I'm an editor for a new online magazine, and I'm working on a feature article on the most influential novels in speculative fiction (i.e. scifi, fantasy, horror, historical, etc.). The article (set to be published in December) will be a ranked list of the top 10 speculative fiction novels ever written. In order to test the validity of the list, I'm going around to online speculative fiction communities like this one to solicit your opinions. So, what do you think? What are the most important speculative fiction novels ever published? The best written? The most compelling stories? The most fascinating characters? The most revolutionary concepts? The most influential? Thanks for your input! -Violanthe P.S. If anyone here would like to participate directly in the compiling of the list by voting for your favorites(http://p068.ezboard.com/farwzdicussionforumsfrm1.showMessage?topicID=1032.topic ) we'd welcome your opinion. If anyone from this page votes, I'll be happy to give the page credit for participating with a link at the end of the article.