The Big Read Top 100
The BBC conducted a survey to determine the nation's 100 favourite books.
Many of these are SF in one way or another.
- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
- Dune, Frank Herbert
- Nineteen-Eighty-Four, George Orwell
- The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams
- Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
- The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
- The Lord Of The Rings, JRR Tolkien
- Magician, Raymond E Feist
- Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll?
- The BFG, Roald Dahl
- Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl ?
- His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
- Isn't that really a series?
- It's analagous to LOTR in that it's one story over three books. As opposed to, say, Narnia, which is seven linked stories (or Harry Potter, which is five). So it comes down to your definition of 'series'.
- The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, CS Lewis
- The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
- Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
- Matilda, Roald Dahl
- The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Watership Down, Richard Adams
- The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel ?
- The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
- Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
- Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
- Mort, Terry Pratchett
- Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
- Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
- Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, JK Rowling
- Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
- Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
- Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
- One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
- Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Two by Gabriel García Márquez? Isn't that a bit weird?
- The Stand, Stephen King What's this about, actually?
Compare this to the US's Modern Library poll of the 100 Most Important Novels: <http://www.randomhouse.com/modernlibrary/100bestnovels.html>