Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books

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    David Weber's Honor Harrington books should be there IMO. Ender's Game, while I'm ok with it being on the list, is ranked way too high. The same with the Dune books. For that matter, I didn't like the Lord of the Rings books all that much....but I understand and approve of their placement because of the profound influence they have had on the genre.

    I'm sure there are others I would like to see added or removed, but I only did a cursory look at the list. It's all so subjective, of course, that everyone will have a different list. :)
     
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    Looks like they missed this one:

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    I was really quite surprised to only see Codex Alectra from JB, and not his more well-known and much-beloved Dresden Files.
     
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    I'm surprised that I've actually read 6 of the top 10. And I like reading about as much as Herman Cain.
     
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    I love to read, and fantasy is my genre of choice. So you can imagine my surprise when I found that at maximum, I have read 25% of the list.
     
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    I have read 21 of them, and a few were so long ago I don't remember them at all. There are some on the list that I simply haven't gotten around to, but quite a few I either haven't heard of or don't have much interest in reading.

    I also tend to re-read books that I've enjoyed before rather than start a complete unknown, I hate wasting good reading time on crap. :lol: Still, I've come upon a number of good books through random selection before!

    Oh, and I'd have liked to see Greg Bear's Eon on the list.
     
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    Not a single listing for the grandfather of horror/fantasy, H.P. Lovecraft.

    Sad.
     
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    See, some of it just doesn't make any sense to me.
     
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    I agree with the LOTR in the number 1 spot. I read the first box set when I was 13, and it was so real and vivid to me that I can still picture me walking with Bilbo Baggins in Middle earth.

    There is one though that is not mentioned on the list that I think should be. Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. I think that anyone that has read this one would agree it should be on the list. If you have not read it than I highly recommend that you do.
     

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