The 15 Best Sci-Fi Books I've Ever Read [Updated]

This is a list of my 15 favorite science fiction books, as of September 2022. My selection criteria were a mishmash of all the variables you might imagine. There is no strict litmus or set of standards I applied. Timestamps are below for those who'd like the quick version.

00:00 Dune by Frank Herbert
01:19 The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
02:48 The Stars My Destination / Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester
04:24 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
05:45 The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
08:58 The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
12:09 Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
15:09 City by Clifford D. Simak
17:02 Hothouse by Brian Aldiss
18:57 Neuromancer by William Gibson
20:16 Blood Music by Greg Bear
22:23 The Dying Earth by Jack Vance
24:49 Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
27:29 A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
31:15 Blindsight by Peter Watts

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