Tor.com, Best SFF Novels of the Decade


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This poll for readers of Tor.com was open to novels published over the 11 years from 2000 to 2010. It attracted more than 10,000 votes for over 1600 titles. The results were analyzed on several posted pages (see link) for voting trends and comparison of the results to awards and genres.

Ranked: Yes

Titles Cited: 50

Publication: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/03/best-sff-novels-of-the-decade-readers-poll-results, 2011

  1. John Scalzi, Old Man's War (Tor, 2005)
  2. Neil Gaiman, American Gods (HarperCollins/Morrow, 2001)
  3. Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind (DAW, 2007)
  4. Peter Watts, Blindsight (Tor, 2006)
  5. Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart (Tor, 2001)
  6. George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords (HarperCollins/Voyager, 2000)
  7. Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury, 2004)
  8. Neal Stephenson, Anathem (Morrow, 2008)
  9. Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn (Tor, 2006)
  10. China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (Macmillan, 2000)
  11. Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, Towers of Midnight (Tor, 2010)
  12. Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings (Tor, 2010)
  13. Terry Pratchett, Night Watch (HarperCollins, 2002)
  14. Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora (Orion/Gollancz, 2006)
  15. Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, The Gathering Storm (Tor, 2009)
  16. Robert Jordan, Knife of Dreams (Tor, 2005)
  17. Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion (HarperCollins/Eos, 2001)
  18. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books, 2007)
  19. Richard Morgan, Altered Carbon (Gollancz, 2002)
  20. Robert Charles Wilson, Spin (Tor, 2005)
  21. Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages (Tor, 2008)
  22. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (Scholastic Press, 2008)
  23. Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates (Bantam, 2000)
  24. Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl (Night Shade Books, 2009)
  25. Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon (Ballantine Del Rey, 2006)
  26. Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension (Tor, 2007)
  27. Jim Butcher, Changes (Roc, 2010)
  28. Robert Jordan, Crossroads of Twilight (Tor, 2003)
  29. Robert Jordan, Winter's Heart (Tor, 2000)
  30. Robert Jordan, New Spring (Tor, 2004)
  31. Alastair Reynolds, Revelation Space (Gollancz, 2000)
  32. Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (HarperCollins, 2004)
  33. Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself (Gollancz, 2006)
  34. Lois McMaster Bujold, Paladin of Souls (Eos, 2003)
  35. Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife (MacAdam/Cage, 2003)
  36. George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows (HarperCollins/Voyager, 2005)
  37. Steven Erikson, Memories of Ice (Transworld/Bantam UK, 2001)
  38. Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins, 2008)
  39. China Miéville, The Scar (Macmillan, 2002)
  40. China Miéville, The City & the City (Ballantine Del Rey, 2009)
  41. Cory Doctorow, Little Brother (Tor, 2008)
  42. Charles Stross, Accelerando (Ace, 2005)
  43. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Scholastic/Levine, 2005)
  44. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Scholastic/Levine, 2003)
  45. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Scholastic/Levine, 2000)
  46. Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union (HarperCollins, 2007)
  47. Robin McKinley, Sunshine (Berkley, 2003)
  48. R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness that Comes Before (Penguin, 2003)
  49. Daniel Abraham, The Price of Spring (Tor, 2009)
  50. Daniel Abraham, A Shadow in Summer (Tor, 2006)

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