NPR has created a list of the top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy novels. This as awesome. Still more excellent is the funny (and very functional) flow chart of NPR’s selections created by SFSignal. ENJOY!
You might also want to check out Monkey See’s analysis of the final list with suggestions for how to be a winner including:
1. Write it a long time ago.
3. Be a dude.
4. Be British.
There are plenty of quibbles. But still its a very comprehensive list – I’ve only read a third of the books on it – and a great jumping off point for a fun reading adventure.
Starting from the top:
On the Fantasy side:
Or for Science Fiction: