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Who is the greatest modern fantasy author?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Gandalf the Grey, May 24, 2002.

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Who is the greatest modern fantasy author?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire)

    3.9%
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)

    59.3%
  3. Neil Gaiman (Sandman)

    1.0%
  4. Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time)

    4.3%
  5. Matthew Woodring Stover (Heroes Die)

    1.6%
  6. Tad Williams (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn)

    1.6%
  7. Terry Pratchet (Discworld)

    3.0%
  8. David Eddings (The Belgariad)

    2.6%
  9. Terry Goodkind (The Sword of Truth)

    1.6%
  10. Other (some other book or series)

    21.0%
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  1. BauconBatista

    BauconBatista Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Other, for J.K. Rowling.

    I find it quite pathetic that you exclude JKR just because she's "overrated" to you. I HATE it when people think their opinion is so superior that it can dictate who gets to be on this poll(Tolkien shouldn't even be on this list, since it says MODERN).
     
  2. TiedDown_30_04

    TiedDown_30_04 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    JKR shouldn't be on the list since she so blatently copied/ stole ideas and character from Tolkien. Tolkien rules all and wrote stories deeper than JKR can possibly imagine. :cool: Just my humble opinion, though. :D
     
  3. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    She stole and copied from Tolkien in much the same way Tolkien "stole and copied" from Eddison, and all kinds of sagas and myths.
     
  4. TiedDown_30_04

    TiedDown_30_04 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Point noted, Mastage. ;)

    Wait, I thought you shot yourself?
     
  5. LordJoda-181

    LordJoda-181 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I love Stover but Tolkien's work was so monumental it can be touched
     
  6. Anastasia_Fel

    Anastasia_Fel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Robert Jordan, but it was a hard choice seeing as David Eddings is one of the best.
     
  7. JediSara

    JediSara Jedi Master star 5

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    J.R.R. Tolkien
     
  8. Master_Renegade

    Master_Renegade Jedi Youngling

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    Tokien bores me. It's like reading Charles Dickens with all that neadless description. I know what a meadow looks like for crying out loud, move on with the story.

    The movies improved Tolkiens story. But that's just my opinion. It takes many opinions to make the world go round. Half the world would argue that. So be it.

    I like Mercedes Lackey. Specifically the Heralds of Valdemar series. Try em ;)

    And I couldn't believe they left out Hobb, and Rowling either. Especially Rowling, considering the shear number of people who've read at least one of her books.
     
  9. Cloned_Sidious

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

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    J. R. R. Tolkien.
     
  10. Long-Lost-Idiot

    Long-Lost-Idiot Jedi Youngling

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    All praise the great and powerful John Roland Reule Tolkien!
     
  11. severian28

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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    Robert E. Howard - best American writer ever, fantasy or otherwise.
     
  12. Vad3r

    Vad3r Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Chalk up another one for Tolkien.
     
  13. Le_Sammler

    Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling star 4

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    With out a doubt, J.R.R Tolkien!
     
  14. CommanderJamesBond

    CommanderJamesBond Jedi Youngling star 1

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    J.R.R. Tolkien, King of Fantasy Authors.
     
  15. Xanatos_II

    Xanatos_II Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "You put in Tolkein, who's dead..."

    It doesn't matter if J.R.R. Tolkien is dead or not he still is and always be the best fantasy writer of our age and ages to come.
     
  16. Rilwen_Shadowflame

    Rilwen_Shadowflame Jedi Master star 6

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    Pratchett, followed by Eddings and Tolkien. Well, outta the ones listed. Ive lotsa faves.
     
  17. LordofSith

    LordofSith Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Harry Potter is soooooooooooo gay. We all know Ron will die eventually. The movies suck. Dan Radcliffe is the world's worst actor. He can't even wear the green contacts, and he gets his glasses fixed in the movie. WHY???!!!
     
  18. LordofSith

    LordofSith Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I like the Brian Jacques Redwall series. They seem like kiddie books, but they're violent and funny at the same time. Eulalia!
     
  19. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Tolkien for sure
     
  20. TC517

    TC517 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Tolkien
     
  21. flowerbee

    flowerbee Jedi Knight star 5

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    Out of the choices, I voted or Tolkien. But Rowling is also a big favorite of mine. :)
     
  22. Jango10

    Jango10 Jedi Master star 5

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    Tolkein


    C.S. Lewis should have been a choice though.
     
  23. Asharak

    Asharak Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 23, 2003
    R.A. Salvatore gets my vote.



     
  24. Nirnaeth

    Nirnaeth Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Tolkien!

    But the one who got me into the gendre was Thamora Pierce! She's awesome, although her books might be for teenagers, they're full of adventures, magic and emotion.
    The 4 Alanna books ("The Song of the Lioness") rock so much!! [face_love]
     
  25. clone_commando_1993

    clone_commando_1993 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Tolkein all the way
     
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