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Best Books of 1999 Summary Page


These are SFFH books listed among the best of 1999 by two or more of these 15 non-Locus sources: (Amz), (, (BN), Booklist, Borders, Library Journal (LJ), Los Angeles Times Book Review (LAT), The New York Times Book Review (NYTBR), Publishers Weekly (PW), Salon, San Francisco Chronicle (SFC), SF Site, Time, Village Voice Literary Supplement (VV), and Washington Post Book World (WP). Links to online lists are given below. References are to SF/fantasy genre lists unless otherwise indicated.


  • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Amz/children's,'s, BN/millennial, Booklist/youth, Borders/fiction, LAT/fiction, NYTBR/children's, PW/children's, SFC/children's, SFSite, Time/fiction
  • Stephenson, Cryptonomicon: Amz,, BN, Borders/fiction, LJ, NYTBR/fiction, PW, Salon/fiction, SFC/fiction, SFSite, VV/overall


  • Card, Ender's Shadow: Amz,, BN, Booklist/ya, LJ, PW
  • King, Hearts in Atlantis:, BN/h, Booklist/fiction, Borders/fiction, SFC, SFSite


  • Gaiman, Stardust: Amz, BN, Booklist/ya, PW, SFSite
  • Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn: BN/fiction, Booklist/top, NYTBR/fiction, Salon/fiction, VV/overall


  • Bear, Darwin's Radio: Amz, LJ, PW, SFC
  • Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties: Amz,, SFC, SFSite
  • Harris, Hannibal:, BN/horror, LAT/fic, NYTBR/fic
  • King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon: Amz/h, BN/h, Booklist/ya, PW
  • O'Nan, A Prayer for the Dying: Amz/horror, Borders/fiction, NYTBR/fic, Salon/fic
  • Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky:, BN, PW, SFSite


  • Haydon, Rhapsody: Amz, BN, Borders/fiction
  • Straub, Mr. X: BN/horror, PW, SFC


  • Arensberg, Incubus: Amz/horror, NYTBR/fic
  • Carroll, The Marriage of Sticks: BN/horror, SFSite
  • Disch, The Sub: Amz/horror, BN/horror
  • Robinson, Waiting: BN, SFC
  • Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet:, NYTBR/fic
  • Sarrantonio ed., 999: Amz/h, SFC
  • Yarbro, Communion Blood: Amz/h, BN/horror
  • Wolfe, On Blue's Waters: Amz, SFSite

    Links [summarized here]
       • science fiction and fantasy books | horror
       • Millennium Poll Winners books | videos [summarized here]
       • science fiction and fantasy books | thriller
       • Best Books of 1999 | children's | lit/fiction | science/nature

    Barnes & Noble [summarized here]
       • SF/fantasy | horror/suspense | fiction/lit
       • Millennial

    Booklist [summarized here]
       • Editors' Choice '99 | Top of the List
       • Adult Books for Young Adults | Books for Youth | Reference Books

    Borders [summarized here]
       • Best Fiction of 1999 | Non-Fiction

    Library Journal [summarized here]
       • Best Books of 1999

    Los Angeles Times Book Review [summarized here]
       • Best Books of 1999

    New York Times Book Review [summarized here]
       • Notable Books of the Year (SF titles) | Editors' Choice

    Publishers Weekly [summarized here]
       • Best Books 99

    Salon [summarized here]
       • Salon Book Awards

    San Francisco Chronicle [summarized here]
       • SF books
       • fiction | nonfiction | children's fiction

    SF Site [summarized here]
       • Best SF and Fantasy Books of 1999

    Time [summarized here]
       • Best of 1999: Books

    Village Voice [summarized here]
       • 25 Favorites of 1999

    Washington Post Book World [summarized here]
       • Short Story Collections

    (last updated Tue 15 Feb Jan 2000)

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