NPR Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

NPR's Summer 2011 Top 100
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The average Goodreads member has read 23 out of 100 books on this list — how many have you read?
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4.20 avg rating — 554,024 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 918,013 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 1,071,917 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 934,228 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 797,484 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 1,139,846 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 322,730 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 668,048 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 2,108,419 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 261,803 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 100,767 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 316,877 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 78,950 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 191,501 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 583,533 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 163,428 ratings
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21

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3.95 avg rating — 1,360,150 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 156,565 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 927,128 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 211,233 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 169,174 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 218,202 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 237,868 ratings
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28

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4.11 avg rating — 570,105 ratings
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29

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4.35 avg rating — 429,866 ratings
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29

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4.06 avg rating — 319,951 ratings
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31

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3.98 avg rating — 75,684 ratings
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32

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4.03 avg rating — 195,798 ratings
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33

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4.34 avg rating — 498,576 ratings
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34

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4.15 avg rating — 175,315 ratings
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35

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4.08 avg rating — 361,606 ratings
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36

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4.03 avg rating — 38,718 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 165,570 ratings
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38

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4.18 avg rating — 291,020 ratings
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39

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4.21 avg rating — 622,563 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 168,274 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 102,330 ratings
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42

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4.13 avg rating — 190,602 ratings
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44

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4.55 avg rating — 495,486 ratings
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45

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4.18 avg rating — 325,011 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 58,379 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 84,951 ratings
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48

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4.08 avg rating — 289,175 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 358,087 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 84,823 ratings
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51

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4.18 avg rating — 83,331 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 107,719 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 113,008 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 59,215 ratings
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60

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4.18 avg rating — 286,478 ratings
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61

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4.17 avg rating — 90,033 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 22,698 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 138,718 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 117,843 ratings
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4.64 avg rating — 185,292 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 59,679 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 117,199 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 106,676 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 78,535 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 61,586 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 42,627 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 51,900 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 34,225 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 86,653 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 12,776 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 68,494 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 2,873 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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