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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
1.1992.72Killing Time by Caleb Carr
1.1933.09Demons by John Shirley
1.143.63Necroscope: Defilers by Brian Lumley
1.1243.52The Taking by Dean Koontz
1.0013.63The disciples of Cthulhu by Edward P. Berglund
0.9883.77Accelerando by Charles Stross
0.9863.95Neuromancer by William Gibson
0.9714.14The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
0.9643.45Children of the Night by Dan Simmons
0.9473.89Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
0.9443.81Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
0.9334.09Encyclopedia Cthulhiana by Daniel Harms
0.9323.77The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
0.9313.95A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
0.9243.86Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
0.9193.81Ringworld by Larry Niven
0.9193.93Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
0.9173.51Forever Peace (Remembering Tomorrow) by Joe Haldeman
0.9123.71The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
0.9123.54Sundiver by David Brin
0.9074.01Startide Rising by David Brin
0.8964.03Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
0.8913.88The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick: Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings by Philip K. Dick
0.8853.96The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
0.8843.97Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
0.8843.96The Alienist by Caleb Carr
0.8833.92The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
0.8643.92Necroscope II: Wamphyri! by Brian Lumley
0.863.72Sense Of Evil by Kay Hooper
0.863.68All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson
0.8593.61Virtual Light by William Gibson
0.8513.99Necroscope by Brian Lumley
0.8463.93Infernal by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.83Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson
0.8413.95The Uplift War by David Brin
0.8393.84Count Zero by William Gibson
0.8364.251984 by George Orwell
0.8274.05The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
0.8143.97Gateway by Frederik Pohl
0.8133.98All The Rage by F. Paul Wilson
0.7834.07The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton
0.783.89Bloodline by F. Paul Wilson
0.7783.59Heechee Rendezvous by Frederik Pohl
0.7714.09Crisscross by F. Paul Wilson
0.7524.01The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson
0.7494.02Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
0.7174.06Hosts by F. Paul Wilson
0.7164.1Gateways by F. Paul Wilson
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