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Reddit's Top 105 Fantasy Novels/Series of All Time

Reddit's Top 105 Fantasy Novels/Series of All Time

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books asks 125 of modernity’s greatest British and American writers — including Norman Mailer, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, and Joyce Carol Oates — “to provide a list, ranked, in order, of what [they] consider the ten greatest works of fiction of all time– novels, story collections, plays, or poems.” Of the 544 separate titles selected, each is assigned a reverse-order point value based on the number position at which it appears on any list — so, a book that tops a list at number one receives 10 points, and a book that graces the bottom, at number ten, receives 1 point. In introducing the lists, David Orr offers a litmus test for greatness:

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The Devil Loves Disco: Kevin Scott Collins: 9781456355135: Books The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time." - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series." - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942

The 10 Greatest Fantasy Series Of All Time Fantasy as a genre is often unfairly maligned. While there are plenty of authors who seem to be paid by the word and are only concerned with churning out volume, there are many authors producing fantastic works that transcend genre and often are even worthy of the word literature. While there were many worthy contenders, here are what we consider to be the 10 greatest fantasy series of all time. 10. I could probably write several pages on what's wrong with The Wheel of Time (Jordan never could write female characters, the quality fell off a cliff after book four, the series should have ended many, many books ago, etc., etc.), but the positives of the series greatly outweigh the negatives. 9. The Dark Tower actually shares some similarities with The Wheel of Time. That being said, like The Wheel of Time, the pluses outweigh the minuses in the case of The Dark Tower series. 8. Zombies! 7. 6. Ursula LeGuin is one of the more literary writers you will find writing fantasy. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles Dark Fantasy is a nebulous psuedo-genre of the fantastic. It can cover urban fantasy with rough edges, Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy with violence and dirt still intact — but it's all these things and more. It's any story of the fantastic where things aren't Tolkien-levels of happy. Were people are complex beings, where there's no clear good and evil, where loved ones die, villains win, people fuck and hate and bleed and shit. And these are some of the best. 20. Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy, and to a lesser extent her other work in the Realm of the Elderlings, are dark in that brutal and rather scary way that has become increasingly common in fantasy over the years. 19. The first book in the Watch tetralogy, and the basis of the immensely successful films of the same name, is set in Moscow about the war between two modern factions of the supernatural, each tasked with keeping the other in line. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

The 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Novels Of All Time After scouring book reviews and Wikipedia, a list of the Top Ten Best Apocalyptic Novels was born. The books on this list take you down the darkest paths in uncivilized worlds, from cannibalistic gangs to vampire infected corpses. If this list doesn't get you thinking on the quickest way stock your basement full of water, canned goods and rifles, I don't know what will! Enjoy! World War Z Documenting the war on zombies, "World War Z" takes you through horific times with some of the most vivid writing this genre has ever seen. "World War Z" paints such a realistic picture of a world after Zombies that even skeptics would find themselves engrossed in the novel! Blindness Forget world wide pandemics of flesh eating bacteria or a zombie illness! The family unit escapes and attempts to build a new life in the outside world, just as sight is returned, just as quickly as it was taken away. I don't know who I felt worse for reading this book. The Road The Postman Oryx and Crake Alas, Babylon Swan Song

25 Books That Define Cool Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool. We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn’t always make for a great experience. We want to read something with wit, masculinity, and a pervading sense of effortless cool. Here are 25 books that fit that description perfectly. 1. This list could easily include just about everything Papa Hemingway wrote. 2. Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War is still as important today as it was for warriors back then. 3. Honestly, you could put just about every book from the good doctor on this list – Hell’s Angels and The Rum Diary come to mind – but if you had to pick one, you have to go with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and all its drug-fueled insanity. 4. 5. You’ve probably seen the movie, but have you read the book it was based on? 6. 7. Blood Meridian paints an image of brutality that no film could match. 8. 9.

9 Diverse Fantasy Books That Will Challenge Your Idea of Fantasy Fiction Fantasy recommendation lists are characterized by their safety. Curious newcomers to the genre, having enjoyed their sample of escapist literature, request more stories, more worlds to lose themselves in. More often than not, though, the recommendations that they receive are the same few critically acclaimed authors whose work is all too often presented as representative of the genre. My belief is that Fantasy literature is the perfect lens for readers to challenge our ideas of humanity, violence, society, and power. My recommendations in this list (yes, another list!) The Knights of Breton Court trilogy by Maurice Broaddus Broaddus’ The Knights of Breton Court series, described as “The Wire meets Excalibur,” is an Arthurian retelling set among the Breton Court street gangs of Indianapolis. The Worldbreaker Saga by Kameron Hurley The Vampire Huntress Legend series by L. The struggle between good and evil, dark and light, the real world and the underworld are central themes in L.A.