NPR Top 100 SciFi / Fantasy List

NPR’s list of the top 100 SciFi / Fantasy books.  I have bolded the ones I’ve read.  I’m keeping track, and I’m on course to hit 50 by the end of 2012.  Amazon affiliate links, just in case you were wondering.

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

August 2011:  37
April 2012: 44 (Next up: Reread Brave New World; Green Mars / Blue Mars; The Handmaid’s Tale; Cat’s Cradle; Neverwhere)
May 2012: 46 (Finished Cat’s Cradle, started The Dark Tower series (audio), currently in Book #3. Next Up: Finish Green Mars; Blue Mars; Starship Troopers; The Handmaid’s Tale, Neverwhere)
July 2012: 47 (Finished Starship Troopers, Book #3 Dark Tower Series, Green Mars. Next Up: Blue Mars, The Last Unicorn)
January 2013: 49 (Finished The Last Unicorn, Neverwhere, the Dark Tower Series)
August 2013: 52 (The Dispossessed, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Read the first book of Sandman. Next up: World War Z, The Old Man’s War)
October 2013: 53 (The Illustrated Man, more Sandman, reread Frankenstein)
November 2013: 55 (Caves of Steel, Childhood’s End, more Sandman)
April 2014: 56 (Dragonflight)
June 2014: 58 (The Vorkosigan Saga, The Outlander Series)
July 2014: 59 (I am Legend)
August 2014: 61 (Perdido Street Station, 2001: A Space Odyssey)
October 2014: 63 (I, Robot; The Hyperion Cantos)
December 2014: 66 (World War Z, Chronicles of Amber, Rendezvous with Rama)
May 2015: 67 (The Stand)
August 2015: 68 (The Codex Alera series.  Didn’t love it enough to read past the first book.)
September 2015: 69 (The Forever War)
January 2016: 72 (Old Man’s War, The Handmaid’s Tale, Journey to the Center of the Earth)
February 2016: 74 (Snow Crash, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
April 2016: 76 (Sunshine, The Culture Series- two books for now)
February 2017: 80 (Doomsday Book, The Mote in God’s Eye, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Martian Chronicles)
March 2017: 82 (The Diamond Age, The Crystal Cave)
May 2017: 85 (Book of the New Sun, Mists of Avalon, Legend of Drizzt)