Monday, October 15, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (52): Favorite Fantasy Authors

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Top Ten Favorite Fantasy Authors

1)  Maria V. Snyder - This woman knows how to create and establish a fantasy world, and whenever she publishes a new title, I must have it.

2)  Tamora Pierce - I will never get tired of singing her praises, especially when she was ahead of the YA curve long before it was called "young adult."

3)  Robert Aspirin - His MYTH series was one of the series that kept me sane while attending college.

4)  Rae Carson - This is one of my more recent finds, but she showed a truly visual world and an amazing heroine.  I cannot wait to see where she goes from The Fire and Thorns trilogy.

5)  Peter S. Beagle - Another author that I will never tire of talking about, especially since I have multiple copies and versions of his most well-known story, The Last Unicorn.

6)  Patricia C. Wrede - If you need hilarious fantasy, this is the woman whose books you need to read.

7)  J.R.R. Tolkien - Need I say more?

8)  Diana Wynne Jones - A talent that readers are sorely missing.

9)  Christie Golden - While most might not have heard of her, those who follow certain fantasy game-based novels will recognize her name.  Her version of the backstory of a well-known MMORPG character made her one of my favorite authors.

10)  Hayao Miyazaki - Yes, I know he's a director and artist, but he's also a writer!  And if you've seen any number of his films, you can't say you wouldn't do the same. ^_^


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