And the Winner is… Reader’s Choice for Top 10 Science-Fiction Novels

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It was a close race, but Dune takes the #1 spot!It was a close race, but Dune takes the #1 spot!

It was a close race, but Dune takes the #1 spot!

With a total of 5,579 votes cast (a maximum of 10 per reader) for the 103 novels nominated, the best Science-fiction novel of all time as selected by the readers of GeekDad is (drum roll…)

DUNE by Frank Herbert

Although the tale of giant sand worms and life giving spice took first place, it was an incredibly tight race. There was a tie for second place and it was almost a 3 way tie for first place with only a 3 vote margin separating Dune, Ender’s Game, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! The winners are:

  1. Dune by Frank Herbert
  2. TIE: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  3. TIE: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  4. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  5. 1984 by George Orwell
  6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  7. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  8. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  9. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  10. Ringworld by Larry Niven

Interesting to note: both Cold Allies by Patricia Anthony and Light by M John Harrison didn’t get any votes.

Here are the full results:

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What Are Your 10 Favorite Science-fiction Novels of All Time? (Choose up to 10)

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