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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
1.2093.32Blackmantle: A Triumph (Keltiad) by Patricia Kennealy-Morrison
1.2043.23The Turing Option (Questar Science Fiction) by Harry Harrison
1.2013.04The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.2013.26Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles
1.1973.36Luthien's Gamble by R.A. Salvatore
1.1942.83Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1852.63The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.53The First Immortal: A Novel Of The Future by James L. Halperin
1.1774.02Unintended Consequences by John Ross
1.1773.47The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
1.1763.04For 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
1.1523.49Vampires by John Steakley
1.1483.36I Will Fear No Evil by Robert A. Heinlein
1.143.42Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke
1.1353.38The Dragon King by R.A. Salvatore
1.1343.6Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.1343Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.06Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1283.44Skylark Duquesne by E. E. "Doc" Smith
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.25Shadowdale by Richard Awlinson
1.1243.42Waterdeep by Richard Awlinson
1.1183.43The Sword of Bedwyr by R.A. Salvatore
1.1073.39Tantras by Richard Awlinson
1.0993.38Attack 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
1.0843.33Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0833.43Skylark 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
1.073.5The Fall of Atlantis by Marion Zimmer Bradley
1.0683.92The 97th Step by Steve Perry
1.0673.19Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.56Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0673.19Saga of Old City by Gary Gygax
1.0643.37Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Kevin J. Anderson
1.063.14Darkwalker on Moonshae by Douglas Niles
1.0573.63Shapechangers by Jennifer Roberson
1.0553.38Tales from Jabba's Palace by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0553.54Timeline by Michael Crichton
1.0543.87Wyrm (Bantam Spectra Book) by Mark Fabi
1.0533.31Sixth Column by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0533.52The 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
1.0493.79To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0483.84The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
1.0483.13The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
1.0483.47Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
1.0453.2Jedi Search by Kevin Anderson
1.0453.71The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop
1.0443.53Krondor: The Assassins by Raymond E. Feist
1.0443.83Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0443.39Prince of Lies by James Lowder
1.0433.73For 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
1.0383.63The Elf Queen of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.0373.44The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1.0373.03Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter
1.0353.17Showdown 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
1.0323.47Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
1.033.71The 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
1.0293.47The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore
1.0283.96Dragon and Slave by Timothy Zahn
1.0283.62The Talismans of Shannara by Terry Brooks
1.0283.31Necromancer by Gordon R. Dickson
1.0263.8Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings
1.0263.63Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson
1.0253.86Friday by Robert A. Heinlein
1.0253.46Krondor: The Betrayal by Raymond E. Feist
1.0253.63Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffrey
1.0253.7The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole
1.0233.54Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas
1.0223.87The Black Company by Glen Cook
1.0223.62A 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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