The Best Fantasy/Scifi Stand-Alone Novels

Hi guys!

Well, instead of just doing a Top 10, I have elected to draw up a list of all the books which received the most votes. That way, we all have a vast selection of titles to work with, so it's actually much better for everyone. So this list is for all those people who have been asking me which stand-alone books they should read!;-)

I have to admit that the votes compiled introduced me to many titles I did not know about. And I figure it will be the same for most of you!:-) Which was the purpose behind this entire process! So here are those titles; some of them are fantasy books, others are scifi, and others fall somewhere in between. Enjoy!;-)

Just wanted to let everyone know that the novel that received the most vote was Kay's Tigana. I presume that few would disagree with that!

By the way, I am officially out of poll ideas, so I guess this one will be the last for some time. Unless someone comes up with a few brilliant ideas, that is!

- WEAVE WORLD by Clive Barker
- IMAJICA by Clive Barker
- THE TIME SHIPS by Stephen Baxter
- JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL by Susanna Clarke
- ONION GIRL by Charles DeLint
- FORESTS OF THE HEART by Charles DeLint
- THE KING OF ELFLAND'S DAUGHTER by Lord Dunsany
- THE REDEMPTION OF ALTHALUS by David and Leigh Eddings
- THIS ALIEN SHORE by C. S. Friedman
- AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
- NEVERWHERE by Neil Gaiman
- GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
- STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein
- WHIPPING STAR by Frank Herbert
- WHITE PLAGUE by Frank Herbert
- TIGANA by Guy Gavriel Kay
- THE LIONS OF AL-RASSAN by Guy Gavriel Kay
- THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS by Ursula K. Leguin
- THE DISPOSSESSED by Ursula K. Leguin
- THE SCAR by China Mieville
- PERDIDO STREET STATION by China Mieville
- KING RAT by China Mieville
- THE ANUBIS GATE by Tim Powers
- LAST CALL by Tim Powers
- THE YEARS OF RICE AND SALT by Kim Stanley Robinson
- ARMOR by John Steakley
- SNOW CRASH by Neal Stephenson
- CRYPTONOMICON by Neal Stephenson
- THE DIAMOND AGE by Neal Stephenson
- THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The SILMARILLION by J. R. R. Tolkien
- THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING by T. H. White
- WAR OF THE FLOWERS by Tad Williams
- LORD OF LIGHT by Roger Zelany

1 commentaires:

danlo said...

While I'm estatic the Whipping Star made the list--I'm sad that Zindell's Neverness did not--cool list tho...