Best Science Fiction Books NPR

FLOWCHART: Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

By T.N. Tobias | Tuesday, September 27th, 2011at 12:29 am

Over the summer, NPR solicited the input of its listeners to rank the top science fiction and fantasy books of all time. Over 60, 000 people voted for the top picks which were then compiled into a list by their panel of experts. The result? This list of 100 books with a wide range of styles, little context, and absolutely no pithy commentary to help readers actually choose something to read from it.

We at SF Signal have, once again, come to the rescue. This flowchart is designed to help you follow your tastes, provide context, and fulfill (indeed exceed!) any need for pithy commentary you might harbor.

Designer’s Note: This is the mightiest flowchart I have ever encountered let alone tried to develop. There are (obviously) 100 end points and over 325 decision points. A chart of this size presents a number of readability challenges. For people with lower resolution monitors, netbooks, or tablets, this 3800 x 2300 image is going to a scroll-fest. But it’s totally worth it.

Update 1: Those looking for a printable version of this flowchart will find happiness here. This is a 300 DPI bitmap version that should print nicely on 11×17 tabloid paper. Warning! The file is 26MB compressed and a whopping 173MB when unzipped.

Update 2: As Neil Gaiman so astutely pointed out, the novel Stardust, unlike the movie, contains no pirates. Turns out he’s an authority on the subject. This egregious error has been corrected and we’d love to appeal @neilhimself‘s ruling of this being not quite the greatest flowchart in human history.

Update 3: The flowchart goes interactive! Experience the flowchart in a whole new way!

Click to embiggen

Filed under:

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!

Source: www.sfsignal.com


Vintage The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage)
Book (Vintage)
  • Used Book in Good Condition

You might also like:

The Best Science Fiction Movies Ever …
The Best Science Fiction Movies Ever …
BEST SCIENCE FICTION EVR
BEST SCIENCE FICTION EVAAAR
Best of science fiction 2
Best of science fiction 2

Read about/participate with my epic fiction book

2007-10-04 15:17:29 by Sabrean

Hi!
My name is Chris "Coach K" Kincey, marketing consultant by trade... (you can Google my name to read some of the stuff I've written).
My Pen name is Christopher Weldon (Weldon is my late twin brother's name)
I am writing an epic fiction novel titled "Sabrean: One, For All" and I'd like to get feedback on what I'm presenting to the world.
Thus far, I had a publisher (specializing in children's books - which is not an entire stretch, but the scope of this book goes far beyond that) but he recently died of cancer, so I'm following his last request as my mentor and starting my own publishing company and will market it myself

Science fiction falls into 2 different

2007-01-20 00:57:36 by stndtn

General categories.
Types of Science Fiction - Hard vs Soft Scifi
In the basic sense, science fiction deals with science, as it is now or how it may be in the future. Merriam Webster Dictionary Online defines science fiction as “fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component.” Beyond this basic idea, the genre includes many different types of stories and themes. Several widely acknowledged sub-genres exist. As with much the in science fiction and fantasy genres, the boundaries between these categories are often blurred and argued


Doubleday Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Book (Doubleday)
10 Science Fiction Books
10 Science Fiction Books
New Science Fiction Books,Zeron the …
New Science Fiction Books,Zeron the …
Science Fiction Audio Books
Science Fiction Audio Books
HighBridge Company Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama
Book (HighBridge Company)
Del Rey NPR Dramatization: Star Wars: Episode 6: Return of the Jedi
Book (Del Rey)
Henry Holt and Co. I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
Book (Henry Holt and Co.)

Related posts:

  1. Best science fiction War Books
  2. Best Science Fiction Books
  3. Used Science Fiction Books