NPR has posted its top 100 science fiction and fantasy picks, based on the votes of 60,000 respondents who could choose from 5,000 initial nominations. The point of these things is, well, what is the point of these things? To get people up in arms that their choices weren’t selected? To have something to publish during slow news cycle in August? To give people who have nothing better to do a chance to express their opinion in a largely meaningless exercise? To have a little fun? To get bloggers looking for something to write about something to link to?
In any event, check it out to see how it jibes with your personal list (as if we all carried around a best-of list with us anytime someone issues one of these things; oh, you mean you actually do?). Just take a wild guess at the number one pick. Hint (as if you needed it): it’s not science fiction.