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

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