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These are some of our favorite fantasy writers, whose works represent a variety of different styles, along with some suggestions for further reading.

 

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River of Stars

River of Stars
Kay, Guy Gavriel

Guy Gavriel Kay writes leisurely paced historical fantasy with complex characters and ornate world-building. Also try: Anne Bishop, Lois McMaster Bujold, Charles de Lint, J. Gregory Keyes, Robert Silverberg and Michelle West.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 7 copies

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Bastion

Bastion
Lackey, Mercedes

Mercedes Lackey is a prolific author of character-driven fantasies with elaborate histories, readable prose and strong feminist elements. Also try: Kristen Britain, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jennifer Fallon, Diana Wynne Jones, Lynn Kurland, Jane Lindskold and Karen Miller.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
Martin, George R. R.

George R. R. Martin writes epic fantasy with substantial characters, political intrigue and violence, with plenty of surprises. "A Game of Thrones" is the first book in his best-known series. Also try: Joe Abercrombie, R. Scott Bakker, Jesse Bullington, Glen Cook, Steven Erikson, Robin Hobb, Richard K. Morgan, Patrick Rothfuss and Tad Williams.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Dragonflight

Dragonflight
McCaffrey, Anne

Anne McCaffrey is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern series, a character-driven fantasy filled with dragon lore and adventure. Start with "Dragonflight." Also try: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Dave Freer, E. E. Knight, Elizabeth Moon, Naomi Novik, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Jo Walton and Martha Wells.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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Embassytown

Embassytown
Miéville, China

China Miéville writes layered, erudite, genre-bending novels in fantasy and science fiction. Also try: Paolo Bacigalupi, Iain M. Banks, John Crowley, Nick Harkaway, Robin Hobb, Ian McDonald, Haruki Murakami and Jeff VanderMeer.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 13 copies

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The Color of Magic

The Color of Magic
Pratchett, Terry

Terry Pratchett writes fantasy and science fiction infused with ideas and a heavy dose of humor. His Discworld series begins with "The Colour of Magic." Also try: Douglas Adams, Piers Anthony, Robert Asprin, Jasper Fforde, Tom Holt, A. Lee Martinez, Christopher Moore, Robert Rankin and Kurt Vonnegut.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Name of the Wind

Name of the Wind
Rothfuss, Patrick

Patrick Rothfuss is the creator of the Kingkiller Chronicle series, which features strong world-building and a complex, mercurial magician who dares to question the edges of understanding. Begin with "The Name of the Wind." Also try: Daniel Abraham, Saladin Ahmed, Lev Grossman, Karen Miller, L. E. Modesitt Jr., Peter Orullian and Tad Williams.


Format: Book
Holds: 19 on 27 copies

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Homeland

Homeland
Salvatore, R. A.

R. A. Salvatore hooked Dungeons & Dragons fans on the Forgotten Realms series, which features the heroic dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden. Begin with "Homeland." Also try: Terry Brooks, Steven Brust, Jim Butcher, David Drake, Kevin Hearne, P. C. Hodgell, Robert E. Howar and Margaret Weis.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien, J. R. R.

J. R. R. Tolkien, the grandfather of epic fantasy, set the standard with "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Also try: Poul Anderson, Terry Brooks, Dave Duncan, David Eddings, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, George MacDonald and L. E. Modesitt Jr.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 4 copies

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Shadowmarch

Shadowmarch
Williams, Tad

Tad Williams writes epic sword-and-sorcery series including Otherland, which begins with "City of Golden Shadow," and Shadowmarch, which starts with "Shadowmarch."Also try: Carol Berg, C. S. Friedman, Fritz Lieber, George R. R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Roger Zelazny."


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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