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bigwill

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« on: December 17, 2004, 10:40:07 am »
I like Terry Brooks and David Gemmell; can anyone suggest other Authors that I might like?

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2004, 12:15:00 pm »
Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series is a favourite. Of course there is also some bloke called Tolkien.

Jack Vance and Ursula Le Guinn have both written excellent fantasy, though both are known for SF as well.

A personal favourite is Terry Pratchett. His comic fantasy is pure class. Funny with something to say. He has also invented some truly memorable and believable characters going.

Wayne.

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2004, 09:22:45 pm »
Raymond Feist is always worth a read, too.

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004, 01:36:20 pm »
I enjoyed Tad Williams' 'Memory, Sorrow and Thorn' series.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2004, 09:11:54 am »
Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion stuff is really good. And the early ones are incredibly short (e.g. the entire The History of the Runestaff series has a shorter page count than a single volume of most modern fantasy series) so if you don't like them you haven't wasted too much time. :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2006, 09:09:51 pm »
Hiya bigwill,

I'm a bit of a newbie round here, but I can highly recommend the following authors:

Raymond E Feist - A nice balance between battles and theology, but also really great characters!! My favorite! ;D
Robin Hobb - More myth and magic based, but quite gritty in parts.Well written.   
Robert Jordan - Very detailed, bit long winded in places, but good characters and plot.
David Eddings - Only his early books though!! Later ones a bit tired! :-\

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2006, 11:59:48 am »
Jeff VanderMeer's been blogging some fantasy lists of late. Here's the BIG one (and it includes little from the last ten years; allowing the books to age, like a fine wine!):

http://vanderworld.blogspot.com/2006/05/big-ass-fantasy-list.html

As for heroic fantasy, Jeff had another post with suggestions for definitive heroic fantasy texts in the comments:

http://vanderworld.blogspot.com/2006/04/definitive-heroic-fantasy-list.html