January 7, 2012

Fantasy Author Name Drop

Previously (well, a few previouslies) I had mentioned some authors and series (mostly fantasy) to look into. Well, here are a few more distinguished names of the genre, who I am not that familiar with. I've never read any of their work, but heard of them by name / series. This compliments my other posts on books / fantasy series. Just putting that out there for anyone looking for something to read....

I'm not sure if any of these are 'good' (depends what you like) but here you go :

Author:                                            Known For:

Orscon Scott Card                        The Tales of Alvin Maker
Robert Silverberg                          Majipoor
Ursula K. Le Guin                          Earthsea
Raymond E. Feist                          Riftwar Saga
Terry Pratchett                                Discworld
Tad Williams                                   Memory, Sorrow and Thorn
Anne McCaffrey                              Dragonriders of Pern
Robin Hobb                                     Realm of the Elderlings
Diana Gabaldon                             Outlander
Tad Williams                                   Otherland
Elizabeth Haydon                          Symphony of Ages
Neil Gaiman                                    American Gods
Terry Brooks                                    Shannara


Ayesha :-) said...

Hey Jeff! Thanks for the list. I will be keeping an eye out for more fantasy reads this year so I'll start sifting through your list here first then :) I don't know if you've read 'The Magicians' by Lev Grossman? I would describe it as Harry Potter for adults ;) Anyways, am looking for books along its lines. Really enjoyed it and now finishing off its second (and most recent) book in the series.

insurrbution said...

Wow Ayesha, I just saw the comment now - sorry for the delay!

This post is an ammendmant to an earlier one I did, found here: http://insurrbution.blogspot.com/2011/12/gift-ideas.html