NPR Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
NPR's Summer 2011 Top 100
List Challenge
The average Goodreads member has read 23 out of 100 books on this list — how many have you read?
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 833,694 ratings
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 1,253,751 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,431,212 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 378,503 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 650,240 ratings
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 884,535 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 764,858 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 661,398 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 386,231 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 785,295 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 203,319 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 482,070 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,444,523 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 160,808 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 68,257 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 210,943 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 45,462 ratings
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 120,224 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 422,989 ratings
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 106,791 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 983,120 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 93,734 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 655,985 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 159,671 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 115,243 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 140,622 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 177,121 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 320,974 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 301,011 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 229,170 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 50,463 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 138,345 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 334,851 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 96,732 ratings
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 231,086 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 24,538 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 103,998 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 173,849 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 338,320 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 132,776 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 62,714 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 121,437 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 98,177 ratings
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 233,891 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 196,095 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 33,385 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 68,930 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 190,761 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 237,861 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 59,034 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 63,841 ratings
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 69,800 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 68,417 ratings
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 423,930 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 33,478 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 73,819 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 32,696 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 71,776 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 41,850 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 201,020 ratings
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 98,021 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 61,969 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 72,675 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,315 ratings
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 130,826 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 12,988 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 82,413 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 60,200 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 63,682 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 12,435 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 52,211 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 44,653 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 48,813 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 24,244 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 33,266 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 28,194 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 344,331 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 37,118 ratings
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 7,377 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 10,885 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 40,296 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 2,189 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 34,779 ratings
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 87,382 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 59,203 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 40,451 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 76,814 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 81,705 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 48,536 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 39,674 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 27,203 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 34,420 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 38,861 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 25,386 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 57,524 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 9,453 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 40,766 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,935 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 3,203 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 27,006 ratings
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Comments (showing 1-21 of 21) (21 new)

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message 1: by Matt (new)

Matt Thank you for adding this, Anne! I was hoping someone would, largely because I was getting tired of the YA heavy sci-fi and fantasy lists on GoodReads.


message 2: by Tom (new)

Tom Thanks for creating this! I was about to set out to do it, but had the sense to search for it first. I would suggest locking it so additional books are not added by any Joe Schmo out there.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm perfectly happy to remove any non-kosher titles that show up.


message 4: by Anne (last edited Aug 15, 2011 07:17AM) (new)

Anne Ah - it's the first list I've ever made, and as silly as I feel...I'm not sure how to lock it. Nor am I sure how to fix changes that were made after votes threw off the order. I suppose it doesn't actually matter, since all of these are the "best" and perhaps it will be better to delve a bit.


message 5: by Matt (new)

Matt I'd definitely say to lock it down so that no other books are added, but I think it's interesting to see how the list differs based on what the voters here like. You could put a comment in for the book's NPR rank for each book, but that could take a while.


message 6: by Anne (new)

Anne And how does one lock the list?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I have no idea about locking an active list.


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Thanks for taking the time to make this list!


message 9: by Brian (new)

Brian If you go to the edit list page, there's a "static" checkbox. If you check that, then people can't add to the list. Cool bonus is that it becomes eligible for being a list challenge and people can compare how many they've read with their friends. :)

There should be an "(edit)" button for you near the top of the page...usually it's right after the description, but you haven't added one, so not sure what it'll look like actually, but it should be somewhere just under the page title.


message 10: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Aug 19, 2011 08:58PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I don't see it on the page; theoretically speaking, where on the edit page would it be?

Or is it available only to the list creator?

ETA: Just checked a list I created a few years ago; I don't see it on that "edit" page, either.


message 11: by Brian (new)

Brian Only the creator can get to the edit page and check the 'static' box. So hopefully Anne comes back soon to protect the list! :)

Hm, not sure why you can't edit that old list of yours. Can you post the list ID? Or the URL for the list page? I'll take a look and see if I can figure out why.


message 12: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Aug 20, 2011 10:18AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's not actually a list I'd like to freeze, I was just testing to see if I could see such a box. Here's the list - http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/38... .


message 13: by Brian (new)

Brian Hm, weird, looks like you should be able to edit it. Sorry, I guess the box is actually labeled "Static list", and has a little '?' next to it that explains that if you check it, then only you and librarians can edit.

Just to check, you can click the "edit" link and get to the edit list page, right? It shows Title, Description, Tags and then the checkbox?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I can use the edit page on that one - title, description, tags, below that "combine duplicates" and "remove particular books." And that's all that's on it.


message 15: by Anne (new)

Anne I am back! But I can't check static - the only options are Title, Description, and Tags (as Susanna said). Perhaps you have to be a librarian?

Can I give someone else access to do it?


message 16: by Brian (new)

Brian Oh, I didn't realize that it was a special permission. After talking to Daniel, my understanding is that only superlibrarians can do it right now, so I marked this one as static myself. So Anne, let me know if you need me to re-open it (e.g. if someone slipped a book in there somewhere... ;) ).

Thanks Anne and Susanna for pointing this out!


message 17: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Aug 22, 2011 11:02AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Anne wrote: "I am back! But I can't check static - the only options are Title, Description, and Tags (as Susanna said). Perhaps you have to be a librarian?

Can I give someone else access to do it?"


I don't think being a librarian helps - I am one.

ETA: I see, you need to be a SuperLibrarian. Thanks, Brian!


message 18: by Anne (new)

Anne Looks good to me! Thank you very much for your help. Unfortunately, things got moved around a bit, but as we discussed earlier...don't think it'll matter if some digging is required.


message 19: by J (new)

J Austill I really appreciate this list. At work, we are having a challenge to read the whole 100. But it would be nice if I am Legend was listed as just that book rather than I am Legend and other Stories as I only read the one book.


message 20: by Roger (new)

Roger This list has been guiding my recreational reading for some time now. Too many dystopian novels for my taste, but they are really good - you just have to space them out or you'll get majorly depressed.


message 21: by Bob (new)

Bob Here's the link to npr's list, aug 2011.
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/1390858...


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