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Monday, April 6, 2020

Poll Results: Best Classic Sci-Fi Book (Or Series)

Reminder: I'm about 85-90% sure I have Covid-19. (We still don't have ubiquitous and free testing, so it's difficult to get tested without really bad symptoms or confirmed exposure to someone with, but all my symptoms track.) Don't worry, so far it's pretty mild compared to the horror stories, but it kind of keeps coming and going. At this point the worst effect is that I'm getting grumpy that I can't sit up for long enough to write more than a paragraph or two before my coughing catches up with me and I have to lie down for a while. Mostly I'm just spending my quarantine binging Netflix (even low-grade fever makes reading hurt my eyes), playing video games, and trying to make meals out of one thing because I don't want to cook. I'm keeping close tabs on the breathing, and I have people who will check in on me if I go quiet. I'm pretty sure I'm one of the lucky ones. It could be worse.

What is the best classic Sci-Fi Book Or Series?  Here's what's going on to the final round.

I can't really write full articles right now (though I'm plugging away at my next one during the easy periods of this––it comes and goes), but I can still try to get some of my easier (jazz hands) posts up. And poll results are easy!  (Tabulating the nominations is a PITA that takes a little while, but that part has already been done.) So here you go.

Thank you all for taking the time to participate in this one. The top four will go on to our final round. Which if I'm not feeling too miserable, should go up tomorrow.
Text Results Below

1984 - G. Orwell 63 25.51%
The Disposessed - U. K. Le Guin 39 15.79%
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - P. Dick 31 12.55%
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - R. Heinlein 29 11.74%
Brave New World - A. Huxley 29 11.74%
Flowers for Algernon - D. Keyes 28 11.34%
A Canticle for Leibowitz - W. Miller 17 6.88%
The Day of the Triffids - J. Wyndham 11 4.45%


  1. Sorry that I somehow missed the preliminary rounds, but glad to see there's a John Wyndham in there.

  2. Canticle for Leibowitz is pure gold. Get well soon!