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sci-fi stack rank

Here is my stack ranking of all the sci fi authors that I’ve read in the past ~7 years with best book and number of books I remember in parens. (hooray kindle tracking all my reading).

  1. Dan Simmons - Hyperion (4)
  2. Vernor Vinge - A deepness in the sky/a fire upon the deep. (4)
  3. Neal Stephenson - The Diamond age/Snow Crash/Reamade / SevenEves. (6)
  4. Robert A. Heinlein - The moon is a harsh mistress (5)
  5. Cixin Liu - The Three Body Problem/Wandering Earth (3)
  6. Alastair Reynolds - House of the suns / Blue Remembered Earth /Revalation Space (6)
  7. Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup girl. (2)
  8. James S.A. Corey - Expanse Series (7)
  9. Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle - A mote in God’s Eye/ Lucifer’s Hammer/Ringworld. (6)
  10. Charles Stross - Neptune’s brood / Saturns Children (2)
  11. Hugh Howey - Wool (2)
  12. Isaac Asimov - Foundation (4)
  13. Olaf Stapledon - Last and First Men
  14. Alfred Bester The Demolished Man / The Stars My destination.
  15. Kim Stanley Robinson - Red Mars. (3)
  16. Andy Weir - The Martian/Artemis
  17. William Gibson - Nueromancer. (2)
  18. Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
  19. A Memory Called Empire
  20. Adrian Tchikovsky - Chilren of Time.
  21. Joe Haldeman - The forever war
  22. John Scalazi - Old Man’s War
  23. Philip K. Dick - Do Androids dream of electric sleep
  24. Max Barry - Machine Man
  25. Arther C. Clark - Redevous with Rama / Fountains of Paradise
  26. Paul Anderson - Call me Joe (2)
  27. Ursula Guinn - Left Hand of Darkness
  28. Matthew Mather - Atopia
  29. Ramez Naam - Nexus
  30. Christian Cantrell - Containment
  31. Douglas E Richards - WIRED
  32. Jeff Carlson - Frozen Sky
  33. Stanislaw Lem - Solaris

I am not including world war z as I don’t quite classify it as sci fi but it’s great.

I don’t do as much fantasy but Patrick rothfuss - the name of the wind and naomi novik - uprooted were great.

In the queue. Ian Banks, Neal Asher, Ada Palmer, Peter F Hamilton, Nnedi Okorafor more Paolo Bacigalupi, Simon Clark, Walter M. Miller Jr, and Mary Doria Russell.