100 Must-Read Fantasy Novels by Nick Rennison, Stephen E. Andrews

By Nick Rennison, Stephen E. Andrews

Fable is without doubt one of the such a lot seen genres in pop culture - we see the production of magical and imagined worlds and characters in all kinds of media, with very powerful fan bases in tow. This most up-to-date consultant within the winning Bloomsbury Must-Read sequence covers paintings from a variety of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very modern writers similar to Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. in order to extend your diversity of studying or deepen your realizing of this style, this can be the simplest position to begin.

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By Nick Rennison, Stephen E. Andrews

Fable is without doubt one of the such a lot seen genres in pop culture - we see the production of magical and imagined worlds and characters in all kinds of media, with very powerful fan bases in tow. This most up-to-date consultant within the winning Bloomsbury Must-Read sequence covers paintings from a variety of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very modern writers similar to Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. in order to extend your diversity of studying or deepen your realizing of this style, this can be the simplest position to begin.

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As Clarke’s epic narrative unfolds, complete with scholarly footnotes and clever pastiche of nineteenth-century writers, a growing rivalry between Norrell and Strange threatens to destroy both the magic they have revived and their own futures. ’ In Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell she has triumphantly done that and much more. W. J. Cherryh, Rusalka Avram Davidson, The Phoenix and the Mirror Nigel Frith, Olympiad >> David Gemmell, Lord of the Silver Bow >> Guy Gavriel Kay, The Lions of Al-Rassan Jasper Kent, Twelve Juliet Marillier, Wolfskin Delia Sherman, The Porcelain Dove >> Gene Wolfe, Soldier of the Mist 33 100 MUST-READ FANTASY NOVELS SUSAN COOPER (b.

Just before dawn on one morning in 1870, an airship piloted by a skeleton skims above Piccadilly. A villainous hunchback performs resurrection experiments. Aquaria are mysteriously burgled. A prototype spaceship is accidentally launched and crashes in the grounds of a country estate. Strangeness abounds, and Langdon St. Ives and his fellow adventurers of the Trismegistus Club investigate, uncovering an infernal conspiracy set in motion by a Moriarty-like figure. From Jermyn Street to Limehouse, from the living dead to alchemy, Homunculus is one of the wildest explorations of gaslight London in fiction.

Aldiss has been writing since the 1950s and has produced over one hundred books of consistently outstanding quality, earning him literary awards, an OBE and a global legion of admirers. Read on A Romance of the Equator Mary Gentle, Rats & Gargoyles; >> China Miéville, King Rat; >> Michael Moorcock, Mother London; Lucius Shepard, The Golden 3 100 MUST-READ FANTASY NOVELS POUL ANDERSON (1926–2001) USA THE BROKEN SWORD (1954) Our first S&S selection is a book published at the same time as The Fellowship of the Ring, drawing upon the same mythology, but of a very different character.

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