The list author says: "My list runs the gamut of my life - from books my Mom read to me growing up - to great reads that still help me escape at age 40. Science fiction is my favorite genre but it's definitely not a barrier to any other types of stories. And the list is backwards... number one starting with my tenth favorite."
"What can I say that hasn't been said about this timeless story. It's the perfect bedtime book... it keeps the kids interested and the adult yearning to peek at the next page after the little ones nod off."
"I can't think of a more epic journey that a single character takes inside the covers of a novel. Where you wind up at the end of the book is made ever more remarkable as the reader recalls how far away the first few pages seem."
"This story has nothing to do with Eddie Murphy. No book ever read to me during my childhood sparked my imagination more than Dr. Doolittle. I can still see the creatures and faraway lands that came to life off those pages."
"To me there is not a better alien invasion story. Few pieces of literature have made my readjust my thinking like Way of the Pilgrim. The word epiphany is overused, but I can't think of a better one to describe my trip through the last chapters of this book."
"There is really no short way to describe this novel. I can throw out the word epic... but that is still an understatement. I believe Card is the only author who could undertake a project with such massive scope - and not only make it work, but pack it into one book that you absolutely can't put down."
"I could gush out pages of praise for Ender's Game. I'll just say that even without the ending it's a near perfect story... but add in the finale and you leave somebody like me, who doesn't believe in perfection... by man, struggling to find another way to describe it."