Monday, March 28, 2011

Best SFF Novels of the Decade Readers Poll

Earlier this year, hosted a poll for the best novels of the decade. These are the results:

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi - 295 votes
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - 270 votes
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - 231 votes
Blindsight by Peter Watts - 221 votes
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey - 194 votes
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin - 179 votes
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - 167 votes
Anathem by Neal Stephenson - 141 votes
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - 125 votes
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville - 124 votes

Yet besides feeling proud of some of my favorites (especially The Name of the Wind), and nodding to myself about authors I was familiar with, I didn't take this poll very seriously. I should have had the mindset, “These are some books that I absolutely must read.”

My dedicated shelf for the Best SFF Novels of the Decade

Anyways, I entered a giveaway to win a set of the books, and oddly enough, I actually won! Fancy that a blogger should win. Now I have the chance to read all these books, thanks to Fantasy.

I've read The Name of the Wind, A Storm of Swords, and American Gods.

Which are your favorites?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Old Man's War was fun, but best of the decade? That's the Scalzi pimp machine for you. The Name of the Wind would be my pick, followed closely by Perdido Street Station. I didn't think American Gods was as good as it was gimmicky. I have most of the other books, but I haven't gotten around to reading them.