15 classic science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers rejectedCharlie Jane Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs10/19/10 6:36pmFiled to: triviagasmBooksWritingPublishingTopOvermindH.G. Wellswar of the worldsGeorge Orwellthe time machineAnimal Farmray bradburyFahrenheit 451T.h. whiteThe once and future kingA Wrinkle In TimeMadeline L'EngleFrank HerbertDuneNovaSamuel R. DelanyUrsula K. Le GuinThe left hand of darknessThe forever warJoe HaldemanStephen KingJoanna russOctavia ButlerKindredHarry Potter1712EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkScience fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were buried in rejection slips, before they finally broke in. Here are 15 classic novels that publishers didn't want to touch.When we were doing our list of 10 science fiction classics that the publishers originally considered a failure last week, we came across tons of examples of authors whose most well-known and beloved books were rejected over and over. So we decided to do a separate list of those.