A guide to NPR’s top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books

Over the summer National Public Radio compiled a list of the 100 top science fiction and fantasy books, based on listener nominations. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings came in first place.

Well, in a sharp departure from the norm, NPR failed to provide any contextual analysis for the list. It was a list, and nothing more.

But wait, the folks at SFSignal.com have come to the rescue; they’ve developed a flowchart to help you figure out which book is right for you.

Below is a just a miniature representation of the actual flowchart, which you can check out in all its glory here.


Is your favorite on the list? Which is it? Which great sci-fi or fantasy book failed to make the list? Let us know…