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National Public Radio is taking a vote for the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books of all time. Ray has four books on the list of finalists: FAHRENHEIT 451, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. As folks like to say here in the Chicago area, vote early and vote often! Here is a link to the list of finalists:

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/02/...ction-fantasy-titles
 
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Thanks!
Just voted.
I was pleased to see some older classics in the running.
 
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The results are in, and all four of Ray's nominated books placed in NPR's list of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy titles of all times: FAHRENHEIT 451 came in at #7; THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES placed at # 27; SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES was # 79; and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN came in at # 91. Congratulations, Ray!

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/...iction-fantasy-books
 
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Thanks for posting this. I just put the link on my facebook. Nice to see Ray with four in the top 100!
 
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The ones that came in at 1 & 2 I love; but surely 3, 4, & 5 are a bit obscure and won't stand the test of time?
 
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Unbelievable that Wells, Verne, and C.S. Lewis (at No. 100!) were so far down the list. I guess there's no accounting for taste, as they say.
 
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A bazillion years ago the local classical radio station had an annual listener poll of the 100 best classical pieces. Ravel’s Bolero never appeared on the list. Yet the year that the movie 10 appeared all of a sudden Bolero was in the top ten.

Not that George R.R. Martin has not created a great world but I am sure if it was not for Premium Cable it would not have been on the list, much less in the top ten.


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
 
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