100 best Fantasy and SF books poll

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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:41 pm

...but Pyramids is more believable. :lol:
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Postby pip » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:45 pm

And makes more sense :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:58 pm

since when is watership downs a scifi fantasy book and if so why isnt wind im the willows there as thats talking animals as well
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Postby Selkie » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:08 pm

chris.ph wrote:since when is watership downs a scifi fantasy book and if so why isnt wind im the willows there as thats talking animals as well


Or Duncton Wood. Even better but with moles.
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Postby raisindot » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:04 pm

I don't even get how Gravity's Rainbow made the list. It is one of the most incredibly complex novels ever written, and has a lot of WWII-era scientific theories and metaphysics and all sortsa abstract concepts and symbolism in it, but it's not science fiction or fantasy any more than Finnegan's Wake is.
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Postby Finomans » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:55 pm

How did battlefield earth get in there? Hubbard is one of the worst science fiction writers ever! Is it bad that it didn't vote on the prattchet book? I haven't read small gods yet and I didn't really like going postal. :?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:32 am

Yes they are pretty bad, but even worse was that Scientology foundation crap he started.
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Postby raisindot » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:24 pm

Finomans wrote:How did battlefield earth get in there? Hubbard is one of the worst science fiction writers ever!


Tom Cruise and John Travolta each voted for it 1,000 times. :)
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Postby DaveC » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:38 pm

pip wrote:Not every stinker was there Pooh. :lol:

But best scifi fantasy of all time and they put in a CS Lewis that isn't Narnia . Seems insane. No Lewis Carroll either or Baum. Wheres Harry Potter and what is the scientologist loony bins rubbish doing on the list. Theres worse mistakes than missing Pyramids

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I didn't see Harry Potter on there... :?

I've only read 5 books on the list so I voted for those... :oops: :roll: :oops:
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Postby Kneazle1 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:55 am

DaveC wrote:I didn't see Harry Potter on there... :?


Neither did I :?

Hard to choose only ten and there were several on there on my to be read shelves. I think it's a shame Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood wasn't on there when Oryx and Crake was :(
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:06 pm

Handmaid's Tale was there, wasn't it? :?
I'm sure I voted for that. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:52 pm

pip wrote:They missed the biggest selling fantasy book of all time.

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:lol:

The main character is inconsistently written and often repulsive, it purports to be a tome of morality but comes across as a filibuster, and it is boring and long. The sort of thing that you would read either as a masochist, or for a bet.

So, not unlike Atlas Shrugged, then.

Anyway, I voted. I was pissed to see a complete lack of Doctor Who novels, but duly voted not only for two of my favourite Discworld novels (Small Gods and Going Postal), but for the Dune Chronicles, the Vorkosigan Saga, House of Leaves, American Gods, The Gone-Away World, Solaris, The Stand, and Watchmen.

Pity you can only vote for 10, I wanted to add The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, A Clockwork Orange, The Dark Tower series, Frankenstein, Neuromancer, the Otherland series, The Princess Bride, A Scanner Darkly, The Stars My Destination, The Lord of the Rings, World War Z and Nineteen Eighty-Four. :(
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