Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cast Your Vote for NPR's Best Sci Fi/Fantasy Books

by Sara N.

My new favorite logo, by Chris Silas Neal/NPR
NPR and science fiction, together at last.

The good people at National Public Radio have pulled together a list of 100 notable science fiction and fantasy books, culled from reader suggestions and finalized by an expert panel. Now they're asking the public to vote for their 10 favorites. Go cast your votes, people! This is our chance to let the world wallow in our excellent taste!

It's actually a fun list to peruse, a veritable suggested reading list. And its range is vast. Connie Willis' Doomsday Book, probably one of the best things I've ever read, is on there. So are Jasper Fforde, Roger Zelazny, China Mieville, Robin Hobb, Terry Pratchett and Robin McKinley, to name a very few. Chances are, you'll find something you've read and loved. How will you ever narrow it down to just 10?

Also, once you check the list, you can join me in my outrage at the omissions: Where is Good Omens, I ask you? Where?? And Codex Alera made it, but Harry Dresen didn't? Bah! Still and all, I do love me a good book list, don't you?
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1 comment:

  1. That was cruel. How was I supposed to pick ten from that list, especially when half of that space was occupied by Neil Stephenson?