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Web Sites of Interest

The Following web sites provide detailed information about fantasy fiction books and authors.

  • Fantastic Fiction
    A British web site that includes new release info, author/editor listings (that can be view in several different ways, including nationality), plus a listing of significant science fiction events listed by year.
  • Internet Top 100 SF/Fantasy List
    A list compiled from votes by the Internet community. This is an uncomplicated starting place for readers who want a recommendation of a "good" book in these genres. It also contains a small section of top science fiction/fantasy series.
  • Recommended Fantasy Author List
    An extensive compilation of fantasy books listed by author and also listed in series with short, helpful annotations.
  • SFF World
    Find books, forums, short stories and poems, movies, games and art. Subscribe to their feeds on news, reviews, and author interviews.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
    Find the latest information about science fiction and fantasy writers.

Welcome to the rich worlds of Fantasy

Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy fiction takes place in worlds that allow for magic; usually these seem to be long ago and far away, but can also take place in worlds very much like our own. Magic is a defining element, whether in humans or animals or objects, and carries its own laws that characters will react to. 

Here you will find sub-genres of fantasy, well-known authors, fantasy awards and classic tales.   


Sub-genres of Fantasy

There are many different types of fantasy, from Middle-earth to Underhill to right next door. Visit these subgenres to find out more.


Fantasy Giants

These authors have created many worlds, and fantasy fiction would not be the same without them.

  • Piers Anthony
  • Robert Asprin
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Terry Brooks
  • Glen Cook
  • Raymond Feist
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Robert Jordan
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Ursula le Guin
  • George R. R. Martin
  • L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Melanie Rawn
  • Fred Saberhagen
  • R. A. Salvatore
  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Tad Williams
  • Roger Zelazny

Favorite Books

These books have become classics.

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A Spell for Chameleon - Piers Anthony
ISBN: 0345347536
Publication Date: 1987-03-12
The very first Xanth novel by Anthony. Xanth is an enchanted land where magic rules and every citizen has a special spell or ability. Except Bink of North Village seems to posses no magic and faces exile unless he can finds some soon.

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Deerskin - Robin McKinley
ISBN: 0441012396
Publication Date: 2005-05-03
Princess Lissla Lissar grows into a beautiful young woman, the very image of her dead mother. But she pays a heavy price for that likeness. In pain and horror she flees from her father’s lust and madness. And in her pain and horror she forgets everything she flees from, save the love and loyalty of her dog, Ash, who flees with her.

But a chance encounter leads the young woman to a job in another king’s kennels and a prince who finds himself falling in love with the new kennel maid. Until one day when he tells her of a princess named Lissla Lissar, who had a dog named Ash. . .

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The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett
Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION Pratchett
ISBN: 0060855924
A slightly disorganized and somewhat naive interplanetary tourist named Twoflower joins up with a bumbling wizard and embarks on a chaotic voyage through Discworld.

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The Lord of the Rings - by J. R. R. Tolkien
Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION Tolkien
ISBN: 0395974682
Includes The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. In order to banish Sauron's evil, a hobbit must journey to Mordor to destroy Sauron's ring, and the source of his power.

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The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Kvothe was once a great wizard known as the Kingslayer, now he is an unassuming innkeeper in a tiny village. A man, simply known as the Chronicler, finds him and convinces him to tell his story.


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