Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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UK a nation of fantasy and SF readers!

It's official. All but one of the top 5 books voted by the BBC's The Big Read as the "best read" are fantasy or sf.

Apparently this campaign has greatly increased the sales and library loans on the shortlisted books. Also, the presence of Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy shows that while film adaptations might have played a part in the popularity of some titles (and of course The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy started life as a radio series), people still enjoy a good book. Which can only be a Good Thing.
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