Tor’s Best SFF novels of the decade

3 March 2011


And how scary is it to hear that we’re a decade into the 2000s? Scary Scary, that’s how Scary

  1. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi[1] – 295 votes
  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – 270 votes
  3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 231 votes

  4. Blindsight by Peter Watts – 221 votes
  5. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey – 194 votes
  6. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin – 179 votes
  7. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke[2] – 167 votes
  8. Anathem by Neal Stephenson – 141 votes

  9. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – 125 votes
  10. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville – 124 votes

I’ve read five of them, Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, & Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. Of those five I would have to rate Jonathan Strange and Perdido as my favourites.

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2 Responses

  1. Kailana says:

    Not surprisingly I own all of them but one! I really really liked Old Man's War and I loved The Name of the Wind. I am thinking I should start the George Martin series this year since the new book was announced, but not sure if that will actually happen. And, really, I have started Jonathan Strange several times, really enjoyed what I read, and still not actually finished it. The last time I even made it relatively far into it, so rather disappointing!
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    • Fence says:

      I've heard sooo much good stuff about The Name of the Wind, and the author is a Firefly fan, and a Neil Gaiman fan too, I must get around to it soon.

      I have the first GRR Martin book on my shelves, but I'm already in the middle of an ultra long fantasy series & don't want to get into another waiting game so I decided to wait until the series was finished. But now with the television adaptation I'm not so sure if I will wait.