Top 10 Science Fiction Books & Movies

Top 10 Science Fiction Books and Movies

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Ready for a trek into the history of the future? Scan this list of the most widely held science fiction books and movies in libraries for your favorites, then blast off to your local library to check them out.

Top 10 Science Fiction Books

  1. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  2. Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  6. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  7. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  9. Slaughterhouse-Five : or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut
  10. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Top 10 Science Fiction Movies

  1. E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick
  3. Men in Black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld
  4. Planet of the Apes by Franklin J. Schaffner
  5. War of the Worlds by Steven Spielberg
  6. Blade Runner by Ridley Scott
  7. The Matrix by Wachowski brothers
  8. Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg
  9. Metropolis by Fritz Lang
  10. The Day the Earth Stood Still by Robert Wise

This list was generated using WorldCat Fiction Finder on 26 January 2015. The list order is based on the number of OCLC member libraries that hold a given title. Fiction Finder is an all fiction subset of OCLC WorldCat.


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