[bookshare-discuss] Re: NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

  • From: "Bob W" <rwiley45@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:55:44 -0500

Wow, thanks Judy. Great list.

Roger and Rick, you both bring good points about the merger of fantasy and 
science fiction. I'm surprised there aren't any alternate histories in this 

Chela, I'll help anotate the list. I'll  start with 100 and go backwards so 
others can chime in where they can.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Chela Robles 
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  Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:36 PM
  Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy 

  I can look them all up to see which ones bookshare has and paste them for 
you...like I used to do with Scott Rains.

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  On 3/22/2012 8:39 PM, Judy s. wrote: 
    NPR does an annual survey of readers' favorite science fiction and fantasy 
books.  Here's their list of the top 100, in order from top to bottom, 
according to the 60,000 ballots that were cast by NPR readers. I wonder how 
many of these we have on Bookshare? I'd look it up if I had something faster 
than my poky dial-up connection. smile

    I noticed that Watership Down is in the list.  It never struck me as part 
of the fantasy genre, but hey, what do I know of how it's decided where a book 
lies, especially in the science fiction and fantasy genres? grin.

    I'll paste the list below.

    Judy s.

    1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
    2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
    3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
    4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
    5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
    6. 1984, by George Orwell
    7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
    8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
    9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
    11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
    12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
    13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
    14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
    15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
    16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
    17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
    18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
    19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
    20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
    21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
    22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
    23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
    24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
    25. The Stand, by Stephen King
    26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
    27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
    28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
    29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
    30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
    31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
    32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
    33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
    34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
    35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
    36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
    37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
    38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
    39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
    40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
    41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
    42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
    44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
    45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
    46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
    47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
    48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
    49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
    50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
    51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
    52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
    53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
    54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
    55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
    56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
    57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
    58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. 
    59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
    60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
    61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
    62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
    63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
    64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
    65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
    66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
    67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
    68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
    69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
    70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
    71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
    72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
    73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
    74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
    75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
    76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
    77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
    78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
    79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
    80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
    81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
    82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
    83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
    84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
    85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
    86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
    87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
    88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
    89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
    90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
    91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
    92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
    93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
    94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
    95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
    96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
    97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
    98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
    99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
    100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

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