Fiction)
by Brian W. Aldiss
"Helliconia Summer" - on a planet whose one year is equivalent to our 3000 years and the winter is like the ice age, the rise and fall of the civilization cycle.
A handful of centuries on, Helliconia is close to the larger star in its binary system, and the Phagors have been driven into exile, but conflicting religions and hostility to science keep human civilization fragmented and constantly fighting wars over petty power and fertile land as a plague devastates populations.
However, everything changes when a secret visitor from the observer satellite from Earth accepts a slow death in order to visit the planet and spend his time in the sunlight and open air.
33. The Book of the New Sun (Fantasy)
by Genie Wolff
"The Book of the New Sun" - How many books in the series have torturers as the protagonist? In this book, a young torturer apprentice graduated and became a complete executioner. He marched toward the ruler of the world and became the savior of mankind. Of course, in the end, Can't help but die.
34. Gulliver's Travels (Fantasy)
by Jonathan Swift
"Gulliver's Travels" - A ship-wrecked survivor occasionally encounters in addition to the things he has in a series of ZZ satirical novels, there are also miniatures, giants, and superintelligences Human, talking horseman.
35. Beautiful Ones (Science Fiction)
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Beautiful Ones" - Two of Silvia Moreno-García's novels will be relaunched this year with beautiful new covers: The Beautiful Ones (2017) and Certain Dark Things (2016). The Beautiful Ones takes place in a fantasy world inspired by the Regency. Nina is a wealthy young peasant girl with inexperienced telekinetic magic whose family introduces her to society for the first time. However, no suitor courts her because women with magic are frowned upon in high society. However, that is not the case for men.
Héctor Auvray grew up poor but has become quite rich due to the popularity of his telekinetic performances. After Nina approaches Hector at a party as a fan of her telekinetic abilities, he courts her to get closer to Valérie, Nina's aunt and her first love. But his goal of reuniting with Valérie is complicated when another part of him falls in love with Nina. This slow-burning fantasy romance is perfect for fans of Jane Austen.
36. Ariadne: A Novel (Science Fiction)
by Jennifer Saint
"Ariadne: A Novel" - Like Madeline Miller's Circe, Ariadne centers the lives of female characters from Greek mythology through the voices of Ariadne and her sister Phaedra. When her mother gives birth to the minotaur, Ariadne is the only one to help her; King Minos rejects his wife and child.
She and her mother care for and feed the minotaur, and though her mother never bonds with her beastly son hers, Ariadne feels a love mixed with pity for her brother.
This makes her subsequent betrayal, after falling in love with Theseus, that much more difficult. Beautifully written and nuanced, Ariadne explores the links between women and her epic quest for the agency in Greek patriarchal society.
37. Green Mile (Science Fiction)
by Stephen King
"Green Mile" - The eerie death invaded the prisoners, making them look like they were facing an electric chair.
Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile.
But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.
38. Interview with the Vampire (Fantasy)
by Annie Rice
"Interview with the Vampire" - A novel that brings the Gothic mystery of vampires into the night of modern San Francisco.
Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly sensual, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.
39. Starship Troopers (Sci-Fi)
by Robert Heinrhein
"Starship Troopers" - A future recruit has passed the cruelty of the naval recruit training base in the universe and throws himself into the war against the deadliest enemy of mankind. Forget about the movie and go read.
40. Chronicles of Narnia (Fantasy)
by C.·S. Louis
"Chronicles of Narnia" - has a book in this series, "The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe". It is the most famous book in the series, the fourth one from somewhere in England. A child walked into a closet, and a magical continent of Narnia emerged in this continent.
There were half-human, half-lamb peasants and talking beavers on this continent. The entire continent was in the eternal winter cast by the White Witch. Under the rules and spells.
41. The Illuminatus! Trilogy (Science Fiction)
by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
"The Illuminatus! Trilogy"- The three books in the Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson Apocalypse series are only partially imaginary works. They completely solve the mystery of our time, from who shot Kennedy to why there is a pyramid on a dollar bill.
42. Watcher (Sci-Fi)
by Dean Kuenz
"Watcher" - Genetic experiments created two superintelligent creatures. One was a crazy evil creature and escaped. The other thing that can stop him is his "brother" -a domesticated dog named Einstein.
43. Echo Tree (Science Fiction)
by Henry Dumas
"Echo Tree" - Hailed as "an absolute genius" by Toni Morrison, the poet, and short story writer Henry Dumas, at age 33, was shot and killed in 1968 by a police officer in New York City subway station. Fortunately, due to the efforts of Morrison and other black writers and publishers, his writings remain in circulation, though little read.
Echo Tree is a reissue of his fictional short fabulist. Using African mythology, folklore, and spiritualism, his vivid and surreal short stories depict black life in America.
Although the futuristic African stories of him are often destabilizing and full of symbolism, they are also grounded in the realities of racism and black identity. His fiction is fascinating and powerful, and this collection is a great way for readers to discover his work.
44. Sorrowland: A Novel (Science Fiction)
by Rivers Solomon
"Sorrowland: A Novel" - This riveting and heartbreaking novel follows Vern, a 15-year-old albino black girl who escaped into the woods from an abusive husband and leader of a black pride cult called Cainland. Vern, pregnant with twins, gives birth and raises her children alone in the forest until they are 4 years old.
The Cainland members were given experimental medications in food or water, causing them to hallucinate at night. Away from Cainland, Vern's hallucinations turn into vivid ghosts, and, little by little, her body transforms into something else, something that is not quite human.
This novel vividly portrays how black bodies have been used for unethical experiments, while also celebrating queer love, motherhood, and revenge. It is very well written and is sure to be one of my favorite books of the year.
45. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Fantasy)
by L. Frank Baum
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" - Dorothy traveled through a fantasy world with her friends while looking for her way home. This is the first in the Oz series and contains much more content than the classic movie, such as the encounter with the ugly hammerhead and the origin of the Tin Man. Alas, there is no flying monkey.
46. World War (Science Fiction)
by H.G. Wells'
"World War" - Classic alien invasion story, the Mars conqueror with highly developed technology has huge fatal weaknesses.
The realistically depicted setting, with cities and streets accurately described, gives the Martian attack, and the subsequent collapse of order in Victorian England, unforgettable impact. The British Empire brings its mightiest war machines to bear to no avail as the fleeing narrator is reduced to hiding in the ruins of civilization while being stalked by an inhuman enemy.
Adapted repeatedly to film and television, the novel’s central concept of humanity under attack by extraterrestrials has never ceased resonating in pop culture and may have inspired more imitations than any other trope in the science fiction genre. It is a tribute to the capacious imagination of H.G. Wells that this novel retains both a sense of otherworldly wonder and a harrowing intensity to this day.
47. Lavondyss (Fantasy)
by Robert Holdstock's
"Lavondyss" - Celtic and Old English myths originate from the vibrant virgin forest area, where living "ghosts" will be produced from people's unconsciousness.
Young Tallis is one such seeker. When she was just an infant, she lost her brother Harry to Ryhope Wood. Her adolescent fancies now cause her to suspect that he is still alive---and in grave danger. Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed only with magic, masks, and clues left by her grandfather.
Eventually, the primitive forest gives way to Lavondyss itself, a fascinating and terrible realm where she is forced to confront the mythos, physical manifestations of the legends of humanity's collective unconscious.
48. Animal Farm (Sci-Fi)
by George Orwell
"Animal Farm" - The rioting farm animals fled their oppressors and established a livestock utopia.
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
49. The Princess Bride (Fantasy)
by William Goldman
"The Princess Bride" - A vivid, romantic, and exciting story... plus an unusually sized mouse.
Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages.
Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”
50. Wheel of Time (Fantasy)
by Robert Jordan
"Wheel of Time" - One generation is over, another generation rises up again. The Net of Destiny allows the ancient heroes and villains to be reborn in each cycle, and a series of stories are unfolded from it. During a long period of time, the Dark Lord was imprisoned in his mountain prison by Shayor Fur.
He longed to escape and killed all the guys who escaped from the palm of his hand. At the same time, his minions were secretly destroying, manipulating, and using other methods to promote his evil desires on the continent. A farmer’s child, Ante Lande Altol, knew nothing about things outside his small village.
But when a mysterious woman arrived and he saw the evil approaching, Rand and his partner set out to find a way to change the world forever. You know, Rand is a reborn dragon, the most powerful male mage at the time.
He has a powerful force that can lift the entire city, can rewrite history, and challenge the Lord of Darkness-but this power slowly drives him crazy.
51. The Ones We're Meant to Find (Science Fiction)
by Joan He
"The Ones We're Meant to Find" - This youthful dystopian sci-fi focuses on the connection between two sisters, despite their separation. The novel begins with Cee abandoned on an island with only one ancient android to keep her company.
Most of her memories of her are gone, but she remembers one thing: her sister Kasey hers and her desperate need to find her. Meanwhile, Kasey is concerned about her lack of pain over the disappearance and presumed death of her sister.
She lives in an ecological city created by her father, a sanctuary to protect the Earth from humanity and where people live practically as long as possible. She is a STEM prodigy destined to help save Earth, but when a signal briefly appears on her radar to locate her sister, she wants to abandon all of her to find her.
The Ones We're Meant to Find is a surprising and interesting novel full of twists and turns and an emotional pull that will make readers want to finish it at once.
52. A Clockwork Orange (Science Fiction)
by Anthony Burgess
"A Clockwork Orange" - When ultraviolent Alex was arrested, he received treatment that placed his anti-social impulses under artificial control. Can a kind person be without free will?
53. Time Column (Science Fiction)
by Gregory Benford
"Time Column" - 1962: A young Californian scientist finds his experiments spoiled by mysterious interference. Gradually his suspicions lead him to a shattering truth: scientists from the end of the century are using subatomic particles to send a message into the past, in the hope that history can be changed and a world-threatening catastrophe averted.
54. Dragonflight (Fantasy)
by Anne McCaffrey
"Dragonflight" - The human knight is consciously connected with the kind, airplane-sized dragon to fight against all the greedy Thrid Hull.
In a beautiful world called Pern, an ancient way of life is about to come under attack from a myth that is all too real. Lessa is an outcast survivor—her parents murdered, her birthright stolen—a strong young woman who has never stopped dreaming of revenge.
But when an ancient threat to Pern reemerges, Lessa will rise—upon the back of a great dragon with whom she shares a telepathic bond more intimate than any human connection. Together, dragon and rider will fly . . . and Pern will be changed forever.
55. Slaughterhouse-Five (Science Fiction)
by Kurt Vonnegut
"Slaughterhouse-Five" - The horror of Kurt Vonnegut's war became one person in two realities-from Dresden in World War II to being imprisoned on an alien planet Tralfamadore-back and forth The experience of conversion.
56. Good Omen (Science Fiction)
by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
"Good Omen" - In this bizarre, end-of-world comedy, Armageddon (the battlefield of the apocalyptic battle between good and evil) appears, but the angels Neither the demon nor the devil are ready to face it.
57. We Are Satellites (Fantasy)
by Sarah Pinsker
"We Are Satellites" - A new technology threatens to tear apart a family in this character-driven, prophetic sci-fi. The pilot is a brain implant that increases concentration and cognitive abilities. Val, a teacher, realizes for the first time the effect of the pilot on her upper-class students. Soon, her son is asking for a pilot, as is his wife, Julie.
But Val doesn't like the idea of a brain implant, and Val and Julie's daughter Sophia cannot have the implant because of her epilepsy. Pinsker explores each family member's perspective as this new technology changes their lives. It is a fascinating novel that explores how technologies can transform family dynamics
58. A Wizard of Earthsea (Fantasy)
by Ursula K. Le Guin
"A Wizard of Earthsea" - A boy named Gade studied how to become a wizard, and was eventually seen as helping to rebuild the balance of the universe: light and dark, Men and women, survival, and death, spells and their ultimate value.
59. "2001" (Science Fiction)
by Arthur C. Clark
"2001" - How do we know what we are? This series answers a basic human question. It began with the establishment of the connection between our ape ancestors and the competition for survival. We are regarded as hopelessly weak and numerous by life on other planets.
An external force sowed the seeds of true wisdom through a huge black "monolith." These first conceptual ideas opened up a series of events that brought us into the future. In future development, our curiosity led us to discover another such box on the moon-it is ironclad proof that we are not the only commanding civilization in the universe!
This is also an impossible task for us. The discovery of understanding is the same as our survival problem for millions of years. Then, humans kept searching, only to find another box near Jupiter, which brought more important events to humans. 3001: In the last Odyssey, the questions mentioned many times in the series-whether it is bad or good-get the final answer.
60. Kindred (sci-fi)
by Octavia Butler
"Kindred" - Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him.
Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
61. A Master of Djinn (Fantasy)
by P. Djèlí Clark
"A Master of Djinn" - In a 1912 steampunk version of Cairo, agent Fatma el-Sha'arawi investigates magical problems for the Ministry of Alchemy, Charms, and Supernatural Entities. Fifty years earlier, the magician and scientist Al-Jahiz rediscovered magic, and now Cairo is steeped in the supernatural.
When members of a secret brotherhood are killed by a person calling himself Al-Jahiz, the Ministry puts Fatma on the case, but she must solve the murders quickly to restore peace in Cairo. Fortunately, she enlists the help of her girlfriend Siti and colleagues from her Ministry.
From the richly detailed world-building to the hilarious detective story plot and engaging characters, this sprawling historical fantasy is one to get lost in.
62. Conan (Fantasy)
by Robert E. Howard's
"Conan" - Ultimate savage hero defeated a large number of evil wizards, removed a large number of vicious and deformed monsters like garbage, and rescued every beautiful princess on the planet. Then he ate his breakfast.
63. Red Mars (Science Fiction)
by Kim Stanley Robinson
"Red Mars" - In 2026, a pair of hundreds of explorers set out to colonize Mars and terraform it. However, not everyone wants to do that.
64. Lilith (Science Fiction)
by Jack L. Chalker
"Lilith" - Most of the universe was actually built by an ancient dead race and controlled by a huge computer. No matter who controls the computer, it means having the ultimate power.
65. A Spell for Chameleon (Fantasy)
by Pierce Anthony
"A Spell for Chameleon" - Anthony is in Fairy Silk, everyone has their own unique magic power. Unfortunately, Brink did not have a unique spell when he was born. What would he do?
66. The Real Story (Science Fiction)
by Stephen R. Donaldson
"The Real Story" - Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson returns with this exciting and long-awaited new series that takes us into a stunningly imagined future to tell a timeless story of adventure and the implacable conflict of good and evil within each of us.
Angus Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed locked out of his way. Those who didn't end up in the lockup--or dead.
But when Thermopyle arrived at Mallory's Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side the regulars had to take notice. Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer--until she met up with Thermopyle.
67. Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Science Fiction)
by Mark Twain
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" - A 19th-century man who was teleported back to the place where the round table meeting took place, where he was appointed by introducing many modern tools such as railroads and telephones King Arthur's helper.
68. The Adventures of Stainless Steel Rat (Science Fiction)
by Harry Hudson
"The Adventures of Stainless Steel Rat" - Jim Diggez is the most talented fraud artist and thief in the galaxy. When he was finally captured, the law enforcers had only one choice-let him be one of them because they wanted to use this mouse to catch the other one.
69. The Martian Chronicles (Science Fiction)
by Ray Bradbury's
"The Martian Chronicles" - In The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury, America’s preeminent storyteller, imagines a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor— of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a vanished, devastated civilization.
Earthmen conquer Mars and then are conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. In this classic work of fiction, Bradbury exposes our ambitions, weaknesses, and ignorance in a strange and breathtaking world where man does not belong.
70. Dark Elf (Fantasy)-one of the best series of game-related novels
by R.A. Salvador.
"Homeland. Book One. the Dark Elf Trilogy" by R.A. Salvatore. It introduces Drizzt Do'Urden, a dark elf who owns other elves once he was born. Quality that is not available or cannot be provided: compassion. His hometown, the underground city of Mzoberlei, is a rough place, and his family has obtained its position of power by adhering to the city's golden rule: "Don't leave a living."
When Drizzt became an adult, more and more people in Mzoberlei began to hate him, and he was unable to do the evil deeds his society needed. Finally, he annoyed his family and became a male in a matrilineal society. The punishment for him was death.
He had no choice but to flee to the surface world, but there would not be kind to the dark elves, because they have a notorious reputation as a murderer. Drizzt sought acceptance in the good society and escape from his past, which led to many adventures and battles.
71. West of Eden (Science Fiction)
by Harry Hudson
"West of Eden" - Earth is ruled by intelligent dinosaurs; they discovered the American continent and used tools to emigrate people from the Stone Age. Then the bloody battle broke out.
72. Son of the Storm (Science Fiction)
by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
"Son of the Storm" - This riveting Nigerian-inspired epic fantasy centers on three characters: Danso is a young Juri scholar rejected for being of mixed race. He is engaged to Esme, a deeply ambitious upper-class woman.
The two see ways to achieve and escape their life paths when skin-changing warrior Lilong appears on a quest for magic that could save her home, the mythical Nameless Islands. This sweeping and politically charged fantasy explores race, gender, and culture in a complex and interesting world.
73. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Science Fiction)
by Captain Jules Verne
"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" - Nimo's adventures in the ocean and the battle for their control. Verne's Nautilus predated the real submarine.
This extraordinary voyage into the depths of the unknown aboard the legendary submarine Nautilus—commanded by the brilliant, tragic Captain Nemo—explores both the limitless possibilities of science and the twisted labyrinth of the human mind.
The novel stands as science fiction raised to the level of literature and remains a vivid expression of a new era of technological advancement and humanity’s place within that world.
74. Dying Inside (Science Fiction)
by Robert Silverberg
"Dying Inside" - An old psychopathic person begins to lose control of his mental power. A fascinating journey into the mind of a man endowed with unusual powers.
75. The Dragonlance Chronicles (Fantasy)
by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman
"The Dragonlance Chronicles" - This awesome 3-book set includes Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Dragonlance is a shared universe of popular fantasy novels. The Hickmans conceived Dragonlance while driving in their car on the way to a job interview. At TSR Tracy met Margaret Weis, his future writing partner, and they gathered a group of associates to play the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
The adventures during that game inspired a series of gaming modules, a series of novels, licensed products such as board games, and lead miniature figures.
76. Triplanetary (Sci-Fi)
by Edward Elmer Smith
"Triplanetary" - Classic space opera, tells the story of boy scout-like heroes and ruthless evil villains fighting for the control of the "doomsday device" of the wet planet.
77. The Illustrated Man (Science Fiction)
by Ray Bradbury
"The Illustrated Man" - Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless American storyteller, the most bewitching force in the universe is human nature. In these eighteen startling tales unfolding across a canvas of tattooed skin, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets.
Provocative and powerful, The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.
78. Lucifer's Hammer (Science Fiction)
by Larry Niven
"Lucifer's Hammer" - In this bestselling novel by the authors of THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE, a massive comet breaks apart and bombards the Earth, with catastrophic results: worldwide earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, thousand-foot tidal waves, and seemingly endless rain…
With civilization in ruins, individuals band together to survive and to build a new society. "A MEGATON OF SUSPENSEFUL EXCITEMENT ... which should keep readers going non-stop, cover to cover" - Booklist.
79. Stranger in a Strange Land (sci-fi)
by Robert Heinrhein
"Stranger in a Strange Land" - The stranger is Valentine Michael Smith, and the strange land is the earth. Smith was born on Mars and was the only human survivor in our first expedition to go there. He was raised by the Martians and "rescued" by the second expedition 25 years later.
He considers himself a Martian and uses a Martian ability that doesn't seem to be any different from them-Levitation. Now, like a child raised in the wilderness by a wolf, he must learn how to be a human... and at the same time, teach his new friends how to treat a Martian.
He discovered the joy of sex and freedom xa (this is part of the reason that the generation in the 1960s made this book so popular) and tried to use his knowledge of Mars to mediate the many conflicting teachings of earth religion. Readers not only see Smith's growth but also learn about a series of future earth conditions and all the weaknesses of human society.
80. The Space Trilogy (Science Fiction)
by C. S. Lewis
"The Space Trilogy" - Now C.S. Lewis's classic trio of fantasy tales is in one convenient volume! Called to join the universal battle of good vs. evil, Dr. Elwin Ransom, a renowned scholar, fights demonic forces with the help of heavenly messengers. Follow his out-of-this-world adventures in Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength
81. The Invisible Man (Science Fiction)
by H. G. Wells
"The Invisible Man" - The mind and morality of a scientist are the value of his invisible moral code.
A stranger emerges out of a freezing February day with a request for lodging in a cozy provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why is the disguised in such a manner? What keeps him hidden in his room?
The villagers, aroused by trepidation and curiosity, bring it upon themselves to find the answers. What they discover is not only a man trapped in the terror of his own creation but a chilling reflection of the unsolvable mysteries of their own souls.
82. Black Water Sister (Fantasy)
by Zen Cho
"Black Water Sister" - This entertaining urban fantasy is steeped in Malay mythology. Jess recently graduated from Harvard but doesn't have many job prospects. Her parents, mired in medical debt, decide to return to Malaysia and Jess leaves with them, although she has lived her entire life in the United States.
She leaves behind a secret girlfriend that she hopes to one day join in Singapore. In Malaysia, Jess's dead Ah Ma (grandmother) owns her, and Jess becomes a medium to both her grandmother and her grandmother's god, Black Water Sister.
As a medium, she becomes embroiled in a gang war. Black Water Sister is a twisted, passionate feminist who turns pages. Content warnings for attempted rape and prejudice against homosexuals.
83. Madouc (Lyonesse) (Fantasy)
by Jack Vance
"Madouc (Lyonesse)" - Madouc is Book III of the Lyonesse series and Volume 54 of the Spatterlight Press Signature Series. Released in the centenary of the author's birth, this handsome new collection is based upon the prestigious Vance Integral Edition.
Select volumes enjoy up-to-date maps, and many are graced with freshly-written forewords contributed by a distinguished group of authors. Each book bears a facsimile of the author's signature and a previously unpublished photograph, chosen from family archives for the period the book was written.
These unique features will be appreciated by all, from seasoned Vance collectors to new readers sampling the spectrum of this author's influential work for the first time.
84. Harry Potter (Fantasy)
By J. K. Rowling
"Harry Potter" - Harry Potter hasn't even heard of Hogwarts when the letters fall on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Directed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple stamp, their hideous aunt and uncle quickly confiscated them.
Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a large beetle-eyed giant named Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard and has a place at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
85. Crystal Express (Science Fiction)
by Bruce Stirling
"Crystal Express" - Humans finally abandoned the earth for space and divided the creatures into two groups like philosophy. Morphologists use genetic and bioengineering techniques to modify their bodies to adapt to space, while mechanists put their confidence in making cybernetic enhancers used by advanced humans.
86. The Last Unicorn (Fantasy)
by Peter S. Berger
"The Last Unicorn" - When a unicorn receives a message from other unicorns that have disappeared, she sets out to find her missing companion The way. She almost died due to a sloppy era, and she was the only unicorn who loved humans for a long time.
87. To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Science Fiction)
by Philip Jose Farmer
"To Your Scattered Bodies Go" - Anyone has ever died-you, me, Hitler, Mark Twain-died in a strange alien world. The first book in the "World on the River" series tells a lone explorer trying to solve the secrets of a strange "afterlife".
88. The Silence of the Lambs (Science Fiction)
by Thomas Harris
"The Silence of the Lambs" - An FBI detective must seek the help of a bloodthirsty serial murderer to hunt down another serial murderer.
As part of the search for a serial murderer nicknames "Buffalo Bill," FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane and interview him.
89. A Game of Thrones (Fantasy)
By George R. R. Martin
"A Game of Thrones" - Winter is coming. That is the severe motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in distant King's Landing. There, Eddard Stark of Winterfeld rules on behalf of Robert.
His family lives there in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the mighty Wall, lie wild wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the summer of centuries but proving too real and too deadly in the changing seasons.
90. Flowers for Algernon (Science Fiction)
by Daniel Keith
"Flowers for Algernon" - A mentally handicapped administrator underwent a breakthrough surgical operation that tripled his IQ. He has a genius mind, but only the emotions of a child.
91. The Songs of Distant Earth (Science Fiction)
by Arthur C. Clark
"The Songs of Distant Earth" - Humans understand that the sun is going to explode, so before the earth is destroyed, its genetic seeds enter the universe. This is a hard science fiction novel with a reasonable and feasible method of space travel.
92. The Gentleman Bastards (Fantasy)
By Scott Lynch
"The Gentleman Bastards" - The life of an orphan is hard, and often short, in the mysterious island town of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a talented con man. As the leader of the gang of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards,
Locke is soon infamous, deceiving even the most feared ruler of the underworld. But in the shadows, he lurks someone even more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody blow that threatens to destroy everyone and everything of meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to defeat the enemy at his own brutal game or die trying.
93. The Kingkiller Chronicles (Fantasy)
By Patrick Rothfuss
"The Kingkiller Chronicles" - The fascinating first-person narrative of a young man who becomes the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a company of traveling players to his years spent as a near-savage orphan in a crime-ridden city, to his daring and brash but successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a work of art.
A teacher who transports readers in the body and mind of a magician. It is a great action novel written with the hand of a poet, a powerful story about the coming of age of a young man gifted with magic, told through his eyes: to read this book is to be the hero.
94. The Inheritance Trilogy (Fantasy)
By N.K. Jemisin
"The Inheritance Trilogy" - Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky.
There, to her surprise, Yeine is named heir to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and her Yeine becomes embroiled in a fierce power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she grows closer and closer to the secrets of her mother's death and the bloody history of her family.
With the fate of the world at stake, Yeine will learn how dangerous it can be when love and hate, and gods and mortals, are inseparably linked.
95. The Riftwar Cycle (Fantasy)
By Raymond Feist & Janny Wurt
"The Riftwar Cycle" - He had the fate of two worlds in his hands ... He was once an orphan named Pug, an apprentice to a sorcerer from the enchanted land of Midkemia ... He was then captured and enslaved by the Tsurani, a strange and warlike race of invaders from another world.
There, in the exotic Kelewan Empire, he earned a new name: Milamber. He learned to tame the unimaginable powers within him. And he took his place in an ancient fight against an evil Enemy older than time itself.
96. The Stormlight Archive (Fantasy)
By Brandon Sanderson
"The Stormlight Archive" - Roshar is a world of stones and storms. Amazing storms of incredible power raze the rocky terrain so often that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.
Centuries have passed since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Radiant Knights, but their Shard blades and Shard plate remain mystical swords and armor that transform ordinary men into almost invincible warriors. Man's trade kingdoms for shared swords. Wars were fought for them and they won.
97. The Boat of A Million Years (Science Fiction)
by Pol Anderson's
"The Boat of A Million Years" - Others have written SF on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on, unaging, undying, through the centuries and millennia. We follow them through over 2000 years, up to our time and beyond-to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.
A milestone in modern science fiction, a New York Times Notable Book on its first publication in 1989, this is one of a great writer's finest works.
98. The Annotated Alice (Fantasy)
by Louis Carroll
"The Annotated Alice" -Louis Carroll's novel tells the story of Alice in Wonderland. The young Alice is looking for her way home. During this period, she explores a crazy, quilt. The magical continent and cleverly avoided those who tried to hurt her.
99. Carrion Comforter (Fantasy)
by Dan Simmons
"Carrion Comforter" - A society of supernatural vampires causes other people's pain and fights with the human mind.
THE PAST... Caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face to face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazis themselves…
THE PRESENT... Compelled by the encounter to survive at all costs, so begins a journey that for Saul will span decades and cross continents, plunging into the darkest corners of 20th-century history to reveal a secret society of beings who may often exist behind the world's most horrible and violent events.
Killing from a distance, and by darkly manipulative proxy, they are people with the psychic ability to 'use' humans: read their minds, subjugate them to their wills, experience through their senses, feed off their emotions, force them to acts of unspeakable aggression.
Each year, three of the most powerful of this hidden order meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of induced bloodshed and deliberate destruction. But this reunion, something will go terribly wrong. Saul's quest is about to reach its elusive object, drawing hunter and hunted alike into a struggle that will plumb the depths of mankind's attraction to violence, and determine the future of the world itself…
100. The Postman (Sci-Fi)
by David Brin
"The Postman" - You have seen a movie about a man who insisted on his own ideas during the process of the American Post Apocalypse. Read this book now, it will be better.