Mookie4ever wrote:Here are 2 lists of the greatest sci-fi and fantasy novels of all time
I've read about half of the books on the first list but most on the second. I find it funny that Terry Brooks would be on any "best of" list so the first list is probably better.
I found this really cool site a while ago What should I read next where you type in the name of a book you like and it recommends something similar. There are some hits and misses in there but I have found a few good ones through this site.
Re First, interesting to see Master and Margarita so high, I'm not sure I would consider it either fantasy or sci-fi, though I guess with a giant friendly cat demon walking around ... weird list.
Re Second, any list of Sci-Fi books that puts Ender's Game AFTER books by Anne "OMG DRAGONS!!!?!?!" McCaffery and Terry "Quality? When I can turn out 6 books a year?" Pratchett loses a lot of its credibility, even if I agree with most of its top 10 (at least from an importance perspective.) And what? No HG Wells?
Agree with regard to Brooks, but at least the Worst Books Ever Written did not make the list. That would be The Iron Tower, by McKiernan, which goes beyond Brooks Tolkien knockoff to completely duplicate the entire plot, setting, and characters, as written by what seems to be a 12 year old mentally challenged ESL student. Abysmal does not even begin to describe it.