More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles. Over on NPR's pop culture blog, Monkey See, you can find one fan's thoughts on how the list shaped up, get our experts' take, and have the chance to share your own.
A quick word about what's here, and what's not: Our panel of experts reviewed hundreds of the most popular nominations and tossed out those that didn't fit the survey's criteria (after — we assure you — much passionate, thoughtful, gleefully nerdy discussion). You'll notice there are no young adult or horror books on this list, but sit tight, dear reader, we're saving those genres for summers yet to come.
So, at last, here are your favorite science-fiction and fantasy novels. (And a printable version, to take with you to the bookstore.)
Director John Davis was nominated for an Oscar for his 2001 work Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. He's back with another animated film featuring a young character. Lucas Nickle is cut down to size by a star-studded cast lending their voices to a colony of creepy-crawlies in The Ant Bully. Davis tells Sheilah Kast what sort of books had him turning pages instead of watching movies when he was a boy.