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So I was being grumpy about that NPR list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy novels and how boring it was, and then I started wondering what that kind of list would look like if a bunch of fannish people made it instead and if the definition of scifi and fantasy were looser.

And then I decided to do it, more or less on the same model as the NPR list, because why not? At the very least it would mean getting a bunch of interesting recs.

So the general model is:
1) Nomination period: anyone can nominate ten speculative fiction works (in any media).
2) Long list: made up of all the nominations where anyone can vote for their favorites. (Probably divided by media and/or language because the poll might be too big otherwise.) NPR used some NPR folks or an algorithm or something and then a panel of "experts" at this point to narrow things down, but nobody's an expert on all speculative fiction. (And also either the unknown NPR folks or the experts did this.)
3) Short list: a poll of the top two hundred-some things from the long list.
4) Compile the numbers from (3) to make the final list of the top 100.

And this is going to be the nomination post! For nominating things you love. They don't have to be the things that you think of as the absolute objectively best speculative fiction - nominate your favorites or the things you love most or the things you think are best or the things that influenced you the most or however else you define your top ten speculative fiction works.

What counts as speculative fiction?
Anything called "scifi" or "fantasy" or "horror" or "paranormal" or "supernatural" or "magical realism." Anything with vampires or werewolves or zombies or bodyswap or time travel or space travel or aliens or other planets or apocalypses or talking animals or magic swords or angels or demons or fairies or faeries or mystical creatures or other dimensions or futuristic tech or superpowers or wizards or witches or ghosts or blasters or talking trees or sapient rocks or teleportation or elves or A.I. or giant robots or alternate history or about a million other speculative fiction tropes. If you think it's speculative fiction, it's speculative fiction, regardless of what the original creators call it or where it's usually shelved. Young adult and children's speculative fiction counts, too.

The nomination rules:
You can nominate up to ten speculative fiction things from any media. So you could nominate a live action tv show, cartoon, anime, book, book series, short story, album, song, comic series, graphic novel, manga/manhwa/manhua, movie, fanfic, fanart, fanvid, amv, music video, video game, rpg, webcomic, picture, episode of a tv show, etc.

The things you nominate don't have to be English-language sources - any language is okay.

The things you nominate can be things that were on the NPR list - there were many great books on that list!

You can comment using a dreamwidth account, using openID, or anonymously, but if you comment anonymously please include a name/username/pseudonym somewhere in your comment.

Everything anyone nominates will end up on the long list, regardless of how many times it's nominated, so you don't have to worry about making sure enough people nominate it. (But since people can change their nominations later, if you really really want to see it on the poll, you might want to nominate it yourself.)

To nominate your ten things:
Comment here telling me what you'd like to nominate, and what medium it is so I don't have to google it. If you'd like, you can comment on your nominations and recommend them to passerby, or link to them if they're available anywhere online. (And you can comment to other people's nominations if you want to find out more/rejoice at finding someone else who also loves X.)

If you change your mind, reply to your own comment with your updated list.

Nominations will be open for a week, conveniently closing after both my current freelance project and my femslash 11 story are due.

Example nomination:
Book Series:
1. Terry Pratchett - Discworld series

2. Janelle Monae - Metropolis/The ArchAndroid

TV show:
3. Avatar: The Last Airbender
4. Babylon 5
5. Code Geass

6. Rosemary Kirstein - The Outskirter's Secret

7. Your Cowboy Days Are Over by M.

Feel free to signal-boost! More nominations = more interesting polls.

ETA: Here's a browsable spreadsheet listing all of the nominations as of 8/19. Many, many things have been nominated!

ETA2: Oh what the hell, some people have asked for it and why not! You can have +5 additional nominations as long as they're for less-represented speculative fiction media: music (songs, albums, filk, music videos), fanworks (fanfic, fanvids, fanfilms, fanart), theater (plays, musicals), poetry, games (video, rpg, card, board), short films, art (paintings, fanart, digital art), or any medium that's not currently represented on the spreadsheet at all.

ETA3: Nominations are now closed.
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Date: 2011-08-12 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Oh, this is a fabulous idea! I will have a think and get back to you.

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Date: 2011-08-12 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Book: Brain Plague by Joan Slonczewski

Date: 2011-08-15 10:15 pm (UTC)
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I keep meaning to read that... I guess I'll bump it up the TBR pile!

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ooooooooooooooooooooooo kewl

Date: 2011-08-13 12:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ithiliana
1. Book

Joanna Russ: The Female Man.
Sheri Tepper: Grass.
Pat Cadigan; Sinners

2. Book Series

Suzette Haden Elgin: The Native Tongue Trilogy
Diane Duane: The Young Wizard series
Vonda McIntyre: The Starfarers' Series
Octavia Butler: Xenogenesis series
Lois McMaster Bujold: Chalion Series (Vorkosigan is fantasic, but Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls are incredible)
Elizabeth Lynn The Chroncles of Tornor

3. Can one nominate an author for an incredible body of work?

Melissa Scott:

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Date: 2011-08-13 11:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
hurrah for this list! especially Joanna Russ, Pat Cadigan, Diane Duane, and Octavia Buler. Highfives.

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Date: 2011-08-13 12:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] inkstone
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender (available on Netflix instant streaming if that's available in your territory)

2. She-ra: Princess of Power (now available on Hulu, if you have access to that in your region!) - This was one of my formative narratives. Women warriors! Princess! Queens! Rebellions! Perfect for my little girl self.

3. Akira - so I usually hate those top 10 anime lists put together by The Experts because I tend to feel they're the top 10 anime you'd be willing to show people who don't watch anime and therefore not be ashamed of your hobby. Bah, I say. BAH TO THAT. But Akira is one of those titles that I agree deserves to be on those lists. While I do think the manga is better and more coherent than the anime, I do think both are seminal works in their respective formats.

4. Fullmetal Alchemist (all 64 anime episodes can be found here if available in your territory; I'm only linking Brotherhood because as far as I'm concerned, that's the only one that counts! FMA:B & the manga are pretty much the same.) - Science and faith and war and genocide and redemption and forgiveness, all wrapped up in a story about two brothers seeking to get their bodies back, after losing them in a single disastrous act of alchemy.

5. One Piece (the manga's better, but many -- but not all -- episodes of the anime are available here if available in your territory) - It's not just a story about pirates with weird abilities gained after eating a gross-tasting fruit who want to become the Pirate King. I promise. To quote a certain Japanese celebrity: "This manga teaches you everything you need to know about life!" And in a way, it's true.

6. Claymore (manga only!) - A shounen manga about female, half-demon warriors featuring some of the most unpredictable plotting ever! How could I not nominate it?

7. Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (manga's better) - Not only it did launch the modern-day magical girl genre (henshin sequences + sentai teams), it features a het OTP that reversed the romance tropes (he gets kidnapped, she rescues him!; he takes care of the kid, she saves the world!) and had lesbians. No matter what the first English dub said. They were lesbians! Not cousins.

8. Blade of the Immortal - An epic revenge cycle story, told in all its messy glory. There are no simple answers and it's never black and white.

Book series:
9. Kushiel's Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey - To my shock & awe, this actually made the NPR list! I couldn't believe it. Jacqueline Carey is one of my favorite writers because she always tries to do different things with her novels, even if she doesn't always succeed. The original Kushiel trilogy remains one of my favorites.

10. Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey - I would never argue that these books are quality because they're not. But for a certain age bracket (let's say 12-15), they really hit that spot in terms of featuring misunderstood, ostracized teens who gain awesome powers and save the world! And for a certain type of young reader, this is exactly the kind of story you need to read. I will always think that's worthy of note.

Date: 2011-08-13 01:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] loligo

1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings -- Flawed? Yes. Predictably popular? Yes. But this series changed my life.

2. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein -- I have such a crush on MWS.

English language TV:

3. The X-Files -- Also life-changing.

4. Buffy & Angel -- I think it makes sense to consider them as one whole, rather than two series, but people may disagree.

[see ETA]

6. Joan of Arcadia -- Oh, this series has so much heart.

7. Avatar: The Last Airbender -- Why did I wait so long to watch this?


8. Fullmetal Alchemist -- And I haven't even seen Brotherhood yet (or read the manga), which I understand is even better.

9. Spirited Away -- My daughter watched this over and over and over, and I never got tired of it.

10. Princess Tutu -- Ballet + fairy tale meta = YUM.

ETA: Now that I see that people are nominating fanfic, I'm dropping Doctor Who, and adding M.'s Your Cowboy Days Are Over (SGA). The best, most ruthless sci-fi world-building I've ever seen in fic.
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Date: 2011-08-13 01:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yhlee
1. Geraldine Harris - Seven Citadels series (YA fantasy)
2. John Wick - No Loyal Knight (fantasy/supernatural noir)

3. Yahtzee - "Phoenix Burning" (Buffyverse)

Short Story
4. Tony Daniel - "A Dry, Quiet War" (sf)
5. Helen Keeble - "In Ashes" (fantasy)

Sequential Art
6. Claymore (manga: fantasy)

TV Show
7. Batman Beyond
8. Avatar: The Last Airbender
9. Angel
10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Date: 2011-08-13 02:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] em_h
Ursula LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness
Pat Cadigan, Synners
William Gibson, Neuromancer
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Book series
Terry Pratchett, the Tiffany Aching books (subset of Discworld)

The X-Files
Life on Mars (UK version)
re-imagined Battlestar Galactica

Date: 2011-08-13 02:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] em_h
Oh, and two more (I only had 8 in the previous)

James Tiptree Jr, Brightness Falls From the Air
James Tiptree Jr,Warm Worlds and Otherwise.

Can't believe i forgot Tiptree ...

Date: 2011-08-13 02:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] twistedchick
Book series: C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner series. -- speculative interspecies fiction that makes sense of politics.

Book: Domesday Book, Connie Willis.
Smilla's Sense of Snow, Peter Hoeg
Borderliners, Peter Hoeg
A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L'Engle

ETA: Other people have nominated this -- but I have not seen anywhere one of my favorite books: Larque on the Wing, by Nancy Springer. Larque is a 40-year-old woman who is a 'decorative' painter, who one day on a whim goes to get a beauty makeover -- and comes out of the shop a 20-year-old gay man. Things get a bit crazy after that, especially with her husband and sons, her father the silver cowboy and her mother who, ultimately, is transformed into her true self. It's funny, fantastic, and great storytelling. (And still available in paperback if you look hard enough.)

All the books are, in their own ways, lifechanging. Hoeg writes like nobody else, from viewpoints no one else has. Wrinkle in Time has lived with me and in me for more than 40 years. Domesday book has carried me through so much.

Television series: Eureka (A Town Called Eureka) -- fun science!
The Twilight Zone (the original series) -- great storytelling, great acting, wonderful stories.
Primeval (prefer first two-three seasons) -- time travel, dinosaurs, science and Britain. Lots of fun.
Torchwood (original series, not Children of Earth or Miracle Day) -- Because it had so much joy in it, despite everything.

Movie series: Star Wars, original trilogy, (Eps. 4-6)
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Date: 2011-08-22 02:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] binz
Larque on the Wing! \o/

Date: 2011-08-13 02:14 am (UTC)
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Wow, this list is my ID, let me show you it!

TV Show:
Star Trek TOS - because I watched this show before I could talk and for a long time this wasSFF for me.

Robert A. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land - because I read it when I was about 14 and it got me thinking about some things.

Tanya Huff: The Fire's Stone - because I'd read all the Heinlein at an impressionable age, I thought a poly romance was the perfect B plot for a fantasy novel.

Book Series:
Elizabeth A. Lynn: The Chronicles of Tornor - because it became a ritual that lasted a decade to look for her books first in the used bookstore. And the fix-it fic I wrote in my head was the first fanfic I ever "wrote".

Lois McMaster Bujold: Vorkosigan Saga - because Cordelia is awesome.

Mercedes Lackey: Valdemar series - because you can roll your eyes at the emo all you like, but they're still rollicking good stories with all kinds of people getting to be heroes.

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently series - because Hitchhiker wears me out after about a book and a half, but I think these stories are brilliant.

Robert Asprin (and sometimes Peter J. Heck): Phule's Company series - because sometime you need a laugh, and the band of misfits conquers all never gets old.

David Weber: Honor Harrington series - because Honor is so awesome, she's worth all that "science" infodump he's so fond of.

Anthology Series:
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress books - because they got women published and lots of the stories are good and some are excellent.

Date: 2011-08-13 01:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] inkstone
Oh man, I totally forgot about the Sword & Sorceress books. I think I still have my copies!

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Date: 2011-08-13 03:15 am (UTC)
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Oooooh. This is awesome. But hard; my favourite medium for science fiction is actually the short story format, and I've read too many and loved too many to name them all. But, okay, I'd nominate:


1) The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin. This was so formative for me, I read it and read it and read it.
2) A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin (the series for preference, but if I was going to pick any of the series I'd actually pick #2, The Tombs of Atuan)
3) I love love love William Gibson. But Neuromancer gets so much love, and I think I like Virtual Light much better. It has an awesome lady character, interesting religion stuff, and a cute romance. So I nominate that one.
4) The Gernsback Continuum, William Gibson. This one's a short story, and I couldn't bear not to nominate it becuase it's so brilliant. It taught me so much about the future, and what it means, and the way it changes, and the way our conception of what the future will look like shapes the space in which we live.
5) The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman - lesbian polar bear love


6) Blakes 7!
7) The X-Files


8) DADT, Damyata, Dayadhvam, by Trinityofone
I think the thing is, I've enjoyed a ton of fic that falls under this category, but usually it's scifi/fantasy-ness isn't the primary thing I've been seeking out in it or enjoying in it? So I don't know. I think I have fic filed in a different category in my brain and I'd have to have a different list for it. But there are a few, like this one, that I think of as great sci-fi or fantasy.

9 - Star Wars, the original trilogy. I can't not put this in, because it was SO formative for me.
10 - Blade Runner. Again, totally formative. Oh man, I love that movie.

Date: 2011-08-13 02:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gloriamundi
I think the thing is, I've enjoyed a ton of fic that falls under this category, but usually it's scifi/fantasy-ness isn't the primary thing I've been seeking out in it or enjoying in it? So I don't know. I think I have fic filed in a different category in my brain


For me this is part of a wider issue, that I file short stories (whether fanfic or original fiction) in a different category. I remember an argument with [ profile] lobelia321 about good writing in fic -- one of us said 'it's not as good as [insert Literary Novelist here]', the other objected that it wasn't valid to compare short fic with novel-length Literary. So, when I'm thinking critically about fanfiction I'm comparing it to other short fiction I read, which is probably ~90% speculative. (I read a lot more short sf / fantasy / genre than novels).

So, not only can I not think of specifically sfnal / genre-oriented fic, I can't think of sfnal / genre-related short stories either, not at the same time as I'm picking out my Favourite Things.

Date: 2011-08-13 03:37 am (UTC)
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Here via network, I've seen the other list around and I'm so glad you're doing this! I'm glad to already see some of my favorites above, so here are some that haven't been added yet:

Book Series:

1) Westmark Trilogy, by Lloyd Alexander


2) Fire and Hemlock, by Diana Wynne Jones
3) The Once and Future King, by TH White
4) When Fox Is A Thousand, by Larissa Lai
5) The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror, by Daniel Pinkwater (THIS is how to do werewolves + teen angst)


6) Mulan (Disney)
7) Pan's Labyrinth
8) The Dark Crystal


9.) The Queen of Spades, by Tchaikovsky - opera, although the Pushkin story is great too and treats its female characters better (example song: )
10.) Once On This Island, by Ahrens and Flaherty - musical, retelling of "The Little Mermaid"

Date: 2011-08-13 03:41 am (UTC)
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Oh, Yay! D. Manus Pinkwater!!!!

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Date: 2011-08-13 03:40 am (UTC)
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What a brilliant idea! Here are my nominations:

Book series
1. Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosiganverse
2. Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea books
3. J. K. Rowlings' Harry Potter books
4. Andre Norton's Witch World (although tbh I don't really know which of her books are Witch World and which aren't -- she's written a ton of books and I've read lots but not all of them)
5. Barbara Hambly's Darwath books
6. C. J. Cherryh's Chanur books
7. Diane Duane's Wizards books
8. Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time books

9. The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz

10. Star Trek

Date: 2011-08-14 01:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] twistedchick
Yay! Witches of Karres!

Date: 2011-08-13 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pippin
Book series:
1. The Old Kingdom series (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) - Garth Nix

2. Trigun/Trigun Maximum (manga's better imo)
3. One Piece
4. My-HiME (only the anime)

5. Farscape
6. Xena
7. Ultraviolet (the British miniseries)
8. Red Dwarf

9. Gunnerkrigg Court

10. War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne

Date: 2011-08-13 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pippin
Ah, actually:

One Piece

+ Webcomic:

Date: 2011-08-13 04:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sohotrightnow
1. Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein (ffs, seeing as she's frequently credited with inventing the damn genre, it seems to me she should've been a hell of a lot higher on the list)

TV show:
2. Avatar: The Last Airbender

3. Octavia E. Butler -- Kindred

TV show:
4. The X-Files
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6. Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon

TV show:
7. Doctor Who

8. Octavia E. Butler -- The Parable of the Sower
9. J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter (entire series)


Date: 2011-08-13 04:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mswyrr
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

Fire and Hemlock by Diane Wynne jones

Megan Whelan Turner's Attolia series

Dark Mage Trilogy by Barbara Hambly

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - Liaden books

John Crowley - The Translator


Date: 2011-08-13 04:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mswyrr
Moribito: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Doctor Who

The X Files

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Date: 2011-08-13 07:00 am (UTC)
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Right, here's my attempt:

Book series:
1. Marion Zimmer Bradley - Darkover series
2. Diane Duane's Star Trek TOS tie-ins
3. Barbara Hambly - The Windrose Chronicles series
4. Anne McCaffrey - Dragonriders of Pern series
5. Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett - Points series

6. Nicola Griffith - Ammonite
7. Joanna Russ - The Female Man

8. Babylon 5

9. Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) series

10. Neil Gaiman - Sandman series

[I am counting Duane's work as a series by virtue of shared OCs and references to the plots of the other novels (The Wounded Sky, Spock's World, the Rihannsu series). If this is not licit, just count the Rihannsu series.]

[Also the Night Watch series are originally books by Sergei Lukyanenko but, uh... I liked the movies a lot better. Not sure how you want to count the multiple-media thing.]

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Date: 2011-08-13 07:02 am (UTC)
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Patricia McKillop - The Riddle Master of Hed*
Ellen Kushner - Swordspoint
N.K. Jemisin - The Inheritence Trilogy*
Connie Willis - The Doomsday Book
Sarah Monette - The Doctrine of Labyrinths*
Mary Stewart - The Crystal Cave
Tamora Pierce - The Song of the Lioness*
Trudi Canavan - The Black Magician series*

Short Story collections
Isobel Carmody - Green Monkey Dreams
Margo Lanagan - Black Juice

* These are series of books like the Lord of the Rings, not like Discworld.

Date: 2011-08-13 07:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torachan
Oh, this is super tough, because by allowing manga, I am torn between choosing my real favorites or choosing ones I think other people might actually vote for. TORN.

(Not that I think much manga is likely to make it onto the top 100 anyway, but at least for a series that's well-known in English there's slightly more of a chance than for something that hasn't had a US release.)

Date: 2011-08-13 11:15 am (UTC)
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1. Nicola Griffith, Slow River
2. Stephen King, The Stand (yes, on the NPR list, w/e)
3. Ursula K LeGuin, Always Coming Home

Book Series
4. Julian May, The Saga of Pliocene Exile/Galactic Milieu
5. Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos (again, on the NPR list)
6. Mira Grant, Newsflesh

7. Octavia E Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories

8. Cowboy Bebop (anime)

Western Comics/Animation
9. Warren Ellis, Global Frequency

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation
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Date: 2011-08-13 12:19 pm (UTC)
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Without having read all of the other comments, so apologies for redundancy:


Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu: Zarah the Windseeker
Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book

Book Series

Alan Dean Foster: Homanx
Jim Butcher: Dresden Files
Jim C. Hines: The Princess Series

Short Story:

Jay Lake: Crossing the Seven

Date: 2011-08-13 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Love this idea!

1. Pamela Dean's Tam Lin
2. Dan Simmons' Ilium and Olympos
3. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
4. Jo Walton's series with Farthing, etc. (is there a collective name for those?)

1. The Foglios' Girl Genius
2. The Order of the Stick

1. Quantum Leap
2. Firefly

1. Labyrinth
2. The Neverending Story

Date: 2011-08-14 09:12 am (UTC)
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4. Jo Walton's series with Farthing, etc. (is there a collective name for those?)

IDK if it's official, but it gets called Small Change a lot.

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Date: 2011-08-13 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] foxfinial
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Starfox 64 (also known as Lylat Wars)

China Mieville, The Scar
Catherynne M Valente, Yume no Hon
Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber
KJ Bishop, The Etched City

Book Series:
Catherynne M Valente, The Orphan's Tales
Laurie J Marks, Logic series
Steph Swainston, Castle series

Hadestown by Anais Mitchell & others

Date: 2011-08-13 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Still musing on my top ten (how can I just pick ten?!?!) but ...
NPR used a panel of "experts" at this point, but nobody's an expert on all speculative fiction. (And also the experts pared down the list to do this.)
I don't know if the panel of judges can be blamed for the white maleness of the list -- from what I understand, their job was just to take the full list of nominations and remove anything that didn't fit NPR's criteria. (Also, given the judges, I would be very surprised if they had reduced the percentages of female, POC or non-English-language authors.) That said, I'd be extremely interested in seeing what didn't make the list.

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Ten really good things

Date: 2011-08-13 02:22 pm (UTC)
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1. Book: Synners by Pat Cadigan.
2. Book: Drinking Sapphire Wine / Don't Bite the Sun by Tanith Lee
3. Book series: The Chronicles of Amber -- Roger Zelazny (especially if there is a way to exclude the second quintology, the Merlin books: they are fun and clever, but not a patch on the Corwin books)
4. Book: Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner. Fantasy without magic :)
5. Book Series: Riddlemaster trilogy -- Patricia McKillip
6. Film Series: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy -- not because they are perfect, or perfect films-of-book, but because they changed my life (or: hey, should I be nominating the first fic I read because of this film?)
7. Book series: the Wraeththu trilogy by Storm Constantine
8. Book series: The Baroque Cycle, Neal Stephenson
9. Fanvid: Another Sunday, [ profile] jescaflowne, fab fun sparkly SGA vid
10. Book: Nova, Samuel Delany

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Date: 2011-08-13 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Yay for Pat Cadigan's Synners! It was my introduction to cyberpunk and I still like it even better than Neuromancer. :)
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