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Top Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books To Read Before You Die: Home

An overview of the most important and influential science fiction and fantasy titles to read in your lifetime.

The Keeper of Grimoires

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Jon Schafle
Huntsville Madison County Public Library - Downtown Branch

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Top Science Fiction & Fantasy Titles to Read Before You Die

Looking for something new to read? Curious about science fiction or fantasy? Take a look at some of the titles we've complied in this list of the most popular and recommended titles in both genres that are available in our catalog. Regarded as must-reads and staples of their respective fields you'll be sure to find your next favorite book! The lists are not ranked but instead listed in alphabetical order by the author's last name, there is also some overlap between these two genres so you may see a book listed in both sections as well. 

In addition, below the book lists is a list of top graphic novels as well. These lists are a mix of graphic adaptations of books on the previous lists as well as top original works in the areas of science fiction and fantasy, and arranged by title.