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Your Picks: Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
August 11, 2011

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 poll 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 get a 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 poll’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. (And a printable version, to take with you to the bookstore.) [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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