In Which We Count Down The 100 Greatest Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels of All Time
john harris The 100 Greatest SFF Novels of All Time by ALEX CARNEVALE What to read? It is a question asked mostly by women, who comprise the majority of America's reading public. At the nexus of the two genres is where the human imagination begins to reveal frightful and hopeful things about our own society. 100. An extraordinary powerful novel inspired by Vietnam in LeGuin's Hainish series, where one planet gives the gift of interstellar travel to the universe. 99. An original fantasy with the crucial grasp of how to make magic entertaining and plausible, not silly and random. 98. Kress is in true command in her short fiction, but this was her memorable attempt to capture how our society might change and still endure. 97. One of his more well-thought out plots with interesting commentary on religion and sacrifice. 96. Incredibly entertaining and knowing about all sort of aspects of life, some of which I'd never even thought of before. 95. An out-of-nowhere smash with rich detail. 94. 93. 9.