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Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.2653.52Caverns of Socrates by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.2093.36Blackmantle: A Triumph (Keltiad) by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
1.2043.2The Turing Option (Questar Science Fiction) by Harry Harrison
1.2013.06The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.2013.21Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley, Rawles
1.1973.31Luthien's Gamble by R. A. Salvatore
1.1942.84Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1852.62The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.56The First Immortal: A Novel Of The Future by James L. Halperin
1.1774.02Unintended Consequences by John Ross
1.1773.45The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.03For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1743.55Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
1.1633.23Courtship Of Princess Leia, The by Dave Wolverton
1.1523.55Vampires by John Steakley
1.1483.35I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.143.4Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke
1.1353.33The Dragon King by R. A. Salvatore
1.1343.6Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.1343.02Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.05Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1283.46Skylark Duquesne by E. E. Smith
1.1272.84Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.23Shadowdale by Richard Awlinson
1.1243.39Waterdeep by Richard Awlinson
1.1183.43The Sword of Bedwyr by R. A. Salvatore
1.1073.37Tantras by Richard Awlinson
1.0993.38Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones by R. A. Salvatore
1.0973.28Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0943.23Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0893.24If I Were An Evil Overlord by Martin Harry Greenberg
1.0873.44Belinda by Anne Rice
1.0863.42The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley
1.0843.33Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0833.42Skylark Three by E. E. Smith
1.0773.35Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0763.51Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.073.47The Fall of Atlantis by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0683.93The 97th Step by Steve Perry
1.0673.2Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.56Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0673.24Saga of Old City by Gary Gygax
1.0643.39Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.063.15Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles
1.0573.66Shapechangers by Jennifer Roberson
1.0553.34Tales from Jabba's Palace by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0553.54Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0543.87Wyrm by Mark Fabi
1.0533.33Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0533.53The Darkest Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.053.64What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles
1.0493.77To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0483.82The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.13Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
1.0483.4Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
1.0453.22Jedi Search by Kevin Anderson
1.0453.73The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop
1.0443.53Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist
1.0443.83Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0443.36Prince of Lies by James Lowder
1.0433.74For Love of Evil by Piers Anthony
1.0423.61Blood and Gold by Anne Rice
1.0412.77Red Magic by Jean Rabe
1.0413.26Spellfire by Ed Greenwood
1.0413.57Galactic Patrol by E. E. Smith
1.0383.63The Elf Queen of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.0373.42The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0373.03Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter
1.0353.18Showdown At Centerpoint by Roger MacBride Allen
1.0343.72All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum
1.0343.65The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
1.0333.93Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0323.51Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi by James Kahn
1.033.51The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein
1.033.79Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0293.65Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.56Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
1.0293.72Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.44The Demon Awakens by R. A. Salvatore
1.0283.89Dragon and Slave by Timothy Zahn
1.0283.63The Talismans of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.0283.32Necromancer by Gordon R. Dickson
1.0263.81Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings
1.0263.65Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson
1.0253.69Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0253.45Krondor: The Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist
1.0253.62Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey
1.0253.7The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0233.56Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas
1.0223.87The Black Company by Glen Cook
1.0223.61A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
1.0213.17Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen
1.023.8Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.023.52SQL in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Kevin Kline
1.0193.02Shadows of Doom by Ed Greenwood
1.0183.77The House of Gaian by Anne Bishop
1.0183.31The Difference Engine by William Gibson
1.0183.73The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.0183.37A Guide to the Star Wars Universe by Bill Slavicsek
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