After sorting through several thousand nominations and collecting over 60,000 votes, NPR has compiled a list of favorite sci-fi and fantasy books.
Harry Potter fans may notice something missing from their list of the top 100. NPR has an answer for you, "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."
Should Potter have been allowed in the arena? Maybe, but this is also a chance to spotlight some literature than might otherwise get overlooked.
Here is a tease to NPR’s top sci-fi and fantasy books:
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song of Ice and Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman