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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg420725#msg420725
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011, 04:09:58 am »
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg420734#msg420734
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2011, 04:27:43 am »
Second page already and no mention of Pratchett?

(That's Terry Pratchett, for you un-knowledgeable people. Get it while it's fresh, the great man is sick :( )

Of course, even fanatics like me are forced to admit occasionally that more authors than just TP exist. I tend to go towards the classics, or at least the most known ones.

There are some pretty interesting names in here though, to specify I will definitely check out Walter Wangerin, and perhaps Robert Jordan (??). Probably going to observe SG's response and react accordingly on that one.
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg420745#msg420745
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2011, 05:14:01 am »
Second page already and no mention of Pratchett?

(That's Terry Pratchett, for you un-knowledgeable people. Get it while it's fresh, the great man is sick :( )
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg420913#msg420913
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2011, 02:36:49 pm »
Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time Series
I'm going to read this.

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It is a great series, I would also recommend The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg420999#msg420999
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2011, 05:18:02 pm »
I also favor the LOTR series.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421004#msg421004
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2011, 05:27:02 pm »
Robert Jordan was indeed amazing. While Wheel of Time was very fascinating (and vast), my favourite is actually his rendition of Conan the Destroyer. It's so classic, and still beautiful and touching with a hint of comedy.

Another favourite Fantasy writer of mine is Michael Moorcock. He's one of those inhumanly productive types, and the main author that got me into Dark Fantasy, which has been my favourite genre for years now. He uses lots of old English, which I love, and portrays his characters in a very credible, human way, psychologically speaking. His style isn't all that much High Fantasy either, which I enjoy; I prefer a bit of Low Fantasy. I really loved his collection of books on Dorian Hawkmoon (known simply as Hawkmoon), one of the Eternal Champions. Corum, Prince in the Scarlet Robe, is even darker and almost like reading an incredibly long nightmare a lot of the time.
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421059#msg421059
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2011, 08:31:57 pm »
Robert Jordan had some amazingly interesting and creative ideas, but I felt his books rambled a bit and were full of unnecessary filler. Michael Moorcock is pretty cool.

I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman, especially his Sandman comic book series.

For all the fantasy I've read I can't recall any of the books I've read. :p. Um I like Jack L. Chalker. He writes really fun adventures. Orson Scott Card, well known for Ender's game, ha written a lot of great fantasy. Next to my compy is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. Good book, though the pacing is a little awkward.

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421098#msg421098
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2011, 10:06:34 pm »
Robert Jordan had some amazingly interesting and creative ideas, but I felt his books rambled a bit and were full of unnecessary filler. Michael Moorcock is pretty cool.

I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman, especially his Sandman comic book series.

For all the fantasy I've read I can't recall any of the books I've read. :p. Um I like Jack L. Chalker. He writes really fun adventures. Orson Scott Card, well known for Ender's game, ha written a lot of great fantasy. Next to my compy is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. Good book, though the pacing is a little awkward.
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421108#msg421108
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2011, 10:36:02 pm »
I enjoyed many of Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern books.
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421115#msg421115
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2011, 10:47:29 pm »
Oh, man.  There are so many! Top, three though:

The First and Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
The Apprentice/Adept Series by Piers Anthony

DO NOT READ: The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. The first book is awesome and sucks you in, and then the entire series turns to a handbasket full of dog crap starting in book 3 and never recovers. It's the worst disappointment in modern fantasy.

Sci-fi:
Earth by David Brinn  (probably my single favorite fiction book of all time.)
Steel Beach by John Varley
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson again (yeah, he's a badass.)
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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421267#msg421267
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2011, 04:34:32 am »
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The Apprentice/Adept Series by Piers Anthony
Oh god I love that series so much but oh man its pretty raunchy sometimes. Piers Anthony gets a lot of flak but he writes some great stuff. While we're on the subject of guilty pleasures my absolute favourite has got to be the Spellsinger series by Alan Dean Foster with the Myth series by Robert Asprin as a close second. So bad but I love it.

Scifi:
The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
Santiago by Mike Resnick. Or any of his space cowboy kind of books.
Four Lords of the Diamond by Jack L. Chalker
Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Gateway by Frederick Pohl
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
Home series by Orson Scott Card
Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

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Re: Favorites in Fantasy http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=33257.msg421642#msg421642
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2011, 09:18:38 pm »
I am not sure this is considered fantasy but the Dark Tower series by stephen king is pretty good.

 

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