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10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book

10 Great Fantasy Series to Read While You're Waiting for George R.R. Martin's Next Book
Marykate, Charlie, you've totally won my love and neverending devotion for including The Farseer in this list. There's a part of me that wants to say it's one of the most under-appreciated fantasy series of all time. If I can throw out some of my recommendations: Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner trilogies (six thick books full of magic, intrigue, romance, and a preponderance of twins, which seems to be some weird fetish of Rawn's. Raymond Feist's "Magician" (now separated into Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master, I feel this is one of the seminal works of fantasy. Feist's and Janny Wurts's Empire trilogy (an easy favorite for me, as this retells the events of Magician from the point-of-view of the invaders. The Wheel of Time (uh, duh.) Related:  books & info pertaining

100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels to Geek Out Over - Half Price Books Blog - If your answer to every question is 42. If you can quote the three laws of Robotics. If you want to say “my precious” every time you see a gold band. Then this list is for you. Now, Dune has been on my reading list for a while, but I am definitely going to have to read Ender's Game. You can find these books and more at your local Half Price Books. -- Julie 10 Fantasy Books Everyone Has To Read - o5 Recipes for Life They say that there’s nothing like a good book and a cup of coffee to take you to places faraway and make you forget the mundane for a while. I say that there is nothing like a good fantasy book to get you there. Not everyone is into fantasy, but I reckon that if everyone would give these books a try, they will realize just how much fun fantasy books are. If you are new to fantasy, or you are trying to convince someone to try the genre out, here are the top 10 books you ought to start out with (in no particular order). Disclaimer: technically, this list contains more than 10 books, as many of the items are series. 1. This series is written by George R.R. 2. Author Robert Jordan is synonymous with his Wheel of Time Saga. The Wheel of Time follows a simpler plot than George R.R. 3. Ursula Le Guin is the grandmother of fantasy, and rightly so. 4. Widely regarded as books for children, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. 5. 6. Who doesn’t know about J.R.R. 7. 8. 9. 10. Related Questions

The Last Answer | Thrivenotes The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov — © 1980 Murray Templeton was forty-five years old, in the prime of life, and with all parts of his body in perfect working order except for certain key portions of his coronary arteries, but that was enough. The pain had come suddenly, had mounted to an unbearable peak, and had then ebbed steadily. There is no pleasure like the absence of pain – immediately after pain. He opened his eyes and noted with distant amusement that the others in the room were still agitated. Now, with the pain gone, the others were still hovering, still anxious, still gathered about his fallen body –– Which, he suddenly realised, he was looking down on. He was down there, sprawled, face contorted. He thought: Miracle of miracles! And although that was a humiliating way for an atheistic physicist to die, he felt only the mildest surprise, and no alteration of the peace in which he was immersed. He thought: There should be some angel – or something – coming for me. “Not at all.

What Would a Rational Gryffindor Read? | Measure of Doubt March 18, 2013 by Jesse Galef In the Harry Potter world, Ravenclaws are known for being the smart ones. That’s their thing. In fact, that was really all they were known for. In the books, each house could be boiled down to one or two words: Gryffindors are brave, Ravenclaws are smart, Slytherins are evil and/or racist, and Hufflepuffs are pathetic loyal. (Giving rise to this hilarious Second City mockery.) But while reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, I realized that there’s actually quite a lot of potential for interesting reading in each house. And so, after much thought, I found myself knee-deep in my books recreating what a rationalist from each house would have on his or her shelf. What do you think? Like this: Like Loading...

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers — or at least make you check the locks twice. Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see. One caveat: the list is limited to one book per author, so Stephen King fans will have to expand their horizons a little bit. IT, Stephen King All right, let’s get this out of the way up front: Stephen King is the you-know-what of horror, and if there wasn’t this pesky rule about keeping it to one book per author, this list could almost be wholly populated by his terrifying reads.

Brom Sharon Gosling's top 10 children's steampunk books | Children's books "The definition of what actually qualifies as steampunk is a debate that continues to rumble on, as does the question of why it has become so widely popular in the past few years. For me, steampunk is the plucky adventurousness of Victorian sensibilities re-imagined with extra, fantastical machinery. It's an attempt to see what would have happened if that era could have been even more plucky and adventurous than it already was. As for why it's become so popular, my feeling is that, at heart, we are all explorers. Sharon Gosling started her career in magazine journalism and went on to write successful tie-in books for popular television shows such as Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. 1. With the advent of modern steampunk, Verne's mechanical fantasies have been re-coined as "proto-steampunk". 2. Reeve is the king of children's steampunk. 3. 4. An alternate history of the first world war, assuming that besides evolution, Darwin also discovered DNA and how to manipulate it. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Top 10 Anticipated Fantasy Books For 2012 - Part One Friday, January 6, 2012 Last year we ran an article where we chose our top 10 most anticipated novels for 2011. It proved overwhelmingly popular, amassing just shy of 20,000 hits! We are going to do it in two phases. I guess we should start by saying: What a year 2011 was for fantasy! With such a good year for fantasy in 2011, can 2012 really live up to it? Well, without further build up (and rambling), let’s move on to our top 10 releases of 2012 as chosen by our readers, Twitter fans, forum visitors and Goodreads group members. Honourable Mention The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle (Night’s Masque #1)The Daemon Prism by Carol Berg (Collegia Magica #2)The King’s Blood by Daniel Abraham (Dagger and the Coin #2)The King’s Assassin by Stephen Deas (Memory of Flames #4)The Skybound Sea by Sam Sykes (Aeon’s Gate #3) Top 10 Books 11. You will see why we need a number 11 as we reach the peak of the list, but for now – just trust us, it’s justified! 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. About the Author