Re: [mythsoc] NPR top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy titles poll
- On 8/3/2011 1:50 PM, ftl_publications wrote:
> Be sure to vote for the top 10 of the 100 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy nomineesJoan:
> Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion are on the list.
I voted. But how can "Narnia" not be on the list? No, it isn't even my
favorite Lewis fiction; I like the space trilogy better. (I like his
non-fiction better still, but that is a different matter.) I can see
four dozen items on the list that don't measure up to "Narnia", most of
which I *like*.
"1984" is an alternate history, or historical fiction. Not SF&F. "Animal
Farm" is in the same categories as "1984", but as a beast fable
qualifies for the list, I suppose.
- On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Lisa Harrigan <auntie_m_groups@...> wrote:
Most of these should not be on a Best of All Time list, because they are
Brand New, some trilogies have not even had book 3 printed yet, Series.
How do they get on a Best of All Times List?This is a fair point. I do think it's valid to want to include things that are new, so you get the full range of classic to contemporary. But series that aren't completed yet really shouldn't qualify.-Alana
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