DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,

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The Final NPR Top 100 SFF Books

So i posted about the original list of semi-finalists for NPR's top SF/F books last week, this week they've got the final list.

Here's the top 100 list.

And here's an analysis they did as to what made it onto the list, in what position, and why.

And if you want a shorter version of the list without cover pics and descriptions, here's one.

As they say in the analysis, it's a popularity contest, not an actual ranking of quality, but either way i'm slightly peeved that Donaldson's "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" beat out Bujold's "Vorkosigan Saga." Though i'm not sure if it makes it better or worse that it was only by one position :)

I feel a little sad that Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire didn't make it on the list, though as the analysis pointed out very few recent books made it on the list, so at least she's keeping good company in the exclusions.

I don't think there's any point in redoing the meme for the smaller set of 100 books, however i did redo the statistics.

Loved: 10
Liked: 49
Disliked: 8
Own But Not Read: 2
Not Even Touched Yet: 31

Hmm, only 10 books that i seriously didn't like from the original list, and 8 of those made it into the final 100 =P Whereas only half of the original 20 i loved made it. Apparently i'm good at hating books that other people like? I dunno.
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