I’ve listed below all the science fiction books I’ve read that I can remember, in no particular order. I’ve included the names of authors, and any other titles they’ve written directly below their first mention. See my 2-part article What I Learned About the Future by Reading 100 Science Fiction Books for my insights and takeaways from these books.

The best books are bolded, the great ones are underlined, and my absolute favorites are in red. I’ll keep this list updated as I read new ones.


  1. Prelude to Foundation (Isaac Asimov)
  2. Forward the Foundation
  3. Foundation
  4. Foundation and Empire
  5. Second Foundation
  6. Foundation’s Edge
  7. Foundation and Earth
  8. Caves of Steel
  9. Bicentennial Man
  10. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
  11. The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury)
  12. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  13. Speaker for the Dead
  14. Xenocide
  15. Children of the Mind
  16. Ender’s Shadow
  17. Shadow of the Hegemon
  18. Shadow Puppets
  19. The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
  20. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  21. Dune Messiah
  22. Destination Void
  23. The Jesus Incident
  24. The Lazarus Effect
  25. The Ascension Factor
  26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  27. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  28. Life, the Universe, and Everything
  29. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  30. Mostly Harmless
  31. 1984 (George Orwell)
  32. Animal Farm
  33. Neuromancer (William Gibson)
  34. Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein)
  35. Starship Troopers
  36. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K. Dick)
  37. A Scanner Darkly
  38. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
  39. The War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells)
  40. The Invisible Man
  41. The Time Machine
  42. Ringworld (Larry Niven)
  43. Hyperion (Dan Simmons)
  44. The Fall of Hyperion
  45. Endymion
  46. The Rise of Endymion
  47. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  48. Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
  49. The Lost World
  50. Prey
  51. Sphere
  52. The Andromeda Strain
  53. Timeline
  54. Congo
  55. Altered Carbon (Richard Morgan)
  56. Broken Angels
  57. Woken Furies
  58. Wool (Hugh Howey)
  59. Shift
  60. Dust
  61. Nexus (Ramez Naan)
  62. Crux
  63. Apex
  64. Singularity Sky (Charles Stross)
  65. Iron Sunrise
  66. Accelerando
  67. Saturn’s Children
  68. Glasshouse
  69. Rainbow’s End (Vernor Vinge)
  70. I, Robot (Isaac Asimov)
  71. Pacific Edge (Kim Stanley Robinson)
  72. The Gold Coast
  73. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur Clarke)
  74. 2010: Odyssey Two
  75. 2061: Odyssey Three
  76. 3001: The Final Odyssey
  77. Childhood’s End
  78. Snow Crash (Neil Stephenson)
  79. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne)
  80. From the Earth to the Moon
  81. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)
  82. A Wind in the Door
  83. A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  84. Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  85. The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  86. The Golden Globe (John Varley)
  87. Makers (Cory Doctorow)
  88. The Circle (Dave Eggers)
  89. Revelation Space (Alastair Reynolds)
  90. Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin)
  91. The Dispossessed
  92. A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter Miller)
  93. Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
  94. Old Man’s War (John Scalzi)
  95. I Am Legend (Richard Matheson)
  96. Contact (Carl Sagan)
  97. The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
  98. The Stand (Stephen King)
  99. The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)
  100. Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  101. The Illustrated Man (Ray Bradbury)
  102. Ubik (Philip K. Dick)
  103. The Man in the High Castle
  104. Gateway (Frederik Pohl)
  105. Solaris (Stanislaw Lem)
  106. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
  107. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
  108. The Diamond Age (Neal Stephenson)
  109. Pandora’s Star (Peter Hamilton)
  110. Judas Unchained
  111. Permutation City (Greg Egan)
  112. World War Z (Max Brooks)
  113. Aurora (Kim Stanley Robinson)
  114. Red Mars
  115. Green Mars
  116. Blue Mars
  117. The Three Body Problem (Liu Cixin)
  118. Blindsight (Peter Watts)
  119. Echopraxia
  120. Lilith’s Brood (Octavia Butler)

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