Best SFF Novels of the Decade Readers Poll

Best SFF Novels of the Decade Poll Update 01/12

We’ve tallied your votes from 933 comments so far in the Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Novels of the Decade Poll and from that we’ve got some new frontrunners! Check the list out below the cut.

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We present the Top 20 voted novels as of 6:00 PM EST on Wednesday, January 12th.

  1. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi – 235 votes
  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – 194 votes
  3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 166 votes
  4. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke – 120 votes
  5. Anathem by Neal Stephenson -105 votes
  6. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin – 102 votes
  7. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – 99 votes
  8. Perdido Street Station by China Miéville – 88 votes
  9. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – 75 votes
  10. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson – 70 votes

Following them…

  1. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett – 65 votes
  2. Blindsight by Peter Watts – 63 votes
  3. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – 59 votes
  4. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – 58 votes
  5. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson – 56 votes
  6. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold – 55 votes
  7. Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan – 53 votes
  8. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – 52 votes
  9. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi – 51 votes
  10. Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan – 50 votes

Not much change in today’s numbers. Jon Scalzi continues to run away with the current Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel of the Decade, while Neil Gaiman went on his honeymoon overtook Patrick Rothfuss for second place. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins continue to show speedy upward movement, as well.

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