Thursday, August 11, 2011

Results of NPR's Survey: Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books

The results are in.

This summer, more than 5,000 people nominated their favorite sci-fi/fantasy novels, and more than 60,000 people voted for their top sci-fi/fantasy books.

Today the winners were announced. Here's a link to NPR's final list of 100 winners.

While I'm not generally not a reader of a sci-fi/fantasy novels, I have read a smattering of books on the list including: 1984, A Brave New World, The Stand, The Road, Animal Farm, and a few others.

How about you? Any favorites on this list I should check out?

Any included that surprised you?

Any favorites that did not make the list?


  1. Two of my favorites that I didn't see on the list: Earth Abides, and On the Beach.

  2. Hi Val,
    I checked the lists of finalists, and Earth Abides made it to the finals, but I didn't see On the Beach on the final list.


  3. What an interesting list--definitely a few surprises. I think I prefer fantasy over sci-fi, but then again, it depends on the sci-fi. I'm not big on tech sci-fi.

    My recommendation would be anything by Gaiman. His stuff runs the gamut in these genres, but you can't go wrong with Neil.

  4. Hi Cathy,
    I'm with you on that one.


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