Your Favorite Fantasy Writer?

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  1. StellarCoon

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  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    ^^^ Ditto
  3. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

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  4. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Tolkien is pretty much the creator of the genre. I also really enjoyed the lengthy series of Katherine Kerr, Robin Hobb (farseer trilogy and onwards) and yes George Martin (A song of ice and fire). I appreciate some other fantasy writers as well (Robert Jordan comes to mind for example, and even Weiss & Hickman) but I think these are my favs.

    Raymond Feist is also a wellknown and much praised writer for especially the lengthy series based in the fictional world of Midkemia, which I found rather boring. First book (Magician) was intriguing enough though. But what I really recommend of him is the book Faerie tale.
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  5. autophobe2e

    autophobe2e Senior Member

    China mieville, Nick Harkaway, Tim Powers and Jeff Vandemeer are my favourites

    (not traditional tolkein-esque fantasy, but definitely in that category)

    people I've been impressed with recently include Jim Butcher, Patrick Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson.
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  6. exile

    exile Member

    Holy cow! It has been forever since I last posted anything on here.

    I agree with a lot of the names already mentioned, but would like to add Joe Abercrombie to the mix.
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  7. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    Jules Verne ... but is he science fiction? Is it still science fiction if many of his fantasy inventions came true?
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  8. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member Super Moderator

    I don't read alot of fantasy anymore so I'd have to say Anne Rice/A. N. Roquelaure from back when I did read.
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  9. jean-michelle

    jean-michelle New Member

    Philip Reeve, with 'the other Philip' - Philip Pullman a very very close second.
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  10. fem_fatale

    fem_fatale Member

    Jack Vance. Lyonesse was one of the best trilogies I’ve read.

    Glen Cook. The Black Company is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Steven Erickson . Malazan!!
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  11. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    H P Lovecraft
    David Gemmell
    Clive Cussler
    Anne Rice
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  12. Ged

    Ged One moment ago... HipForums Supporter


    Mervyn Peake.

    Stephen Donaldson.

    David Eddings.

    Ursula Le Guin.
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  13. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    And I came in through the Great Gateway, and the Full Watch did stand there silent in their armour; and they made the Salute of Honour. And I went onward with the dead Maid that I did bring out of Eternity.
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