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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Current Poll Results

Sticky Polls 

After many years of building an audience, we now have enough people voting in each round of our polls to track the results of ALL polls in one place and only replace them when we run the same poll again (probably somewhere around three years later for most of the popular polls).

Undersung Heroes

This will be a simple list under the results. Nothing that was voted on, and in fact to get something put on the "undersung heroes" list, one has to relinquish nominating it for the poll. These are not titles people feel are the BEST, but titles people feel are great but not well known or widely appreciated. They are the treasures that folks knew weren't going to win (or even make the poll), but wanted to give a shout out anyway.

The best fantasy fiction book (or series) written before 1975.

Results (in order of ranking):

Lord of the Rings - Tolkien 123 30%
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis 67 16.34%
Earthsea Cycle - Le Guin 62 15.12%
Dragonflight - A. McCaffrey 42 10.24%
Brave New World - A. Huxley 34 8.29%
Where the Wild Things Are - M.Sendak 32 7.8%
Watership Down - R. Adams 31 7.56%
Once and Future King - T. H. White 19 4.63%

Undersung Heroes

The Boxcar Children - G.C. Warner
Little House on the Prairie - L.I. Wilder
The Magic City - E. Nesbit

The best science fiction book (or series) written in the last ten years.

Results (in order of ranking):

The Martian - A. Weir
The Expanse Series - J. Corey
Imperial Radch (Ancillary) Trilogy - A. Leckie
The Three Body Problem Trilogy - Cixin Liu
Redshirts - John Scalzi
The Murderbot Diaries - M. Wells
Machineries of Empire Trilogy - Y.H. Lee
The Legacy Hunter - C. Heinicke and K. Reedwood

Undersung Heroes:
IQ84 - Murakami
The Coincidence Makers - Blum
A long Way to a Small Angry Planet - Chambers
The Manifold Worlds Series - Meadows


Results (in order of ranking):

The Stand - S. King
The Broken Earth Trilogy N.K. Jemisin
A Canticle For Leibowitz - W. M. Miller Jr.
Parable of the Sower - O. Butler
The Road - C. Mccarthy
Oryx and Crake - M. Atwood
Station Eleven - E. St. John Mandel
The Uglies Series - S. Westerfeld
Wool/Shift/Dust series - H. Howey

Undersung Heroes

Riddley Walker - R. Hoban
Damnation Alley - R. Zelazny
The Crysalids - J. Windham
The Marrow Thieves - C. Dimaline
The Parable of the Sower - O. Butler
Star Man's Son - A. Norton
The Dog Stars - P. Heller
The Alliance - G. Lund
Hardwired - W. J. Williams
Mara and Dann - D. Lessing

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