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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
1.4923.4Worlds in collision by Immanuel Velikovsky
1.4132.61The Gold of the Gods by Erich von Däniken
1.413.22The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
1.3683.61The Wizards and the Warriors by Hugh Cook
1.3253.28True Magick: A Beginner's Guide by Amber K
1.3233.78Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.3223.53Ring of Lightning by Jane S. Fancher
1.3142.76Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Erich von Däniken
1.2943.27The Void Captain's tale by Norman Spinrad
1.2813.46Prophecy by Sharon Green
1.2713.66A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: Reclaiming Our Working Relationship with Invisible Helpers by Edain McCoy
1.2653.76Topper by Thorne Smith
1.2643.48Competitions by Sharon Green
1.2642.71Planet Of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2622.9The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.2582.44Gods From Outer Space by Erich von Däniken
1.2563.26Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World by Lisa Lillien
1.2542.86The Accidental Florist by Jill Churchill
1.2523.45Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli
1.2493.91Magick in Theory and Practice by Aleister Crowley
1.2473.39Challenges by Sharon Green
1.2463.37Vellum: The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan
1.2453.54The Miocene Arrow by Sean McMullen
1.2443.57The Circus of the Earth and the Air by Brooke Stevens
1.2382.66The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead by Frank J. Tipler
1.2353.29Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals by Niall Ferguson
1.2343.62The Well of the Unicorn by Fletcher Pratt
1.2323.54Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2193.25The biggest secret : the book that will change the world by David Icke
1.2173.55Blood Roses by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
1.2163.61Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo
1.2163.73Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2153.38Catnap by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.2143.5Lord of the Two Lands by Judith Tarr
1.2133.26Memos From Purgatory by Harlan Ellison
1.2132.93Six of Swords by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.2123.45Convergence by Sharon Green
1.213.95Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic by Isaac Bonewits
1.2093.68City Of Souls by Vicki Pettersson
1.2063.35Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper
1.2053.69Wizard of the Pigeons by Robin Hobb
1.2044.03Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field by Barbara Brennan
1.1993.87The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr
1.1993.28Voices of Hope by David Feintuch
1.1973.64The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts
1.1942.82Children Of The Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.27Betrayals by Sharon Green
1.1923.48Blood on the Water by P. N. Elrod
1.1883.68Black Blood by John Meaney
1.1873.13The Lure of the Basilisk by Lawrence Watt-Evans
1.1853.73Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
1.1852.62The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1833.26Sofie Metropolis by Tori Carrington
1.1813.49A Shadow on the Glass by Ian Irvine
1.1813.55Tarot Made Easy by Nancy Garen
1.1813.43Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
1.183.42The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard
1.1773.41The Brightonomicon by Robert Rankin
1.1773.41The Warlock Wandering by Christopher Stasheff
1.1763.56Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.1763.69Radix by A.A. Attanasio
1.1743.56The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
1.1733.83Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
1.1733.62Ink: The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan
1.1713.45Light by M. John Harrison
1.1713.64Out on Blue Six by Ian McDonald
1.1713.29The Memory of Whiteness by Kim Stanley Robinson
1.173.52Wicca: The Old Religion in the New Millennium by Vivianne Crowley
1.1693.85Quicksilver {Baroque Cycle, Book 1 of 8} by Neal Stephenson
1.1683.72Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
1.1673.7So Sure of Death by Dana Stabenow
1.1653.51Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
1.1643.44Crash by J. G. Ballard
1.1633.36A Flame in Byzantium by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
1.1633.23Courtship Of Princess Leia, The by Dave Wolverton
1.1623.77Popol Vuh by Dennis Tedlock
1.1623.47The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1613.28Between the Strokes of Night by Charles Sheffield
1.1573.76Circle of the Moon by Barbara Hambly
1.1572.75Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1553.34Bone Song by John Meaney
1.1543.6The Seeds of Time by Kay Kenyon
1.1543.43Repair To Her Grave by Sarah Graves
1.1543.25The Architecture of Desire by Mary Gentle
1.1543.96The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain
1.1543.79I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1533.42A Signal Shattered by Eric S. Nylund
1.1533.23Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge
1.1523.04Psychlone by Greg Bear
1.1523.76Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
1.153.17Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.77A Witch Alone, New Edition: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic by Marian Green
1.1473.01Dancing With Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas
1.1453.14Duainfey by Sharon Lee
1.1443.48The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith
1.1423.17The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1413.96Celestial Matters by Richard Garfinkle
1.1413.45This Body: A Novel of Reincarnation by Laurel Doud
1.1393.87The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life by Richard Wilhelm
1.1393.22Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals by Rupert Sheldrake
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