A month and a half ago, we reported on the results of NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy books survey. Out of 100 whole books to choose from, which one of these will be the next on your nightstand? Well, we've found a way to make your decision easier.
Writer/designer T.N. Tobias, while working for the fine folks at SF Signal, has broken down the choices in a flowchart. As with any flowchart of this kind, this "Navigation Guide" presents options and allows you to make a decision. But unlike many other flowcharts, it has its own sly humor. You don't want romance in a time-travel story? "Tough," it says and presents you with The Time Traveler's Wife.
It also makes a reference to The Stars, My Destination, the 1956 Alfred Bester classic, being left off of the list. We agree with their disbelief and suggest that you carve out time for it. Another one left off the list that needs to be read: Bridge of Birds, the 1985 World Fantasy Award winner by Barry Hughart.
Now you have one hundred and two novels to choose from.
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(via SF Signal)