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An Interactive Guide to NPR’s List of Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Last week’s Flowchart for Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books made quite a splash around the Internet. Thanks to everyone who shared it!

Some of the feedback we received was that the flowchart was too big to follow without scrolling. We’re all about solutions here at SF Signal (well, solutions and bagels, but that’s another story…) and so we set our geeky programming skills to creating an interactive version for your amusement. We hope you find this useful and fun as well. There were some slight modifications necessary to accommodate the flow, but we think the original spirit of the flowchart remains intact.

So, without further ado, we present: An Interactive Guide to NPR’s List of Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books!


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6 Comments on An Interactive Guide to NPR’s List of Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

  1. Very cool, John. Excellent work.

  2. C. G. Thomsen // October 3, 2011 at 10:30 am //

    Very nice.

    Could use at least one more proofreading, though. 😉

  3. Ack! Great point. Done! 

  4. This is a good flowchart, but you’ve got at least one error in it.  LeGuin’s “The Disposessed” is not about communism.  It describes a specifically anarchist utopia.  Other than that, nice job – I’ll be using this to guide my reading choices.


  5. @Ethan

    The Dispossessed may not be about Soviet style communism but the Anarres utopia is certainly a Marxist contruction. Communism, in pure theory, was supposed to create such an outcome and the book explores many of the hardships to implementing the “collectivist stateless society.” 

    So it may be imprecise, perhaps, to say communism instead of something like “Collecvist Anarchism” or “Socialist Utopia” but the former term certainly covers the later ones in its broadest contexts and it takes up less room in a 139×78 pixel square. 🙂

  6. Love the ‘Guide’…  Best thing I have seen in a long time & useful for the top 100.

    One suggestion – when you get to the destination book – you may have read it already? So a useful option coudl be to click on ”If you’ve read this book, how about some like it ..’? that leads to á list of simlar books.

    Just a thought .. Keep up the Brilliance 🙂

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