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  1. TomC

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    I found another top 100 list,
    I don't have all these like the other list
    I really like this one because it has sifi and fantasy
    Just posting for your pleasure. I like top list because I don't know all the books out there

    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

    4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert

    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin

    6. 1984, by George Orwell

    7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

    8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov

    9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

    10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

    11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

    12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan

    13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell

    14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson

    15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore

    16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

    17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

    18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss

    19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

    20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

    21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

    22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King

    24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

    25. The Stand, by Stephen King

    26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

    27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

    28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

    29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman

    30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

    31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein

    32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams

    33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey

    34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein

    35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller

    36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

    37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne

    38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys

    39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells

    40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny

    41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings

    42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson

    44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven

    45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin

    46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White

    48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

    49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke

    50. Contact, by Carl Sagan

    51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons

    52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

    53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

    55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

    56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

    57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett

    58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson

    59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold

    60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett

    61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

    62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind

    63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

    64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

    65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

    66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

    67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks

    68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard

    69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb

    70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

    71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

    72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne

    73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore

    74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi

    75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson

    76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

    77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey

    78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin

    79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

    80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire

    81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson

    82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde

    83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks

    84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

    85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

    86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher

    87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe

    88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn

    89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan

    90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock

    91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

    92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

    93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge

    94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

    95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson

    96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

    97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

    98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

    99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony

    100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
     
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    99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
    67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
    62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
    40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
    33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien


    Sword of Truth is possibly my favorite series of all time.
    Xanth is comedy and filled with bad puns. Be prepared for that.
     
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    One's I've read. Usually I'd have more in any top 100 list, but that had much more sci-fi/fantasy than I've read.

    3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin

    6. 1984, by George Orwell

    7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

    13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell

    19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

    21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King

    25. The Stand, by Stephen King

    28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

    63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
     
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    I'm gonna check out that C.S. Lewis trilogy. #100
     
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    Ones I've read:

    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien (3)

    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (5)

    3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card

    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin (6)

    8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov (3 although I've also read 3 of the other 4 Foundation novels)

    10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

    14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson

    15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore

    16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

    19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King (7)

    25. The Stand, by Stephen King

    26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

    46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

    51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons (4)

    52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

    53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

    76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

    85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

    93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge

    95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson (3 and I've also read it's companion book "The Martians")

    I have a friend who really likes those.
     
  6. DeltaPin

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    The one's I've read:

    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
    6. 1984, by George Orwell
    7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
    9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
    15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
    19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
    20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
    25. The Stand, by Stephen King
    32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
    36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
    39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
    65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

    A lot of the others are on the list to eventually read.

    Loved Watership Down when I was a kid.
     
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    This guy's top 3 is probably my top 3 as well.
     
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    This list is retarded. I will elaborate tomorrow when I'm not drunk.
     
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    I'm curious. Seems like a pretty solid list to me.
     
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    I'm annoyed to see A Fire Upon the Deep on all these lists. A Deepness in the Sky was quite a bit better.
     
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    no Illustrated man by Ray Bradbury ? I read a bunch of those...need to add them to my Goodreads list of books read and rated.
     
  12. Hudson

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    The Neil Gaiman Books are great..The Sandman are Graphic Novels..(10, 29, 48, and 52?) Very surprised "Good Omens" was not on the list

    The Thomas Covenant books are awesome!!!!! (59)
     
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    This is a strong list, especially if you ignore the order.

    I've read:
    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien (All twice)

    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (All, first three twice, first four times)

    3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card (First two Twice)

    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin (Got to Dance of Dragons twice before bailing)

    12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan (Most of the series, missing last two I think)

    15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore (Twice)

    17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

    21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King (Gunslinger only)

    24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

    25. The Stand, by Stephen King (Four times)

    27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury (Fun series)

    31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein (Twice)

    33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey

    34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein

    36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

    39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells

    40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny (First five only, but twice)

    41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings

    51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons (First two only)

    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

    63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

    66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

    67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks

    73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore (Many up to four or five times. Missing the last couple)

    74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi

    86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher

    88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn (Three times)


    Damn, I have a long way to go.
     
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    American Gods was good, but not #10 good.
     
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    My list, My top five #12,#3,#71, #35, and #74

    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

    3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card


    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin

    6. 1984, by George Orwell


    12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan


    14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson


    16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov


    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King


    35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller


    38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys


    50. Contact, by Carl Sagan


    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks


    63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy


    65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson


    71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson


    74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
     
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    Really? I am the only one here who has read Sword of Truth? What the fuck is wrong with you people?

    I have all the books in epub format if anyone is interested.
     
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    The same way I feel about The Wheel of Time.
     
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    Really? It was one of the few books that I threw against the wall in anger that I didn't see some of the ending coming....Although I think Good Omens should be on the list in it's place.
     
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    I do get annoyed when there is a lack of alt-history on sci-fi lists. How is Turtledove's World War not on there?
     
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    A couple of the books on that list sorta qualify as alt-history like Watchmen or even Cryptonomicon (it's a cross between alt-history and historical fiction).
     
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    The twists hit me like a brick of "Hey, how about that now."
     
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    downloading now, after i get done with "old mans war" series i might try, also need to get to the misborn series
     
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    damn you and your not following up ass, 3 days
     
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