More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.
Though not exactly a holiday story, George Orwell's Animal Farm is the book that writer David Maine revisits each year. Maine remembers reading the parable for the first time as a teen and thinking: "Whoa, this isn't just talking animals."
David Maine is the author of The Preservationist, Fallen, The Book of Samson and the forthcoming Monster, 1959. He is an authority on monster movies from the 1950s and can quote verbatim entire passages of dialogue from The Killer Shrews and Attack of the 50-Foot Woman. He can also ask "Where's the beer?" in more than 40 languages.