To fill the unexpected gap left by my above-mentioned writing troubles, I have decided to post a link to NPR's recent top 100 list instead:
Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books
More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles...
Every book/series I favored in this poll ultimately made it into the top 100, so that makes me happy. I'm especially gratified to discover that Dad and I are not the only people who think Ender's Game is an absolutely terrific novel. Third place for the win!