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    Would be writer? Sure. Davis Ashura's Avatar
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    Fantasy Hall of Fame

    Who would make it of 'newer' authors?

    The criteria:

    A) Made their mark on fantasy between 25-40 years ago (lifted that from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame).
    B) Likely to still be read 25 years from now

    Obviously, Tolkien, CS Lewis, Lord Dunsany, Jules Verne, etc would be in the Hall of Fame, but who from more recent times would make it?

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    Off the top of my head:

    Definitely: Stephen Donaldson, Michael Moorcock, Roger Zelazny, Fritz Leiber, Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance, M. John Harrison, Tanith Lee, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Angela Carter, Stephen King, Ursula K Le Guin, Patricia McKillip, Terry Pratchett, Poul Anderson, Mervyn Peake, George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Shirley Jackson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Maybe: Glen Cook, David Gemmell, Katherine Kurtz, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Robert Silverberg, Anne McCaffrey

    Additional older guys: George MacDonald, William Morris, E.R. Eddison, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jorge Luis Borges

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshnd06 View Post
    Off the top of my head:

    Definitely: Stephen Donaldson, Michael Moorcock, Roger Zelazny, Fritz Leiber, Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance, M. John Harrison, Tanith Lee, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Angela Carter, Stephen King, Ursula K Le Guin, Patricia McKillip, Terry Pratchett, Poul Anderson, Mervyn Peake, George R.R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Shirley Jackson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Maybe: Glen Cook, David Gemmell, Katherine Kurtz, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Robert Silverberg, Anne McCaffrey

    Additional older guys: George MacDonald, William Morris, E.R. Eddison, Robert E. Howard, L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jorge Luis Borges
    I would think Jonathan Carroll, Avram Davidson, Zenna Henderson and Guy Gavriel Kay (sp?) would all be considered.


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    Would anyone put Piers Anthony on that list? Mercedes Lackey?

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    Michael Moorcock, George Martin, Tanith Lee, Terry Goodkind (I know, but he sold a shedload of books), John Norman (I know, I know, but no one's likely to forget him!), Lovecraft, Robert E Howard, possibly Robert Jordan, Anne Rice if we're including that as fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radone View Post
    Would anyone put Piers Anthony on that list?
    Hmmm, maybe

    Mercedes Lackey?
    No

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    Robert Jordan i think he did more than enough to be a definate!

    David Gemmell - for me the best
    Last edited by Simon F; September 14th, 2012 at 06:43 PM.

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