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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
1.4923.34Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky
1.4132.65The Gold of the Gods by Erich von Däniken
1.413.24The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
1.3683.69The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3253.25True Magick: A Beginner's Guide by Amber K
1.3233.79Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.3223.53Ring of Lightning by Jane S. Fancher
1.3142.7Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Erich von Däniken
1.2943.22The Void Captain's Tale by Norman Spinrad
1.2813.42Prophecy by Sharon Green
1.2713.65A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: Reclaiming Our Working Relationship with Invisible Helpers by Edain McCoy
1.2653.66Topper by Thorne Smith
1.2643.42Competitions by Sharon Green
1.2642.69Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2622.89The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.2582.45Gods From Outer Space by Erich von Däniken
1.2563.31Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World by Lisa Lillien
1.2542.81The Accidental Florist by Jill Churchill
1.2523.42Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli
1.2493.9Magick in Theory and Practice by Aleister Crowley
1.2473.33Challenges by Sharon Green
1.2463.38Vellum: The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan
1.2453.58The Miocene Arrow by Sean McMullen
1.2443.54The Circus of the Earth and the Air by Brooke Stevens
1.2382.69The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead by Frank J. Tipler
1.2353.26Virtual History by Niall Ferguson
1.2343.58The Well of the Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt
1.2323.57Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2193.2The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World (Updated Second Edition) by David Icke
1.2173.58Blood Roses by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
1.2163.67Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
1.2163.69Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2153.38Catnap by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.2143.5Lord of the Two Lands by Judith Tarr
1.2133.27Memos From Purgatory by Harlan Ellison
1.2132.92Six of Swords by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.2123.41Convergence by Sharon Green
1.213.92Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic by Isaac Bonewits
1.2093.71City of Souls by Vicki Pettersson
1.2063.28Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper
1.2053.67Wizard of the Pigeons by Robin Hobb
1.2044Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field by Barbara Brennan
1.2043.37The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind
1.1993.84The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr
1.1993.28Voices of Hope by David Feintuch
1.1973.69The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1942.8Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.21Betrayals by Sharon Green
1.1923.51Blood on the Water by P. N. Elrod
1.1883.67Black Blood by John Meaney
1.1873.11The Lure of the Basilisk by Lawrence Watt-Evans
1.1853.74Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
1.1852.61The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1833.26Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington
1.1813.53A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
1.1813.55Tarot Made Easy by Nancy Garen
1.1813.44Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
1.183.43The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard
1.1773.38The Brightonomicon by Robert Rankin
1.1773.45The Warlock Wandering by Christopher Stasheff
1.1763.51Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.1763.71Radix by A.A. Attanasio
1.1743.58The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
1.1733.84Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
1.1733.61Ink: The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan
1.1713.44Light by M. John Harrison
1.1713.65Out on Blue Six by Ian McDonald
1.1713.32The Memory of Whiteness by Kim Stanley Robinson
1.173.48Wicca: The Old Religion in the New Millennium by Vivianne Crowley
1.1693.85Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
1.1683.66Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
1.1673.68So Sure of Death by Dana Stabenow
1.1653.5Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
1.1643.47Crash by J. G. Ballard
1.1633.44A Flame in Byzantium by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
1.1633.21The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1623.79Popol Vuh by Anonymous
1.1623.44The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1613.26Between the Strokes of Night by Charles Sheffield
1.163.86Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind
1.1573.78Circle of the Moon by Barbara Hambly
1.1573.43Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
1.1572.75Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1553.35Bone Song by John Meaney
1.1543.55The Seeds of Time by Kay Kenyon
1.1543.43Repair to Her Grave by Sarah Graves
1.1543.26The Architecture of Desire by Mary Gentle
1.1543.98The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain
1.1543.81I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1533.43A Signal Shattered by Eric S. Nylund
1.1533.28Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
1.1523.01Psychlone by Greg Bear
1.1523.77Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.79A Witch Alone, New Edition: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic by Marian Green
1.1472.98Dancing With Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.1453.14Duainfey by Sharon Lee
1.1443.43The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith
1.1423.13The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1413.99Celestial Matters by Richard Garfinkle
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