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NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books - Page 2

More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. Over on NPR's pop culture blog, Monkey See, you can find one fan's thoughts on how the list shaped up, get our experts' take, and have the chance to share your own.
A quick word about what's here, and what's not: Our panel of experts reviewed hundreds of the most popular nominations and tossed out those that didn't fit the survey's criteria (after — we assure you — much passionate, thoughtful, gleefully nerdy discussion). You'll notice there are no young adult or horror books on this list, but sit tight, dear reader, we're saving those genres for summers yet to come.
So, at last, here are your favorite science-fiction and fantasy novels.
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from npr.org · made by Eli Dragen
avg. score: 26 of 100 (26%)
required scores: 1, 11, 18, 27, 39 

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Riva (The Belgariad)
Riva (The Belgariad)
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The Mists of Avalon
The Mists of Avalon
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Mistborn Trilogy
Mistborn Trilogy
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Ringworld (Larry Niven)
Ringworld (Larry Niven)
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The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness
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The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
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The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King
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Neverwhere
Neverwhere
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Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke)
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Contact
Contact
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The Hyperion Cantos
The Hyperion Cantos
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Stardust
Stardust
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Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
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World War Z
World War Z
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The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
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The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
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Small Gods
Small Gods
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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
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Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga
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Going Postal
Going Postal
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The Mote in God's Eye
The Mote in God's Eye
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The Sword of Truth Series
The Sword of Truth Series
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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I Am Legend
I Am Legend
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The Riftwar Saga
The Riftwar Saga
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The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
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Conan the Barbarian (Robert E. Howard)
Conan the Barbarian (Robert E. Howard)
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The Farseer Trilogy
The Farseer Trilogy
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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (Jules Verne)
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The Legend of Drizzt Series
The Legend of Drizzt Series
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Old Man's War
Old Man's War
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The Diamond Age
The Diamond Age
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Rendezvous With Rama
Rendezvous With Rama
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The Kushiel's Legacy Series
The Kushiel's Legacy Series
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The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed
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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Something Wicked This Way Comes
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Wicked
Wicked
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