The Best Science Fiction Books According to Readers of the Guardian

On May 16, 2011, the Guardian asked its readers to name the best science fiction novels and provide a rationale for each selection, and the results were released 10 days later: The best science fiction books | Books | The list contains hundreds of titles and series, and each suggestion is supported by a rationalization by the commenter. There are certainly many titles that I recognize, but there are an equal number of works that were unknown to me and that I will have to look at in the future.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.