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Subject: Who is your favorite Fantasy author?
Date Posted: 11/23/2005 12:00 PM ET
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Mine would be Tamora Pierce.
Date Posted: 11/23/2005 1:23 PM ET
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That would be tough to pick just one.  If I had to pick one I'd say Orson Scott Card.  But Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, and Lynn Flewelling aren't far behind.  Neither is Greg Keyes.  Did you say author or authors? :D
Date Posted: 11/23/2005 1:23 PM ET
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Oops--sorry about the double post. 

Erm. . .to make it worthwhile, I will say that I also enjoy J.K. Rowling as a fantasy author.



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Date Posted: 11/23/2005 6:10 PM ET
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My favorite fantasy author is Anne Mccaffrey, she writes a lot of science fiction as well but her Pern books, which are my favorite, are all pretty much fantasy. I have heard Orson Scott Card is very good and I like Brian Jacques's Redwall books a lot too.

Anne Mccaffrey is my favorite favorite though (=

Date Posted: 11/24/2005 3:26 AM ET
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Anne McCaffrey

Andre Norton

J.K. Rowling

J.R. R. Tolkein

Glen Cook

Piers Anthony

Oh, wait...you said one...LOL

Date Posted: 11/24/2005 11:50 AM ET
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Mine is also Tamora Pierce, I've read all of her books except for The Will of the Empress, which I'm getting for Christmas.

I also love Philip Pullman, Madeliene L'engle, Diana Wynne Jones, Robin McKinley, J. K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Patricia Wrede, and Patricia A. McKillip.

Date Posted: 11/28/2005 1:22 PM ET
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Terry Goodkind is the best by far. All of your authors bow down to him. He writes the Sword of Truth series, which will be 11 books long by the time the next book comes out. Although, while I've been waiting for this 11th book I read the Harry Potter books. I'm on the 6th one now. I can't wait for the next HP book or the 11th SoT book. GAH!!! *Falls unconcious due to the anticipation*

Date Posted: 12/1/2005 5:04 AM ET
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I too am a BIG Terry Goodkind fan, as well as Robert Jordan (surprised not to see his name here yet). I also love Morgan Llewellyn.

 -Raine

Date Posted: 12/1/2005 5:05 AM ET
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Sorry for the repeat posts... internet issues.


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Date Posted: 12/1/2005 3:47 PM ET
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Robert Jordan!!!
Date Posted: 12/2/2005 1:14 PM ET
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I like Joel Rosenberg, L.E. Modesitt, and Christopher Stasheff.....

Kerrie 

Date Posted: 12/9/2005 11:49 AM ET
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Clive Barker, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robin McKinley, Jane S. Fancher, Sharon Shinn, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Tamora Pierce.
Date Posted: 12/9/2005 12:18 PM ET
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I love Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Melanie Rawn, Robert Jordan, Tad Williams, And I think I may add Morgan Llywelyn to that list as well. :) Oh yeah, Robin McKinley and Dennis McKiernan.

Date Posted: 12/9/2005 12:35 PM ET
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Tolkien is my all time favorite; recently came across Cornelia Funke... 

Date Posted: 12/10/2005 5:04 AM ET
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Ok, I do love Morgan Llywelyn as well. She rocks!

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman at a gaming convention (yes I was surprised that Hickman was a man!).

Tolkien- The Hobbit was the best of that series. The rest I had to force myself through periods of extreme boredom.

Robert Jordan- I do love him the most, but he does have a tendency to drag on with descriptive stuff.

David Eddings is fab. Long live Sparhawk!

I'm currently reading Chainfire by Terry Goodkind. I love the Sword of Truth series...

-Raine 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 12/10/2005 3:55 PM ET
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Robert Jordan is the man! RJ all the way!  lol
Date Posted: 12/12/2005 1:38 AM ET
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Robert E. Howard, Fritz Lieber, George R.R. Martin
Date Posted: 12/13/2005 4:51 PM ET
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Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, Tamora Pierce, Pieres Anthony, L. E. Modesitt... Do I have to chose?
Date Posted: 12/14/2005 9:31 AM ET
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There are many fantasy authors I like, but right now I'd have to say that Robert Jordan is my favorite author. I fall in love with The Wheel of Time all over again every time I read it.

Date Posted: 12/18/2005 7:36 PM ET
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Lois Bujold and Robin McKinley are probably the top two plus some of the old fantasy books by Clifford Simak.

Date Posted: 12/21/2005 6:26 AM ET
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Tolkien, Tolkien, and Tolkien.  Oh and that guy J.R.R. something...


I also loved Modesitt's Recluce series, I thought it was really a fascinating twist on the standard fantasy themes.  


I recently read The Broken Crown by michelle West and thought it was a beautiful and compelling novel.  It isn't a quick, light read though.  It's more for those of us with literary tastes.  


I thought Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody series was pretty good, though for some reason I kept wanting the main character end up with Ahmed instead of Ashe.  I know that makes no sense to those who haven't read the book, and I apologize.  But I had to tell someone.


Oh yeah - James P. Blaylock wrote some of the funniest modern-setting fantasy I have ever read, at least before he went off on the horror thing.  If you ever get the chance, you absolutely ought to read The Last Coin.  But you won't get it from me, because I am not giving up my copy!


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Date Posted: 12/24/2005 12:14 PM ET
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I will put a couple down that I don't think have been mentioned.  Raymond Feist and Steven Brust.  Feist's first Magician series and Brust's Vlad Taltos series are among my favorite books. 
Date Posted: 12/29/2005 11:49 AM ET
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I love humorous Fantasy! I've read the M.Y.T.H series by Robert Asprin... Great stuff and I LOVED Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Giamon! My little brother told me he heard they are making a movie of Good Omens! I hope so!
Date Posted: 2/9/2006 1:57 PM ET
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i really like ED Greenwood his writing style flows very well for me.  
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