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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. Chewbacca-girl

    Chewbacca-girl Jedi Master star 4

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    J.R.R. Tolkien
     
  2. jedijason330

    jedijason330 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Tolkien, I loved the Lord of the Rings.
     
  3. raisedbywolves

    raisedbywolves Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Other. It's all about Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials. Who doesn't wish they had their own daemon?
     
  4. obi-wan_kenobi_1113

    obi-wan_kenobi_1113 Jedi Youngling

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    Just thought I'd mention that Rowling has never read LoTR or Narnia. How can she steal info from books she's never read?? Not to mention that most epic stories including SW follow Campbell's mythology/religious/journey of a hero storyline. Don't get me wrong, I love Tolkien too, but I think that one can love both series.
     
  5. Alethia

    Alethia Jedi Master star 5

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    Seeing how the only author I had read on that list was Tolkien, and I'm not a big fan of his, I voted 'Other'. I want to read Gaiman, though. He's supposed to be great. Anyway, my favorite fantasy author... I don't have one. I have about five I love to pieces, but not just one.
     
  6. Genimay

    Genimay Jedi Padawan star 4

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    J.K. rowling,Harry Potter
     
  7. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sara Douglass is the best fantasy author of all time, followed closely by Juliet Marillier and Trudi Canavan. The only two on the list that I've read are Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind, and I enjoy them both very much.
     
  8. FamousAmos

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  9. Delta_07

    Delta_07 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    J.r.r. Tolkien all the way.
     
  10. EmperorSorridom

    EmperorSorridom Jedi Knight star 5

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    J.R.R. Tolkien.
     
  11. darkknight_152002

    darkknight_152002 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Other: Ursula K Le Guin for her Earthsea cycle.
     
  12. americantragedy

    americantragedy Jedi Youngling star 3

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    sarah douglass. she wrote "the wayfarer redemption"(the wayfarer redemtion, enchanter, starman, & sinner so far, 2 more to come!)series and "The Troy Game" both of which rock.
    -mia-
     
  13. Darth-Lutgerous

    Darth-Lutgerous Jedi Master star 4

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    J.R.R. Tolkien. No one is even close.
     
  14. DarthMorsus

    DarthMorsus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Tolkien. I really don't know how many times I have read LotR.
     
  15. Sango71104

    Sango71104 Jedi Padawan star 4

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  16. darthdan70

    darthdan70 Jedi Youngling

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    J.K. Rowling all the way man
     
  17. Darth_Rags

    Darth_Rags Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Tolkien, I read Lord of the Rings when I was ten and it got me into reading.
     
  18. MyMomIsAnEwok

    MyMomIsAnEwok Jedi Youngling star 1

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    J.K. Rowling
     
  19. crystal417

    crystal417 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I voted other.

    I like J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter ... duh)

    and Marion Zimmer Bradley (who sadly passed away in 1999) for her works of Mists of Avalon and The Firebrand.
     
  20. Jedi-Night-Fight

    Jedi-Night-Fight Jedi Youngling star 1

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  21. corellian-jedi

    corellian-jedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter series. Her writing is so engaging.

    I cannot stand Tolkien's writing style. Had to slap myself several times to stay awake in "Fellowship". Tried "The Hobbit", "The Two Towers", and "Return of the King" ... ended up utterly bored. I kept trying to read his books because so many people enjoy them - I don't and I never will.
     
  22. master_hard_bread

    master_hard_bread Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Tolkien was the best of the best, but he doesn't really count, too old. I had to go with other R.A.Salvatore.
     
  23. green-boy

    green-boy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    J.R.R. Tolkien with Lord of the Rings wins my vote. I do like Herbert and his Dune series, but as read in the first few posts he's more sci-fi. :)
     
  24. sccrman95

    sccrman95 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Tolkein



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