Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mike (and NPR listeners) suggests a hundred SciFi/Fantasy books

Over the summer NPR asked its listeners to nominate and vote for their favorite SciFi and Fantasy books in order to create a list of the 100 best. Summer's over and the list is out. But what fun is a list ranking them? I mean, really--those of you who are fans, could you really choose between JRR Tolkein and George RR Martin? Aren't Ray Bradbury and Robert Heinlein just as good but in different ways? That's why I ask you to look to the amazing (and funny) flowchart below, taken from the NPR Top 100 list and remixed by the good people at SF Signal, which provides a more nuanced method to deciding what you read next.

You can also take a look at the interactive list at http://www.sfsignal.com/interactive/npr100.htm, which is a good way to keep from losing your eyesight when looking at the tiny print above. I promise, there's going to be something for you on this list!

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