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Best Books of 2001

These are the SFFH books listed among the best of 2001 by three or more of the following non-Locus sources: (amz), (bn), (borders), Denver Post (dp), Entertainment Weekly (et), January (jan), Los Angeles Times (lat), The New York Times Book Review (nyt), Publishers Weekly (pw), Rocky Mountain News (rmn), San Francisco Chronicle (sf), and Washington Post Book World (wp). Lists are SF specific unless otherwise indicated; f=fantasy, h=horror, gen=general, etc. Links to online lists are given below. (Tally last updated Fri 21 Dec 2001.)


  • Neil Gaiman, American Gods (Morrow) [amz/f, sfc, wp, amz/overall, january, b&n, b&n/gen, dp/gen, rmn, borders]


  • Jonathan Carroll, The Wooden Sea (Tor) [amz/f, sfc, nyt/fic, january, b&n, rmn, borders]


  • Stephen King & Peter Straub, Black House (Random House) [amz/h, sfc, pw/general, et, dp/gen, rmn]


  • China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (Del Rey) [amz/f, amz/overall, january, b&n, borders]
  • Connie Willis, Passage (Bantam) [amz/sf, sfc, amz/overall, dp/gen, rmn]


  • Ray Bradbury, From the Dust Returned (Morrow) [b&n, b&n/gen, lat, rmn]
  • Maureen F. McHugh, Nekropolis (Eos) [amz/sf, sfc, nyt, amz/overall]


  • Kage Baker, The Graveyard Game (Harcourt) [amz/sf, sfc, amz/overall]
  • Clive Barker, Coldheart Canyon (HarperCollins) [amz/h, sfc, pw/general]
  • Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart (Tor) [amz/f, pw, borders]
  • John M. Ford, The Last Hot Time (Tor) [sfc, pw, nyt]
  • Stephen King, Dreamcatcher (Scribner) [amz/h, pw/general, wp/fic]
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Other Wind (Harcourt) [amz/f, nyt, b&n]
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea (Harcourt) [nyt, wp, borders]
  • Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time (HarperCollins) [january, b&n, borders]
  • Robert Charles Wilson, The Chronoliths (Tor) [amz/sf, nyt, borders[

    Links to Source Lists
       • Top 10 SF Selections | fantasy | horror
       • Best Books of 2001: Editors' Choice

    Barnes & Noble
       • SF/F/H | Overall Top 50
       • Tractor Beam

    Denver Post
       • Tales yule love

    Entertainment Weekly
       • Best Fiction Books

       • The Best of 2001

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

    Publishers Weekly
       • Year in Review

    Rocky Mountain News
       • Holiday Books

    San Francisco Chronicle
       • SF books

    Washington Post Book World
       • Best Fiction Books of 2001

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