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  • Our top ten scifi titles

    Mon, 11 Jul 2011 07:05

    As you may imagine, the Book Depository basement office is chock full of computer geeks and nerds who are, unsurprisingly, quite interested in scifi and fantasy books. 23 out of the 24 hours in a day are spent hunch-backed over glowing screens or 3 inch thick fantasy books. What sunlight these Morlocks ever see is only and inevitably compared to the twin suns of Tatooine.

    But when asked, in a poll, for their favourite scifi books we got back a list of some pretty impressive titles. (See below) However, when asked for their top ten Fantasy books, a vicious fight broke out and they ended up fighting to the death with daggers and swords in proper Conan stylee. (Only, in an online world, of course)

    So, what's your favourite fantasy books? Real names not allowed, WoW only.

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    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: fantasy, ten, scifi, week, top

    Comments

    1. Michael O'Brien's avatar Michael O'Brien

      A generation earlier it would have been no contest -- we would simply have had two books each by Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein, Wells and Jules Verne. Problem solved.

      Posted Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:56
    2. sharon livingstone's avatar sharon livingstone

      Jasper Fforde's "Shades of Grey" is far too quirky to appeal to the run-of-the-mill basement dwelling computer nerd. But I agree with you, Laura.

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:54
    3. Gordon J Milne's avatar Gordon J Milne

      I wonder if I Am Legend would have made the list if it weren't for a recent big budget movie.

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:28
    4. Michael Morton's avatar Michael Morton

      Why is Nineteen Eighty-Four on there, but not We by Yevgeny Zamyatin? Without it there would be no Nineteen Eighty-Four, and - in my opinion - a much better novel.

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:10
    5. Cheryl Lim's avatar Cheryl Lim

      Not bad, but there should be a Le Guin (Dispossessed, Left Hand of Darkness) on that list. And perhaps Vonnegut, and Bester (The Stars My Destination).

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:42
    6. Laura Halliwell's avatar Laura Halliwell

      Where's Jasper Fforde's Shades of Grey?!

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:37
    7. Stuart's avatar Stuart

      Frankenstein should be on the list, I think. A true science fiction masterpiece with greater relevance now than when first written.

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:27
    8. Mark's avatar Mark

      No Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams or Iain Banks? Hmmm,

      Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 08:21

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