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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
1.2093.33Blackmantle: A Triumph (Keltiad) by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
1.2043.24The Turing Option (Questar Science Fiction) by Harry Harrison
1.2013.06The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.2013.27Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles
1.1973.34Luthien's Gamble by R.A. Salvatore
1.1942.82Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1852.63The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.52The First Immortal: A Novel Of The Future by James L. Halperin
1.1773.98Unintended Consequences by John Ross
1.1773.46The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.06For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1743.49The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
1.1633.22The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1523.47Vampires by John Steakley
1.1483.36I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.143.44Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke
1.1353.36The Dragon King by R.A. Salvatore
1.1343.6Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.1343.03Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.09Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1283.46Skylark Duquesne by E. E. "Doc" Smith
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.27Shadowdale by Richard Awlinson
1.1243.43Waterdeep by Richard Awlinson
1.1183.47The Sword of Bedwyr by R.A. Salvatore
1.1073.4Tantras by Richard Awlinson
1.0993.37Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore
1.0973.31Grunts! by Mary Gentle
1.0943.2Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0893.28If I Were An Evil Overlord by Martin Harry Greenberg
1.0873.49Belinda by Anne Rice
1.0863.4The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley
1.0843.32Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0833.45Skylark Three by E. E. "Doc" Smith
1.0773.37Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0763.53Krondor: Tear of the Gods by Raymond E. Feist
1.0713.83The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
1.073.49The Fall of Atlantis by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0683.92The 97th Step by Steve Perry
1.0673.17Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.54Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0673.19Saga of Old City by Gary Gygax
1.0643.36Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.063.14Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles
1.0573.69Shapechangers by Jennifer Roberson
1.0553.37Tales from Jabba's Palace by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0553.55Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0543.9Wyrm (Bantam Spectra Book) by Mark Fabi
1.0533.32Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0533.51The Darkest Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.053.63What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles
1.0493.8To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0483.83The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.12The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
1.0483.46Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
1.0453.19Jedi Search by Kevin Anderson
1.0453.71The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop
1.0443.52Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist
1.0443.82Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0443.39Prince of Lies by James Lowder
1.0433.74For Love of Evil by Piers Anthony
1.0423.63Blood and Gold by Anne Rice
1.0412.76Red Magic by Jean Rabe
1.0413.23Spellfire by Ed Greenwood
1.0413.54Galactic Patrol by E. E. "Doc" Smith
1.0383.62The Elf Queen of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.0373.44The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0373.05Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter
1.0353.16Showdown 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
1.0343.66The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice
1.0334.07Time Enough for Love by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0323.46Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
1.033.7The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein
1.033.8Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0293.66Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.56Dragonsblood by Todd J. McCaffrey
1.0293.73Variable Star by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0293.45The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore
1.0283.96Dragon and Slave by Timothy Zahn
1.0283.61The Talismans of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.0283.33Necromancer by Gordon R. Dickson
1.0263.79Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings
1.0263.66Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson
1.0253.88Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0253.45Krondor: The Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist
1.0253.62Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey
1.0253.69The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0233.54Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas
1.0223.9The Black Company by Glen Cook
1.0223.63A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
1.0213.16Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen
1.023.81Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.023.52SQL in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Kevin Kline
1.0192.98Shadows of Doom by Ed Greenwood
1.0183.79The House of Gaian by Anne Bishop
1.0183.3The Difference Engine by William Gibson
1.0183.74The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.0183.37A Guide to the Star Wars Universe by Bill Slavicsek
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