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finding new authors or old authors ?
« on: January 27, 2016, 01:52:40 PM »
can anybody tell me that authors are there that people do not read and why should I read them but one Lord Dunsany which I just remembered now are there any others out there .
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Re: finding new authors or old authors ?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 07:45:02 PM »
A lot of R.A. Lafferty's books are about to be re-released in the UK, and people have been saying that those are worth a look. I've put some of them on my birthday wishlist.

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Re: finding new authors or old authors ?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 01:21:50 PM »
Robert Stallman ... he's out of print but you can pick up copies on Amazon
he wrote the Books of the Beast trilogy - it's beautifully written and has a John Steinbeck feel, sensitive, tough and gritty

Jeremy C Shipp is completely weird in the nicest way possible, I loved his novella, Cursed. It's delicately subversive and leaves you, the reader, feeling that you can be forgiven for misdemeanours you wished you had committed.
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Re: finding new authors or old authors ?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 10:16:52 PM »
can anybody tell me that authors are there that people do not read and why should I read them but one Lord Dunsany which I just remembered now are there any others out there .
George MacDonald’s two adult novels, Lilith and Phantastes

I liked the cover artwork on the Lion Publishing editions by Jim Lamb.

"George MacDonald was one of the foremost fantasy writers of the 19th century and influenced just about every writer that came after him. He was a mentor of Lewis Carroll, a friend of Mark Twain’s, and a man who helped shape the works of authors like Tolkien"

Check out his entry in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy it’s quite comprehensive.
 
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