January 3, 2013

Locus' Names The Best

Sci-fi & fantasy giant, Locus, has recently named the best novels of the sci-fi & fantasy (and short story, novellas etc..) of the 20th and (so far, but not sure how 'recent') 21st century. A good deal of them have been nominated, or won, Hugos and / or Nebula awards. I myself am going through the list to see what interests me, and adding it to my Goodreads reading list. See the list(s) : 

Best 20th Century Science Fiction Novels

  1. Dune, Frank Herbert (1965)
  2. Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (1985)
  3. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov (1953)
  4. Hyperion, Dan Simmons (1989)
  5. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)
Best 20th Century Fantasy Novels

  1. The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien (1955)
  2. A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (1996)
  3. The Hobbit, Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien (1937)
  4. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin, (1968)
  5. Nine Princes in Amber, Roger Zelazny (1970)
Best 21st Century Science Fiction Novels

  1. Old Man’s War, John Scalzi,  (2005)
  2. Anathem, Neal Stephenson (2008)
  3. The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (2009)
  4. Spin, Robert CharlesWilson (2005)
  5. Blindsight Peter Watts (2006)
Best 21st Century Fantasy Fiction Novels

  1. American Gods, Neil Gaiman (2001)
  2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,   Clarke, Susanna (2004)
  3. The Name of the Wind,  Patrick Rothfuss (2007)
  4. The Scar, China Mieville (2002)
  5.  A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin (2005) 
The full list of results for 20th can be found at: http://www.locusmag.com/2012/CompleteResultsNovels.html#20thf

21st: http://www.locusmag.com/2012/CompleteResultsNovels.html#21stf


Zinger said...

I expected 1984 to be on the list you showed there. What a disappointment!

insurrbution said...

I believe it is! Not right here on the blog, the top 5, but via the links I believe animal Farm & 1984 is there.