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The JOM Top Ten Greatest Works of Materials Fiction
JOM is pleased to announce the Top Ten Greatest Works of Materials Fiction, as voted by the minerals, metals, and materials community from a slate of candidates nominated by JOM readers. A quick look at the Top Ten is presented on this page. To read reviews of each selection, authored by JOM readers, turn to the July 2015 JOM article, “A List Beyond Words.” For a listing of the 25 final candidates and original 62 nominees, visit the archived JOM Fiction Countdown home page at the link provided below. Thanks to everyone who participated and made the JOM Materials Fiction Countdown a success!
#1

The Kalevala
by Elias Lönnrot

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#2

Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
by J.R.R. Tolkien

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#3

Cat’s Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut

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#4

The Iliad
by Homer

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#5

Foundation (trilogy)
by Isaac Asimov

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#6

Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand

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#7

Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire series)
by George R.R. Martin

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#8

Contact
by Carl Sagan

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#9

Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne

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#10

Days of Future Past
by Chris Claremont and John Byrne

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