io9 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of the Year

Given by io9

138 Works 286,364 Books 17,259 Reviews ½ 4.0
Years:
All, 2016 (37), 2015 (33), 2014 (22), 2013 (20), 2012 (12), 2011 (11)
WorkYear
I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas
2016
The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville
2016
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
2016
Company Town by Madeline Ashby
2016
Indomitable: The Chronicles of Promise Paen by W.C. Bauers
2016
The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel
2016
Dark Run by Mike Brooks
2016
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
2016
Spellbreaker by Blake Charlton
2016
Javelin Rain by Myke Cole
2016
Babylon's Ashes by James S. A. Corey
2016
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
2016
Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone
2016
The Fireman by Joe Hill
2016
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
2016
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
2016
Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
2016
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
2016
Death's End by Cixin Liu
2016
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
2016
The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
2016
Burning Midnight by Will Mcintosh
2016
This Census-Taker by China Miéville
2016
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2016
League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
2016
HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
2016
Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older
2016
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
2016
Arcadia by Iain Pears
2016
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
2016
The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar
2016
A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
2016
The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley
2016
Arkwright by Allen Steele
2016
Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
2016
United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas Liu
2016
Cloudbound by Fran Wilde
2016
Crosstalk by Connie Willis
2016
Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja
2016
Mort(e) by Robert Repino
2015
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
2015
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
2015
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
2015
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
2015
Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey
2015
Gene Mapper by Taiyo Fujii
2015
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
2015
Crooked by Austin Grossman
2015
Lightless by C. A. Higgins
2015
Dragon Heart by Cecelia Holland
2015
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
2015
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
2015
Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link
2015
The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
2015
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
2015
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
2015
Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald
2015
Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2015
The Red Trilogy (3 Book Series) by Linda Nagata
2015
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
2015
The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips
2015
The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack
2015
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
2015
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
2015
Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by P. W. Singer
2015
The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley
2015
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
2015
Vermilion: The Adventures of Lou Merriwether, Psychopomp by Molly Tanzer
2015
The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
2015
Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
2015
Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
2015
Updraft by Fran Wilde
2015
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
2015
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
2014
The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
2014
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
2014
The Peripheral by William Gibson
2014
Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
2014
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman
2014
Questionable Practices: Stories by Eileen Gunn
2014
California by Edan Lepucki
2014
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
2014
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
2014
Defenders by Will Mcintosh
2014
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
2014
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
2014
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
2014
The Bees by Laline Paull
2014
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
2014
The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert
2014
Lock In by John Scalzi
2014
The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley
2014
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance) by Jeff VanderMeer
2014
My Real Children by Jo Walton
2014
The Martian by Andy Weir
2014
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
2013
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
2013
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
2013
Abaddon's Gate by James S. A. Corey
2013
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
2013
Hild by Nicola Griffith
2013
You by Austin Grossman
2013
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
2013
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
2013
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
2013
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
2013
Aliens: Recent Encounters by Alex Dally Macfarlane
2013
Love Minus Eighty by Will Mcintosh
2013
The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
2013
Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders
2013
Neptune's Brood by Charles Stross
2013
The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar
2013
Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis
2013
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
2013
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
2012
vN: The First Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby
2012
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
2012
The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin
2012
The Shadowed Sun by N. K. Jemisin
2012
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod
2012
Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip
2012
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
2012
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
2012
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
2012
Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
2012
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
2012
Machine Man by Max Barry
2011
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
2011
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2011
The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, Vol. 1 by Carol Emshwiller
2011
The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein
2011
After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh
2011
Embassytown by China Miéville
2011
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
2011
Rule 34 by Charles Stross
2011
Among Others by Jo Walton
2011
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
2011
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