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Science Fiction & Fantasy Book

The Preditors & Editors / Critters Best Ever Readers' Poll honors the best works ever published and their creators. Vote for your favorites!

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Vote 1-10 for any of the following (1=worst ever ... 10=best ever; decimals are okay):

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18.33887 Lord of the RingsJ.R.R. TolkienO
28.19615 1984George Orwell
38.08918 The DispossessedUrsula K. Le Guin
47.98915 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Phil K Dick
57.95828 The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin
67.94564 Ender's GameOrson Scott CardS1
77.93414 The Parable of the TalentsOctavia ButlerS1
87.89868 DuneFrank HerbertS1
97.77332 WatchmenAlan Moore and Dave GibbonsO
107.73246 FoundationIsaac AsimovS1
117.7117 The Last UnicornPeter S. Beagle
127.61335 Song of Ice and FireGeorge R. R. MartinO
137.56221 HyperionDan SimmonsO
147.4966 The Saga of the Pliocene ExilesJulian MayO
157.4383 The Time MachineH. G. Wells
167.42943 Stranger in a Strange LandRobert A. Heinlein
177.42634 Slaughterhouse-FiveKurt Vonnegut
187.41810 Gap seriesStephen DonaldsonO
197.33313 The Stars My DestinationAlfred Bester
207.33120 The Mote in God's EyeLarry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
217.30440 The Chronicles of NarniaC.S. LewisO
227.29334 The Moon is a Harsh MistressRobert A Heinlein
237.2879 Stand on ZanzibarJohn Brunner
247.25617 GatewayFrederik Pohl
257.23214 Chronicles of AmberRoger ZelaznyO
267.08215 To Say Nothing of the DogConnie Willis
277.01732 Wizard of EarthseaUrsula K. LeGuin
287.0035 The Fortress in the Eye of TimeC.J. CherryhS1
296.95723 Chronicles of Thomas CovenantStephen DonaldsonO
306.95018 Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury
316.94321 NeuromancerWilliam Gibson
326.93511 The Mists of AvalonMarion Zimmer BradleyS1
336.8989 A Wrinkle in TimeMadeleine L'Engle
346.7794 The War of the WorldsH. G. Wells
356.7723 Bridge of BirdsBarry HughartS1
356.7723 Monstrous RegimentTerry Pratchett
356.7723 NorstrilliaCordwainer Smith
356.7723 CosmGregory Benford
366.6626 Book of the New SunGene WolfeO
376.56814 The Name of the WindPatrick RothfussSone
376.56810 OtherlandTad WilliamsO
376.5687 MistbornBrandon SandersonC
386.55917 Forever WarJoe Haldeman
396.53511 Revelation SpaceAlastair ReynoldsO
406.5294 Earth AbidesGeorge R. Stewart
406.5294 RingWorldLarry Nivens
416.51021 Starship TroopersRobert A Heinlein
426.4035 Altered CarbonRichard MorganS1
436.3296 Little FuzzyH. Beam Piper
446.26422 RedwallBrian Jacques
456.25518 I am LegendRichard Matheson
466.2329 AccelerandoCharles Stross
476.2035 His Dark MaterialsPhillip PullmanO
476.2035 The Windup GirlPaolo Bacigalupi
486.0294 The Forever HeroL. E. Modesitt, Jr.O
495.92712 The Once and Future KingT.H. WhiteO
505.9044 Doomsday BookConnie Willis
515.8482 The PrinceJerry PournelleO
515.8482 EverworldK.A. ApplegateO
525.7723 Cloven hoovesMegan Lindholm
525.7723 Dimension of MiraclesRobert Sheckley
525.7723 Memory Sorrow & ThornTad WilliamsO
535.5966 Kushiel's DartJacqueline CareyS1
545.54122 The Vampire ChroniclesAnne RiceO
555.5071 EvolutionStephen Baxter
565.4966 ReplayKen Grimwood
575.4383 The Malazan Book of the FallenSteven EriksonO
575.4383 Singularity SkyCharles Stross
585.35022 The Wheel of TimeRobert JordanO
595.3482 Darwath (Time of the Dark)Barbara HambleyO1
595.3482 Love's ProphecyBrenda DyerS1
595.3482 The Warded ManPeter V. BrettS1
595.3482 Amy's EyesRichard Kennedy
605.2794 TiganaGuy Gavriel Kay
605.2794 Xanth SeriesPiers AnthonyO
615.1053 Soon I will be InvincibleAustin Grossman
625.0966 CityClifford D. SimakC
635.0294 AnathemNeal Stephenson
635.0294 CatseyeAndre Norton
645.0099 MagicianRaymond E Feist
654.9977 Torc trilogyJulian MayO
664.7794 Midshipman's HopeDavid FeintuchS1
674.5294 Consider PhlebasIain M. Banks
684.51810 The Dark TowerStephen KingO
694.4035 The Enchanted CastleE. Nesbit
704.3482 The Iron Dragon's DaughterMichael Swanwick
714.2723 The Rose of the Prophet TrilogyMargaret Weis and Tracy HickmanO
723.8482 Time and AgainJack Finney
733.7723 Ultima ThuleMack ReynoldsS1
733.7723 Mythago WoodRobert HoldstockS1
733.7723 Dragonriders of Pern SeriesAnne McCaffreyO
743.5294 Saga of the Seven SunsKevin J AndersonO
753.4383 Fionavar TapestryGuy Gavriel KayO
762.9966 Practical DemonkeepingChristopher Moore
772.8035 The Darksword TrilogyMargaret Weis and Tracy HickmanO
782.7794 The Death Gate CycleMargaret Weis and Tracy HickmanO
791.7794 Armageddon's ChildrenTerry BrooksS1
801.5072 The HeroesJoe.Abercrombie
810.8482 Must RemberColleen S. MyersS1
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