Best Science Fiction Novels

Description
Future worlds, alien vistas, speculative scientific developments... LibraryThing members choose the best of science fiction!
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41,755 membres
672 critiques
½ 4.3
154 Members
andyl, mark, Only2rs, jjwilson61, szarka, Quaisior, WalkerMedia, mkunruh, Milesc, staffordcastle, pgmcc, anglemark, Awfki, eromsted, Stav, Storeetllr, Noisy, Rtrace, ayaeckel, Euryale, sdobie, tsangal, grizzly.anderson, mkjones, rarm, b1_, goldenmoon, bibliorex, absurdeist, mccin68, BookWallah, amysisson, lluisanglada, oszymandias, amobogio, Surtac, Hibou8, feaelin, aulsmith, Julilla, avatiakh, rossarn, falkman, DugsBooks, pamur, asalamon, clong, stellarexplorer, CarltonC, hildretha, br77rino, okeres, blackdove07, geitebukkeskjegg, Balkan, buk1968, scottd, santhony, questbird, jerry-book, Myyst, sturlington, freetrader, masiejames, RBeffa, sesanderson, majjacsobe, mrmapcase, calm, suitable1, jasmaynard, hoddybook, Sylak, souloftherose, marycloseburn, andomck, lewbs, alexdelarge, venza, LiveAndrew, brightcopy, Matteocalosi, JohnChic, smasler, LisaMaria_C, leigonj, Kristelh, Rbrancher2, Doey, alex68, zjakkelien, mike_frank, Ippotamus, Bluewolf0411, rretzler, wifilibrarian, RVerde, scificomics, Jarandel, Rick_Deckard, peterveen, BomboChipolata, gypsysmom, scriptus, al.vick, streetwa, MissJessie, Michael.Rimmer, Tanya-dogearedcopy, thegreenmikado, Echinopsis, deerhorne, Verkruissen, Paulgnagy, linlef, ChrisKohout, beth623, horacio.salazar, toonami, emmendelson, binarydude, bruc79, Vulco1, bormgans, RecklessReader, erkanerener, polaritynk, RodgerA, David_Krajci, rcatalano, rodriguezcommaj, acousticmoose, borderdad, towermancn, brondy, willofthewind, ManWithAnAgenda, DreamEaterLibrary, A.J.Ponder, Comic-Cuz, SBCB, Antoavrg, Thelos12, DCJeffrey, cyberpolitik, Monty_Grover, PlatinumWarlock, shecht91, alyssamhope23, v_RuneBerg, JohnGault, Stefcxjo, cloud09, scstubbs,gilroy , ,psybre , ,lquilter ,Ragnell ,Jannes , ,cthulhuslibrarian ,enrique_molinero ,prosfilaes ,norabelle414 ,TLCrawford ,merrystar ,Rouge2507 ,dukeallen ,pwaites ,tottman ,dot.zen ,sandstone78 , ,FrancoisTremblay ,Bretzky1 ,rocketmac360 ,Vaclav_L , ,Pajamas ,SpotofBorg ,lcl999
Explications
gilroy: Just could not get into this book. Not even through a full chapter
lcl999 : Yes it's a good novel. But not good enough to be number one in this list.
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38,484 membres
717 critiques
4.2
141 Members
Edward, hailelib, mark, Only2rs, tardis, szarka, mkunruh, gennyt, hipdeep, conceptDawg, staffordcastle, devenish, pgmcc, Awfki, pammab, psybre, Herenya, Osbaldistone, Stav, Storeetllr, Rtrace, Euryale, sdobie, jain, tsangal, grizzly.anderson, rarm, foggidawn, trandism, MikeBriggs, Ragnell, cthulhuslibrarian, enrique_molinero, amobogio, Surtac, guyalice, norabelle414, EmScape, Julilla, ElBarto, rossarn, falkman, DugsBooks, pamur, bjornar, andejons, BeckyJG, Ross.Farnsworth, CarltonC, hildretha, br77rino, okeres, merrystar, blackdove07, Balkan, deldevries, birder4106, SylviaC, Myyst, sturlington, flips, freetrader, pwaites, nebula21, sesanderson, mrmapcase, susiesharp, igorken, jasmaynard, Sylak, dot.zen, souloftherose, marycloseburn, alexdelarge, venza, LiveAndrew, alanb1, brightcopy, Matteocalosi, JohnChic, LisaMaria_C, Kristelh, Rbrancher2, DavidGuegan, zjakkelien, mike_frank, eclecticdodo, Ippotamus, rretzler, Tomgraham, RVerde, acceptance, cej1027, gypsysmom, bibliopolitan, al.vick, Risbom, streetwa, ahef1963, MissJessie, Tanya-dogearedcopy, Settings, thegreenmikado, kara.shamy, Paulgnagy, linlef, Peace2, beth623, Vaclav_L, toonami, emmendelson, bruc79, smitch521, timetunnel, RecklessReader, viot.henri, erkanerener, polaritynk, RodgerA, Rwbyy, msemmag, wakawaka65, Dairyqueen84, acousticmoose, strongbear, towermancn, Jerriar, ManWithAnAgenda, SBCB, Julie_in_the_Library, Antoavrg, Trillian89, Thelos12, lcl999, BrandonAzzarella, Silu_1, SOShea, gregraubie, shecht91, alyssamhope23, bochkarev,jjwilson61 ,anglemark ,eromsted ,lquilter ,prosfilaes ,feaelin ,aulsmith ,stellarexplorer ,santhony ,RBeffa ,suitable1 , ,hoddybook ,tottman ,alex68 ,Bluewolf0411 ,electrice ,rocketmac360 ,Ctluster
Explications
jjwilson61 : Not science fiction
aulsmith : Fun, but really poor in the sf area.
Bluewolf0411: Not scifi
electrice : read in 2013, silly story
lcl999: One of the few really funny SF stories. Makes Pratchett seem a bit childish.
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81,200 membres
1,263 critiques
4.2
129 Members
timspalding, mark, Only2rs, gilroy, szarka, Quaisior, mkunruh, devenish, pgmcc, SqueakyChu, psybre, Osbaldistone, Rtrace, ayaeckel, sdobie, longway, b1_, goldenmoon, Ragnell, bibliorex, mccin68, enrique_molinero, Sopoforic, BookWallah, amysisson, lluisanglada, Surtac, guyalice, Aerrin99, Julilla, falkman, DugsBooks, pamur, clong, Ross.Farnsworth, CarltonC, hildretha, br77rino, okeres, blackdove07, geitebukkeskjegg, Balkan, scottd, deldevries, artturnerjr, jerry-book, Myyst, sturlington, freetrader, pwaites, ncgraham, sesanderson, mrmapcase, mathgirl40, jasmaynard, Sylak, tottman, dot.zen, marycloseburn, thecoroner, lewbs, alexdelarge, LiveAndrew, alanb1, Matteocalosi, JohnChic, leigonj, Kristelh, Rbrancher2, Doey, DavidGuegan, alex68, mike_frank, rretzler, electrice, Tomgraham, RVerde, scificomics, Jarandel, acceptance, BomboChipolata, gypsysmom, bibliopolitan, parasolofdoom, al.vick, streetwa, ahef1963, Tanya-dogearedcopy, Lovermont, Echinopsis, isakhnov, deerhorne, Paulgnagy, linlef, beth623, horacio.salazar, Stefano.Rodighiero, Laura1124, gendeg, toonami, bruc79, Vulco1, dianeham, RecklessReader, flicka82, viot.henri, hamhands, polaritynk, David_Krajci, wakawaka65, Dairyqueen84, rodriguezcommaj, acousticmoose, Fishmen, towermancn, FranzK72, ManWithAnAgenda, Antoavrg, SpotofBorg, Thelos12, lcl999, skid0612, pgirl, Silu_1, unadorned, gregraubie, alyssamhope23, JohnGault, Stefcxjo,pammab ,feaelin ,santhony , ,Bluewolf0411 ,Bretzky1 ,shecht91
Explications
: Not Sci-Fi
Bluewolf0411: Not science fiction.
electrice: read, science fiction, dystopia, bleak portraying of a possible future, big brother and all the jazz
Bretzky1 : This is not a science fiction story. Just because a story takes place in the future does not make it science fiction.
horacio.salazar: A classic. Big Brother is now almost real. :D
lcl999: A justly famous book. Yes it is also Science fiction. What about the TV sets that listen and watch?
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40,824 membres
1,042 critiques
½ 4.3
117 Members
timspalding, gilroy, szarka, joeldinda, conceptDawg, staffordcastle, Awfki, pammab, psybre, limerts, Stav, Rtrace, ayaeckel, Euryale, sdobie, tsangal, KC9333, grizzly.anderson, mkjones, foggidawn, longway, b1_, MikeBriggs, goldenmoon, bibliorex, cthulhuslibrarian, mccin68, Sopoforic, BookWallah, lluisanglada, amobogio, Aerrin99, Hibou8, feaelin, norabelle414, EmScape, avatiakh, rossarn, falkman, pamur, asalamon, bestem, BeckyJG, br77rino, okeres, merrystar, blackdove07, Balkan, buk1968, scottd, santhony, sturlington, freetrader, RBeffa, sesanderson, majjacsobe, calm, suitable1, perennialreader, hoddybook, tottman, marycloseburn, lewbs, alexdelarge, brightcopy, LisaMaria_C, leigonj, Kristelh, Rbrancher2, Doey, baswood, DavidGuegan, zjakkelien, mike_frank, Ippotamus, Bluewolf0411, rretzler, RVerde, scificomics, Rick_Deckard, BomboChipolata, scriptus, parasolofdoom, al.vick, ahef1963, MissJessie, jeffza, Tanya-dogearedcopy, rocketmac360, Paulgnagy, linlef, ChrisKohout, beth623, Stefano.Rodighiero, gendeg, toonami, tourist68, WilGbn, Vulco1, smitch521, hamhands, RodgerA, Rwbyy, Dairyqueen84, rcatalano, borderdad, Fishmen, beanythesane, towermancn, SpotofBorg, Thelos12, DCJeffrey, pgirl, PlatinumWarlock, gregraubie, shecht91, alyssamhope23,andyl ,lorax ,Milesc ,anglemark ,AsYouKnow_Bob ,lquilter ,rarm ,trandism ,Ragnell ,Jannes , ,enrique_molinero ,DugsBooks , ,stellarexplorer ,dukeallen ,masiejames ,jasmaynard , ,souloftherose , ,StunnedTuna , , ,ManWithAnAgenda , ,SOShea
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53,313 membres
987 critiques
4
111 Members
hailelib, mark, gilroy, szarka, gennyt, hipdeep, adsddy, devenish, pgmcc, SqueakyChu, psybre, SRHarbin, Stav, Rtrace, ayaeckel, Euryale, grizzly.anderson, rarm, goldenmoon, Ragnell, bibliorex, mccin68, enrique_molinero, BookWallah, lluisanglada, Surtac, guyalice, feaelin, Julilla, falkman, DugsBooks, pamur, arne.frey, BeckyJG, Ross.Farnsworth, CarltonC, okeres, merrystar, blackdove07, geitebukkeskjegg, Balkan, scottd, deldevries, Myyst, sturlington, flips, pwaites, sesanderson, jasmaynard, perennialreader, Sylak, dot.zen, souloftherose, marycloseburn, thecoroner, lewbs, alexdelarge, LiveAndrew, alanb1, JohnChic, Kristelh, Rbrancher2, Doey, alex68, mike_frank, eclecticdodo, Ippotamus, rretzler, electrice, RVerde, scificomics, Jarandel, peterveen, gypsysmom, bibliopolitan, parasolofdoom, al.vick, ahef1963, Michael.Rimmer, scog.as, Tanya-dogearedcopy, deerhorne, Paulgnagy, deven.bookman, Peace2, beth623, horacio.salazar, dsp501, Vaclav_L, Laura1124, gendeg, dianeham, timetunnel, RecklessReader, David_Krajci, Rwbyy, Dairyqueen84, acousticmoose, towermancn, FranzK72, ManWithAnAgenda, Antoavrg, SpotofBorg, Thelos12, DCJeffrey, skid0612, PlatinumWarlock, unadorned, shecht91, v_RuneBerg, JohnGault,Edward ,pammab ,santhony ,Bluewolf0411 ,Bretzky1 ,bormgans
Explications
Bluewolf0411: Great book, but not scifi.
electrice: read, science fiction, dystopia, stories must be destroyed, one could think for himself, rays of hope at the end
Bretzky1 : This is not a science fiction story.
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7,697 membres
247 critiques
3.9
67
7,560 membres
162 critiques
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31 Members
andyl, mark, Stav, Rtrace, paradoxosalpha, cthulhuslibrarian, amobogio, clong, m_island, Pamela110, Balkan, scottd, Myyst, freetrader, sesanderson, dot.zen, thecoroner, alexdelarge, Matteocalosi, Endobiker, diagram, alex68, scificomics, acceptance, beth623, timetunnel, viot.henri, FranzK72, Antoavrg, RuthMariah, v_RuneBerg,santhony ,dukeallen ,sturlington
Explications
paradoxosalpha: One of Dick's most head-on approaches to his metaphysical conundrums. Written with an eye to the screen, and the pacing and characterizations reflect that.
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2,802 membres
68 critiques
3.8
26 Members
Only2rs, tardis, Quaisior, joeldinda, AsYouKnow_Bob, lquilter, Rtrace, sdobie, grizzly.anderson, Surtac, TLCrawford, aulsmith, stellarexplorer, okeres, geitebukkeskjegg, Pamela110, Matteocalosi, RVerde, Jarandel, linlef, beth623, Antoavrg, DCJeffrey, RuthMariah, mjones329, oldminiclub,gilroy ,feaelin
Explications
gilroy: Too much of the book felt like backstory. I don't see how it could be on a Best Of list
aulsmith: I'm a sucker for interesting aliens
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5,889 membres
101 critiques
3.9
86
10,799 membres
250 critiques
½ 3.5
22 Members
mark, psybre, Stav, Surtac, DugsBooks, Ross.Farnsworth, sturlington, marycloseburn, thecoroner, lewbs, LiveAndrew, Rbrancher2, Doey, electrice, Tomgraham, gypsysmom, ahef1963, Tanya-dogearedcopy, FranzK72, ManWithAnAgenda, lcl999, pgirl
Explications
lcl999: One of the great SF themes. So good that few if any have tried it again.
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1,627 membres
46 critiques
3.9
18 Members
andyl, anglemark, Rtrace, sdobie, paradoxosalpha, majkia, amobogio, Surtac, aulsmith, stellarexplorer, Pamela110, santhony, jasmaynard, svfreeman, Endobiker, Jarandel, Rick_Deckard, BomboChipolata,sandstone78
Explications
paradoxosalpha: highlights an assortment of post-human types in a three-week story set in the mid-21st century
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1,817 membres
54 critiques
4.1
18 Members
andyl, joeldinda, lquilter, Rtrace, sdobie, grizzly.anderson, Surtac, stellarexplorer, okeres, Pamela110, ljbryant, sandstone78, DavidGuegan, RVerde, Jarandel, scriptus, linlef, mjones329,pammab ,dukeallen ,pwaites ,tottman
Explications
pwaites : This was a slog full of mumbo jumbo jargon and characters I hated. I couldn't wait for it to be over.