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Pos |                Title              | Type | Author/Editor     | Score
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  1  Lord of the Rings                           J.R.R. Tolkien      8.83 (852)
^ 2  Ender's Game                          S1    Orson Scott Card    8.54 (735)
  3  The Gormenghast Trilogy               S     Mervyn Peake        8.53 (40)
  4  The Vorkosigan Series                 S     Lois M. Bujold      8.41 (88)
  5  Dune                                  S1    Frank Herbert       8.36 (736)
  6  The Annals of the Black Company       S     Glen Cook           8.35 (64)
  7  Tigana                                      Guy G. Kay          8.34 (172)
  8  The Discworld Series                  S     Terry Pratchett     8.30 (111)
  9  A Clockwork Orange                          Anthony Burgess     8.28 (48)
 10  Hyperion                              S1    Dan Simmons         8.28 (367)
 11  Flowers for Algernon                        Daniel Keyes        8.26 (120)
 12  Liege Killer                          S1    Christopher Hinz    8.25 (35)
 13  The Stars my Destination                    Alfred Bester       8.24 (186)
^14  The Lions of Al-Rassan                      Guy G. Kay          8.24 (46)
 15  The Intervention                      S     Julian May          8.23 (49)
 16  Lord of Light                               Roger Zelazny       8.22 (196)
 17  The Gap Cycle                         S     Stephen Donaldson   8.21 (70)
 18  Way Station                                 Clifford Simak      8.20 (124)
 19  Alice in Wonderland                         Lewis Carroll       8.20 (60)
^20  Watership Down                              Richard Adams       8.20 (56)
 21  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress                Robert A. Heinlein  8.20 (383)
 22  The Demolished Man                          Alfred Bester       8.19 (173)
 23  The Wheel of Time Series              S     Robert Jordan       8.17 (354)
 24  The First Chronicles of Amber         S     Roger Zelazny       8.17 (313)
 25  Something Wicked this Way Comes             Ray Bradbury        8.15 (57)
 26  True Names                                  Vernor Vinge        8.15 (48)
 27  Feersum Endjinn                             Iain M. Banks       8.14 (31)
 28  A Fire Upon the Deep                        Vernor Vinge        8.13 (222)
 29  Doorways in the Sand                        Roger Zelazny       8.13 (54)
 30  The Quest of the Riddlemaster         S     Patricia McKillip   8.13 (62)
 31  The Anubis Gates                            Tim Powers          8.12 (124)
 32  The Chrysalids                              John Wyndham        8.12 (58)
 33  The Hobbit                                  J.R.R.Tolkien       8.10 (537)
 34  Tales of the Continuing Time          S     Daniel Keys Moran   8.09 (65)
 35  Memory, Sorrow and Thorn              S     Tad Williams        8.09 (144)
^36  The Illuminatus Trilogy               S     R.A.Wilson/R.J.Shea 8.08 (25)
 37  Ubik                                        Philip K. Dick      8.08 (106)
 38  1984                                        George Orwell       8.08 (288)
 39  Persistence of Vision                 C     John Varley         8.07 (39)
 40  The Diamond Age                             Neal Stephenson     8.06 (72)
^41  The Fionavar Tapestry                 S     Guy G. Kay          8.06 (121)
 42  Dangerous Visions                     A     Harlan Ellison      8.06 (31)
 43  A Canticle for Leibowitz                    Walter M. Miller    8.04 (247)
 44  Neutron Star                          C     Larry Niven         8.03 (122)
 45  Tea with the Black Dragon                   R.A.MacAvoy         8.03 (36)
 46  Dying Inside                                Robert Silverberg   8.02 (49)
^47  The Princess Bride                          William Goldman     8.01 (46)
 48  The Chronicles of Narnia              S     C.S. Lewis          8.01 (174)
^49  The Last Herald Mage Trilogy          S     Mercedes Lackey     8.01 (36)
^50  Expanded Universe                     C     Robert A. Heinlein  8.00 (18)
 51  The Once and Future King                    T.H. White          7.99 (60)
 52  The City and the Stars                      Arthur C. Clarke    7.99 (96)
^53  Bridge of Birds                       S1    Barry Hughart       7.99 (59)
 54  More than Human                             Theodore Sturgeon   7.99 (80)
 55  Replay                                      Ken Grimwood        7.98 (40)
^56  Doors of his Face, Lamps of his Mouth C     Roger Zelazny       7.97 (24)
 57  Lest Darkness Fall                          L. Sprague de Camp  7.97 (61)
 58  The Foundation Trilogy                S     Isaac Asimov        7.97 (571)
 59  Player of Games                             Iain M. Banks       7.95 (129)
^60  Futurological Congress                      Stanislaw Lem       7.95 (34)
 61  Snow Crash                                  Neal Stephenson     7.95 (227)
^62  Callahan's Crosstime Saloon           S1    Spider Robinson     7.95 (30)
 63  The Book of the New Sun               S     Gene Wolfe          7.94 (172)
 64  A Wizard of Earthsea                  S1    Ursula Le Guin      7.93 (267)
^65  Dorsai!                               S3    Gordon Dickson      7.93 (48)
 66  Startide Rising                             David Brin          7.93 (330)
 67  Green Hills of Earth                  C     Robert A. Heinlein  7.92 (42)
 68  The Empire Trilogy                    S     R.Feist/J.Wurts     7.90 (77)
^69  The Dragon Never Sleeps                     Glen Cook           7.90 (11)
 70  Animal Farm                                 George Orwell       7.90 (77)
 71  Good Omens                                  Pratchett/Gaiman    7.89 (133)
 72  Voice of the Whirlwind                      Walter Jon Williams 7.89 (25)
^73  Norstrilia                                  Cordwainer Smith    7.88 (37)
^74  A Song for Arbonne                          Guy G. Kay          7.88 (96)
 75  The Door into Summer                        Robert A. Heinlein  7.88 (157)
^76  The Cyberiad                                Stanislaw Lem       7.87 (64)
 77  Wizard's First Rule                   S1    Terry Goodkind      7.87 (71)
^78  Vlad the Assassin Series              S     Steven K.Z. Brust   7.87 (89)
 79  Diamond Mask                          S2    Julian May          7.87 (44)
 80  A Wrinkle in Time                           Madeline L'Engle    7.87 (94)
 81  The Rolling Stones                          Robert A. Heinlein  7.86 (32)
 82  City.                                 C     Clifford Simak      7.85 (127)
 83  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  S1    Douglas Adams       7.85 (473)
 84  The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch       Philip K. Dick      7.84 (68)
 85  Tau Zero                                    Poul Anderson       7.83 (80)
^86  Permutation City                            Greg Egan           7.83 (30)
^87  The Best of Cordwainer Smith          C     Cordwainer Smith    7.82 (18)
^88  Suldrun's Garden                      S1    Jack Vance          7.82 (31)
 89  Speaker for the Dead                  S2    Orson Scott Card    7.82 (426)
 90  The Dragonrider Series                S     Anne McCaffrey      7.82 (140)
 91  Time For the Stars                          Robert A. Heinlein  7.82 (36)
 92  Witches of Karres                           James Schmitz       7.81 (59)
^93  Gateway                               S1    Frederik Pohl       7.81 (230)
^94  The Dispossessed                            Ursula Le Guin      7.80 (216)
 95  The Phoenix Guards                    S1    Steven K.Z. Brust   7.80 (39)
^96  Cat's Cradle                                Kurt Vonnegut       7.80 (69)
 97  The Day of the Triffids                     John Wyndham        7.80 (81)
^98  Star Wars : The Last Command          S3    Timothy Zahn        7.80 (30)
*99  Chanur's Homecoming                   S4    C.J. Cherryh        7.79 (23)
100  Past Through Tomorrow                 C     Robert A. Heinlein  7.79 (77)
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{C}   indicates a collection of short stories.
{A}   indicates an anthology.
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 ^    indicates that the book has risen from last week's position.

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NOTE 1 : When voting for series, _The Book of the New Sun_ will refer to the
first four books. _The Urth Cycle_ includes _The Urth of the New Sun_.
Also _The Chronicles of Amber_ refers to all ten books. You are also allowed
to vote for each book in the series individually.

NOTE 2 : The series below are listed in order of publication rather than
internal chronology.


The Gormenghast Trilogy
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Titus Groan                   S1  8.06 (40)
Gormenghast                   S2  8.53 (38)
Titus Alone                   S3  5.74 (21)

The Annals of the Black Company
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The Black Company             S1  8.11 (64)
Shadows Linger                S2  7.73 (23)
The White Rose                S3  8.35 (27)
Shadow Games                  S4  7.87 (18)
The Silver Spike              S5  7.23 (14)
Dreams of Steel               S6  7.74 (16)

The Intervention
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Surveillance                  S1  7.97 (49)
Metaconcert                   S2  8.23 (49)

The Gap Cycle
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The Gap Into Conflict         S1  7.43 (67)
The Gap Into Vision           S2  7.65 (59)
The Gap Into Power            S3  7.86 (70)
The Gap Into Madness          S4  8.21 (55)
The Gap Into Ruin             S5  5.01 (31)

Wheel of Time Series
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The Eye of the World          S1  8.03 (354)
The Great Hunt                S2  8.02 (339)
The Dragon Reborn             S3  8.09 (334)
The Shadow Rising             S4  8.17 (322)
The Fires of Heaven           S5  8.15 (314)
Lord of Chaos                 S6  8.13 (301)
A Crown of Swords             S7  8.05 (120)

The First Chronicles of Amber
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Nine Princes in Amber         S1  7.88 (313)
The Guns of Avalon            S2  8.17 (213)
Sign of the Unicorn           S3  8.07 (204)
The Hand of Oberon            S4  8.06 (205)
The Courts of Chaos           S5  8.08 (205)

The Quest of the Riddlemaster
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The Riddlemaster of Hed       S1  7.71 (62)
Heir of Sea and Fire          S2  7.86 (43)
Harpist in the Wind           S3  8.13 (46)

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn
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The Dragonbone Chair          S1  7.67 (144)
The Stone of Farewell         S2  8.09 (101)
To Green Angel Tower          S3  7.93 (106)

The Illuminatus Trilogy
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The Eye in the Pyramid        S1  8.05 (22)
The Golden Apple              S2  8.08 (25)
Leviathan                     S3  8.03 (20)

The Fionavar Tapestry
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The Summer Tree               S1  7.85 (121)
The Wandering Fire            S2  8.02 (109)
The Darkest Road              S3  8.06 (108)

The Chronicles of Narnia
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  S1  8.01 (174)
Prince Caspian                        S2  7.68 (111)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader        S3  7.81 (112)
The Silver Chair                      S4  7.69 (108)
The Horse and His Boy                 S5  7.74 (105)
The Magician's Nephew                 S6  7.87 (112)
The Last Battle                       S7  7.67 (107)

The Last Herald Mage Trilogy
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Magic's Pawn                  S1  7.86 (33)
Magic's Promise               S2  7.48 (33)
Magic's Price                 S3  8.01 (36)

Foundation Series
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Foundation                    S1  7.97 (571)
Foundation and Empire         S2  7.87 (457)
Second Foundation             S3  7.88 (467)
Foundation's Edge             S4  6.83 (184)
Foundation and Earth          S5  6.73 (167)
Prelude to Foundation         S6  6.59 (150)
Forward the Foundation        S7  6.71 (133)

The Book of the New Sun / The Urth Cycle
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The Shadow of the Torturer    S1  7.88 (172)
The Claw of the Conciliator   S2  7.83 (147)
The Sword of the Lictor       S3  7.93 (128)
The Citadel of the Autarch    S4  7.94 (128)
The Urth of the New Sun       S5  7.21 (58)

The Empire Trilogy
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Daughter of the Empire        S1  7.76 (77)
Servant of the Empire         S2  7.90 (74)
Mistress of the Empire        S3  7.89 (64)

Vlad the Assassin Series
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Jhereg                        S1  7.41 (89)
Yendi                         S2  7.87 (40)
Taltos.                       S3  7.81 (31)
Teckla                        S4  7.32 (29)
Phoenix.                      S5  7.22 (28)
Athyra                        S6  6.70 (24)
Orca                          S7  3.70 (12)

Dragonrider Series [excerpt]
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Dragonflight                  S1  7.18 (140)
Dragonquest                   S2  7.82 (55)
Dragonsong                    S3  7.79 (51)
Dragonsinger                  S4  7.75 (53)
The White Dragon              S5  7.77 (116)
Dragondrums                   S6  6.80 (35)


All of the following novels are not part of "series" as such. Instead of all
belonging to a single story, they are more or less separate novels set in the
same universe. Because of this, could you please vote for each of the books
comprising the series individually (instead of having one vote for the
entire series).

The Vorkosigan Series
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Shards of Honor                   8.18 (82)
Barrayar                          8.01 (88)
The Warrior's Apprentice          8.03 (88)
Borders of Infinity               7.79 (50)
The Vor Game                      7.69 (74)
Ethan of Athos                    7.15 (47)
Falling Free                      7.29 (46)
Brothers in Arms                  7.78 (50)
Mirror Dance                      8.41 (74)
Cetaganda                         4.53 (26)
Memory.                           3.28 (12)

Tales of the Continuing Time
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Emerald Eyes                  8.02 (23)
The Armageddon Blues          6.48 (13)
The Long Run                  8.03 (65)
The Last Dancer               8.09 (53)

The Discworld Series
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The Colour of Magic           S1   7.51 (111)
The Light Fantastic           S2   7.67 (82)
Equal Rites                   S3   7.50 (75)
Mort                          S4   7.73 (104)
Sourcery                      S5   7.59 (66)
Wyrd Sisters                  S6   7.81 (74)
Pyramids                      S7   7.39 (91)
Guards! Guards!               S8   8.08 (82)
Eric.                         S9   7.53 (65)
Moving Pictures               S10  7.77 (56)
Reaper Man                    S11  8.14 (71)
Witches Abroad                S12  7.89 (60)
Small Gods                    S13  7.81 (79)
Lords and Ladies              S14  7.71 (64)
Men at Arms                   S15  8.30 (70)
Soul Music                    S16  7.94 (41)
Interesting Times             S17  7.90 (34)
Maskerade                     S18  6.13 (22)
Feet of Clay                  S19  3.52 (18)
Hogfather                     S20  1.32 (9)


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