On 8/4/2011 6:45 AM, WendellWag@...
> /The Acts Of Caine Series/, by Matthew Woodring Stover
> /Armor/, by John Steakley
> /The Black Jewels Series/, by Anne Bishop
> /The Eisenhorn Omnibus/, by Dan Abnett
> /The First Law Trilogy/, by Joe Abercrombie
> /The Gone-Away World/, by Nick Harkaway
> /The Hollows Series/, by Kim Harrison
> /House Of Leaves,/ by Mark Danielewski
> /The Inheritance Trilogy/, by N.K. Jemisin
> /The Kingkiller Chronicles/, by Patrick Rothfuss
> /The Lies Of Locke Lamora/, by Scott Lynch
> /The Mistborn Series/, by Brandon Sanderson
> /The Newsflesh Triology/, by Mira Grant
> /The Passage/, by Justin Cronin
> /The Prince Of Nothing Trilogy/, by R. Scott Bakker
> /The Saga Of Recluce/, by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
> I was actually fairly conservative in compiling the list above. I didn't
> include some books and authors who I had heard of but who I suspected
> weren't actually that popular. The list of books above make me want to
> say, "What are these books? Who are these authors?" Are these books
> really critical, popular, or cult favorites, or does this look like
> ballot stuffing?
> Wendell Wagner
The suspicious part of me wonders about the world views of these titles
in terms of the admittedly simplistic "liberal-conservative" spectrum. I
love a lot of what NPR does and I hope they keep getting the funding
they need. Still, I wouldn't trust their objectivity on sociopolitical
issues if they told me a representative form of government has worked
well for the USA so far.
This suggests a skewed participant demographic, rather than some
underhanded plot, to me.