NPR recently came out with its list of the top 100 science fiction novels and, like always, I’m sold. I’m such a sucker for book lists, but this one comes at such a good time: I’ve been saying for the past few months that I want to read more science fiction, particularly the “classics.” What are the classics? Bam! Here’s a list.
Here’s the top 10, and hey! I’ve read four (well, six if you consider that the Lord of the Rings trilogy is made up of three books):
- Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
- A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Also making the list (albeit further down): my two favorite books/series of all time! The Stand comes in at No. 25 while The Dark Tower Series is No. 23. Sweet!