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What do fantasy writers recommend?



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What are the writers reading?

If you are looking for a fantasy book to read you might want to get the advice of fantasy writers. I belong to several writers groups and recently one of them passed around an interesting survey asking what their favorite fantasy books are. This is a great selection of books and if you are familiar with the genre of fantasy you are going to recognize most of them. But there are also some surprises in the list.

The list is much longer than this, I just picked out some highlights for you.

Ursula K. LeGuin - The Dispossessed, The Other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6), The Earthsea Trilogy
Robin Hobb – The Liveship Traders Trilogy Ship of Magic (The Liveship Traders, Book 1) Mad Ship (The Liveship Traders, Book 2)Ship of Destiny (The Liveship Traders, Book 3)
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451
C.J Cherryh Cyteen
Robin HobbAssassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy, Book 1)
Guy Gavriel KayThe Last Light of the Sun
Sheri Tepper
Julie CzernedaIn the Company of Others
Rachel Caine – Weather Warden Series Ill Wind (Weather Warden, Book 1)
Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaid's Tale: A Novel
Stephen DonaldsonLord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Book 1)
Lois McMaster Bujold - The Curse of Chalion
Steven Brust The Book of Jhereg (Vlad Taltos)

Patricia McKillipp, Riddlemaster (the trilogy). Riddlemaster of Hed,(1st book in the series)

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