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Flow Chart Makes Sense of SciFi/Fantasy Choices

Flow Chart Makes Sense of SciFi/Fantasy Choices

For avid readers, discovering a new book series or author is a joyful experience like seeing the sun rise after a cold night under canvas. Here’s a tool that can help you locate new books and authors. National Public Radio listeners named their favorite science-fiction and fantasy books for a top 100 list published on the NPR website. From "The Lord Of The Rings" at number 1 to "The Space Trilogy" by C.S. Lewis at 100, the list has plenty to keep you entertained. If you’re not already a SciFi/fantasy reader, there’s surely something here to tempt you.
To provide context, there’s a great tool on the SF Signal science fiction website. It’s a flow chart that interprets and navigates the NPR list beginning with a simple choice, Fantasy or SciFi. Choose the fantasy chart and your first choice is: “Are you going to be upset when you don’t find Harry Potter? Yes (Give me more precocious lads at schools of magic, please) or No (I know where to find him if I need him). It’s funny and informative, so if you’ve never known whether to tackle the A Song Of Ice And Fire series by George R.R. Martin or The Way Of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, now you have a basis for your decision. Explore the flow chart, and once you see something you like, go find it on the library catalog.