The New and Improved Recommendation - Fantasy / Horror
This thread will be open for discussion
If you have a question about an author or book, you can ask it here
If you recommend a book, please give the author's full name and the full title
Popular Authors such as George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson, Robert Jordan, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jim Butcher, David Eddings, Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Scott Bakker, Raymond Feist and David Gemmell have quite a few threads dedicated to them, so plunk their name in the SEARCH function to see what others have said about these popular authors.
Fantasy/horror authors often write different types of fantasy, as well as SF, mystery and other types of fiction. Fantasy encompasses every thing from magic realism to media tie-ins, and we encourage members to discuss any sort of fantasy that interests them, not just those works from genre publishers. Horror sometimes is not fantastic fiction, but this is also a forum for all horror fiction of any kind.
Here are some interesting threads that have remain fairly active over the years here at SFFWorld:
Supernatural/Urban Fantasy: Ghosts, Vampires, Werefolk and Wizards
What Can You Tell Me About....
YA Fantasy – not just for kids
What did you read as a kid that got you started in this genre? / into fantasy?
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Forgotten Classic Fantasy
Some of our Moderators are also "Official" book reviewers for the site, so check out SFFWorld’s Official Reviews Page, updated at least once a week with a new review
Our Book Clubs
Fantasy Book Club
Science Fiction Book Club
We often keep a tally of annual releases:
2008 and 2008, 2007, 2006 and Huge array of new books in 2006!, 2005
We do a poll every year for favorite book
2007 winner and 2007 Voting Thread, 2006 Winner, 2006 Voting Thread, 2005 Winner and 2005 Voting Thread
We also do a Monthly Tally what members read as well as books members have Just Bought (in its 5th iteration as of this posting)
Additionally, we have several fantasy authors who have been given their own forums on SFFWorld, in which you can discuss their works or any other topic you like, as long as it's okay with the author.
Again, this is an OPEN thread, so come here to find and provide recommendations! Also, please don’t hesitate to start up new threads on particular subjects or authors in the Fantasy/Horror forum or just add to existing threads you find interesting. We want this thread to be active, lively, and un-daunting. Basically, the opposite of what the Old Recommendation Thread became. We'll keep this initial post relatively brief and continually update as we see fit.
Here's the Old Recommendation Thread
Here's the Horror Recommendations thread