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 — 882,858 ratings
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 1,329,465 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,516,180 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 401,736 ratings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 673,862 ratings
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 964,613 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 807,187 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 692,179 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 410,632 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 817,555 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 216,923 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 507,268 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,524,437 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 171,197 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 71,984 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 221,071 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 48,880 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 129,206 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 445,161 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 110,522 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,035,282 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 100,962 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 688,484 ratings
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 165,026 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 121,822 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 149,591 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 184,413 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 342,631 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 313,130 ratings
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 241,402 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 53,427 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 144,659 ratings
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 353,841 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 106,048 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 247,357 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 26,360 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 110,878 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 187,373 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 374,926 ratings
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 136,816 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 66,601 ratings
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 129,451 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 104,704 ratings
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4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 259,758 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 209,189 ratings
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 35,596 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 71,032 ratings
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 199,893 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 246,812 ratings
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 62,131 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 67,000 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 74,702 ratings
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 73,187 ratings
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 441,471 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 35,434 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 76,936 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 34,960 ratings
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 75,760 ratings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 44,060 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 211,289 ratings
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 101,466 ratings
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 65,457 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 76,842 ratings
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,391 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 143,514 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 14,069 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 88,894 ratings
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 63,385 ratings
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 69,323 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 13,150 ratings
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 54,641 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 48,081 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 51,401 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 25,129 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 35,835 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 29,439 ratings
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 359,915 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 39,133 ratings
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 7,716 ratings
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 11,384 ratings
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 42,177 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 2,321 ratings
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 37,279 ratings
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4.61 of 5 stars 4.61 avg rating — 96,862 ratings
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 63,598 ratings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 42,855 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 81,535 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 85,037 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 52,360 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 42,229 ratings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 29,100 ratings
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 36,532 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 41,467 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 26,469 ratings
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 60,977 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 9,939 ratings
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 44,167 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 2,051 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 3,334 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 28,416 ratings
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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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