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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-05 02:44 PM
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89. Steven Erikson
My nickname is a dead giveaway ;D

The Malazan book of the fallen is an epic high fantasy series, which uses more shades of gray than most others in the genre.

Pick up "Gardens of the Moon": while it takes a long time for the story to get underway, it is some of the best fanatsy around. Erikson introduces a myriad places, deities and people, which makes it somewhat hard to follow at first, but it is very rewarding.


BTW: I second the Brust nomination.
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  -Share a fantasy author that you really love: LWolf  Dec-12-04 09:24 AM   #0 
  - Charles de Lint  Astarho   Dec-12-04 10:11 AM   #1 
  - Oh God, yes.  derbstyron   Dec-27-04 04:11 AM   #46 
  - I just finished "Dreams Underfoot."  LWolf   Dec-29-04 08:55 AM   #48 
  - The Newford stories  Astarho   Dec-29-04 09:20 PM   #51 
  - CdL is my fave author period. The urban fantasy,  WildClarySage   Jan-07-05 10:07 AM   #56 
     - Agreed. De Lint is my favorite author as well!  Greyskye   Oct-26-05 05:38 PM   #90 
        - This is a great summation;  LWolf   Oct-27-05 06:30 AM   #91 
  - Elizabeth Hayden  ismnotwasm   Dec-12-04 04:39 PM   #2 
  - I read her 2 years after I first posted this thread.  LWolf   Jul-25-08 04:27 PM   #120 
  - Roger Zelazny  Walt Starr   Dec-12-04 05:15 PM   #3 
  - I agree.  Progs Rock   Nov-10-06 05:15 AM   #104 
  - He is one of my favorites also.  haf216   Feb-11-07 12:15 AM   #109 
  - First 3 responses are all new to me!  LWolf   Dec-12-04 07:30 PM   #4 
  - Thanks, everyone  wryter2000   Dec-13-04 11:02 AM   #5 
  - Robin Hobb  Beetwasher   Dec-13-04 12:31 PM   #6 
  - I just started Fool's Errand! The LiveShip series just blew me  yellowdogintexas   Jul-13-05 09:56 PM   #75 
  - There's a new trilogy out... A Soldier's Son  Nevilledog   Jan-30-08 08:55 AM   #112 
  - Here's another, Mary Gentle  Walt Starr   Dec-13-04 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Guy Gavriel Kay  BamaGirl   Dec-13-04 11:14 PM   #8 
  - Chalk another one up for GGKay.  politicat   Dec-16-04 04:32 PM   #32 
  - Hell yes. I just wish he wrote more quickly. (nt)  Ignis   May-04-09 01:28 PM   #122 
  - Steve Brust  lazarus   Dec-14-04 12:09 AM   #9 
  - I second that.  kaitykaity   Dec-14-04 12:38 PM   #11 
  - Ah  lazarus   Dec-14-04 07:46 PM   #14 
     - Yes, you did.  kaitykaity   Dec-14-04 07:55 PM   #15 
        - You'll find even more of that.  lazarus   Dec-15-04 02:01 AM   #16 
           - Kind of a smart ass, isn't he?  kaitykaity   Dec-15-04 03:10 AM   #17 
              - No, no  lazarus   Dec-15-04 03:45 AM   #18 
                 - Oh, you lost your little person!!  kaitykaity   Dec-15-04 04:52 AM   #19 
                    - Heh  lazarus   Dec-15-04 04:41 PM   #24 
                       - Remember the little gleam?? Argue away, buddy.  kaitykaity   Dec-15-04 05:26 PM   #26 
                          - Yes, they do  lazarus   Dec-15-04 07:53 PM   #29 
                             - I got that the Hell one from the library. It's next  kaitykaity   Dec-15-04 08:00 PM   #30 
  - I'll third that  Khephra   Dec-15-04 05:34 PM   #28 
  - Of course  lazarus   Dec-16-04 07:48 PM   #33 
     - I still have yet to get a copy of Sethra  Khephra   Dec-16-04 08:49 PM   #34 
        - Well, I'm Convinced! Looks Like Brust is Next Up For Me!  Beetwasher   Dec-22-04 10:53 AM   #44 
  - the "Jhereg" books are great  porkrind   Dec-30-04 01:03 AM   #53 
  - Greg Keyes (aka J Gregory Keyes)  Bridget Burke   Dec-14-04 08:33 AM   #10 
  - Anne McCaffrey - Dragonriders of Pern.  kaitykaity   Dec-14-04 01:11 PM   #12 
  - I'll second that one.  LWolf   Dec-15-04 08:35 PM   #31 
  - Dragonriders of Pern  ccjlld   Jul-22-05 05:14 PM   #78 
  - Fritz Leiber  semillama   Dec-14-04 03:50 PM   #13 
  - EXCELLENT  Walt Starr   Dec-15-04 11:27 AM   #21 
     - He invented the phrase "Swords & Sorcery"  Bridget Burke   Dec-15-04 02:48 PM   #23 
        - Great horror.  Orsino   May-17-05 07:26 PM   #67 
  - Garth Nix and Tamora Pierce  Sabriel   Dec-15-04 10:28 AM   #20 
  - I met Tamora Pierce a couple of years ago.  LWolf   Nov-23-09 05:40 PM   #132 
  - Gonna list a few of my favorites here besiudes the Roger Zelazny and  Walt Starr   Dec-15-04 11:31 AM   #22 
  - If you like Zelazny  lazarus   Dec-15-04 04:42 PM   #25 
  - China Mieville--best new talent in the resurging subgenre of weird fantasy  Khephra   Dec-15-04 05:33 PM   #27 
  - Christopher Stasheff  HawkerHurricane   Dec-17-04 07:28 PM   #35 
  - Ok, I'm off to Barnes & Noble  LWolf   Dec-19-04 11:31 AM   #36 
  - Get a B&N membership card!  lazarus   Dec-19-04 02:58 PM   #37 
     - I've got one; it helped a lot today.  LWolf   Dec-19-04 06:48 PM   #38 
        - PM me  lazarus   Dec-20-04 04:30 PM   #40 
           - Will do.  LWolf   Dec-21-04 10:08 AM   #42 
              - I finished Jehreg  LWolf   Dec-29-04 08:47 AM   #47 
                 - Interesting viewpoint  lazarus   Dec-29-04 03:01 PM   #50 
  - Here's a weird one  Walt Starr   Dec-20-04 08:53 AM   #39 
  - ok - this is weird  mzteris   Oct-21-05 08:07 AM   #87 
  - Mercedes Lackey is probably my favorite as well  dwickham   Dec-20-04 05:21 PM   #41 
  - Yes.  LWolf   Dec-22-04 08:30 AM   #43 
  - Christopher Golden  dwickham   Dec-23-04 11:11 AM   #45 
  - George R.R. Martin  NewJeffCT   Dec-29-04 01:08 PM   #49 
  - Exhausting.  Orsino   May-17-05 07:30 PM   #68 
  - I really like Mercedes Lackey  porkrind   Dec-30-04 01:00 AM   #52 
  - WOW, Michael Moorcock still hasn't shown up!  Walt Starr   Dec-31-04 04:35 PM   #54 
  - Another that I haven't heard of.  LWolf   Jan-01-05 06:57 PM   #55 
  - Walt, if you ever check back in to read:  LWolf   Feb-08-08 02:05 PM   #116 
  - Am I the first to mention Tim Powers?  Bridget Burke   Jan-07-05 02:28 PM   #57 
  - Good recommendation;  LWolf   Jan-09-05 09:17 AM   #58 
  - Fantastic.  Orsino   May-26-05 05:53 PM   #70 
  - I'm late in this thread - 2010 already? but Tim Powers had an earlier Fisher King story -  haele   Jun-26-10 12:15 AM   #133 
     - I'm putting together a summer reading list,  LWolf   Jul-04-10 08:45 PM   #135 
  - Can't believe I'm first to say Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman  malmapus   Apr-20-05 09:45 AM   #59 
  - Philip Pullman  XemaSab   Apr-20-05 04:49 PM   #60 
  - the only Pullman I've read is Dark Materials trilogy  dwickham   Apr-20-05 06:37 PM   #61 
  - It's okay  XemaSab   Apr-20-05 09:26 PM   #62 
     - I have never been able to get through LOTR  dwickham   Apr-21-05 12:17 AM   #63 
  - LOL! Here's to them!  WritingIsMyReligion   Apr-11-06 02:32 PM   #101 
  - Susan Cooper,  Matilda   Apr-28-05 02:50 AM   #64 
  - I've read the Dark is Rising series;  LWolf   May-10-05 06:56 AM   #65 
  - The Dark is Rising...  AbbyR   Oct-19-05 03:33 PM   #83 
  - Neil Gaiman  Orsino   May-17-05 07:23 PM   #66 
  - been thinking about him a lot lately  Withywindle   May-21-05 09:14 PM   #69 
     - I honestly haven't read it yet.  Orsino   May-26-05 05:56 PM   #71 
     - What a coincidence- I just finished Stardust this evening.  WildClarySage   Jun-04-05 09:44 PM   #72 
     - I'm so glad you mentioned "Good Omens."  LWolf   May-16-09 03:28 PM   #124 
  - Marion Zimmerman Bradley  Geek_Girl   Jun-14-05 11:00 PM   #73 
  - Tad Williams  semillama   Jul-12-05 10:56 AM   #74 
  - Weis & Hickman, Douglas Niles, Richard A. Knaak  MrSlayer   Jul-17-05 04:57 PM   #76 
  - Carol Kendall  Lisa   Jul-17-05 08:17 PM   #77 
  - just a few  blueraven95   Aug-20-05 01:19 AM   #79 
  - I've read a couple of those:  LWolf   Aug-20-05 06:11 PM   #80 
     - I highly reccommend McKinley's Sunshine  blueraven95   Aug-20-05 06:45 PM   #81 
        - I'll add it to my list!  LWolf   Aug-21-05 09:14 AM   #82 
  - A few of mine  AbbyR   Oct-19-05 03:38 PM   #84 
  - thanks AbbyR  dwickham   Oct-19-05 04:03 PM   #85 
  - And thanks for the welcome...  AbbyR   Oct-19-05 04:22 PM   #86 
  - Kids' books!  LWolf   Oct-21-05 05:43 PM   #88 
  - Steven Erikson  Kellanved   Oct-24-05 02:44 PM   #89 
  - Hooray!  lazarus   Nov-02-05 02:44 PM   #92 
     - BTW, Speaking of Brust  Beetwasher   Nov-10-05 10:31 AM   #93 
        - Fantastic  lazarus   Nov-13-05 03:31 AM   #94 
           - Cha!  Beetwasher   Nov-14-05 09:20 AM   #95 
  - I add my vote for Susan Cooper.  Matilda   Dec-15-05 02:10 AM   #96 
  - I reread the book "the Dark is Rising"  XemaSab   Dec-16-05 01:40 AM   #97 
  - I think The Dark Is Rising is the best stand-alone book of the series,  Matilda   Dec-16-05 02:12 AM   #98 
     - I dug out "Greenwitch" and "the Gray King",  XemaSab   Dec-16-05 12:53 PM   #99 
  - I enjoy that series.  LWolf   Dec-17-05 01:45 PM   #100 
  - Sharon Shinn  Reader Rabbit   Apr-25-06 06:51 AM   #102 
  - I grew up on science fiction and fantasy. . .  brensgrrl   Jun-05-06 09:07 PM   #103 
  - Anything good about to come out?  MountainLaurel   Nov-10-06 08:36 AM   #105 
  - There are some great starts  LWolf   Nov-13-06 07:55 AM   #106 
  - definately Terry Pratchett  TheBaldyMan   Nov-13-06 08:38 AM   #107 
  - Are you only looking at new hardcover?  semillama   Nov-14-06 02:52 PM   #108 
  - I can't believe no one's mentioned these two...  ms liberty   Feb-21-07 09:03 AM   #110 
  - i really liked eddings as a kid  MalachiConstant   Feb-21-07 05:14 PM   #111 
     - Yeah, I really loved those stories as a young adult myself.  semillama   Jan-30-08 10:28 AM   #113 
        - I read several of Eddings' a lifetime ago.  LWolf   Jan-31-08 08:08 AM   #114 
  - Jim Butcher and Kim Harrison  JPettus   Feb-01-08 02:05 AM   #115 
  - I like both of those,  LWolf   Nov-14-09 05:57 PM   #131 
  - A couple come to mind  Kentish Man   Mar-14-08 08:47 AM   #117 
  - JRRT was my first introduction to fantasy, as a kid.  LWolf   Mar-16-08 01:21 PM   #118 
  - The Bartimaeus Trilogy  Sabriel   Mar-16-08 10:37 PM   #119 
  - Frank Herbert - Dune series  BelgianMadCow   May-03-09 05:53 PM   #121 
  - You're welcome, lol.  LWolf   May-09-09 02:16 PM   #123 
  - Annals of the Black Company by Glen Cook  petersond   Jun-27-09 04:42 AM   #125 
  - Tell me more;  LWolf   Jun-27-09 07:25 PM   #126 
     - Have you read Alice Borchardt? She's the much-less-known sister of  Mist   Jul-30-09 09:36 PM   #128 
        - Thanks for the suggestion; I've put one of her books on hold  LWolf   Aug-02-09 08:23 PM   #129 
  - Rober E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Evangeline Walton  Ozymanithrax   Jul-19-09 01:01 PM   #127 
  - Kind of old school,  KatyMan   Nov-12-09 12:52 PM   #130 
  - McKillip is a big favorite of mine.  LWolf   Jul-04-10 08:43 PM   #134 
  - Dear Mr Fantasy,  azul   Nov-23-10 12:18 AM   #136 
  - I have never read any of these.  LWolf   Jul-05-11 10:27 AM   #137 
  - Patrick Rothfuss.  LWolf   Sep-14-11 08:14 AM   #138 
  - Try Rick Yancey's "The Monstromologist"  Sabriel   Oct-01-11 09:46 PM   #139 
  - Kevin Hearne: Hounded  LWolf   Oct-16-11 07:34 PM   #140 
  - Bad news/good news  catchnrelease   Nov-20-11 12:59 AM   #141 
  - Lindskold: is she the one who writes about the wolf girl? nt  LWolf   Dec-06-11 03:25 PM   #142 
     - Yes  catchnrelease   Dec-07-11 04:30 PM   #144 
        - I've read a few of the wolf books.  LWolf   Dec-07-11 07:21 PM   #145 
           - I did make a wish list  catchnrelease   Dec-08-11 01:54 AM   #146 
  - On the subject of bad and good news...  LWolf   Dec-06-11 03:28 PM   #143 
 

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